Author: Sheryl Nelson

Business Administration, December 2021, Expert Advice

Business Licensing Compliance for the Small- and Medium-Sized Business

As a small business owner, you wear many hats. When it comes to running your business, demands on your time are never-ending, and sometimes behind-the-scenes business administration responsibilities get pushed aside or fall through the cracks. There are many areas of business administration where you really can’t afford to make mistakes if your business is going to be successful, and compliance is at the top of the list. Maintaining compliance…

Business Administration, Expert Advice, November 2021

What’s in a Name?

Branding experts would say the name you choose for your company means “everything” — and, in at least one author’s opinion, choosing the wrong name can make or break a company.  Your company’s brand is its identity. It reflects who your company is and what your company stands for, and it’s how customers will come to know you.  Choosing the perfect name isn’t easy. As a business owner, you probably…

October 2021, Business Administration, Expert Advice

Will It Be Trick or Treat at Your Business?

Halloween is just around the corner, so what better time to share a few horror stories, right? As a youngster, I remember staying up late telling horror stories with friends while camping in one of our backyards, using a flashlight to illuminate only the storyteller’s face. It was a frightful but fun and adventurous time.  Unfortunately, most of the horror stories I hear these days involve small businesses. While I…

September 2021, Business Administration, Expert Advice

Have You Done a Wellness Check ON Your Business?

Wellness well·​ness | \ ˈwel-nəs \ : the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal This is the definition of “wellness,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For many of us, the term “wellness” calls to mind our well-being as humans. That is, the health of our mind, body and soul — whether it be of ourselves personally, our friends and family, our employees or, as highly publicized…

August 2021, Business Administration, Expert Advice

Taking Care of Your Business with a Little Preventive Maintenance

If you’re like me, taking care of routine maintenance on your car is at the bottom of your list of favorite things to do.  Changing the oil, rotating the tires, checking the systems. I grumble a little bit every time I have to take my car in for preventive maintenance because it’s an inconvenience and an unwelcome disruption in my day. But when I hear myself whining, I remind myself…