4 Ways to Practice Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business



4 Ways to Practice Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

From: sba.gov Image from: Free Image on Pixabay Many small business owners will tell you the rise of the internet has changed how they work. Newer entrepreneurs may not even be able to imagine moving about their day without email, social media or mobile banking. But while these tools make it easier to do business in […]

The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss



The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The chance to be their boss and set their own schedules are what’s driving professionals to give up full-time jobs in favor of freelance work, new research finds. A study from ReportLinker discovered that 28 percent of freelancers said not having to report […]

Entering a Small Business Funding Contest



Entering a Small Business Funding Contest

From: entrepreuner.com Image credit: Minerva Studio The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Prizes from business contests run the gamut. A seemingly infinite number of local and business-school competitions offer small-change awards of $5,000 to $15,000; meanwhile, Rice University doles out […]

4 horrible habits keeping you from success



4 horrible habits keeping you from success

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (GEARSTD) It was during my second week of podcasting when I quickly logged into iTunes to check my podcast ranking and reviews. I noticed I was in the top 20 podcasts, and this feeling of elation absolutely roared through my entire body. I barely could control myself; I was soaring! Three […]

How to Win Business with Click-To-Call



How to Win Business with Click-To-Call

From: smallbiztrends.com With all the ways we have to connect with one another today, it may surprise you to learn the phone is still the preferred method for customers to interact with businesses. In fact, a recent study by Invoca shows companies big and small are seeing an explosion of inbound calls. Why? One big reason […]

This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business



This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from:  smallbiztrends.com Have you ever made three or four errands in a row, traveling from place-to-place, meticulously crossing the errands off your list? If you have, chances are good you didn’t input all of your stops into a smart routing system that used advanced algorithms to determine the best order, and most efficient routes […]

Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much



Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from: Graph Photo via Shutterstock Optimism among small businesses is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the latest NFIB Optimism Index. But not every new change and concept is a positive one for small businesses. According to analysis from Cision, a decent portion of conversations surrounding the gig […]

What’s on tap for ACREcon 2017?



What’s on tap for ACREcon 2017?

From: bizjournals.com Image from: The annual Alabama Center for Real Estate conference will be held Feb. 10. This year, ACREcon will be held at The Club at 1 Robert S. Smith Drive. Speakers at the conference will include Deborah Phillips of The Quadrillion, Dr. Robert Witt, former chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Brian […]

Study: More women are becoming CEOs



Study: More women are becoming CEOs

From: bizjournals.com Image from: iStock (andresr) Women in CEO positions are still a rare sight compared to men, but a new study shows gender parity in the C-suite is slowly but steadily progressing. Chicago-based consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas recorded 1,043 CEO replacements at U.S. companies in 2016. Of the new CEOs, 193, or 18.5 percent, […]