Like many things in life, businesses grow and develop over time – often in unexpected ways. While you may have had one goal in mind when you launched your concept, you may have found success by taking things in another direction.
Some industries have done well this year, while others struggled. No matter what your business, the end of the year means a final push for strong numbers.
Many people embrace the idea of owning a business, though it is common to struggle with forming a unique concept with immediate buy-in. Fortunately, there are various franchise opportunities available if you want to be your own boss.
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.