Posts Tagged“business”

Is your business offering consumers the opportunity to browse for and buy goods and services online? If the answer is no, your company is missing out some golden opportunities to not only increase your revenue stream, but also spread your brand’s word. That said some business owners are shy about getting involved with Ecommerce, fearing it may be too much for them to take on. As it turns out, a well-run Ecommerce operation can be beneficial to your business in terms of both brand recognition and additional income to what you are already bringing in. So, are you ready to…

2016 has been an unusually bleak year. The U.S. presidential election showed the political fissures within the Republican and Democratic parties, and Trump’s shocking win has divided the country. On one side you have supporters chanting “Make America Great Again,” and on the other you have activists marching with signs that read “Dump Trump,” and other colorful slogans. What does this vitriolic political climate mean for small business? Well, it depends on your customer base. Should your business take a political stance, or should you keep mum until you’re called out onto the floor? Will the political stance your company…

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Staff training is an important part of building a strong team, especially with the abundance of new and changing technology in the work place such as video conferencing for large groups with BlueJeans software. But training remote teams is a little more difficult if you can’t be in the same room as them, especially if you need to train large groups of people all at once. Yet their training is more important as they will need to work independently rather than in an office with a supervisor and surrounded by people. You also don’t want to be repeating yourself over…

A board of directors reviews and discusses some of the most sensitive information that any organization has, whether it’s loan approvals, Merger & Acquisition plans, or reviews of the executives. However, as some of the most senior members of the organization, they are busy juggling multiple responsibilities and many are either too busy to worry excessively about issues like security or assume that they can rely on the IT department to guarantee the confidentiality of sensitive documents. Unfortunately, security doesn’t quite work that way; breaches are often the result of human error, such as opening email attachments on public WiFi…

ORM, or online reputation management, is a strategic process whereby your reputation is monitored at all time, with the goal of making sure negative comments are pushed down the search engine results, and positive comments are pushed up. The rate of growth in demand for the services of a good online reputation management company is one in the fastest in the world. In fact, between 2009 and 2010 alone, there was a 40% growth in the market, being valued at around $200 million.

By knowing things like the overall economy, what products and services are selling best, and how companies here and abroad are best-serving customers, you and your team can benefit. Most importantly, your customers will ultimately be the winners from the improved service you provide them. With that being the case, having a more in-tune staff can be one of the goals you shoot for in 2017. If you’re ready to find some public speakers to address your staff, finding those with knowledge of what is going on in the world is a great place to start.

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When running a business, you have to go above and beyond what competitors do in order to outdo your competition. So, as 2016 closes and 2017 dawns, can you say that you have done all you could have over the last 12 months to be the best? If not, you could be putting your brand at a sizeable disadvantage in the coming months. In the event that occurs, will you be able to survive the New Year when all is said and done? For those in the business of transporting consumers or letting them in actuality transport themselves, timing is…

One of the biggest challenges of working for yourself is resisting distractions. It is very easy to become distracted, and then the work doesn’t get done, Every minute spent on distractions is a minute away from what’s really important: producing excellent work, meeting deadlines, acquiring new clients, improving your cash flow, and just generally running your business. In isolation, each of these five tips can help move the needle. Together, they could just turn you into a production machine.

It’s called “crowdfunding.” It refers to creating a campaign online to raise money. It reverses the usual way to raise money. Instead of soliciting big donations from a few select investors, it appeals to average people, your friends and contacts, for whatever amounts they can contribute. Why raise money through crowdfunding? It began as a way to raise money for businesses, a way a startup might use an online app to raise money for equipment, legal costs, furniture, or other capital assets or expenditures. You create a funding campaign and distribute it to your social network friends, urging them to…