There are still a huge number of businesses out there that aren’t online and that is a pity. Often local small businesses feel that because they are serving only those in their community they wouldn’t benefit from having a website. They couldn’t be farther off the mark! Did you know that just having an online presence in some form or other will direct new foot traffic to your location faster than any other means of marketing? Well, it’s true! Take a look at this. [Read more…] about Redefining Business for the 21st Century – Why You Need an Online Presence
Small business owners have a huge responsibility in keeping their business intact and running well as time goes by. They may or may not hire additional staff depending on their needs. To those who hire people to help in the different aspects of the business, owners need to ensure their staff work in a healthy and hazard-free environment.
In general, small businesses are not required to offer health insurance to their workers. The Affordable Care Act applies only to large employers who have more than 50 full time employees. However, providing health benefits to your staff is a good way of keeping them for the long term. They will feel appreciated with the knowledge that their employer also values their health. [Read more…] about Should Small Business Owners Secure Separate Health Insurance for their Staff?
Is your business disaster proof? With much of our business lives now taking place online, it’s essential that everyone has a system in place in the event of a crisis. In much the same way you need to know your important documents are protected if a fire breaks out (i.e. you’ve got some sort of fire resistant safe), you need a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure things continue to run smoothly in the event of an IT failure. [Read more…] about Do You Have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan? If Not, You Better Get One
Allowing a work-from-home setup has numerous benefits for businesses and the modern workforce. It may sound counterintuitive, but remote employees can actually focus better if they work at home. So not only can you save on office space, you can also improve the productivity of your staff by letting them work in their own time and place. [Read more…] about Working from Home? Top 10 Security Tips for a Virtual Workplace