Brick and Mortar Vs. Online

The ubiquity of internet access in North America has changed everything, from our modes of communication to the way we shop. In the United States, Amazon has become one of the top retailers for everything from televisions to groceries; it has the variety of the department stores of old, with none of the challenges of keeping a large store well … Read More

What CRM Can Do For Your Business

If you’re a business with customers, you’re engaged in CRM; if you’re a business without customers, you’re probably still engaged in CRM, just in a very different way. CRM is short for customer-relationship management, and in some sense, it’s everything we do; whether you’re looking to acquire customers, retain customers or relate to customers, you’re trying to manage the customer … Read More

Hiring an Independent Contractor

Creating a successful small business is all about using your funds in the most effective way possible. Oftentimes, that means developing a team to shore up the skills that you lack; inventory management, customer service, research and development, and marketing all generally require experts working as a team, especially if you have the funds to establish a department for each. … Read More

How An Accountant Can Help Your Small-Business, Part II

Accountants are so useful for businesses small and large, we had to split the content into two parts! During Part I, we discussed how an accountant can help a start-up during the preliminary phase; it’s mainly by making sure all your ducks are in a row, so to speak, before you start pitching your business and making sales. In essence, … Read More