3 Simple Strategies to Boost Workplace Morale

Think of employee morale like a stock. By investing in this stock, you will get a higher return on your investment. Nurturing a positive culture is the first step to business success. There is a good reason why Google treats its employees as if they are God’s gift to technological innovation on planet earth. According to a Kissmetrics article, entitled Inside Google’s Culture of Success and Employee Happiness, Google provides its employees with free meals, haircuts, and dry cleaning. It provides subsidies for hybrid cars and massages.…

Startup Marketing Tips for a Video Games Business

Companies in today’s marketplace have more options for marketing their products than adverts in newspapers or on television. With more and more people using the internet, businesses can reach a larger market through using social media. There is a lot of potential for small companies to capture a slice of the gaming market, and with more gamers playing online against other gamers from across the world, the internet is a great place to advertise games. While it can be difficult for small independent games developers to compete against the big names in the field, social media can help level the playing field.…

How Mentors Can Make You Better at Business

If you think you can do it all on your own, failure is likely imminent in your entrepreneurial future. Mentors can guide you to success by limiting your mistakes, helping you learn from failures, and someone to lean on when times are tough or you’re backed into what seems like an impossible wall. Here are just a few great ways that mentors can make you a better entrepreneur: It never hurts to know someone… Having a business mentor is no different from knowing a good local carpenter a good friend that’s a Class A auto mechanic.…

Top Business Apps for People on the Go

If your work requires a lot of traveling and you are on the road all the time, you need to have all your business-related things ready at all times. This includes a lightweight suitcase full of already packed clothes, a laptop and/or a tablet, a phone and a phone charger and a briefcase filled with your most important documents. In addition to these, however, there is also one more thing that modern businesspeople on the go simply cannot imagine their lives without – a number of mobile apps.…

Morning Rituals for Entrepreneurs to Enjoy Super Productive Days

You may or may not be a morning person, but you do realize the importance of morning rituals; after all, they do set the tone for the rest of your day. For entrepreneurs who would rather plan than stumble and rush away, hoping for yet another less-stressful more-productive day, this is what Steve Liefschultz has to offer in terms of advice. No More “Snooze” Wouldn’t the whole system kind of collapse if everyone, from government officials and CEOs to entrepreneurs, continued to sleep in?…

Entrepreneurship and IT – A Match Made in Heaven

According to a recent study published in the Telegraph (read more about it here), more than 8 million people living in the UK run some kind of home-based online business. They sell or buy things on the web or work as freelancers for more or less remote employers. Under the strong influence of the Internet, the entire global workforce is experiencing serious changes in the way they earn for a living and find jobs. Thanks to this trend, a new form of entrepreneurship – webpreneurship – has seen the light of the day.…

5 Ways Employers Can Create a Positive Work Environment

If you think putting an effort into employee satisfaction doesn’t have good ROI, you’re kidding yourself. Your employees are your largest, most expensive resource, and their quality and satisfaction will make or break your business. Any steps you take to make their lives better is practically guaranteed to pay back significant dividends over the long-term. One of the easiest ways you can work to improve employee satisfaction is by providing a positive work environment. And that doesn’t just mean casual Fridays and free coffee in the break room.…

Is your Business Really Secure with your Antivirus?

Business enterprises require antivirus protection like any other home computer. Ample data of any company is available there, and if any competitor can lay their hands on it, the business would have to pull its shutters. For example, the rate at which it is procuring material for manufacturing some product, the formula of the product, the profit margin, bank balances, etc. All such sensitive information can be stolen by hackers, using malwares, viruses, worms, and Trojans. How is antivirus for business different from consumer versions?…

The $3 Trillion Product Selection Process is Dying. What is Replacing it?

According to Gartner the annual spend of enterprises on IT products exceeds three trillion dollars. Until recently, the way decision makers selected and purchased IT products has been based on a traditional process that was stagnant for decades. Enterprise software has always lagged behind platforms and apps that targeted the consumer. YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook were designed for the masses. In other words, if consumer software is the young, vibrant “prom queen”, enterprise software has been the “conservative business woman”. Not anymore.…

Stop Working From Home: It’s Time to Expand

When you first start out in business it can be tempting to work from home. Not only does it keep your expenses low but you also have the flexibility of being able to work any hours you choose. However, there comes a time when you need to expand and one of the best ways to do this is to draw a clear line between your home and business life and to step into your own office. Let’s look at different ways to start your expansion.…