BEST PRACTICES

This is our collection of best practices for every part of running your small business. Browse through our articles, videos, tools & templates and more below!

Why It’s Essential to Build a Referral Program into a Small Business

You’ve scoffed at the idea of building a referral program. “That’s not how you get customers,” you think. “I get customers the old-fashioned

Top 5 Moments for Straight Talk in Business

While there are certainly moments when fluff and niceties can be an asset to you as a business owner, there are times when there’s just

Haste makes waste

“Take time for all things…” ~ Ben Franklin The wisdom of our forbearers has given us so many warnings about the dangers of hurry, rush, and

7 Business Goals for the Last 7 Weeks of 2015

There are only seven more weeks left in 2015. It’s always unbelievable how quickly time moves when you own a business, but the time for

4 Meetings You Can’t Miss (And One You Should Always Skip)

When people hear the word ‘meeting,’ something strange happens. Their eyes roll, they sigh heavily, and a general expression of

What to do when everyone else is on vacation

This time of year can be frustrating. You are trying to grow your business, you are trying to move projects forward, you are working hard at

Blocks and Glue: Is your business built on a firm foundation?

An organization has numerous parts, or building blocks, that make up its whole. However, all of these separate functions and elements are

How to Raise Your Prices Without Losing Clients

You work at least 50+ hours a week, although it feels like 24/7 when you consider how much your business weighs on your mind! You are

5 Super-Effective Ways to Get New Clients

New clients are the Beyoncé of the business world. Everybody wants more, more, more. The struggle is that there’s a missing piece to

5 Employee appreciation ideas you wish you thought of before

Buying gifts for employees is often more difficult that figuring out what to buy your in-laws for birthdays or the holidays. So how do you