Are you going to be hard pressed this year to give your staff the raises they deserve? Even though your business is financially strapped doing NOTHING at raise time is the worst thing you can do. Studies have shown, however, that economic perks in lieu of raises can keep everyone motivated. Read on to find out what you can do to compensate for your employees’ lack of compensation.… Read More


You can choose to obtain a business degree, a marketing degree or specialize in an even more focused field so that you will be properly prepared to run a winning industry. There are so many options available to you today through traditional or online schools to obtain the business degree that will be the most beneficial to your trade. Go after the area that interests you.… Read More


Think you’re secure in your job? So did 14 million other people until they were laid off in the last two years. In a poor economy lay offs are a fact of life, however there are several things you can do to make sure that you’re way down the list of people your company is thinking about letting go.… Read More


We’ve all endured that awkward moment when someone does something so weird or obnoxious everyone just stands there and tries to ignore the elephant in the room. Unfortunately that’s when things go from bad to “OMG what the heck were they thinking?” So to help you deal with awkward office situations, we give you five of the most common human errors in (workplace) judgment and how to handle them.… Read More


Deciding if it’s time to leave your job can be nerve-wracking, especially if it has a REALLY BIG cushy paycheck. However, just because you don’t despise going into work doesn’t mean your current employment is right for you. If you have a job that’s about as rewarding as a foot fungus check out our career happiness guidelines to see if you should stay put or go.… Read More


You’ve spent months networking and finally you’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams! (Okay, so maybe it’s not the job of your dreams, but at least it’s a job.) This is your one shot at returning to gainful employment, so you don’t want blow it. How can you ensure your job interview doesn’t veer off track like a runaway train? Check out our five surefire ways of resurrecting your job interview on the spot.… Read More


Service-based businesses are presented with a unique challenge. Services are all about customer satisfaction. If a customer isn’t happy, they will usually move on – especially if the service provided is an ongoing one. Such companies include cell phone service providers, internet service providers, website statistic services, marketing firms, personal fitness trainers, lawn care or… Read More