If you are a minority who owns your own business, you might have never thought about going through the steps to get your minority owned certification. Even though it might not seem like a big deal, however, it can be worth it. These are a few of the top benefits of doing so. 1. Become a Part of a Community One big benefit to getting your minority owned certification is the fact that it can help you become a part of a community.
16 May 2017
Ordering custom stickers with your business logo on them can be a great marketing move, but even better is if you know how to leverage your shiny new stickers to increase your customer base, improve customer loyalty, and encourage repeat sales. Whether you're a small, on-location shop or whether you operate an online store, it can be difficult to get brand recognition, but using fun stickers can help you stand out.
23 March 2017
Whether you went to school for fine arts or are self-taught, you likely want to take your skills and talents to the next level. The stereotype of the "starving" artist can make you believe it is impossible to make a living from your art. With the right mindset and knowledge of how to diversify your talents, you can cash in as a professional artist. Start Building Your Brand Brand recognition is critical, especially for an artist.
14 September 2016
Updating the exterior of your home can do wonders for your curb appeal, making you happy to arrive home from work each evening. However, the work involved, especially for DIY enthusiasts, can be daunting. Here are five things you can do to make your exterior renovations go as smoothly as possible. 1. Rent the proper construction safety equipment. You can't really install pavers without renting a tamper or new shingles without a nail gun -- these are equipment rentals that homeowners are willing to spend money on.
13 September 2016
The copy machine has been integral to the running of an office for decades and continues to be important to the modern office. In fact, Loyola University reports that the average office worker uses about 10,000 sheets of paper each year. That's a lot of printing and copying. Today's copy machines are high-tech office assistants that can do a variety of jobs that you might not even considered that a copier could do.
9 September 2016
Pro wrestling is a great live event that draws crowds of all ages. The key to a successful event is about not just the wrestling inside of the ring but also the branding that you use to help showcase your wrestlers and performers. As you set up entrances and ringside areas, you can plan a number of different banners and signs to display. Professional banner stands can go a long way in creating a great visual experience.
7 September 2016
If you have recently had a steel roof installed on your business, then you may have decided to reduce costs by opting for an exposed seam corrugated roof instead of a standing seam variety with a coating. These types of roofs can last a long time, but you will need to look for signs of white rust. Keep reading to learn about the rust and how it can be removed.
2 September 2016
If you own a small business that relies on transportation companies to deliver your goods periodically, it can be nerve wracking wondering if the firm you hire will get your products to their destination on time and if the goods will survive the trip unscathed. One way to take out the worry out of this process is to rent a truck and deliver the products yourself or to have one of your employees do the driving.
30 August 2016
Whether you operate a small manufacturing business, manage an office full of dedicated staff or own a retail company, fire prevention and safety is an important part of employee training. For most companies, the training is mandatory. Under OSHA regulations, the training is required when the employee is first hired and then annually thereafter. As with many activities that occur on a routine basis, the annual education program can become boring for long-term employees, especially if you do the same old thing year after year.
24 August 2016
No matter the size of your business, if you plan to hire employees, you should consider how your compensation plan can best attract and retain top-notch employees. Utilizing the expertise of a compensation consultant can help you compete with similar businesses and make working for your business more appealing. Attract Talented Employees One of the jobs of a compensation consultant is to guide you on compensation decisions based on what similar businesses are paying their employees.
22 August 2016