3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

Heading out to a conference? A chamber breakfast? A meetup? This is your networking time. I know – you’d rather be at home watching SportsCenter or Ellen. But like it or not, networking is a necessary part of your business, so you'd better get out there. And when you do make it off the couch, here’s some good news for you: because it’s 2018, there are lots of good technologies that will help you network more powerfully and most importantly, more quickly.

That means you get more bang for your networking time.

Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

Up to 245,000 enlisted service members are expected to leave the military annually through 2019, according to a report published by Brown University. For many of those service members, the transition back to civilian life and employment is a difficult one. It’s often hard for both veterans and employers to see how military experience, such as sniper training, handling explosive-sniffing dogs, or Special Operations work, translates to a civilian career. 

Generation Z Is Working for Themselves…and Through the Weekend

Generation Z Is Working for Themselves…and Through the Weekend

Young self-employed workers are doing some pretty remarkable things. According to Upwork’s “Freelancing in America: 2017” study, 46 percent of Generation Z workers (roughly speaking, those born in 1996 or later) freelanced last year. And not only is this demographic of young freelancers expanding, they are transforming the way we think about and discuss topics like education, working remotely, and technology. To top it all off, young entrepreneurs are revealing another interesting phenomenon in how they spend their time.

Can Visitors Trust Your Website?

Can Visitors Trust Your Website?

With all the talk and news about protecting your credit card and personal information online, people are hypersensitive about protecting their information when they’re on the internet. Additionally, trust is an important factor when a customer decides whether they want to do business with a company.

The Top 3 Types of Malware Attacking Your Small Business

The Top 3 Types of Malware Attacking Your Small Business

Did you know that at least 43% of cybersecurity attacks are aimed at small businesses? Unfortunately, this number is expected to increase.

Our latest infographic, “Top Online Threats to Small Businesses,” shows the key types of malware and how your small business can best protect itself from attacks.

Get Found Online with These 3 SEO Tactics

Get Found Online with These 3 SEO Tactics

Search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever for getting found online—and getting customers to buy from your business. That’s because online search has become the primary way potential customers find local businesses.

Don’t believe me? A whopping 87% of people used a search engine to find a local product or service in the past month, the Local Search Association reports.

5 Hats Every Solopreneur Needs to Wear

5 Hats Every Solopreneur Needs to Wear

Being a solopreneur means every job within the business falls on your plate, from hiring contractors to driving leads to then nurture into customers.

As you adapt to the various roles you have to play as a business owner, keep these tips and insights in mind.

Navigating the experience will be challenging but watching your business grow is well worth it.

How Much Cash Should a Small Business Keep in Reserve?

How Much Cash Should a Small Business Keep in Reserve?

Cash is the fuel that makes a business run. It is needed to pay salaries including your own, fund marketing programs to acquire and retain new customers, invest in equipment and facilities, pay rent, supplies and many more day-to-day activities. Most financial experts recommend three to six months of operating expenses, but using this for every business in every situation is misleading.

How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage their Risk

How Encore Entrepreneurs Can Manage their Risk

When Enegis president Jeffrey Eppink founded his energy consulting company in 2007, it wasn’t exactly a roll of the dice.

Eppink, then 51 years old, had 25-plus years of experience working for two leading energy companies, among other places. Since he knew and liked the energy industry, he bought out the consulting practice where he was employed to establish Enegis. He operated Enegis out of his home in Fairfax, Virginia for the first six months. He also self-financed his business without using retirement savings.