Working with suppliers, manufacturers and vendors is an extremely important part of your business success. Here’s how to properly manage vendor relations.
Having an internship program can be especially beneficial for small businesses because it gives you more flexibility in hiring and staffing; you can often use an internship program to get certain jobs done within your organization in a way that is more productive and efficient than hiring full-time employees with all of the costs and overhead.
“We need to talk about…” “We’re not happy with…” “We’d like to provide feedback on deliverables…” “Can we schedule a call to talk about…” These are all phrases than can incite panic when working with a client. But it’s important as a business owner, especially if you’re a solopreneur just getting started, to not feel […]
The end of the year is a pivotal time for small business owners to maximize their revenue. Pressure can run high, but the minds of employees may wander. Therefore, entrepreneurs should be wary of signs that their employees may not be pulling their weight. Notably, employees attention may drift to online shopping. Gift purchasing during […]
When entrepreneurs get ready to start a company, it is important that they prepare for any future hangups, including the possibility of the company’s supplier going out of business. Anne Field offers advice on how to prepare for complications with suppliers in an article on American Express’ OPEN Forum. In order to protect the company, […]