Lizzie Weakley

Guides (54):

How to Use Customer Feedback to Improve Your Business
January 11, 2018
Sure, you can work on a business plan that details everything you’ll need to start and run your business. Unfortunately, no amount of preparation and intuition can keep up with the always changing needs and preferences of customers.

5 Key Stitches to Make Your Embroidery Business a Success
January 02, 2018
Creating an embroidery business seems easy at first glance. However, marketing it and trying to find regular customers is a constant struggle.

Collect, Correct, Protect: Why You Should Protect Your Business from Third-Party Vendors
December 13, 2017
In the past, you have witnessed incidences of very high-magnitude breach of business security in the past. Such catastrophic risks place business in a very bad situation since it kills the reputations of the business, not to mention the financial loss accompanying such perils.

The Storefront Business: 5 Crucial Elements of a Successful Grand Opening
November 22, 2017
A grand opening is a chance to create brand awareness among your target clients. It is also a chance to increase the sales volumes by offering great deals to your prospects. However, for it to be successful, certain elements should be accomplished. Here are five of them.

The Industrial Workplace: How to Promote Safety Throughout Your Company
November 02, 2017
orkplace safety is nothing to joke about. It’s the difference between keeping people alive and losing them to serious injury or even death. Workplace safety is a major concern for all industrial business owners, as it should be.

5 Solid Business Practices Your Company Should Implement in Day-to-Day Life
October 19, 2017
Scaling and running your business will always be a challenging and tasking process. However, achieving this result to form a solid foundation of operational practices that move smoothly is all your company needs for a top notch outcome.

Evolving Your Business: 5 Tips to Stay Competitive in a Technology-Driven Market
September 21, 2017
As a business personnel or an entrepreneur? How is your company incorporating current technology in her operations? Today everything is going digital with the dynamic technology that is taking over the market.

Pick, Pack, and Ship: 5 Keys to Keeping an Organized Inventory
September 15, 2017
Whether you are running a huge warehouse facility or trying to keep a stockroom in order, organization is critical when it comes to managing inventory. It can be challenging to get organized and stay that way when you need to get day to day tasks done. It does require effort, but it is well worth it in the end. Here are five keys to keeping an organized inventory.

The Store Front: How Modern Technology is Improving Store Operations
September 07, 2017
Technology has been undoubtedly changing the core functioning of society at large. One area of special interest that has seen remarkable change is business.

Business Expansion: How to Best Move Your Company to a Bigger Building
August 29, 2017
Whether you run a retail business with an active storefront or employ professionals in an office setting, relocating to a bigger building is a big deal.

The Warehouse Environment: How to Maximize Safety in the Workplace
August 04, 2017
Safety is easily the most important consideration in any workplace, especially in a warehouse environment. If your employees are routinely getting hurt on the job, profits will inevitably be spent on paying settlements. Fortunately, many common work-related injuries can be prevented.

Efficient Inventories: 5 Ways to Improve Your Warehousing Business
August 01, 2017
There are many ways to improve the warehouse operations that affect your products and customers. When the warehouse runs more efficiently, you save money to invest in all departments of your business. Start by reviewing 5 ways to improve the functions of your warehouse.

The Brick and Mortar Store: How to Make Sure Your Business Runs Smoothly
July 27, 2017
Your brick and mortar business can only grow and generate more revenue if it is run smoothly. From contacting leads and following up with existing clientele to managing employees and keeping track of inventory, each of these cogs play an essential role to the overall health of your business. Here are four ways to make sure that operations flow smoothly throughout the store.

Running a Warehouse Business: How Modern Technology Can Make Your Company Successful
July 26, 2017
Modern technology is highly advanced, lending aid to businesses, farmers, school systems, family homes, and virtually every other type of entity imaginable. Warehouses benefit extensively when their owners and managers utilize technology in storing inventory, using mobile phones and devices to track purchases and sales, enter what condition equipment is in, making recurring purchases, among a plethora of other uses. Outlined below are several ways in which current computers and technology help warehouses perform more effectively and efficiently.

Business Startup: 5 Signs You are Ready to Open an Office
July 06, 2017
The startup phase of a business can be an exciting time, but also a cash poor time. In many cases, if not most, you’ll launch the business from a room in your home. If you do well, you will reach a tipping point where that home space no longer supports the business’s needs. Here are some signs that you’ve reached that point.

The Business Side of IT: How to Optimize Your IT Department's Efficiency
June 21, 2017
As you might already know, information technology is an incredibly important part of the business world nowadays. As a business owner, you probably want to put a focus on IT to ensure that your business is doing it the right way. However, you might be concerned that your IT department is not as efficient as it could be. These are a few steps that can help.

Pick, Pack, and Ship: How to Make Your Warehousing Business Go Round
May 25, 2017
Today, warehouses are more important than ever to the function of the business world. Ecommerce continues to grow at a very steady rate. Statistics suggest will grow to nearly $2 trillion by the year 2020. Warehouses these days are more important than brick and mortar stores. With that in mind, below are a few tips on how to make your warehouse operations more efficient.

5 Technological Solutions Your Business Should Have
April 19, 2017
Smart businesspeople are always incorporating new technology-based automation solutions into their businesses daily, and if you don't follow the curve, you may find yourself playing the dangerous game of trying to catch-up all the time.

Business Management: How to Work with Vendors and Borrowers
September 21, 2016
While perhaps the most critical interaction a business has is with its customers, for certain businesses, interactions with vendors, borrowers or tenants is just as important. These interactions can play a big role in the success or failure of your business, as well as its reputation, so here are some good management tips for how to work with vendors and borrowers.

The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your Business Logistical Strategies
September 13, 2016
Competition is fierce in today's business world. One of the best ways to ensure you stay in the game among your competitors is to have an efficient logistics strategy.

5 Ways to Help your Business Become a Community Innovator
August 22, 2016
Small business owners are poised to become leading innovators within their local community. Directing your financial and intellectual resources towards product or service innovation can positively impact the neighborhood's economy and empower them to further support your brand.

Creating a Startup: What You Need for Success
August 05, 2016
While you imagine that your company is going to be worth millions of dollars someday, the truth is that most businesses fail. A company may fail even if it has a great product or service and is run by capable people.

Why Business Owners Should Put Their Employees Through Security Training
July 21, 2016
Security is a huge concern in all companies, and ensuring that companies are protected should always be a number one priority. Management should definitely be involved in this process, but it could be a real benefit to provide your middle and line employees with security training also.

How to use Behavioral Analysis to Attract Customers to your Business
July 15, 2016
Behavioral analysis, which explores learning and behavior, is very relevant if you have a business. Applied behavioral analysis is often used in training and motivating employees. The same principles can also help you attract more customers to your business. Let’s look at some ways that this can be accomplished.

5 Ways to use your Education to Expand your Busines
July 13, 2016
Whether you are just starting a business or have run one for a while, here are five ways you can use your education to expand it. You acquired most of these are skills while earning your undergraduate degree, whether you majored in business or not. And while at the time you might've wondered how certain courses could benefit your future, these are some ways they can.

5 Ways to use your Education to Expand your Business
July 11, 2016
Whether you are just starting a business or have run one for a while, here are five ways you can use your education to expand it. You acquired most of these are skills while earning your undergraduate degree, whether you majored in business or not. And while at the time you might've wondered how certain courses could benefit your future, these are some ways they can.

5 Services No Business Owner Should Overlook
June 16, 2016
Every business owner’s goal is to be the best at what they do. As business owners, we would always like to think that our customers are always satisfied. These might quite be the biggest differentiator between businesses. Increasing competition compels us to seek better ways of ensuring we remain at the top.

5 Ways to Help your Business Become a Community Innovator
June 07, 2016
Small business owners are poised to become leading innovators within their local community. Directing your financial and intellectual resources towards product or service innovation can positively impact the neighborhood's economy and empower them to further support your brand. This cycle is what entrepreneurship is about, yet most business owners have no sense whatsoever of how they can become a community innovator.

7 Ways to Reduce Business Expenditures
May 19, 2016
Anyone who has ever run a business knows that keeping expenditures under control is a necessity for the very survival of any company. In business, profit is the name of the game, and profits can only be boosted by either increasing income or reducing expenses. This article will show you seven ways to cut your costs.

5 Financial Management Tips for Your Non-Profit Startup
May 09, 2016
While most people who start a non-profit have the best of intentions, they often fall victim to poor financial management. To make sure this does not happen, it's vital to have a thorough understanding of the organization's financial needs prior to its beginning. While there are many different financial strategies for non-profits, there are some principles that apply to any type of organization.

How to Help Your Business Bring Home "The Bacon"
April 26, 2016
To increase sales, you’ll have to focus on your management procedures. If you follow five simple steps, your business will grow in a reasonable length of time.

7 Workplace Hazards You Want to Avoid
March 18, 2016
One of the top responsibilities of a business is to provide a safe working environment for employees. Not doing so is both immoral and illegal. With this in mind, management needs to be constantly on the lookout for threats so they can be removed before serious accidents happen.

Business and Investments: How to Protect and Make the Most of your Money
February 11, 2016
It can be challenging to balance risk and reward across your investment portfolio. If you strive for maximum ROI, you'll also end up exposing capital to high levels of risk. On the other hand, protecting your capital from risk caps its growth over time. Below is a guide to protecting your investments while making the most money possible.

5 Things you Need to Have at Work to Keep your Employees Happy
February 03, 2016
When trying to retain the best employees, it is important to remember that quality of life can surpass the lure of a raise in pay. Showing employees they are respected and valued can oftentimes payoff more than a bigger paycheck. Employees with a high level of job satisfaction are typically more productive, more engaged and much more loyal to their companies. Here are five things you need to have at work to keep your employees happy.

5 Award Ideas for Stellar Employees
January 29, 2016
You've got a crackerjack team of employees. Congratulations on your good fortune! Kudos also go to you for wanting to reward them. Recognition goes a long way in fueling staff incentive. According to Harvard Business Review, when quality work is acknowledged, employees are 30 percent more productive.

Financial Troubles with Your Small Business? 5 Tips to Help You Out
January 05, 2016
Running your own small business is no easy task, with managing your finances being one of the toughest problems you'll be forced to solve. From time to time you may find yourself in trouble and instead of grappling last minute to come to terms with your circumstances, it's always a good idea to have a plan.

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Online Customer Service
September 17, 2015
Like any good business owner, your top priority is customer satisfaction. You do your best to answer customer calls, ship products on a reasonable time frame, and retain loyal customers with discounts and rewards. But are you making the most of your opportunities for online customer service?

Business 101: Understanding the Importance of Taking Care of Your Customers
August 06, 2015
Customers are the backbone of a business. You simply can't survive as a brand without attracting them, pleasing them, retaining them and getting them to spread the word about your products and services.

Business Startup: How to Reduce Your Company Debt
June 03, 2015
Debt is an important consideration with a new business. Too much of it can kill a new business, and many businesses fail because business owners cannot generate enough revenue to keep up with mounting debt. Here are ways to keep your debt low, and reduce it effectively when you have it.

6 Unique Ways to Help You Market Your Business
March 17, 2015
It is an unfortunate reality that many small business owners take comfort simply in the fact they are spending money on marketing, without evaluating its effectiveness. While one of the great advantages of digital marketing is the ability to track your investment, there are other, creative ways to help build your sales funnel.

5 Ways to Help Your Business Stand Out from Your Competition
February 12, 2015
The amount of funding for startups today is unprecedented. A record 1500 new companies received seed money from venture capitalists last year alone, according to a recent article in Forbes.

How Going Green Can Help Your Business Bring in More Profits
February 06, 2015
Going green is something that businesses need to embrace to foster sustainable practices, benefit the environment and appease increasingly eco-conscious shareholders.

The Company Boss: How to Keep the Morale of Your Employees in Good Standing
January 27, 2015
Maintaining high employee morale is essential to being a supervisor or boss. Employees with good morale will be more productive, produce lower turnover, and even be healthier. However, morale is such an abstract concept that many employers have no idea where to begin with creating and maintaining high employee morale. Here are a few ideas that should keep your employees happy and working hard.

7 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Commercial Insurance
November 24, 2014
Commercial insurance is one of the most important things that you can secure for your business. Not only is this a legal requirement in many areas and industries, but it is also the surest way to safeguard your financial health. Following are seven reasons why your company needs commercial insurance.

5 Keys to Holding a Successful Business Meeting
November 03, 2014
Business meetings can be an excellent way to foster oneness of purpose in your organization. While this is true, they can also become a colossal waste of time and money when they are not planned and staged properly. Let’s discuss 5 keys that will make your business meetings successful.

5 Ways Your Business Will Save Money By Going Green
September 30, 2014
The next phase of technology is the creation of environmentally-friendly products. More people are seeing the importance of water and energy conservation. Many entrepreneurs are recycling and buying only green appliances. More serious entrepreneurs are constructing buildings that only run on solar power. There are 5 easy ways to help your business go green and save money at the same time.

Simple Steps for Business Automation and Higher Profits
September 15, 2014
Without realizing it, numerous business owners are not running their operations in a way that will enable them to maximize productivity and profits. Time is poorly managed and effort is spent doing needless activities. In order to ensure that business owners significantly increase their earnings and enhance their companies in the best possible way, they must follow the below simple steps for business automation and higher profits.

7 Keys to Starting Your Own Business
August 28, 2014
Some business ideas are too interesting to pass up. In that case, prepare to develop the business of your dreams and work with competitors. There is nothing better than having a good idea and making a lot of money off of it. Below are seven good tips to start your own professional brand or company.

How to Keep Your Business from Going Bankrupt
August 20, 2014
Bankruptcy is a federal court process that requires businesses and individuals to repay their debts under the protection of bankruptcy court or wipe off the debts altogether. When a business files for bankruptcy, a court stay is implemented that prevents creditors from collecting any debt without getting the approval of the court.

Falling Under: 7 Ways to Prevent Your Business from Going into Debt
August 13, 2014
With inflation skyrocketing and lenders hunkering down on options for borrowers, it can be tough to stay afloat as a business. Bankruptcy is certainly an option, but comes with so many negative side effects that many consider it, rightly, a last resort. Below are 7 ways to dig out of debt before your business goes down the drain.

Opening a Small Business? 5 Things You Need to Have a Successful Grand Opening
July 08, 2014
Your business has grown from the tiny seed of an idea to a full-fledged operation, and having a grand opening is a great way to celebrate that fact. But a grand opening can serve other purposes, as well. It's a smart way to let the community know that you've arrived and to make a good first impression on perspective customers and colleagues. Here are some items you should check off your list as you prepare for the big day.

5 Reasons to Have Commercial Insurance for Your Business
May 20, 2014
Commercial insurance is designed for any business that operates for many years. There are numerous risks that come with working in any type of profession. The policies vary according to the various commercial budgets and needs. Learn 5 reasons why having this insurance is important for your business.

5 Effective Ways to Grow Your Business in the Early Years
May 15, 2014
One of the most difficult periods for any business is the first few years of existence. During this time, it is either sink or swim. To help, below are five effective ways to grow your business in the early years.

How to Make your Business a Successful International Company
March 25, 2014
If it’s time for your business to expand out of your backyard and onto the international scene, there are a variety of factors that go into play. After all, going international not only takes time, effort and financial investments, but it also requires you are prepared for the changing landscapes that come with different economies and countries. That being said, the move to go international can be huge for businesses that are looking to expand. Here are some tips on how to make your business a successful international company.

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