Author Archive : Judi Hembrough

How to onboard remote workers for your small business

It’s not easy to find the right people for your small business. Our 2013 Plantronics survey on hiring found that among small business owners, 44…


Facebook is the ‘go to social site’ for researching small business products and services

If your small business is not present on Facebook, here’s some statistics that might persuade you to be. A recent survey of 1000 consumers aged…


Five steps to sales prospecting for your small business

If you’re hesitating to pick up the phone and call a prospect, think about this – each year, you’ll lose 14 percent of your small…


Mistakes to avoid when implementing Unified Communications in your small business

Unified Communications (UC) is among the latest technologies that can dramatically change the way your small business operates. Improving the efficiency and productivity of your…


Survey finds financial outlook, use of mobile technology up among small business owners

Optimism among small business owners continues to make gains even if they are small ones. The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted July 7-11…


Why losing "likes" on Facebook matters to your small business

In today’s socially connected world, it truly pays to be liked. Research conducted by social media marketing firm Syncapse last year found that the average…


Mobile technology use among small businesses climbs to boost productivity and marketing

Over three quarters of small business users have gone mobile, says a new report from Constant Contact. The online marketing company recently issued an infographic…


What it takes to be a likeable small business and why it matters

Do you think your small business is likeable? A friend travels over 35 miles to go to her hair stylist every six weeks. She’s been…


Implementing new technology at your small business? Don’t shortchange the training.

A host of new technologies is making small businesses more efficient and productive and enabling greater collaboration between employees whether they reside in one office…


Small businesses turn to the cloud for innovation and collaboration, study says

A newly released study indicates that the cloud is having a significant and fast-growing strategic impact on U.S. companies, both large and small. Conducted by…