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To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

In this case study, telecom startup Grasshopper explains how rethinking its values helped realign the company's goals, reduce turnover and find the cash to reinvest in itself.
How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
Why a $20 Million Business Moved Its Data to the Cloud

Why a $20 Million Business Moved Its Data to the Cloud

What you can learn from a company that has operated on both sides of the fence.
How to Handle Cash Flow When Disaster Strikes

How to Handle Cash Flow When Disaster Strikes

What you need to consider to keep your business up and running when forces beyond your control cause you to temporarily shut down your business.
What to Consider Before Your Business Expands

What to Consider Before Your Business Expands

How to figure out where your company can expand and the financial models to get you there.
Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars

Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars

Marketing expert Karen Leland talks about why business owners should spend upfront on marketing.
Should You Outsource Your Customer Service?

Should You Outsource Your Customer Service?

Call center technology can now combine, customize and expand your customer communications while reducing costs. So would outsourcing boost your business?
How to Know When You're Ready to Hire

How to Know When You're Ready to Hire

The signs that your business is in need of additional staff and how to make it happen.
How Much Did That New Customer Cost You?

How Much Did That New Customer Cost You?

Determine your marketing plan's effectiveness by analyzing how much you're spending to gain just one client.
What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO

What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO

What a chief financial officer does, how to determine your company needs one, and how to start the hiring process.
4 Apps to Keep You On-Task and On-Time

4 Apps to Keep You On-Task and On-Time

These tools can help you optimize your time and stay productive.
How to Recognize Which Customers Are Bad for Business

How to Recognize Which Customers Are Bad for Business

Some customers take up too much time and energy. Here's how decide who isn't giving you a return on your investment.
Work Smarter With These Computer Input Devices

Work Smarter With These Computer Input Devices

Styluses, wireless keyboards and other devices to boost your efficiency.
Tracking Inventory Have You Stressed? Try These 5 Mobile Apps

Tracking Inventory Have You Stressed? Try These 5 Mobile Apps

Keep track of your products from the palm of your hand.
5 Cutting Edge Ways to Combat Employee Theft

5 Cutting Edge Ways to Combat Employee Theft

Keep your company's assets safe with these state-of-the-art technologies.
Where Is Your Business Overspending?

Where Is Your Business Overspending?

The most unexpected areas of overspending for a small and growing business.
How to Find Your Money Zen

How to Find Your Money Zen

Here are four things you can do to keep your business's finances organized.
How to Use Your Time Wisely by Prioritizing Your Goals

How to Use Your Time Wisely by Prioritizing Your Goals

To make the most of your business objectives, analyze how you're spending your day.
Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert

Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert

Businesses often pay a lot of money to productivity analysts. We asked one business efficiency expert for his best tips.
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
How to Analyze Your Business Expenses

How to Analyze Your Business Expenses

Whether you are going it alone, or you just want to understand what your CFO is doing, here are the best strategies for analyzing expenses in your business.
A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

To make better marketing budget decisions, listen to what your business data can tell you. Here are some tips for getting started.
A Checklist for Strategic Cost Cutting

A Checklist for Strategic Cost Cutting

Looking for smart ways to trim spending at your business? Here's advice on how to get started.
3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid

3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid

Where to be extra careful when you trim budgets.
5 Free and Low-Cost Tools for Improving Social Media Productivity

5 Free and Low-Cost Tools for Improving Social Media Productivity

Tips from the Search Engine Strategies conference about how social media can make your business run more efficiently.