John McMalcolm

Guides (28):

Text Messaging Can Be Safety Feature for Your Business
June 10, 2015
Text messaging has become one of the most preferred communication mediums in the world today, and it is being used by many small businesses to perform a wide range of communication tasks.

The Business of Collaboration Software
May 08, 2015
In the past, collaborating on a project with colleagues and clients usually meant sitting down together and pooling resources. Today, collaboration relies more on technology than proximity.

Text Message Marketing and Your Small Business
April 24, 2015
According to a study conducted by Pew Internet Project, about 90 percent of adults in the United States own a cell phone, and 80 percent of them use their cell phones to send and receive text messages.

Will Your Small Business Moves Lead to Early Retirement?
April 01, 2015
As a small business owner, you do not have an employer to plan your retirement for you, and you will not be getting a pension.

Is Your Small Business Getting the Most for Your Marketing Dollar?
March 20, 2015
In today's fiercely competitive business world, your small business has to be able to stand out from the crowd in order to succeed and grow.

Do You Have Loyal Customers?
March 04, 2015
The ability to retain customers is essential to the success and growth of your small business. However, it is not easy to keep your customers loyal these days, because there are numerous businesses vying for their business.

Is It Time You Got That Bonded Title?
February 27, 2015
If your small business requires you to use vehicles, you have to make sure that you have a title document for each of them.

Is Your Office Building a Potential Liability?
February 24, 2015
Accidents can occur in your small business premises anytime, and they cannot be completely prevented. While some of them result from unawareness, carelessness or bad luck, others may be caused by negligent building design, construction or maintenance.

Utilize Big Data to Key Your Small Business
February 17, 2015
Businesses are collecting and generating more data than ever before. While some of them are having difficulty managing their ever-growing data, others have found ways to turn their data into a valuable asset. One thing you can do to make the most of your data is to implement big data analytics.

LinkedIn Should Be on Your Small Business Radar
February 13, 2015
Social media has become one of the most popular online communication channels in recent years, and you should take advantage of this trend to take your small business to a new level of success.

The Business of Solid-State Drives
January 12, 2015
Small businesses are becoming more and more reliant on computers, and they need to upgrade their computing equipment from time to time in order to stay competitive.

Will My Small Business Ever Open?
December 23, 2014
According to data released by Biz2Credit, the approval rate for small business loans at large banks was 19.6 percent in May this year, which means that more than 80 percent of small business loan applications were rejected.

Your Credit Score Can Impact Your Business
December 10, 2014
As a small business owner, it is important that you maintain a good credit score consistently. A good credit score reflects your financial stability, and it can go a long way in helping you achieve your business goals.

Your Credit Score Can Impact Your Business
November 27, 2014
As a small business owner, it is important that you maintain a good credit score consistently. A good credit score reflects your financial stability, and it can go a long way in helping you achieve your business goals.

Dial-Up the Cloud for Your Small Business
October 08, 2014
The Cloud is an extremely useful technology that can be applied to many aspects of your small business, including communication. If you want to have an efficient communication system, it is recommended that you start implementing a Cloud-based phone system.

Driving Off with Bankruptcy Auto Loans
June 30, 2014
Many people think that it is impossible to get an auto loan during or after bankruptcy, but this notion is incorrect. Bankruptcy auto loans are difficult to come by, but they are nonetheless available.

Take Credit When Keeping the Business Afloat
February 24, 2014
Although the U.S. economy is picking up, many small businesses are still struggling to recover from the impact of the recent recession.

Budgeting for 2014 is No Small Task
February 06, 2014
However, it can be difficult to prepare a good annual budget, because sales, prices and expenses can change significantly over the course of a year. The task is made more challenging by the fact that the U.S. economy is still in recovery mode.

Small Business Entrepreneurs and 2014
January 31, 2014
In order to come up with an effective business plan, they need to have a good understanding of the economic conditions, consumer trends and technological advancements that are expected to impact the business world next year.

Find the Write Stuff for Your Small Business Blog
December 17, 2013
Having an interesting and informative blog on your business website can help you generate more interest in your business and build customer loyalty.

5 Ways to Save Money on Small Business Office Supplies
November 06, 2013
If you want to maximize your profit margins, you need to find ways to cut costs wherever possible. One of your small business expenses that can be easily reduced is office supplies. Office supplies may not be expensive, but they can add significantly to your monthly expenses if you do not keep them in check.

Is Our Small Business Lacking Employee Morale?
August 26, 2013
Employee morale is something that is often overlooked, but it can have a significant effect on the success of your small business

How to Shop for the Best Health Insurance Plan
August 16, 2013
Choosing a health insurance plan for your employees can be a difficult decision. If you decide to offer generous health benefits, you will have a significantly lower profit margin. On the other hand, skimping on health care may lead to employee dissatisfaction, which can make it more difficult for you to retain qualified employees. However, it is possible to get the best of both worlds.

Is This a Good Time to Open a Small Business?
August 13, 2013
Timing can make a big difference in the success of a business. If you are planning to start a small business, this is an opportune time to do so. Now that the presidential election is over and the economy is recovering steadily, you can take advantage of the favorable economic conditions to get your new business started on the right foot.

5 Tips for Improving Workplace Safety
August 05, 2013
Minimizing the risk of accidents in your workplace does not only provide a safer environment for your workers; it can also help you prevent a lot of unnecessary problems.

5 Musts to Getting a Small Business Loan
July 24, 2013
One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face is finding enough money to start their businesses. Insufficient investment is one of the main reasons why businesses fail. If you want to get your small business started on the right foot, it is essential that you get an adequate business loan.

Forms of Insurance Your Small Business Can't Overlook
July 15, 2013
Many small business owners overlook the importance of insurance when they are getting started. While they are trying to stay within their start-up budgets, they may decide to forgo insurance until their businesses are more stable and profitable.

Five Signs Now is Not the Time to Open a Small Business
July 02, 2013
Starting a business requires careful consideration and planning. Other than developing effective business strategies, you also have to choose the right time to open your business. If you decide to start your business at a time when economic conditions and other factors are favorable, you will have a better chance of succeeding.



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