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Conference calls are a necessary evil for most entrepreneurs. Email is a remarkably efficient mode of communication, but it lacks the conversational nature of a conference call. Individual discussions would be better, but at the same time, you need to have everyone contributing at once for the most ideally productive discussion.
As fast as the business world is moving these days, it can feel impossible to stay up to date on the latest trends – especially when you’re a solo practitioner or small business owner. What you need is a plan of attack for staying current. 4 Tricks for Staying Current If you aren’t careful, a new trend or sweeping change can come through and make you irrelevant in a matter of weeks.
The immensely competitive market and the need to keep overhead costs at a minimum are affecting the way businesses operate on the market today. Business owners are forced to be more creative when it comes to maintaining smooth operations. Some rely on technology to help streamline their operations, while others turn to third-party services and outsourcing.
As a business owner, you understand that the potential for property damage exists. You have an emergency plan for handling natural disasters like an earthquake, but there are other situations you might not be fully prepared for: fire, parking lot damage, or having adequate food storage. Having an umbrella liability insurance policy is smart, but it won’t prepare you for an emergency.
Every entrepreneur has doubts about their ability to make it big, be a success, and change the world, but self-doubt is the troll under the bridge that will keep you from even trying. In his inspirational book The Light in the Heart, Roy T. Bennett shares, “Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision.
A few days ago, when you were desperately surfing through the websites of the major travel agencies, you must have thought that you should book a vacation instantly for enjoying a holiday within your budget to any part of the world. However, when your heart lies in the USA and you crave to set foot in the States to explore the modern yet subtle beauty of the leading country o ...
It’s hard to find the right gift for the bike riding, mustache swaging, muscle blowing manly man in your life. Sure, the appetite of a usual human male specimen can be satisfied with a nice watch, a new trendy gadget, and sometimes with a hoodie or a customized mug. But we are not talking about the everyday joe, these items don’t cut for the hairy, barrel chested masculine in ...
Webinars are a highly effective mode of communication in the business world. The webinar mode is also rising in popularity. Most startups and even investors hold webinars for various reasons. The success of a webinar will depend on how well the presentation goes. Considering that webinars are a rather powerful tool for engaging clients and investors alike, all businesses are ...
If you want to get the most out of your content marketing efforts, you need to optimize your content for search engines, choosing target keywords and producing qualities that search engine crawlers deem authoritative. However, you also need to write content that’s appealing to your target audience, so they think more highly of your brand and are more likely to buy your products.
An increasing number of people are working from home, but home offices are notoriously distracting – unless you engineer them for productivity. There are endless tools, apps, and pieces of technology that can help keep you on task. If you work from home, consider adopting these 4 strategies to improve your work environment.
Most MBA students genuinely want to do what’s morally right, but any business leader can be led astray if they haven’t been firmly rooted in ethical principles. Faith-based MBA programs, such as Excelsia College’s online Master of Business Administration, do more than tack on an ethics course to an otherwise win-at-any-cost approach to business.
At one point or another, you may decide to expand or diversify your business operations. There are many ways to ‘branch out’, including utilizing your human resources more effectively, automating operations, using cloud-computing technology and specialized software, etc. Often, these changes require capital investment.
Starting out in business is tough. If you’ve never been in business before and haven’t run a company as the CEO, then you’re stepping into unfamiliar territory. Rather than hiring a life coach, entrepreneurs are turning to business consultants who have experience starting successful companies or who are at least proficient at marketing to help make one successful.
Video is the hottest digital marketing trend right now. If your content marketing plan does not include making videos, then your brand is at risk of losing out to a competitor. Web users are highly visually oriented now more than ever. So they need to see diverse content, especially video. It’s not like the nineties when it took hours to load a 3-minute video.
In the past few years, you likely have heard someone arguing online in favor for more security or in favor of maintaining privacy. It is a debate that is not just among everyday users but can be found in executive board rooms and the halls of congress and parliament. Across political lines, the both security and privacy are enshrined, but it would seem the perception to many ...