Tips For Developing A Strong Non-Profit Board

Are you currently serving as a Director on a non-profit board, or would you like to? Are you the Executive Director of a non-profit organization? If so, follow these suggestions from the professionals for building and developing a strong and effective Board of Directors. Depending on the nature and goals of a non-profit, each board member under consideration should meet at least one of the following profiles: An individual who is well connected in the community and able to engage Read more [...]

How Social Media Increases Your Professionalism

You’ve probably read many articles on the importance of social media when it comes to businesses. You’ve learned that it’s a great way to attract people to your website and your blog. You’ve also probably learned that it can help you convert readers and fans into buyers and clients.   But how does social media work such miracles? It’s all about using the sites to build your brand, help people trust you, and create a professional vision of your business.   LinkedIN For The Read more [...]

How to Ensure Your Business Mobile is Secure

As a business owner or manager, your business smartphone is probably always in your hand, pocket, bag or at least very close by. Your business smartphone will contain a lot of essential information and apps to enable the smooth running of your business, and it’s crucial for staying in contact with essential business contacts such as clients, customers, suppliers, staff and more. What would you do if anything happened to your business smartphone? The thought probably doesn’t even bear thinking Read more [...]

Are Your Invoices Doing Their Job Properly?

Are your invoices working properly for you or are you suffering stress and frustration from cashflow problems each month? By studying how and when your invoices are sent you can begin to determine some of the changes that need to take place to improve the timing of the payments coming into your business accounts. If you are continually experiencing a financial shortage, it’s time to examine your invoices to see where you can make modifications that will make them work for you more effectively. Invoice Read more [...]

The Anatomy of a Highly-Effective Inventory Management System

Inventory management is something that every businesses should take seriously. Inventory can include finished products, raw materials, and goods, and there are various ways to go about managing it. Every item of inventory is essentially money for the business, so managing it effectively is essential. Here is a guide to inventory management to ensure you have an efficient system in place.   The Importance of Inventory Management   The importance of inventory management for businesses Read more [...]

Handy Tips That Can Get You the Best Deals For Traveling on Business

When it's time to travel on business to Chicago, you need to be prepared well beforehand. This is not a time when you can afford to be overly generous with your money or your time. After all, you'll be representing not only yourself, but your company as well. You simply can't afford to leave anything to chance. There's a slim margin for error, but if you plan ahead, you can safely eliminate most of the potential for unforeseen setbacks. Here's a handy list of tips that you can make use of to ensure Read more [...]

Smart sectors for investments: Making the right choices

Having a diverse portfolio of investments can help you gain the financial security you need now and in the future. Here is a review of some recommended investment sectors and advice that can help you make the best choices to build your financial portfolio and achieve your goals.   Energy   There is no question; the energy sector is going to grow. As people around the world increase their standard of living, and manufacturing and industry expand, so will the need for energy. Read more [...]

Protecting Your Small Business from Big Fraud

Small businesses can be an easy target for online fraud and other security breaches.  Don’t let your business fall victim to such invasions of privacy for the sake of you and your clients.  Even in a well run business, fraud and theft still take place.  According to a 2012 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report, the average small business loses five percent of its revenues due to fraud. Let’s approach a few different ways your business and finances can feel secure.   Have Read more [...]

Are You A Renter? Here Are Two Things You Can Do Online To Make Living Easier

People that rent their homes, or apartments, have a few responsibilities that come along with renting, although not as many as the people that have home ownership. If you’re renting and the hot water heater explodes it’s your landlord’s job to get it fixed, but if you tear up the new carpet they put in then it just may be your responsibility to take care of it. According to Green Residential, a property management company, there are ways that you can make your rental carpet last longer, thus Read more [...]

How To Get Your Business Found on Google

Google is pretty awesome and aside from being a search engine they have expanded into so much more. Google offers businesses a lot of great things, from email to cloud storage. However, one of the most important things for businesses when it comes to this search engine establishment is knowing how to get found.   Have a Good Online Presence   The first key to being found online, Google or not, is to have a great online presence. That doesn’t just mean having a website, or having a Read more [...]