5 Ways to SEO Power Your Blog

Chris Miles

Guest Article You are taking all levels of effort to make sure your blog is branded, engaging and consistent, but are you powering it with SEO tactics to fuel an engagement from the most important of Internet entities – Google? Google loves to scour blogs and is happy (yes, happy) to reward genuine ‘white hat’ content. However, Google cannot reward what it cannot scrutinize. That means all of your hard work in building your blog’s brand awareness, positioning yourself as a thought leader, … [Read more...]

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis on Your Small Business

How to conduct a SWOT Analysis on Your Small Business

Guest Article A good business leader needs to know where they are strongest and where they are weakest in the course of their everyday operations. Understanding what aspects of a company that are pulling their weight and what aspects of a company have been underperforming is easier said than done, however. The SWOT analysis, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, represents a common metric tool used to study and document a business' strengths and weaknesses in order … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Managing Staff Departures

5 Steps to Managing Staff Departures

Guest Article As a business owner, there will come a time when you will need to manage a staff departure.  Employees can resign to move on to better opportunities or because they are disgruntled. Some retire and others you may have to fire. Whatever the reasons for staff departures, here are five steps that will make the transition easier for you and the rest of the staff. 1. Have a transition plan in place. A plan for managing departures should be in place when you hire employees. The … [Read more...]