Author Archive : Judi Hembrough

Tips for leading your small business team through uncertain times

Small business owners are feeling more optimistic about their prospects for growth. The latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, which was conducted November…


How big data help your small business deliver a better customer experience

Is Big Data playing a big role in your small business? It is for many small business owners. As noted in “2015 small business tech…


Focus on team building to foster a winning spirit among your small business employees

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it seems timely to talk about teams and team building. Where would your small business be without…


Why mobile apps matter to your small business customers

Consider the importance of mobile apps to small business these days. As we point out in Plantronics guide on How to Get the Most from…


Small business loan approval up at big banks and institutional lenders

There is encouraging news for small business owners looking to borrow money this year. Alternative lender Biz2Credit reports that its latest Small Business Lending Index…


Make cyber security a team effort at your small business

It’s nearly a month now since the Sony hack. While other global events now dominate headlines, the Sony breach should serve as a constant reminder…


Is 2015 the year for unified communications at your small business?

If you are looking to implement a unified communications (UC) solution at your small business in the New Year, you’ll have a lot of choices…


Online customer engagement: Don't let your small business get left behind

When it comes to meeting the online needs of customers and prospects, some small business owners are not doing all they can. A recent report…


Why co-working space may fit the bill for your growing small business needs

With optimism about the New Year high among small business owners, you may be considering adding more employees to your team. Many small businesses are…


Prospects for small business growth in 2015 look good

Consumers “shopped small” this holiday season, setting the stage for what many are forecasting will be a good New Year for growth for small business.…