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29
Jul

Team, Timing, and Tasks: The Three T’s of Starting a Business

Any successful business owner will tell you that launching your own brand is serious business, which basically translates to learning everything there is to know about your business idea, chosen field, target audience, and everything in between. To get started, here are the top three T’s every new business owner should focus on: team, timing, and tasks. Narrowing down your partial to-do list into these three categories can greatly help identify important factors and elements you need to incorporate into...
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27
Jul

3 Common Pitfalls First-time Entrepreneurs Should Know About

First off, if you’re in the process of launching your own small business, you should know that there are certain office tasks that you can delegate to an external team, which can greatly help you save on launching costs. Such services like front office assistance, scheduling, order entry, and dispatch can be outsourced, which means two things for new business owners: temporary services that help cut costs, and having a professional team you can rely on to help you manage...
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25
Jul

Top 4 Things to Remember About Texting in Business

Before digital communication became mainstream, texting was considered taboo in business. You simple don’t do it if you wish to be considered professional. Nowadays however, text messages have become an accepted means of communication in business. But here’s the caveat, you have to do it right or it might come off as rude and unprofessional. On that note, here are a few things to remember about texting in business. Consider these as your guide to texting etiquette: 1. Start with...
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23
Jul

Managing a Business: Voicemail and Data Delivery Services for Effortless Efficiency

Contrary to what some may think, managing a small business is not an easy task. The owner’s schedule is always filled to the brim, especially if the business is still in its initial launch phase. This is why business owners should never hesitate to ask for help when you need it. Understandably, the owner will try to do most of the day-to-day tasks on their own because they want to save money. The good news is, there are professional services...
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06
Jul

Starting a Small Business: How Contracting Services Help Maintain Professionalism

When you’re launching a small business, every detail — even the smallest, seemingly most insignificant ones — need to be checked and double-checked. On top of that, you need to attend to things that are deemed urgent (which means practically everything about the launch and the business). Suffice it to say, you’d wish there were more hours in a day so you can do all the things that you need to do. In addition to lack of time, there’s the...
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04
Jul

Tips on Managing Work-from-Home Stress

For a lot of office employees, working from home sounds appealing especially since they no longer have to drive or commute to and from work every day. At the onset of the pandemic, working from home appealed to employees but once the novelty wore off, performing tasks and completing projects became a daily struggle. That said, here are a few tips on how to manage stress from working from home: 1. Create a morning ritual Rituals are different from routines....
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02
Jul

Managing a Small Business: Tips on Cutting Costs to Survive the Pandemic

COVID-19 has closed more shops and caused more bankruptcies than anyone could ever have imagined. Foreclosures and bankruptcies suddenly became part of the “pandemic’s norm.” And those businesses, especially small businesses, that have so far kept these at bay find themselves struggling to stay afloat. Cutting costs has likewise become part of the pandemic-challenged business landscape, and unfortunately, some businesses consider laying off people as their first, and even only, choice. Before you look into letting some of your staff...
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29
Jun

Remote Work Challenge: Maintaining Productivity

While businesses have started re-opening and employees are returning to their physical offices, there are still businesses in the country and around the world that have opted to retain work-from-home arrangements for their employees. And while most employees naturally prefer this arrangement, they find that there are days when they are struggling to accomplish tasks. The challenge with remote work is staying productive in an environment teeming with distractions. Here are a few tips on how to maintain productivity while...
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