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5 Business Ideas for Retirees

You have or will soon be entering your retirement years, putting 35, 40 years or more of work history behind you. Yet, you cannot imagine yourself transitioning from a full work schedule to a life of leisure — after all there is only so much golf, volunteering and travel that you can do.

Storage & Shipping

Office on the Go: The Perks of Using a Shipping Container for Your Startup

Innovative people are constantly finding new uses and ingenious solutions for retired cargo containers. These corrugated steel boxes which were designed for hauling goods from one side of the world to another are getting increasingly popular for dry land applications.

Business Management

How to Develop a Business Continuity Plan

We all like to think that our businesses have what it takes to survive. That’s a positive outlook in a competitive and sometimes hostile business environment.

Training & CE

Understanding the Consumer: How to Sharpen Your Skills

The best way to make your business successful or to broaden your knowledge and have a successful career in nearly any field is to learn how to better understand your target consumer base.

Technology

The Top Technology Trends in Business to Keep an Eye Out For in 2015

There is no question that technology in business has increased rapidly over the past decade, with no sign of slowing any time soon. With so much technology available, it is sometimes difficult for businesses to know what technology is trending and what may be temporary.

Customer Service

Customer Service Tips That Bring Results

So, you want more customers, do you? Like any business, customers are what keep you in business and help your enterprise thrive. Or die.

Other Business Topics

MBA and More: 4 Master’s Degrees to Get You That Corporate Position

Once the bachelor’s degree is in hand, the decision to get a master’s degree becomes front and center. Depending on the undergraduate major, the graduate degree specialty can easily be locked down.

Employee Safety

4 Specialists Who are Essential to Keeping Your Employees Safe

One sector that every industry and company needs to focus on is safety. There is always a need for qualified professionals to ensure the safety of all employees working in a building.

Small Business Tips

10 Small Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, but lack the ideas for starting your own business, then take heart: there are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ideas to help you launch your business initiative.

Employee Management

How To Be A More Effective Business Leader And Improve The Lives Of Employees

As a business leader, your goal is to help lead your company to success. However, as a leader you also have the opportunity to make a positive impact on your employees.

Entrepreneur Tips

Why Being an Entrepreneur Can Rock Your World

Working for yourself certainly has some advantages and a few disadvantages. One big advantage is that you are the master of your destiny. A notable disadvantage is that money may not always be freely forthcoming, especially at the start of your business.

Training & CE

How Graduate Degrees Accelerate Your Path to Upper Management

If you are like many college graduates, you probably thought that you were finished with schooling when you finished your four-year degree. Although it’s certainly true that you can secure a great job with your average bachelor’s degree, however, you shouldn’t stop there if you are interested in achieving an upper management position.

Business Management

5 Business Strategies for the Months Ahead

Your business is moving forward, successfully making the transition from one season to the next. Yet, you do have some concerns on where you are headed and how best to respond.

Employee Management

Effective, Happy Employees: How Can I Find and Hire Them?

An employee who is happy and well-adjusted on the job is more likely to do good work and to remain loyal to the company for an extended period of time.

Business Management

How to Manage Productivity When Insanity Abounds

You pride yourself on your organizational skills, what helps keep you focused and productive even during the most trying of times. Even so, there are times when you feel a tinge of insanity coming upon you as your workload increases and your ability to get things done is tested like never before.

Marketing Management

Making Your Mark: Ideas to Give Your Business a Better Image

It’s a new year and you’re ready to evaluate your business as a whole. What was the impact you made in the community?

Financial Management

Collection Strategies for Your Business

Many small business operators struggle with cash flow and those struggles often include slow accounts receivables. Notably, if money is not coming in, then you will have difficulty paying bills.

Customer Service

Five Practices that Will Improve Your Customer Service Tenfold

Every successful company must admit that their customers are their single most important resource. Creating an atmosphere that is completely devoted to world-class customer service will ensure that your company continues to expand no matter the economic climate.