Owning and operating a family business is an extremely complex endeavor — not a job for weak characters and tentative actions. Most family businesses don’t make it past the second generation. Here are some crucial points for founders to consider in their efforts to build a strong foundation for future growth and increase the odds of a healthy legacy. (more…)
There are a million different ways business owners can increase profits within their own companies, but if their premises are not secure, their staff and clientele may become vulnerable to crime.
Installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) can help, but it doesn’t come without its fair share of controversy. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of CCTV monitoring. (more…)
Guest blog by Kevin Knebl
Owner of Knebl Communications
There’s no denying that in the present technology-driven times, it’s important to have a business contact strategy comprised of more than some resumes and a rolodex. Bring on LinkedIn. Not only a social network, it’s also an unbeatable networking device and professional tool, serving as an excellent way to connect potential business partners, search out potential clients, and recruit future employees — all with the click of a mouse. This makes the LinkedIn profile and its optimization more important than ever, and Shweiki Media has teamed up with recognized social media guru Kevin Knebl to present a webinar explaining how, exactly, to do it and do it right. For a short summary, check out the main points below, or click here to watch the entire webinar now.
Businesses can think of LinkedIn as a kind of online business database — one that is comprised of 200 million users worldwide while simultaneously gaining new ones every few seconds. If you’re not familiar with the site (and, trust us, you need to be), the basic rundown is that LinkedIn is used as a business networking tool, a site through which business professionals can network and “link” up with both past coworkers and clients and valuable potential future contacts. Read up on tips from Kevin Knebl. (more…)
Guest blog by Gavin Harvey
Freelance writer for ID Pro
Starting and maintaining the momentum of a small business can often seem like trying to perform a spinning plate act while tap dancing on a frozen lake – there is always the distinct feeling that everything could come crashing down around you.
With financial, marketing and strategic concerns all competing for your time and concentration, it can be quite easy to let security arrangements fall by the wayside. The need for a unified security strategy is often overlooked by small companies that are reluctant to spend what they believe will be large sums of capital.
But making sure that your office, and therefore your overall business, is secure is about more than just physical security, even though that is incredibly important. As well as putting in place the elements that will stop and deter unwanted people getting into your office, you also need to make sure that you are protected in other ways, as well.
So how should you go about ensuring that your office is as secure as it could be? (more…)
Whether you’re a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, or operate any business of any kind, if you’re creating and sending out a newsletter, you want to make it successful—and to do that, you have to have the right technique. The goal of a newsletter is to both grab the attention and gain the loyalty of your current readers and make it so awesome that you end up gaining more. The right approach makes this easier, and here Shweiki Media Printing Company has provided you with seven tips to take your newsletter from bland to BAM! (more…)