Slack has seriously impacted how many businesses work all day long. Communication is now much more fluid and specific, and there's a way to go back and check on previous conversations using what is essentially a glorified group chat. You can share documents and images, comment in threads to keep conversations...
Whether it is pitching a startup to investors or selling cars at a dealership, successful salespeople are vital to all business ventures. But as many who have tried their hand at sales can attest, not everyone is cut out for this line of work. Identifying the core characteristics required for...
Running a small business often means having small budget, too. With startup costs, loans and other expenses, it can be difficult to get your feet planted. According to Annie Scranton, owner of Pace Public Relations, businesses of all sizes experience financial fluctuation, so it's important to create and stick to...
Performance reviews are valuable for both the employee and the employer. It's a chance for managers to give praise for exceptional work and guidance for any shortcomings, and to have an open discussion about the future of the company and the potential for employee growth. However, giving a review is...
All businesses eventually face the need to change directions – and sometimes that means a complete overhaul of their brand. Rebranding your business changes the conversations you have with your consumers by updating things like your name, logo, site design and voice. To help you make sure you represent your...
AS ANYONE who flies regularly for work can attest, business travellers are not constantly being doted upon. Flights are not all booked by a travel manager, nor are never-ending drinks being poured by dutiful attendants. Indeed, corporate travel might be becoming a more independent affair. According to a recent survey, a growing...
Looking for a professional employer organization (PEO) in 2017? Our guide gives you everything you need to know about what a PEO is, what it offers, the pros and cons, and how to choose one. If you already know what you're looking for, visit our best picks page to see which...
Chromebooks are gaining traction in the business world. They're inexpensive, secure, easy to use and even easier to maintain. Apps like those in the G Suite and the increasing ability to install Android apps through the Google Play Store are making Chromebooks more viable for small businesses across myriad...
How do you really get to know another person? More specifically, how do you know what type of employee that person will be? To help answer this question, many firms have incorporated personality tests into their applicant screening or employee training and development processes over the last several decades....
“I’m just disgusted,” said Angela (not her real name), a vice president at a major financial-services firm. “The company can keep doing things the wrong way. It’s not my problem.” That is the last thing that leaders of most businesses want to hear. And Angela herself, an African-American woman who...