At Smart Hustle, we enjoy providing a variety of content that covers the many aspects of running a small business. We know each of our readers are at different stages and have different questions, and we work hard to be the ‘go-to’ source for small business owners no matter where they are in the journey. In this week’s Smart Hustle Recap, we’ll demonstrate the diverse assortment of articles you’ll see on the site by featuring one each from the marketing, operations, technology, and lifestyle categories.
2017 Small Business Marketing Forecast
The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are growing colder, and although we may not want to acknowledge it, 2016 will soon be drawing to a close. In this article, we’re sharing a little of what 2017 holds in the way of small business marketing. It covers 10 of the trends you should look out for – and enough forewarning that you can get ahead of the game today.
Become a Super Boss
A recent Gallup poll found that only 32 percent of American workers are actively engaged at work, while the remaining workers are either not engaged or actively disengaged. You can break the trend in your business by becoming the best boss you can be – one that inspires, leads, and manages workers to be their best. This article explores several things you can do to be a better boss and encourage accountability in the workplace.
Get Going on your Mobile App Startup
The growth of mobile shows no signs of stopping, and research finds that consumers spend 85 percent of their time on smartphones in apps. Could YOU be the next big app developer? If you immediately said no because you don’t know programming and coding, we have news for you: you can indeed follow your dreams into the world of app development – just follow the tips in this article.
An End to Procrastination
It’s the beginning of the week, but if you are like most people, you have already worked a bit of procrastination into your schedule. Whether you’re actively avoiding a task or simply bombarded with other things that seem more important, procrastination can hurt your productivity and your business’s success. In this article, productivity expert Hugh Culver explains how you can lower your procrastination by blocking your time. It’s a simple time management hack that you are sure to love.