There are some of us that just love to talk. On the phone, on the subway, in the dry cleaners line. And that’s fabulous. They probably have no trouble walking into a hotel meeting room full of strangers and hawking their wares. But when you need to network for a small business, you might be less than excited to pack up your business cards and work the room. Still, connecting with people live (yes, it’s still done) is a great way to make new contacts, get some advice, and generate leads. How to Network for a Small Business

Here are some tips to help you network for a small business :

One challenge for job seekers, especially young ones, is lacking the experience that employers want. It’s a common frustration of a circular problem: without the experience I can’t get a job, without the job I can’t get experience. One solution is to find pro bono or volunteer work that also builds skills you can add to your resume. volunteer work

Here are some volunteer work ideas that can boost your experience:

Let’s face it, even the largest companies are smart about how they spend money, and try to keep expenses in check. But there’s a difference between being Coca-Cola and being a new business. You can grow your top line, but to have a great bottom line, you need to keep costs down. So how to run your business on a budget but still get the job done? business on a budget

Here are tips for running your business on a budget:

When you’re looking for a new job, it’s natural to focus on the early steps – fixing your resume, signing up with staffing agencies, searching for job opportunities on career websites. And that is where you should start. But once you’ve gotten interest from potential employers, impressed them with your interview skills and started talking salary . . . don’t forget a crucial step, which is when they ask to contact people who can vouch for you. To get great references means you need to do your homework, have strong relationships and be organized. get great references

Here are tips to help you get great references:

We get it. You’re trying to find a new job, you’re on LinkedIn, you’re tapping your networks, and you’re rewriting your resumes. Lots of balls in the air, and you’re only one person. But if getting hired is a priority, we want to point you away from some of the worst resume mistakes that could keep you out of the running. worst resume mistakes

Here are some of the worst resume mistakes to watch out for:

Most of us recycle, and are mindful of wasting water or using Styrofoam, or other environmentally-conscious things. But that’s usually on an individual level, in our homes. While we might remember to recycle printed documents, sometimes there aren’t many more eco-friendly activities during the work day. But if you are committed, and creative, you can find a lot of little ways to make the corporate carbon footprint a bit smaller. eco-friendly office

Here are ways to create an eco-friendly office:

The Internet. Smart phones. Text messages. Email. We have so many ways to communicate, get information, be organized – but sometimes this just feels overwhelming, not streamlined. If you find yourself longing for the days of a rotary phone and carbon copies – don’t despair. You may just need to find a way to organize your day for better time management at work. better time management

We suggest these tips for better time management and a more efficient workday:

We can’t avoid the team meeting, the one-on-one feedback session, or the companywide annual call. We’re humans, and we like to interact. Business meetings are simply a fact of American corporate life. But they also can easily disintegrate into unfocused, undisciplined wastes of time. How do you make sure that you run an effective meeting that is worth its conference room hour? Run an Effective Meeting

Here are tips on how to run an effective meeting: