Financial Planning for Your Business

You put everything into starting and growing your business.  While it is extremely rewarding to see your business thrive, the worry about the future can be stressful.  Some thoughtful planning will help insure you are prepared for those inevitable ups and downs and alleviate at lease a little of that stress.  Let’s look at a few ideas to help you …

Using Instagram to Promote Your Business

Many business owners still think of Instagram as something kids use to post goofy pictures.  However, Instagram has grown and can be utilized as a powerful marketing tool.  Instagram is the perfect way to market to your audience with images and short messages.  It allows you to humanize your brand and connect with your customers in a new and exciting …

Spring Cleaning To Prepare for Summer Shoppers

Summer is a busy season for many businesses, as it usually means a change in consumer spending habits. Travel and sightseer spending increases, and your business needs to be prepared. The sooner the better is always true, whether it’s making adjustments to your merchant account or ordering new equipment. To get the ball rolling, here are a couple “spring cleaning” …

Writing a Job Post? Think Like a Marketer.

Too often we think we can just post a job and wonderful, qualified candidates will just flock to apply.  But that isn’t really how it works today.  As the economy improves, the competition for quality candidates increases.  Just like when advertising your business, if you want to attract attention, your post must stand out.  The job is your product and …

More Common Sales Mistakes

Last time we looked at some common pitfalls sales people fall into that negatively impact their success.  Let’s talk about some more issues many sales people face that keep them for being the best they can be. Lack of urgency.  Waiting for business to come to you is a great way to fail miserably in sales.  Even if you have …

Mistakes Sales People Make

Being a sales person can be very rewarding and very lucrative.  However, it can also be very stressful and very demanding.  If you find you are losing more sales than you are closing you may have fallen into some of the many pitfalls that keep sales people from consistent success. Unfocused activity.  You know activity drives sales, right?  You have …

Dealing with Negative Coworkers

Negative co-workers, every office has at least one.  You know the energy sucking folks who can turn even good news into something to be upset about.  Being forced to deal with negative people is inevitable, but there are ways you can down play their negativity and its impact on you. Some people just ooze negativity.  They hate their job, their …

Solve a Problem to Build Rapport

In sales, communication is everything.  Through communication you develop the rapport and trust that can lead to a long term business relationship.  But how do you establish that trust?  How do you connect with a prospect and show them you want to help them?  Many sales trainings will tell you to build rapport by finding a common interest, commenting on …

Is Your Business Ready for a POS Upgrade?

The 1stPayPOS is a powerful tool. With comprehensive features to help merchants run their business, this unique, tablet based, point of sale system is the perfect solution for retail and restaurant businesses alike. The sleek design is modern and unobtrusive.  The unit has a small footprint, taking up less valuable counter space.  A key-access lock keeps the tablet and cash …

Use Friday to Set up a Great Monday

Even when you love your job, it can be tough to get excited about work on Monday mornings.  While they can’t promise to make you love Mondays, there are a few things you can do on Friday to make Monday a little better. Friday afternoons are often wasted looking forward to the weekend and some much deserved time off, especially …