Guest Blog: Communicating the Divide: How Small & Large Businesses Communicate Differently

  There was a time when companies had switchboard operators to handle their influx of phone calls. They would direct the calls to the appropriate party, and often times, a secretary would answer, alert their boss and forward the call. Telecommunications has come a long way since then (thanks goodness), and its implementation and operation…


Guest Blog: Choosing the Perfect IT Career Path (Infographic)

So, the time has come to choose that perfect IT degree. It doesn’t matter if you are beginning your college education, you’ve already graduated and are beginning to look for that perfect career, or you’re looking to make a career change, this is a very important decision that you need to make. Choosing the right…


Guest Blog: A Small Guide to Building an Online Store from Scratch

Thanks to the appearance of advanced ecommerce software solutions, also known as online shopping carts, nowadays, it has become pretty much easier to start up your own online venture. Many entrepreneurs worldwide highly appreciate this remarkable opportunity to create a full-fledged online store while avoiding significant investments on professional web development and design services. Many…


Guest Blog: Busting Some Common Cloud Myths

When discussing cloud technology (and we are not talking cumulonimbus here) many people will look at you puzzled and say that it is not for them or their business. So much so, that cloud has remained a mystery to so many and few are aware how deep the technology is embedded in our online culture….


Guest Blog: The Importance of Regular News Updates on a Blog

The Importance of Regular News Updates on a Blog Building a company website isn’t just about selling your products; it’s about building an online presence for your company so that people visiting the site get some kind of value from it, whether that is interacting with members of your team or in the instance of…


Guest Blog: Workplace trust

The Small Business Blog recently posted an article which discussed the best practices for conducting employee surveys. In it, we learned some valuable lessons about how to get the most out of a survey – the main purpose of which is to gauge employee engagement levels. But what if the results aren’t all that you…


Guest Blog: Using outsourcing to improve profitability

If you’re like many SME owners who has employees, you probably look at your direct employment costs every year or month-end with horror, promising yourself that you’ll need to do something about it. Alternatively, you might be a very small business owner who’s thinking of taking on an employee for the first time. Either way, it’s worth…


Guest Blog: Why outsourcing HR makes great sense

No matter how few or how many employees you have, there’s a whole host of rules and regulations you need to respect to stay on the right side of the law.  Everything from recruitment to dismissal has to be treated compliantly and in respect of the legislation that’s in place at the time.  Staying up…


Guest Blog: Top Five tips for social media success for SMEs

    While social media began as a way to connect friends and family, it has now become the norm to find all types of businesses and industries with multiple social media accounts. As social media continues to change the way people communicate on a day-to-day basis, it has become an increasingly important tool for…