Why Supply Chain Disruptions are the Norm Not the Exception and How to Grapple with Them

I don’t think anyone disagrees; the world has a crisis on its hands. Similar to a natural disaster, Covid-19 is disrupting business operations that, in turn, disrupt the supply chain. … Continue reading Why Supply Chain Disruptions are the Norm Not the Exception and How to Grapple with Them

How Social Media and Customer Service Once Saved a Business

I’m winging my way to Orlando soon and needed to locate transport from the airport to my hotel. Being averse to taxis or Uber, that leaves car services or shuttles. … Continue reading How Social Media and Customer Service Once Saved a Business

How the Circular Economy and Technology Can Give You Better Profits and Reduce Waste

Our landfills grow, and so do the piles of plastic in the ocean. Maybe we’ll end up like Wall-E sooner than later? Enter the circular economy. Sustainability and waste reduction … Continue reading How the Circular Economy and Technology Can Give You Better Profits and Reduce Waste

How Collaboration Tools for the Workplace Help Your Team Get Work Done No Matter Their Device or Location

It took a bit of time, but I figured Slack out. And I’m no spring chicken. It saves time for our nonprofit board by reducing emails and keeps communication in … Continue reading How Collaboration Tools for the Workplace Help Your Team Get Work Done No Matter Their Device or Location

How Automating Your Human Resources Processes Will Delight Your HR Department and Your Budget

Finding employees, hiring employees, keeping employee paperwork straight, training employees, and keeping employees is a constant struggle for business. It’s even more difficult for a small business with tight budgets … Continue reading How Automating Your Human Resources Processes Will Delight Your HR Department and Your Budget

Amazing Apps to Inspire Your Holiday Shopping and Impress Your Clients and Friends

I thought the holiday season wouldn’t affect my small business. I was wrong. It’s challenging to find time for holiday shopping, sending out cards, and my business. Do you send … Continue reading Amazing Apps to Inspire Your Holiday Shopping and Impress Your Clients and Friends

How Small Business and the Gig Economy Help Each Other Prosper

Do you need expert help with a specific project for your business? Maybe you have a position that is part-time that you need to fill immediately. The gig economy rides … Continue reading How Small Business and the Gig Economy Help Each Other Prosper

How to Capitalize on Customer Reviews, the Good, The Bad, and The Valuable

Business reviews, the first thing I check when I’m looking for a new service, product, or provider. I search for and read online reviews, and they influence my decision. Zendesk … Continue reading How to Capitalize on Customer Reviews, the Good, The Bad, and The Valuable

3D Printing Flourishes Changing Its Handle to Additive Manufacturing and Receives the Embrace of Industry

Remember the hype around 3D printing? Sort of, because it’s been a while. It turns out it has a new name, additive manufacturing. Some large manufacturers use it, such as … Continue reading 3D Printing Flourishes Changing Its Handle to Additive Manufacturing and Receives the Embrace of Industry

How Robotic Process Automation Makes Business Less Dull and Repetitive and More Aware

It’s time for yet another acronym, RPA, or robotic process automation. Yes, it’s a real thing. And it helps businesses of all sizes automate repetitive tasks. Is this like Otto, … Continue reading How Robotic Process Automation Makes Business Less Dull and Repetitive and More Aware

How Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis Stimulates Your Small Business by Identifying Patterns and Reducing Risk

In past blogs, we discussed how small businesses could utilize big data from a big-picture view. Let’s take a more nitty-gritty view today. We’ll dive into predictive and prescriptive analysis. … Continue reading How Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis Stimulates Your Small Business by Identifying Patterns and Reducing Risk

How Managed IT Services Help Your Small Business and How to Find the Best One for You

The number of acronyms I’ve learned lately is mind-boggling. Here’s a new one, MSP. That’s a managed service provider, often referring to managed IT services. Your IT department spends its … Continue reading How Managed IT Services Help Your Small Business and How to Find the Best One for You