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Marketing has become increasingly important to the bottom line of a business. The more effective a marketing strategy is, the greater chances organizations have of increasing their profits and building their audiences. Yet with the increase in startups launched every year and the continuing discoveries of new marketing mediums, standing out from the competition means going beyond the basics. Through the implementation of unique concepts such as these to be discussed below, small businesses have an increased opportunity to stand out  and beat out the competition. Record Live Social media platforms have created a more personal approach and platform for…

Are you eager to grow your client base and spread the word regarding your services and products? Are you wondering if you even need to bother with marketing programs when you’re on a shoestring budget? The answer is yes. It’s riskier financially for businesses not to market. Also, there are so many ideas for marketing that are truly cost-effective and ready for you to use in order to increase your revenue. Here are a few. Talk to Clients It’s astounding how much money can be spent in the effort to gather market information and to attract new clients when there…

Back when I was studying business at university here in Portland, Oregon, we were handed an assignment to study a successful business person that you would like to have as a mentor were it possible. The idea was that we dug deep into someone’s story in order to see how they achieved what they had achieved. I decided to choose local Portland, Oregon businessman Arnon Dror, a highly successful man and, as I later found out, a Boston Celtics fan like myself, he was the perfect candidate. Some years later I was fortunate to meet Arnon at a business conference…

As you continue to operate your small business, are there red flags popping up? From tough times with your finances to customers complaining, it can be rough making a go of it. That said you may well discover that you need to hit the reset button. So, does your small business need a jump start? Turning Things Around Before it is Too Late In your efforts to get things turned around before it is too late, start by looking at your money situation. For instance, has your small business been spending too much time in the red in recent times? If it…

There are a number of tax advantages accrued to owning a rental real estate. It turns out, many investors don’t understand the tax advantages, such as real estate depreciation. The term real estate depreciation will rarely miss out on real estate investing discussions. What is real estate depreciation? Real estate depreciation refers to an income tax deduction due to depreciation on the value of a property. Essentially, depreciation reduces the amount of income tax paid by a real estate investor. Why is it commonly referred to as “phantom” expense? Well, there is no physical check written hence the term. Investors…

Any business owner who has had to tackle the issue of data management will likely tell you just how big of an investment it can be to try to handle the servers from within the company. Not only do you need to train IT specialists, but you will also need to procure the equipment necessary to keep the servers running. If something goes wrong, the people working in the IT department will dictate whether or not the servers go down and for how long. It can be a nightmare to set up – especially if your business is just starting…

TitleCard Capital confirms that family offices began with The Rockefeller family office that was founded in 1882  managing some US$43 billion in assets for a range of families, individuals and global institutions. But what exactly is a family office, For a smaller family whose main asset is a family business, the family office may simply be a personal assistant who, as well as dealing with business administration, assists family members with more domestic matters such as paying the cleaner and gardener, and making travel arrangements. At the other end of the scale, a wealthy family   may have a family office…

To some a positive and fun working culture is something which brings the very best out of their team, and to others with a more traditional view, the idea of a positive and fun culture is something which they believe does great damage to businesses. The evidence as to which is the most accurate point of view however would point to the former and with companies like Best Version Media around, it is easy to see the positive impact that such a culture can have on staff happiness and business success. Best version Media is a company that creates and…

The key to any successful sales team is a strong driving force behind it which inspires and motivates them to be at their best at all times. I run a sales business here in Southington, Hartford, CT along with my partner Michael Giuffrida who always says that hiring a great sales manager is vitally important to the success of the business. Beyond hiring the right person for the job, you must be able to keep this key team member happy and valued, in order to get the most out of your sales team. To make sure that you get this…

The key to any successful sales team is a strong driving force behind it which inspires and motivates them to be at their best at all times. As my good friend and business owner Dayanna Volitich says, hiring a great sales manager therefore is vitally important to the success of your business and beyond hiring the right person for the job, you must be able to keep this key team member happy and valued, in order to get the most out of your sales team. To make sure that you get this process right, here is how you can hire…