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How to Maintain a Digital Relationship with Your Customers
  • 09 June 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Maintain a Digital Relationship with Your Customers

These days, it seems like everyone meets online. From dating to networking, the world of digital relationships is booming, and your small business connections should be no exception. Though far from romantic in nature, building and maintaining digital customer relationships has a lot in common with the online dating world — the goal is to create a digital presence that puts your best foot forward with the hope that potential prospects will “swipe right” and choose you. As a small business, forging these personal connections, both online and in person, is what sets you apart from your competition. A stronger relationship with customers increases your chances of winning repeat business and can lead to increased sales over time. So how can you help your small business win big in the world of digital customer relationships?

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021
  • 01 June 2021
  • Jelani Markus 

Smart Ideas to Have Fun at Work in 2021

Is fun at work possible? Is a fun workplace a good thing for your business? A vast number of employers and employees think that fun at work is an incredibly valuable factor when making a career-choice. If you could find a way to improve productivity, boost morale and positively increase business results while you and your staff enjoy the time you spend together, would you do it? 

6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home
  • 08 March 2021
  • Jelani Markus

6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home

It’s almost hard to believe there was a time when working from home was seen as a novel occurrence. Before 2020, many employees went to their dedicated offices surrounded by co-workers and completed their work duties. But things have changed. And as a result, the small business landscape now requires a lot of fresh perspectives. That starts with productivity maintenance. In order to keep your small business engine moving, it’s important that all employees contribute as they would in the office. The following six practices can help you get the most out of your employees working from home.

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community
  • 23 November 2020
  • Jelani Markus

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community

As a small business, one of your best paths to success can be found in your own neighborhood. When you are seen as a reliable fixture within the community, you are more likely to see reliable traffic, which can result in a benefit to your bottom line. But how do you transform your business into a staple of your local community? The following four tips may help you reach that goal.

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events
  • 28 September 2020
  • Jelani Markus

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events

While the technology required to host events virtually has been around for a few years now, you could say it wasn’t remarkably popular. Some companies would host webinars and special events for consumers outside of brick and mortar locations, but it wasn’t considered a ubiquitous aspect of business. That all changed this year. With indoor gatherings restricted and more people avoiding big crowds due to COVID-19 guidelines, the moment is ripe for learning how to create virtual events that are effective and interesting. The following tips can help you on your way.