5 Tips for Writing a Winning Social Media Policy for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Writing a Winning Social Media Policy for Your Small Business

We’ve seen plenty of spectacular social media fails from large corporations over the years – from McDonald’s accidentally (or deliberately, some have argued) tweeting placeholder text, to the social media planner for Britain’s HMV using the company’s Twitter account...
4 Reasons Your Business Should Be Using a Marketing Calendar

4 Reasons Your Business Should Be Using a Marketing Calendar

So, you’re thinking about using a marketing calendar for your business but you’re not sure if it’s worth the effort or how exactly to go about it. Let’s clear something up right off the bat: you DEFINITELY need a marketing calendar. No matter what business you’re in...
Leaving Money on the Table? How to Automate Your Receipt Processing

Leaving Money on the Table? How to Automate Your Receipt Processing

As much as we hate to admit it, the best business owners and executives can drop the ball on occasion. This is particularly true of the little things, which can be easily overlooked. When it comes to keeping track of business expenses, even the most attentive and...
Making Things Happen: 3 Books to Transform Your Effectiveness

Making Things Happen: 3 Books to Transform Your Effectiveness

Success in business requires a number of essential ingredients. A sound strategy. A robust business model. Effective planning. Strong financial control and bookkeeping. A good team. Great systems. Measurement. Focus. But you know what? Even all those elements are not...
9 Ways for Small Business Owners to Keep the Taxman Happy

9 Ways for Small Business Owners to Keep the Taxman Happy

When Benjamin Franklin said that the only things certain in life were “death and taxes” most people didn’t consider that they may be closely linked. But problems with taxes can lead to the death of your small business unless you take steps to keep the taxman off your...
3 Tips for Achieving—and Not Just Setting—goals

3 Tips for Achieving—and Not Just Setting—goals

A: “My goal is for my business to win more new clients.”  B: “My goal is for my business to take on 12 new clients by June 30th next year.”  Which of the above goals is more likely to be achieved? If you chose B, you’d be right. It shows serious intent about achieving...