When we talk about PR, what comes to mind? Typically, you’re probably thinking about how a company conveys itself to the public. Social media, press releases, newspaper stories, interviews. All those things that can paint your company in a positive light with the public. Any way that you can build your brand…externally.
However, something that we don’t spend much time discussing, and something that many professionals and business owners fail to realize, is that PR efforts…Continue
Added by Mickie Kennedy on December 15, 2014 at 6:10pm — No Comments
For smaller businesses using QuickBooks, collecting accounts receivable can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for a 1 hour webinar where you’ll learn best practices to increase receivables performance with your QuickBooks system and the benefits of A/R management software. Attendees will also get the opportunity to see some of the features in…Continue
Added by jeanne lee on December 11, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments
Are you seeking to land a promotion at your workplace? Perhaps you're the newbie at work and are looking to earn the respect of your fellow co-workers? Or maybe you are looking to elevate your career by applying for your dream job? Whatever your reasons, to flourishingly advance from the small guy to the big guy, you need to develop a workplace professionalism, a can-do attitude and an aptitude for success.…Continue
Collecting outstanding invoices and protecting your company from taking on bad credit risk is a tough job; use this credit management and accounts receivable checklist to make sure you’re making smart credit decisions and collecting the money owed to you as quickly as possible. The list below touches on best practices throughout the credit management and collections process; from evaluating customer creditworthiness to collecting past due invoices and everything in between.…Continue
Added by jeanne lee on December 5, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Nothing helps you out like experience. Of course that doesn’t do you any good if you don’t have any yet, so how do you know if you’re doing your job correctly when you’re first starting out? Like anything in the writing world, before you put your pen down for the first time, it’s important to look over past examples of what others have done.
The same goes for local press releases. Your predecessors knew (or at least thought they knew) how the town worked and what…Continue
Added by Mickie Kennedy on December 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
When you're answering phone calls in your company's name – unless you're employed to monitor phone calls – you probably don't think about how you should respond or what you should be saying. However a good telephone manner is important for many reasons: the right attitude can generate a positive impression and influence the callers behaviour, and power future actions towards your business.Continue
Added by Dawn Ellis on December 1, 2014 at 8:47am — No Comments
Many a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist has shouted from the rooftops that industries like PR and social media are all about manipulation. We want the public to think and feel a certain way and will do anything to achieve that aim.
Well, don’t tell them, but they’re kind of right! While I wouldn’t call it manipulation, we do spend an awful lot of time crafting messages…Continue
Added by Mickie Kennedy on November 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1-800Accountant
About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1-800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses. Seither has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs to find prosperous paths over the past 10 years.
From offices to shopping malls to classrooms, we are surrounded by technology all…
Added by Bert Seither on November 19, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Feeling down because no one opened that mass-emailed press release? Don’t, the content isn’t the issue -- it’s the delivery system. Today, people are getting their news from a company’s website directly, through a specially designated tab with links to all things social media-related. This honest, engaging, and transparent delivery system is easy to accomplish by following four steps.
Opening your first business comes with a steep learning curve. Mistakes are imminent, no matter how knowledgeable and prepared you think you are. Check out this article for useful advice on what not to do during your first year as an entrepreneur.
Your first year as a business owner will be like a rollercoaster. You’ll work longer hours than you ever thought your body could…Continue
Learn how working holidays, virtual meetings, lunch on the go, saying yes and your work uniform is affection your business! alldayPA have designed this infographic to show which old business practices you should throw on that #businessbonfire …Continue
Added by Dawn Ellis on November 14, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments
When you run a business, you run into customers (kind of the point). Business owners feel like they need to please every customer that comes their way. But this is not always right. Just because somebody is interested in your services doesn't mean they're a good customer. There are times when these customers can be difficult, leaving your business exhausted.
Bad customers need to be…Continue
Added by Dawn Ellis on November 14, 2014 at 5:57am — No Comments
Behind every successful business, is an infallible business plan and this process should not be taken lightly. Writing a business plan requires your time, focus and hard work to help you decide what you want for your business and the marketing tools you would need so your business can perform and rise towards the right direction. A well planned business structure will give you clarity in how to grow your business and how to attract clients and funds.
Why Do You Need a Business…Continue
Added by Manish Khanna on October 21, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
When opting for a franchise, many businessmen get tempted to invest in a fast food or restaurant franchise since it sounds like a safe choice and what we often hear from people is that food franchise has a high margin. You may have seen many successful restaurant franchises around but what many people can’t see is the challenges they go through when buying, operating or managing a food franchise. You are probably determined and ready to buy a restaurant franchise since it appears as a fast…Continue
Added by Manish Khanna on October 20, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments
It is no doubt a tough task to maintain a good credit score. What can repair the credit score with fewer hassles? Well, one of the best ways is to get a personal loan. Further going into a debt to boost credit score might not please you as a good option, but if you use the loan to restructure your debt, then you can justify your stand in each of the credit bureaus.
Why A Personal Loan
Credits are of two types – resolving credit such as credit cards and…Continue
Added by Kevin Maddox on September 15, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Most of the family oriented people have given this some though at one point or the other. There has always been some time, when financing was required and the challenges of evaluating the credit score and customer profiling was faced by the individual. It may be for the purchase of some property or for some luxary commodity like a car or a dslr camera.
Well, if the response is yes, then you must be have deliberated to obtain a mortgage loan. Your credit score plays an important role…Continue
Added by Kevin Maddox on September 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1800Accountant
About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For over a decade, Seither has assisted thousands of small business owners by helping them achieve financial freedom.
Small business owners often…
Added by Bert Seither on August 29, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments
When most of us start businesses, we have conflicting ambitions. First-time entrepreneurs don't know that they conflict. Put together they seem perfectly reasonable. Alas, you cannot realize these ambitions simultaneously, at least as far as my knowledge and experience goes.
New entrepreneurs want to grow successful businesses. That should go without saying. It would, if it weren't for the conflicting ambition. New entrepreneurs also want control. Freed from the constraints of having…Continue
Added by Diane Kuehl on August 29, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments
Does your impending debt threaten you? Are you having sleepless nights, because of the severe circumstances of your broken finance? Do you want to try anything to come out of it? Then hold on, there is no magical way that you can use your wand and presto, all the problems are vanished. Financial debt requires commitment and hard performance. There are certain steps that you…Continue
Added by Daniel Clark on August 25, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments
There are lots of people who seriously need a debt settlement scheme in order to get out of huge debts. For this purpose, one needs to follow debt settlement affiliates that could not only help in cutting down the debts, but will also help in avoiding it permanently. Having no debt clearly means that one can successfully obtain the insurance for the family, automobile or even for the small business. As a small business owner, the insurance coverage would be probably one of the last things in…Continue
Added by Daniel Clark on August 14, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments