Is your business offering consumers the opportunity to browse for and buy goods and services online? If the answer is no, your company is missing out some golden opportunities to not only increase your revenue stream, but also spread your brand’s word. That said some business owners are shy about getting involved with Ecommerce, fearing it may be too much for them to take on. As it turns out, a well-run Ecommerce operation can be beneficial to your business in terms of both brand recognition and additional income to what you are already bringing in. So, are you ready to…

  If Bali has always been in your list of places to visit, why not fast track your plans and head over there in 2017? Bali is a tropical island filled with natural beauty, picturesque resorts, easy-going beaches, warm people, and lovely culture. Bali is steeped in a daily tradition of customary dress, flower offerings, ornate rituals, and pavilion houses. Here are some things to know before you go. First things first: Australians traveling to Indonesia. Let’s talk about Indonesia visas and passports. As of March 2016, Australian tourists no longer need a visa when visiting Indonesia for up to…

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking your small business doesn’t need a website. It does. Every business does. You may be a mom-and-pop shop or a mom or pop shop, but you still need to market your venture on the Web. The first reason why is because you will not keep up with your competition if you don’t vie for customers in cyberspace. Here are four additional things to consider. 1. Your Demographic Is Millennials No matter what you sell or what your service is, your demographic is the millennial generation. Millennials make up more of the population, and…

If your life seems to be spiraling out of control, are you going to put the brakes to it? For many women, substance abuse can be the crossroads in their lives, a time to decide if they want to get well again or if they feel like there is no hope. Assuming you want to be in the former group, where will you reach out for assistance? Knowing where to get that helping hand oftentimes seems like the toughest answer to find. Although many people in your life say they understand what you are going through, do they truly get…

If the time has come for you to pick up a new car or truck, are you ready for all that comes with such a purchase? Whether this is your first-ever new vehicle purchase or this is old hat for you, buying a new car or truck does involve some sound decision making. With that in mind, making sure you have a plan in place certainly does not hurt. Start Thinking About What Your Best Buy Will Be For starters, don’t buy a car or truck that you truly can’t afford. As nice as it may be to be driving…

2016 has been an unusually bleak year. The U.S. presidential election showed the political fissures within the Republican and Democratic parties, and Trump’s shocking win has divided the country. On one side you have supporters chanting “Make America Great Again,” and on the other you have activists marching with signs that read “Dump Trump,” and other colorful slogans. What does this vitriolic political climate mean for small business? Well, it depends on your customer base. Should your business take a political stance, or should you keep mum until you’re called out onto the floor? Will the political stance your company…

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Staff training is an important part of building a strong team, especially with the abundance of new and changing technology in the work place such as video conferencing for large groups with BlueJeans software. But training remote teams is a little more difficult if you can’t be in the same room as them, especially if you need to train large groups of people all at once. Yet their training is more important as they will need to work independently rather than in an office with a supervisor and surrounded by people. You also don’t want to be repeating yourself over…

What you do in the morning when you wake up can either make or break your day. Therefore, you should kick things off by consuming a healthy drink that fills you with energy. Healthy drinks will get your body and mind moving thus allowing you to blaze through your daily activities.  Do you want to boost your immune system and speed up your digestion for loads of energy? Here are the beverages that you should consume each morning: Warm lemon water The best way to start your day is by consuming a cup of warm lemon water. It increases the…