Business Tips

  • Cutting Your Phone Bill Costs

    Image courtesy of Pixabay Whether you’re a small startup or a colossal business with many years under your belt, you’re always searching for ways to save money. If there is a method for pinching some pennies, we bet you’ve tried it. One of the easiest places to save a few bucks is with your phone bill. All it takes is a few small changes to drastically alter your phone bill. No more gasping in shock when you see your bill every month!  ...
  • Guaranteed Money Saving Tips for Every Entrepreneur

    Starting a new business is no easy feat and your bottom line is always a constant thought as an entrepreneur. However, for the new entrepreneur the thought can become a deep concern. Fortunately, with numerous options you can address your concerns before they become crippling. By thinking outside the box and implementing these tricks, you will grow your company’s profits.  ...
  • Mainstream vs. Boutique Tech Providers

      When it comes to providing technology solutions, mainstream providers may seem like the only options available for your nonprofit or business. Because both companies and organizations alike rely on Internet and telecommunications to function, they can feel trapped with their providers due to long-term contracts or lack of choices. If your company or nonprofit is being taken advantage of by a mainstream provider, it can feel like you have no other options, but not all hope is lost. Take a look at the differences between boutique and mainstream providers and why boutique providers such as BetterWorld Telecom can save you from switching from one expensive mainstream provider to the next. ...
  • Phone Etiquette Mistakes with Customers

    Just as businesses strive to make great first impressions in person, first impressions over the phone are just as crucial. When customers call in for assistance with a service or to voice a complaint, companies need to be ready to handle all situations appropriately. Employees answering customer calls should be trained to avoid some of these frequent customer service mistakes. Please note the top 3 errors. ...
  • Your Professional New Year’s Resolutions

    Personal New Year’s resolutions such as eating healthier or getting more exercise aren’t the only type you and your employees can make this year. In fact, professional development can soar when goals have an action plan. 2017 can be your best year yet with these tips for making use of the new year’s fresh start. ...
  • Office Decor: How to Foster Productivity without Stifling Creativity

    When it comes to office decor, it can be hard to keep your employees focused while simultaneously fostering creativity. Many difficult questions arise when it comes to selecting an office setup and decor. Should it be open concept? Should the walls be brightly colored or neutral? All of the decisions you make combine to set the tone for how productive and creative your employees will be, and that’s a lot of pressure! Take a look at these tips for fostering productivity without eliminating the space for creativity to bloom. ...
  • Business Tips Before the New Year:

    Getting Your Organization Ready for 2017 No matter how 2016 treated your business or nonprofit, the best part about the new year is a fresh start. Whatever struggles you may have encountered, 2017 can be your time to turn up the heat and start working on your business’ challenges and turning things around. However, you can’t just expect 2017 to bring the changes you desire; you first must properly prepare. Use these tips this December to make sure your company is truly ready to bring in the new year. ...
  • Ways Businesses Can Participate in the Giving Season

    The giving season isn’t just a time for individuals to give back to their communities. Businesses and nonprofits can get involved together for the greater good as well, all while helping to foster company-wide health and happiness. Take a look at some great ways to participate in the giving season with your business or nonprofit this year! ...
  • Monitoring Remote Workers’ Overtime

    With a new federal overtime law coming into effect on December 1, some are worried that the new way of doing things may reduce telecommuting options. However, even with the new law in place, the many benefits of “Why You Should say’Yes’ to Employee Telecommuting” as detailed in another Betterblog, are still clear. If you are concerned with how to monitor the overtime of a remote employee who was previously exempt, use these tips to continue to allow workers to telecommute. ...
  • Improving Office Communication

    In today’s world, we have so many ways to communicate with each other and this is no different in a business environment. However, what methods you use to communicate in your personal life are less important than in the business world where time is money. By improving office communication, productivity will also drastically improve (for more on improving office productivity, read How to Achieve the Most Workplace Productivity). Use these tips to learn how your office communication can improve by using the right mediums for the right conversations. ...
  • Improving Office Morale

    Your employees are the backbone of your business or nonprofit. Though offering competitive wages is important, it’s not the only factor for attracting the most skilled workers. Employees care about more than just salary when looking for the right fit. Some strongly value a work environment that allows them to have a nice work-life balance (head here for Tech Tips for Work-Life Balance). When it comes to improving office morale, these benefits can help keep your current employees happy and more productive, leading to employee retention and attracting more of the right people. ...
  • Tools for Going Paperless

    Whether your business or nonprofit is already partially paperless or is only at the beginning of your journey to becoming paper-free, there are tools that can help with the transition. Sustainable businesses are more productive and are better for our world, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement sustainable initiatives. Without the right tools on your side, it can be daunting to stay organized without paper documents. These tips will keep your workflow running smoother than ever — all while being 100% paperless! ...
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