By: Business.com Editorial Staff
Published: May 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
Looking to start your own business? If you had to pick any U.S. city to set up shop, where would you like to go? New York? Los Angeles? The Silicon Valley area? Let’s forget for the moment any personal preferences where you might want to live or visit. What city has the best prospects to offer a small business? How about Sioux Falls, South Dakota? It does, at least according to the 16 criteria set by Wallet Hub’s 2016 analysis of the most populated U.S. cities. The metrics used to come that conclusion were the following: Business (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 25, 2016, 6:21 pm
Analytic data can be key to understanding customers and how people use your eCommerce site. While this information is gathered for you from tools such as Google Analytics, interpreting the numbers can be confusing at times. However, it’s in your best interest to know how visitors are interacting with the online store. It can be vital when discovering problem areas. Fixing these issues has potential to increase your monthly net income. Bounce Rate The bounce rate is an important aspect to consider. It shows when consumers arrive onto your site and immediately leave. You want this percentage to (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 25, 2016, 10:56 am
Copyright: limonzest / 123RF Stock Photo A career in catering is a fast paced, exciting path to take. But, it’s important you seek out the experience and necessary training before applying for catering jobs (bookmark this post, because once you’re ready to apply for roles they can be found here). So what do you need to know before embarking on a culinary career path? You must be passionate A career in catering will only develop into something successful if you have plenty of passion to throw into your work (talent is of course important, but it’s arguable that everyone can (Read more...)

By: Timothy Carter
Published: May 24, 2016, 9:00 pm
Unless your business is one that thrives on one-time interactions, customer retention is key to your business ultimately being successful. Not only is customer retention less expensive, with a higher ROI than customer acquisition, it also leads to benefits like improved brand reputation, and word-of-mouth recommendations. The problem is, even with a fantastic product or an objectively advantageous value to your company, it’s hard to keep your customers around for long. There are too many choices, and brand loyalty is hard to come by these days. But with these seven simple actions, which stand above and beyond the “norm (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 24, 2016, 4:47 am
Copyright: goodluz / 123RF Stock Photo Ease of transactions is one way for businesses to acquire a reputation for being smart and forward thinking, and the technology behind digital transactions means that businesses now have another way to make their systems more efficient. The technology behind digital transactions is cloud technology, the use of large groups of servers – or networks – as well as aspects of virtualization to manage process-heavy operations. Traditionally, transaction management has involved an often burdensome combination of people, documents, and data, with the result that transactions become bogged down in inefficiency and delays. Digital transaction (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 20, 2016, 10:14 pm
Of the five million people listed as self-employed by the UK, more than 60% are based at home, according to the Office for National Statistics. Dubbed “homepreneurs”, almost 30% of these upstarts are first-timers in the small business world which means many are feeling their way through what can be a relatively tricky operating period. As a fledging entrepreneur, you often don’t know what dangers lurk around the corner simply because you’ve never peered around the corner before. Fortunately, there are millions of people who have crept around the proverbial corner and strolled down the boulevard of (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 20, 2016, 1:16 am
Organization Provides Immediate Charitable Assistance to Those in Need Discrimination by organizations against individuals with disabilities is all too common in the U.S.  It is important for people with disabilities to seek support in standing up against businesses that create barriers preventing or violating their civil rights. It is also all too common that many Americans with disabilities go without items that they need, which thereby prevents them from living their lives freely and actively. As Civil Rights Champions, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID.org) was formed in order to improve the lives of individuals with (Read more...)

By: Travis Crabtree
Published: May 19, 2016, 1:11 pm
You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions Alert. In a gross over-simplification, employees that oversee others, i.e, manager, were exempt from overtime if they earned more than $23,660 year. Come December 1, that amount is increased to $47,476 per year. So that means anyone earning less than that can no longer be exempt no matter how many employees they oversee and will be entitled to overtime pay (Read more...)

By: Business.com Editorial Staff
Published: May 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Branding is one of the major pain points for entrepreneurs. Small businesses find this the most difficult part of gaining traction with their brands, and most give up within five years of opening according to research. But this guide is going to help you with that. You are going to learn about some of the major mistakes that small businesses tend to make so you can survive your first year of entrepreneurship. Related Article: Real Talk: 6 Things No One Told You About Personal Branding Failing to Understand Brand Power A strong brand is extremely advantageous, from the perspective (Read more...)

By: editor
Published: May 18, 2016, 4:32 pm
For many persons, a major goal they hope to attain is to become financially successful. However, with a tough economy, this continues to prove difficult, and individuals are now scrambling to find different ways to make ends meet, by venturing into businesses that require minimal capital and are low-risk. Eric Barnes, owner at www.Crizzleinc.com, is one individual who has experienced several frustrating and low-paying jobs, and has now turned to wholesaling real estate as his pathway to financial freedom – an opportunity he shares with readers in his new e-book “How To Make Money With Real Estate (Read more...)

 
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