Launching a new business venture can be exciting—and more than a little exhausting. Follow these eight startup steps to help make sure you’re as prepared as possible:
Make Your First Hire Your Best Hire
If you’re running your own business and finding there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all your work done, it may be time to hire your first employee. But for many business owners, that idea is daunting. What if you hire the wrong person?
9 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe on Public WiFi
If you occasionally work in coffee shops for a change of pace, or travel frequently for your small business, you’ve probably connected your laptop or tablet to a public WiFi network. After all, it’s convenient and, in many locations, free. What’s not to like?
How to Prepare Your Small Business to Weather a Storm
Does your small business have an emergency storm-preparedness plan? You may think you don’t have the time or resources to create one. But businesses of all sizes can—and really should—create a simple list of important “to-dos” in case a natural disaster or other emergency interrupts your normal course of operation.
7 Ways to Protect Your Home-Based Business
Just because you manage your company from your family room doesn’t mean you should approach it too casually. You still need to consider the health and well-being of any employees, subcontractors and clients; safeguard expensive equipment and important data; and maintain a professional image to your clients.