How to prepare your eCommerce business for Black Friday: 5 steps for success

You may not think it’s necessary to start preparing for Black Friday at this point in the year. However, if you run an eCommerce store, the truth is you should’ve started preparing for Black Friday months ago. Not to worry, we have you covered with our top advice for online stores for preparing for the […]

Top 3 free productivity apps for new entrepreneurs

If you’re doing it right, nothing could have adequately prepared you for the graft, sweat and tears that come with being an entrepreneur. It’s a far cry from the outset when you were drawn to the romance of flexibility, the freedom of being your own boss and making your own rules, and the sheer satisfaction […]

A practical guide to developing an employee handbook for your small business

One of the most exciting parts of the entrepreneurship journey is the one where you start building your teams. The bigger your staff becomes, the greater your need for an employee handbook. In fact, an employee handbook is a necessity regardless of the size of your team.  The content of your employee handbook will largely […]

How to set up payroll for start-ups

Entering the world of entrepreneurship can be a really exciting time in your life. However, as soon as you hire as much as one additional employee, you’ll need to work on setting up payroll. Although there is plenty of free payroll software available online, it’s important that you understand this basic business management function to […]

How business owners can boost productivity in Q4

Now that we’re winding down from summer and entering the last quarter of the year, it’s worthwhile to assess how the year has gone up until now and what you can do as a business owner to see success in Q4 and beyond. With record-breaking temperatures and a long summer break, you may have found […]

Why you should outsource your social media management

With over 3.6 billion active social media users worldwide, your business simply can’t afford to bypass this channel for your marketing. When done right, social media marketing can boost your brand awareness and your reach, as well as generate a high return on investment (ROI). However, while you may be an avid Instagram user yourself, […]

Why you should hire an operations manager for your start-up

Running your own business is by no means an easy feat. And, as an entrepreneur, you may be tempted to try to do it all yourself. You may think you could save money in the long run, but this is simply not the case. As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. […]

How to achieve business success in Q4

Being an entrepreneur means learning as you go. Or some would say, making it up as you go along. The minute you get the hang of one thing, something else pops up that you ought to have known and been prepared for. For example, did you know that the final quarter of the year is […]

The top companies in the world that use virtual assistants

Did you know that some of the top businesses in the world use virtual assistants in the daily running of their business? A virtual assistant can perform just about any task, from bookkeeping to doing your personal online shopping. Additionally, hiring a virtual assistant is significantly cheaper than hiring a permanent on-site employee. For these […]

What industry do you need to be in to hire a virtual assistant?

We could give you an expansive list of the industries that would benefit from hiring a virtual assistant, but the truth is, virtual assistants are valuable in pretty much any industry. The core of what they’re there to do is – you guessed it – assist. And in most cases, what they assist with is […]