Monthly Archives: May 2014

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

May 21, 2014 | 7,052 views

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

Who doesn’t want to do more in less time? We live in a great era of technology where every day there are new tools and apps coming onto the marketplace that make us more efficient. Here are a few that help business owners and managers get more done.

 

1. Podio

When you have projects to manage, it can be a challenge to keep up with who’s assigned what task and manage deadlines. Project management apps like Podio make it easy to communicate with your team, assign tasks, and track work. You can share files and keep all communications in one place.

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How to Fire an Employee

May 14, 2014 | 1,358 views

How to Fire an Employee

How to Fire an Employee

You may be completely comfortable hiring and managing your staff, but how do you feel about firing an employee? Like many business owners and managers, you may be uncomfortable at the idea of possible confrontation. But if you have employees who are lying, stealing, or simply not being productive, this is an imperative skill you need to develop, if you hope to make your business successful.

 

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Easy Employee Scheduling Software Now Shows “Big Picture”

May 12, 2014 | 1,914 views

Sample 3-Week Work Schedule

Sample 3-Week Work Schedule

ScheduleBase employee scheduling software gets a new 3- and 4-week view this week. These new views let users easily view past schedules, when preparing a work schedule, and make it easier to see further into the future. Customers have been asking to see more days on-screen and this will help make employee scheduling even easier for many of our users. Our goal is to make ScheduleBase the easiest way to schedule and communicate with your people without having to break the bank. Please keep the feedback coming. We love it! More exciting news coming soon…

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8 Tips to Better Business Blogging

May 7, 2014 | 1,734 views

Better Business Blogging

Better Business Blogging

Despite the trends we’ve seen in the world of Internet marketing, one tool that’s here to stay is blogging. By creating a company blog and providing content your audience wants to read, you brand yourself as an expert in your industry and attract new potential customers to your site.

 

But if you’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to start, never fear. This is your quick guide to starting and running your own business blog.

 

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Ramping Up Your Staff for Summer

May 2, 2014 | 1,354 views

Staff for Summer

Ramping Up Your Staff for Summer

If you work in an industry that sees more customers in the summer, you’ll probably need to beef up your staff to accommodate. More employees mean better customer service and shorter lines to make a purchase. But don’t wait until Memorial Day to start your employee hiring plan!

 

Consider Your Needs

Your best indicator of how many employees you need to hire comes from your data on last summer. Did you have a good balance of additional employees to handle the surge in business, or could you have used a few extra pairs of hands?

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