Tips for Working From Home

We’re living in an obscure time where the majority of people are forced to work from home. I’m sure a few months ago you were sitting at your desk, in an afternoon slump, wishing you had the ability to work from home. You pictured yourself waking up late, enjoying a slow morning sipping some coffee, showering was optional, and you’d be wearing your comfy clothes and slippers. A few weeks into this so-called “luxury” and getting back to the office…

How to Qualify and Choose Future Employees

You’re looking for an employee that is on time, hardworking, proactive, ambitious, and valuable...the perfect fit. But how do you find them? How do you get qualified applicants and pick the best one for the position? There isn’t a concrete answer to these questions, but the below tips should help you with your endeavor to qualify and choose future employees. 1. Build an Accurate Job Description It is important to craft an accurate job description and candidate requirement list, so…

Partner Company Oars + Alps Acquired by S.C. Johnson

Chicago’s Oars + Alps, was recently acquired by S.C. Johnson to join the family of household name brands such as Ziploc, Pledge, Glade and more. Both companies are focused on what goes into their products and ensuring it’s safe and healthy for the consumer making this acquisition a perfect match. Oars + Alps offers premium men’s skincare products and has been changing the lifestyle of many men since their launch in 2016. The company was born out of the frustration…
Importan online shopping trends

7 Important Trends in Online Shopping You Shouldn’t Miss

It’s no secret that shopping from the comfort of one’s own home while wearing pajamas and drinking coffee is becoming the trend. Even just thinking about having to get in the car, drive to the store, find a parking spot, sift through clothing racks, and wait in those dreadful long lines makes some frown in disgust. So what can you do to ensure you’re staying on top of the online shopping trends and keep your customers coming back for more?…

Is My Mobile App Idea Any Good?

There’s an app for that! Or maybe there isn’t and you’re ready to do something about it. You’ve set out on the journey of becoming an Appreneur but this lingering question is still unanswered – is my mobile app idea good? We’re here to answer that for you with a few simple things you should consider before jumping head first into development. Have you determined your niche? Just like any business, your app needs to target a specific niche in…
crowdfunding for small business

Crowdfunding for small business: How to secure funding

When you hear the word crowdfunding your mind might immediately think of the campaigns people post on Facebook to help with their college books or spring break plane ticket. But, believe it or not, there are other ways to raise money for your small business other than posting a link on Facebook. Reward, debt, donation, and equity are four types of crowdfunding and each has its own set of benefits to bring to your company’s situation. Discovering the pros and…