How to use your website to attract quality staff

Most companies need a website to conduct their business, but it’s also a critical piece of the puzzle in attracting amazing team members. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your website is always making a great impression, so you can attract great people to join your team. 1. Think of your website as your storefront These days, your website is the online face of your…  Read more

Business Update – August 10, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Payrolls increase in July The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that hiring in July was far better than expected, with payrolls increasing by 528,000. The surprising number is a sign of strength for the jobs market. Workers in only two industries making wages in line with rising…  Read more

How cloud-based bookkeeping makes your business more efficient

Hopefully when you start your small business in Michigan, you have money coming in and going out. It doesn’t take long for most business owners to realize that tracking the flow of money takes up a lot of time and energy.  Large companies often have in-house accountants doing all that work for them, but a small business doesn’t have that luxury. That’s where cloud-based bookkeeping comes in. It’s a huge…  Read more

What is lifestyle planning and how does it affect my finances?

When you think of financial planning, you probably imagine ways to increase your wealth, such as making a budget, reviewing what’s coming in and going out, and creating a plan for how to make the most of your money. You may think of investing in stocks or bonds, or of starting a retirement fund. Perhaps you think of saving for a major expense, like a home or education for your…  Read more

Business Update – August 3, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Gold makes steady gains early in the week A weaker dollar and a dip in US Treasury yields boosted demand for gold on Tuesday amid mounting worries of an economic slowdown. American manufacturing rates slip New numbers from the Institute for Supply Management show that manufacturing pace dipped in…  Read more

5 ways outsourcing payroll can help you

When you start a business, you’re typically your only employee and payroll is about as simple as it gets. But as you grow, you hopefully find yourself in the position of needing to take on more employees. Before you know it, what was once a very straightforward task becomes a giant undertaking that’s sucking up most of your time. This is when it makes sense to outsource your payroll. While…  Read more

Business Update – July 26, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Social media shares tumble, but traders feel optimistic Stocks wobbled last week as investors digested new corporate earnings information. Social media companies took the brunt of the fall, with disappointing results announced all around. Twitter blames Musk for value drop Twitter shares were down last week as results missed…  Read more

How to respond effectively to complaints

Complaints are an unfortunate part of running a business, but they do happen. No matter how hard you work to please your clients, eventually someone will have something negative to say. However, with the right approach, you can turn complaints into a useful tool to strengthen your business. Here are 6 tips to effectively responding to complaints: 1. Remember that this is not an argument The reason that a client…  Read more

Business Update – July 19, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Apple leads the stock market down U.S. stocks fell sharply into the final hour of trading Monday . News that Apple plans to curb spending next year to prepare for a possible recession seemingly had a major effect on other stocks. Delta buys a hundred Boeing 737 Max 10’s…  Read more

Boosting The Social Proof Of Your Online Business

You won’t build a loyal customer base if you can’t earn your visitors’ trust, which is why companies value social proof so highly. But proving your online business’s value takes a unique skill set; one you can start learning by reading the article below. Befriend Experts Experts love teaching others what they know. While they do make money from their knowledge, they also offer discounts to friends. If an expert…  Read more

Weekly Digest – July 12, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Twitter set to sue Elon Musk Twitter and Elon Musk are set to go to court, after the social media giant vowed to sue Musk over backing out of the $44 billion buyout deal. Stock markets open low U.S. stocks fell at the beginning of the week as investors…  Read more

Benefits of money mindfulness

If you’re like most people you’ve probably gone for periods of time without really thinking about how you spent your money. Maybe you even avoided looking at your bank statement so you wouldn’t see how much money you spent and how little you saved. It’s something a lot of people do, especially nowadays when we can spend our money so easily without handing over cash. If you’ve ever looked at…  Read more

Business Update – July 6 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Stock futures show signs of picking up this week Stock futures inched higher at the beginning of this shortened holiday week. This was welcome news from analysts, after coming off of another weak finish on Friday. Thousands of flights canceled over holiday weekend Travelers showed up in record numbers…  Read more

3 Mistakes That Strangle Growing Businesses

Businesses want to grow and help a larger audience, but too many make mistakes that cripple their growth. Even worse, they keep repeating them! Don’t do the same; avoid the blunders outlined below. Hiring Toxic Personalities Businesses hire more staff as they grow. But if they expand too quickly, they will feel pressure to fill positions on their team, even if the job candidates have a few personality flaws. While…  Read more

Why it’s a good idea to have a business budget

Setting up your business and getting started is definitely an exciting time for any Michigan small business owner. When you have a great business idea, or are passionate about something, it’s easy to get carried away with big ideas and forget about what you need to do to make them happen.  But, it’s important to take your time and make a complete budget first. The survival of your business depends…  Read more

Business Update – June 29 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Exxon CEO predicts every car sold will be electric by 2040 Darren Woods said during an interview last week that the bold prediction is not a threat to Exxon’s business. He stated that even with the change, oil demand would only drop down to 2013-2014 levels, which was still…  Read more

Five Effective Risk Control Strategies

Dealing with risk is an inherent aspect of business management. The way you prepare for risk is the most important factor in determining the longevity of your enterprise. Businesses of all sizes have to contest with the possibility of unexpected events occurring, but it’s how you plan for and react to such scenarios that influence your handling of them. These five methods of controlling risk will provide you with the…  Read more

Business Update – 22 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. After bad end to last week, stock futures see slight improvement The stock market showed hints of improvement on Monday. Emerging after last week’s freefall, investors questioned if last week’s selloff had gone far enough to price in concerns about rising rates and slowing growth. Gas prices ease a…  Read more

How to protect the goodwill in your business

It takes time, energy, and continuous effort to build a brand that attracts loyal customers and is rewarded by word of mouth referrals. Without a doubt, the good name you worked so hard to earn is one of your most valuable business assets; in addition to your solid customer base and positive employee relations, it is what is known in business as “goodwill.” If you’re like many small business owners,…  Read more

Business Update – 15 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Jan. 6 hearing continues to dominate headlines Politico has provided a summary of the second hearing, which took place on Monday. It can be found here. Recession fears loom after Wall Street plunge The S&P 500 sunk more than 20% below its record low on Monday, falling firmly into…  Read more

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