In most cases, you and your employees have an understanding of what is appropriate when you email a customer or client. Depending on the type of business, it may be formal, or, at least a smart casual.
Watching your business succeed is an exciting time. As profits climb, you may start to wonder whether you should start expanding your business.
Owning a small business can be unpredictable. You can be well-versed in your business, have a great strategy and still get blindsided with an event that devastates your business.
No one talks about micromanaging in a positive light. Managers do not like to do it, and employees do not like experiencing it.
In many markets, competition is fierce. Companies are more than what they sell. Whether you are in the business of goods or services, there is more to your corporation that what you produce.
There are a lot of considerations when you want to open your door to the public. Along with the potential for profit comes significant liability if a customer or staff member were injured.
Even if your business has a physical location, there is still more to your business and your brand than the shop where you put out your shingle. Over the last couple of decades, marketing went from large phone books to email to online stores, and the changes happened faster than many businesses could keep up with.
It seems people never run out of ideas to improve life for themselves and the people around them. What seems like a small project for a friend can quickly turn into a freelance side hustle with the potential for more.
Having a business partner can be a tremendous asset. If you are lucky, you can find someone who has strengths where you need the most help.
Regardless of what you buy, you purchase products for numerous reasons. You might appreciate the workmanship, appearance or price. But in some cases, there may be more to your choice. As demand for business transparency increases, consumers are able to make more informed decisions based on the company. There is a trend toward supporting businesses because of what they stand for, rather than looking for the lowest price on a product.