The Power of Thank-You Notes

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  November 18, 2021
Category: Business Tips
As we approach the holiday of giving thanks, it’s the perfect time to think about how we can use thank-you notes in our businesses and lives to express our gratitude to others. When to Say Thank You There are many opportunities in business to say thank you: When a client or associate sends you a referral that results in business When an employee goes out of their way to fix a problem or make a

Controlling Labor Costs

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  November 4, 2021
Category: Business Tips
For service businesses, labor cost is the largest expense that is incurred in business operations. For many other types of businesses, the cost of labor is a large component of overall costs. Controlling labor costs so that they stay in line with what’s best for the organization is an important management function. Here are several ways to control or reduce labor costs in your business. Encourage employee retention. If well-trained employees leave, you must replace
Time is our most precious personal resource; once we’ve spent it, we’ll never get it back. As busy entrepreneurs, we seem to have less time than anyone else, so it just makes sense to look for ways to use our time wisely. Here is one technique that has worked for many. The Four D’s When you think about it, there are only four actions you can take against any one of the many tasks you
The 2021 holiday sales season will give businesses a chance to continue their online migration from 2020 trends, with opportunities for more refinement and improvements.  The key is to bring as much as possible online and integrate all of your customer touch points into an omnichannel of positive experiences. Let’s take a look at some trends in retail that we can apply to many other industries. These trends will strengthen our businesses and position us

Making Customers Pay… You

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  September 23, 2021
Category: Business Tips
If you grant credit to customers or take recurring credit card payments, the unexpected can happen: a customer fails to pay on time, the credit card expires, or the check bounces. What can a business owner do to spend as little time as possible on these items but get the cash collected?  Plenty.  Here are our ideas: Re-examine your credit policy Is there any way you can have credit customers pay up front? Perhaps you