Hampton Roads Business Weekly Blog

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners

[fa icon="calendar'] December 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Management

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As you and your team wrap up 2016 and begin to plan for the new year, it’s important to reflect on your progress and accomplishments from this year, as well as in years past, and set goals for 2017. We’ve put together a list of 10 resolutions that can help you grow your business in the new year.

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Networking Groups, Are They Worth the Time?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Marketing Strategy, Management

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There is no question that broadening your network can help your business thrive. Gaining access to individuals in your field can help you build credibility and establish a stronger customer base. While there can be serious benefits to being in networking groups, not all are created equal or worth the investment. You must evaluate the pros and cons prior to making a commitment and be willing to make a change if you are not benefitting the way you want. There are a couple of questions to ask yourself as you decide whether or not being in a networking group is worth your time.  

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Creating Zen in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] July 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Management

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There is no question the workplace has the ability to add stress and chaos to your life. Finding a solution to manage that stress is important to the success of your employees. Use these tips in the workplace to help you and your employees create an environment that is conducive to high levels of productivity and focus throughout the day.  

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College Grads: How They Are Entering the Workforce & Why You Need Them

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Management

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College graduates today are entering a very different workforce than previous generations. The job market is more competitive, and the corporate culture is much different than it was 20 or 30 years ago. This may make it seem as if graduates need a job at your company more than you need their help, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are so many benefits to hiring recent college graduates that your company needs them just as much as they need you. Keep reading to find out why.  

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Motivating Employees — Are Tropical Trips the Answer?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Management

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Are you wondering what you need to do to boost morale, increase productivity, strengthen your team, and/or retain your employees? You may not need to plan a big tropical getaway (though that would be nice), but you may want to consider some of the more cost-effective incentives laid out in this post, along with local team building options in Hampton Roads.

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Inspect What You Expect - How Often Do You "Test" Your Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 10, 2015 at 4:35 PM / by Hampton Roads Marketing Now posted in Management

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If you are a business owner in Hampton Roads, then it’s likely that you are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow your business. If so, then you certainly need to assess the way you’re running your business by “testing” yourself to uncover new opportunities.

If you only evaluate your processes and strategy after a problem arises, you are doing a disservice to your business, your employees, and your customers. In this article we’ll look at when you should be testing and inspecting your business, and how to best do that.

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