Catch Up On Your Summer Business Reading: July 2014 Recap

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July Blog RecapWe know, you took our advice last month to get out of the office and use some of the slower summer months to relax and refresh in preparation for a busy fall. Good for you! But now you’re realizing that you missed all the great content we shared on the blog this month, right?

Well, don’t worry – we have you covered with a roundup of this month’s top blog posts. From helping you make decisions about technology to tips for managing your team to a look at the absolute best places to own a small business, we had a wide variety of resources on the blog this month.

In case you missed it, here are July’s most popular blog posts:

State of the Nation



Which States Are The Friendliest Towards Small Business?
Owning and running a small business is no small feat; no one can argue that. But, some states are taking steps to making things a just a little bit easier for small business owners. We took a look at which states are the friendliest towards small business. How did your state rank? Check out the blog post and accompanying infographic here.

Business Growth



9 Ways To 'Growth Hack" Your Small Business Growth
The term “growth-hack” is very common jargon in the online marketing world, but if you’ve never heard the term or have no clue what it means, you’re not alone. A growth hack is simply an easier, more efficient way to grow your business aka a small business owner’s dream! We put together nine ways that you can ‘growth hack’ your small business growth in this post.

Technology



9 Questions To Decide If Your Business Needs A Mobile App
Now-a-days, it seems like there is a mobile app for just about everything. And in a world where mobile devices have finally outpaced the use of PCs, there’s no denying that your small business needs a mobile presence. But there is a significant difference between a mobile-responsive website and a mobile application. Before you commit to building out an app, read the nine questions you need to answer to determine if you really need one here.

Employee Management



10 Tips For Handling Generational Gap Conflicts In The Office
For as long as there have been work environments, there have been generational gap issues. Experienced employees often have a “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality, where newer employees usually look for ways to innovate or streamline processes and workflows. Often this can leave the older employees feeling like the younger ones are trying to rock the boat; while, alternatively, the younger employees may feel like the older ones are stuck in their ways and holding the company back. And, technology can often exacerbate the situation. As a manager, how can you mediate the situation and get everyone, regardless of age, on board and working together for the better of your business? We have 10 tips for bridging the generation gap in this post.

Work-Life Balance



7 Practical, Very Do-Able Ways To De-stress While Running A Business
Ok, maybe you weren’t fortunate enough to be able to get away for some rest and relaxation this summer. But just because you aren’t laying on a beach somewhere doesn’t mean that you can’t take some steps to de-stress while running your business. Be sure to check out our ‘7 Practical, Very Do-Able Ways To De-stress’ post here.


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