Small business woes – How can they succeed?

September 19th, 2020

Starting your own business can be a heady rush of excitement and hard work. Unfortunately though, despite the initial optimism and dedication, some small businesses do not achieve financial success. In fact a number of businesses fail in the first year. What challenges do small businesses face? Hurdles to success Financial stress starts creating a [...]


Keeping the Peace! How to solve conflicts in business.

September 15th, 2020

It can start out small. A customer is dissatisfied about some aspect of the service or product that they have received and asks to speak to a manager. The manager outlines the store policy and directs his employee to ensure that the guidelines set are followed by the customer. So what could go wrong? Sadly [...]


Shopping online – watch out for these dangers!

September 12th, 2020

The lure of shopping online has certainly increased with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic!  Some consumers were more cautious about shopping inside a store especially if they had underlying health conditions or were elderly. What about those with no credit card? Since some merchants realized that there were persons who wanted to shop online [...]


Consumers – navigating shopping in the new normal

August 25th, 2020

Shopping has always been a relaxing experience for me. It was more than just spending money, I enjoyed the interactions with the other customers and sales clerks, browsing aisles and identifying things that I would love to afford one day. Then there were those hidden gems, items  that you were not really going to buy [...]


Beware of email scams- How to protect yourself!

August 21st, 2020

At the risk of revealing my age, I remember when letters were the main source of communication and often it took weeks for them to arrive to their destination. Fast forward to our current reality and emails are among the easiest and quickest ways to send lengthy texts and documents around the world. Now with [...]


Online Presence – How companies make their digital footprint stronger!

August 13th, 2020

The main thrust now more than ever is for for all companies to strengthen their online presence.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic, more consumers want to have less interactions face to face. This means that they are more likely to surf the Internet looking for goods or services than visit a physical building.  Therefore, it is [...]