Author Archive : Judi Hembrough

Is your small business ready for a customer relationship management (CRM) system?

Are you still using a Rolodex to keep track of customers and leads? Or maybe all your customers are in your smartphone address book. In…


Small businesses embrace tablets but are challenged to deliver all the data and applications employees want

Small and mid-sized companies are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the use of tablets for work. However, they find it challenging to meet employee demand for access…


How to choose the right coworking space for your small business

Is your small business growing, but you’re not quite ready to move out of your home office and into leased space? Or maybe you need…


Advertise your small business online without breaking the bank

Looking for another way to get your message in front of your target audience without breaking the small business bank? There are many cost-effective online…


How to build strong supplier relationships for your small business

Where would your small business be without your suppliers? You depend on other companies to provide you with essential materials or services to keep your…


Planning pays off for small businesses, survey finds

It turns out that planning really does pay off. A survey of nearly 400 small business owners conducted in January by Palo Alto Software found…


Five tips for spring cleaning your small business

When you think about spring cleaning, your small business may not come to mind; but it should. There are lots of good reasons that this…


How to deal with a crisis at your small business

It doesn’t take long for news to spread in today’s 24/7 online world of social media. That can be a good thing when a new…


How to avoid costly employee turnover and keep your small business team on board

Have you ever considered just how much employee turnover costs your small business? While exact figures are hard to pin down, Zane Benefits, online health…


Small business owners value new technologies but find choices can be overwhelming

When it comes to return on investment (ROI), small business owners are sold on technology.  Results from the fifth annual Brothers Small Business Survey, show…