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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How To Be the Star of Local Networking and Business Development Opportunities

As a small business owner, you have to wear a lot of hats. On a day-to-day basis, you may find yourself acting as bookkeeper, customer service manager, CEO, marketing strategist, or a combination of them all. One crucial responsibility of…

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Management

The Small Business Guide to Zoning Laws & Building Permits

Running a small business is not just about providing your product or service. Sure, you have to do the obvious things like stay on top of the competition, pay your bills, and thrill your customers and clients. But small business…

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Management, Trends

3 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Apple Pay

When Apple announced the rollout of Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this fall, it became clear that the mobile wallet is here to stay. Google Wallet introduced the idea in 2011, but concerns about…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How to Be More Productive: What to Put off & What to Do NOW

When running a small business, your time is both incredibly valuable, and probably very packed. When your small business depends on you, it’s very important to make every minute count! If you’re like most small business owners, wondering how to…

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Management

Why You Should Try “Nudging” Customers

How can you get your customers or employees to do what you’d like them to, without “telling them what to do”? The latest research and management theories favor a technique called nudging. It attempts to affect how people think, instead…

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FG Philosophy & News, Management

Principles of Persuasion: How to Use Them Every Day

Effective communication and effective leadership is absolutely necessary for success in every sphere, but it’s especially important in the business world. All members of an organization – not just the leaders – have to be able to communicate needs and…

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Management

Picking a Health Insurance Plan For Your Company? Make Sure It Has These 5 Essentials

One of the best ways for small businesses to compete with large companies when it comes to attracting top talent is to offer high quality company health insurance. Great benefits are also highly effective at improving employee retention, which saves small businesses…

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FG Philosophy & News, Management

8 Lessons From Small Business Owners with No Regrets

We know running a small business is hard. Very hard. It’s the fact that runs our whole business mission, being one of the best companies offering technology to make normally time consuming tasks go just a little bit easier. Our…

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FG Philosophy & News, Management

In Favor of Funky Job Titles

Pictured above: The Cowgirl Princess of Funding Gates, also known as the Director of Customer Happiness. Director of Fun for short! Recent research by the The Academy of Management found that “self-reflective” and unique job titles contribute significantly to employee…

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Customer Service, Management

Why Everyone on Your Team Should Do Customer Service

Photo Credit Listening to customer feedback can be the difference between a successful business and one that never quite reaches its full potential. But with modern technology – where an email can be opened on any computer and a phone…

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