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Planning A Successful Corporate Retreat

Though a corporate retreat sounds like a luxury, it’s one that pays dividends as in investment in your organization. A leadership team that gets along better performs better, and a retreat is a perfect time to make sure that everyone is on the same page for your business.


Best Business Structures

Deciding which business structure your newly created company should have is one of the most (if not the most) important legal decision an owner can make. The chosen business structure will dictate day-to-day operations, the amount of taxes accrued, and legal liability should anything happen. There are four different types of business structures in the United States – each structure has both positives and negatives.


Is Alibaba Safe?

Low production costs equal a higher margin – something that any business savvy company strives for. To do this they often turn to questionable suppliers or opt for inferior material. Other times they elect to buy supplies in bulk – as many suppliers offer a discount the more of the same item that is purchased all at once.  While Amazon, and E-bay are popular e-commerce destinations for bulk supplies – Alibaba, a Chinese B2B online commerce company that specializes in bulk shipments and cheap prices is becoming well known in the global community as the one-stop-shop for all B2B supplies. But with accusations of scam artists, wrong items, and delayed shipments it has left many companies wondering about the safety of Alibaba.


Develop These 6 Skills to Make Your Business Better

Running your own small business in this age of fierce competition has lots of responsibilities attached. This is even harder when everything is at its initial stages. As such, having some knowledge on how to effectively run operations may come in handy as it allows you to understand necessary aspects of business operations. Such knowledge will also enable you to make your business successful and turn you into a good manager. Below are six skills that can help you make your business better according to the Young Entrepreneurs Council.


Tips to Winning Your Small Claims Case

Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant – small claims court is both intimidating and nerve-wracking. You may feel anxious, intimidated, and helpless as you get ready to plead (or defend) your case. While each small claims case is different there are things that you can do to be better prepared for your day in court. Here is a check list of five details to pay attention to before and during your day at court.


The Difficulty And Benefits Of Instituting SOPs

Why do some people feel SOP is a bad word? Why would anyone resist a standard operating procedure (SOP)? Committing a procedure to paper seems to make sense, but then there are complaints like, “We need to stay nimble,” “I already know how to do it,” or “It's too complicated to put into words.”


Repeat Customers Top Small Business Plans, but That's Not All

A new year is often the best time to assess performance and set goals of what you need to achieve in the coming days. Some of the plans that you can make as an individual may include exercising more frequently, improving your health, or spending more time with your family. For business owners, however, their plans are different. Making new resolutions at the beginning of a year can help align and focus on business efforts and energy. Here are some of the plans that American businesses are prioritizing in 2020.


How To Work Successfully With A Supplier

If you already work with or need to find a supplier for your business, then you may want to consider the type of relationship you’ll establish. A supplier relationship can be integral to the success of the business, so it’s one that you want to nurture and foster. From amicable to difficult or mutually rewarding, the way you treat your supplier can define this important relationship.


Top 3 SMB IT Trends & Tactics for 2020

Now that 2020 is in full sight, it’s the perfect time for SMBs to start preparing for the year ahead. With industries constantly in flux with new technologies and solutions, as well as rising challenges, it’s important to stay on top of emerging trends and keep one step ahead of potential obstacles.  


UPS Delivery by Drone

UPS is experimenting with drone delivery– adding to their fleet of trucks, planes, and trains. But don’t expect UPS drones to deliver your holiday packages this season. For now the package delivery company’s drone-powered off shoot UPS Flight Forward is experimenting with medical prescriptions only.


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