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The New LinkedIn – What’s New and What’s to Come

LinkedIn officially launched in 2003, founded by Reid Hoffman. Hoffman worked on one of the very first social media platforms. In 1994, he lead eWorld, a subscription-based virtual community center by Apple. After 2 years the site closed, and a year later, Hoffman founded SocialNet. This website focused on online dating and real-world meetups, but […]

Choices: The Core of Strategy

Developing a winning strategy for your company requires making some serious choices, which isn’t always easy to do. Even basic choices, like trying to figure out what to make for dinner, can be difficult. Developing a successful strategy is not an easy task, but requires you to make a choice of what is best for your company, and […]

How to Fund Your Small Business

Funding is important, but different sources may be better for you depending on your business maturity, type of business, and other factors. A lot of businesses from small to very large have used some type of funding to get to where they are today. Many people have heard of companies such as Dropbox, reddit or […]

How Well is Your Brand Adapting to Digital and Social Change?

Change is much harder to do than it is to talk about. It’s important to be nimble and adaptable as the digital landscape continues to evolve. As a brand, it’s important to create a consistent experience across all platforms for your audience, customers or users. That’s no small task especially since digital brand opportunities are […]

Non-Revenue Goals For Small Businesses

We as small business owners sometimes get hung up on the idea of profit as the only indicator for growth. Selling more of our product or service is our ultimate goal, but there are many ways to track your success that aren’t based solely in those terms. Right now, we’re going to tell you about […]

Getting Started in Quickbooks Online 

As the Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation Charlie Munger once said: “You have to know accounting. It’s the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I’ve heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean. However, […]

4 Advanced Excel Hacks to Increase Your Productivity

Microsoft Excel can be used for far more than making forms or holding tables of information. (If you need to review our post on 4 Basic Excel Hacks, click here for a refresher.) There are also multiple ways to perform certain tasks, so unless you’re a highly-trained Excel expert,, you may not be aware of […]

4 Basic Excel Hacks to Increase Your Productivity

  Microsoft Excel is a great tool for pretty much any line of business, but most employees don’t utilize it to its full potential. The most common usage is calculating average sales per cycle, payroll, or lists for customer relationship management software (CRMs). If you already know how to enter information into cells to create […]

What to Look For When Hiring An SEO Company

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can make or break a website.  What is SEO? SEO is a form of marketing geared towards growing your website’s organic or non-paid search results.  Of the search engines, Google has around 65% of the searches followed by Bing and Yahoo. Studies have found that the Google top search result gets […]

How To Attract Millennials To Your Small Business

You are not alone if your business is having a difficult time encouraging younger adults to purchase your products. Grabbing the attention of Millennials and convincing them to buy are the two biggest challenges, especially for small businesses. A 2014 Eventbrite survey found that 76% of Millennials value experiences, such as vacations, concerts, and dining […]