Author Archives: Jamie Frayer

Background Checks: Tools for Cautious Hiring, Even in a Tight Labor Market

In today’s tight labor market, hiring can be a challenge for any business. When a seemingly high-quality resume hits the top of the pile, it can be tempting to move quickly through the recruitment process so as to not lose this top talent to a competing offer. A quick and efficient hiring process is undoubtedly […]

The Pros and Cons of Remote Work and Combating Loneliness Among Telecommuters

Today’s small businesses rarely look like the quaint mom-and-pops of 50 years ago. From basement-run carpentry workshops to home-office design studios, small-business headquarters can be anywhere their employees are, from the living room to the local Starbucks. For some small businesses, remote work is essential for balancing the budget. Office spaces are expensive to rent, […]

Buying Software for Your Small Business? Read These 3 Tips Before Taking the Plunge

Do you find that your team projects and collaborations often feel like a game of Jenga, just one botched deadline or failed communication away from toppling over? Finding the proper tools to promote team productivity is an ongoing quest for countless small businesses – that’s why we’re here to set the stage for your success. […]

Summer is Slowing Down, Your Business Doesn’t Have To Says Ramon Ray, Small Business Expert

Summer has officially reached its peak and many small businesses are beginning to see a slow down in sales. It’s hot and people want to spend more time out with their families. Ramon Ray, founder of SmallBizTechnology and SmartHustle.com, shares his insights about how to keep business flowing during these slow summer months with Casey […]

How to Build a Successful E-commerce Website

Over the past several years, the number of businesses proliferating their online presence is astonishing. It’s estimated that in the U.S. and Canada alone, there are approximately 1.3 million e-commerce sites. Given the rapid growth of online storefronts, how is someone with no prior experience supposed to create a website that cuts through sales and […]

6 Best Practices to Get Your Finances on Track

Most business owners didn’t start their business because they loved the idea of managing cash flow – they had an idea, vision and passion that propelled them forward. That is why keeping track of finances tends to be one of the biggest challenges for small business owners. The most important step for managing your money […]

Three Powerful New Instagram Features and How To Use Them

As many of you will know, social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools to use if you want to grow your business. For many companies, photo-sharing app Instagram is one of the most effective ways to reach more people. Check out the statistics: Instagram’s engagement rates are around 15 times higher than […]