Author Archive : Judi Hembrough

Cloud computing gets high marks from small business owners, survey finds

Many small business owners look to the cloud to improve their operations. That’s the conclusion of Brother International Corporation’s just released sixth annual “Brother Small…


Is your phone system doing all it can for your small business?

What do you really want in your small business phone system? Are you taking advantage of all the features available in today’s phone technology? These…


Headsets offer a sound solution to noise in the small business workplace

Is some of your small business team complaining about too much noise in the workplace, but no one can hear them? Let’s face it, workplaces,…


Is it time to hire an operations manager for your small business?

Are you spending too much time on administrative duties and not enough on the critical activities that keep your small business moving ahead? If so,…


What you can learn from #thedress to help your small business marketing

A few weeks ago, #thedress became the latest viral phenomenon sparking a global social media debate over the color of a dress to be worn…


How joining a business association can help your small business

With all the things you need to do to keep your small business moving along, joining a business association may not bubble up to the…


Think your small business is doing just fine without a website? Think again.

The other day I went online to check out an electrical contractor that someone recommended. I assumed the company, which had been in business for…


Is noise affecting your small business productivity? Here’s how to turn down the volume.

Some people can sleep through a thunderstorm, but for most, noise makes it hard to concentrate. In the office, it can be difficult to find…


Small businesses are leading growth in jobs

The job market owes small businesses a big thank you. A new report from ADP Research Institute  indicates that companies with 499 employees or less…


Key steps to build a solid small business HR foundation

Ask small business owners what their number one human resource challenge is and a majority will tell you “attracting and finding quality employees,” according to…