Become a Market Leader

Become a Market Leader

URLEmail Competition is very tough in almost any market. Add some volatility of market conditions influenced by politics, tough economy, and other critical factors, and you’ve got one pile of mess to take care of in business-that is, in case you don’t have the right type of plan having the appropriate strategies to execute it. But should businesses wait out better market conditions before making any important decisions in investments as well as expansion? Multi-award winning business leaders take into account a “wait and see” approach that a few big businesses make to be counter-intuitive. Within the distinguished international business

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

URLEmail I recently started a business. I have already been researching information and asking questions for years so I am comfortable to a certain extent going forward but just not satisfied. Besides I am an old fart who knows just enough to know that he never knows enough that he shouldn’t want to learn more from others and get their insight. I signed up for a class titled, “How To Start Your Own Business”, I went into the class to find out what I didn’t know. A surprising realization was how much I actually do know! But I digress, in

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

URLEmail I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister and her husband are buying. My mom owned her own salon. My brother has owned businesses, my husband has owned businesses…I think you are starting to get the picture. Our family holidays and dinners are all business chatter. Taxes, employees, customers, great years, bad

Motivating Your Employees to Get Involved in Strategic Planning

Featured Image- Motivating your employees to get involved in Strategic Planning

URLEmail It is vital these days for businesses of all sizes to plan ahead and have the right strategies in place in order to boost business success. Competition is stiff no matter what sector you are in, which means that developing effective strategies is vital. However, this is not something that you can do alone – you also need to try and get your employees on board to help with strategic planning and implementation. As all business owners know, your employees are the lifeblood of your company. With this in mind, it is important to involve them in the growth

What are the Best Ways to Build a Business Profile for Your Resume?

What are the best ways to build a business profile for your resume?

Did you know that hiring managers spend an average of six seconds to make the initial “fit” or “no fit” hiring decision when looking at resumes? With this kind of competition, you need to ensure you pass the screening process and get into the interview room, right? Try building a killer business profile for your resume. A good profile is like putting an elevator in a ten-story building that helps the hiring manager to get to where they want to go quickly. A hard-hitting profile is packed with your most sought-after skills and expertise.  The following sections are essential for

Aiming at Forever: Long-term Plans to Grow Your Business

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Running a business is a world fraught with perils, and if you don’t tread carefully, you’re likely to be in deep water at best, and bankrupt at worst. The key to powering well beyond those fragile first 18 months is to look at every single decision you make and assess whether or not that choice is a smart one for the long term. There are many ways you can improve and grow your business temporarily, but if you’re not making choices in light of your future hopes and goals, they are likely not the right choices. Revamp That Business Plan

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

Getting clients and customers in business is the holy grail of growing your income. And I hear the cry daily of “I need more customers” from people, and they always want more ideas for how to get more customers in their businesses.   With that idea in mind, I decided to create a list with a ton of different ways to get customers or clients in business. Now, I’m not encouraging you to use every single one of these. The trick is to find the few that really work for you.  1. Direct Mailing. I’ve heard some say that they

Why Every Business Needs a Good PR Campaign

Why Every Business Needs a Good PR Campaign

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Entrepreneurs often think their company is too small to worry about creating a public relations (PR) campaign, but the truth is, every business should have one. Big or small, PR opportunities are advantageous for all businesses. Here are some reasons why. It’s Often Free You may not have the advertising budget that some of your competitors enjoy, but many PR opportunities come in the from of volunteering at a charity or encouraging employees to generate donations for them. This costs your company nothing, but can get you mentioned in the local newspaper, on the radio and

7 Ways a Sharing Economy Can Help Your Business Save or Make Money

7 Ways a Sharing Economy Can Help Your Business Save or Make Money

According to a recent study, the sharing economy is growing exponentially. This is the economy created by organizations like eBay and Airbnb. Increasingly, individuals and businesses are cutting out the middle man and dealing with each other directly. We’re exchanging and sharing resources, either for a fee or a reciprocal resource. The benefits to businesses are huge. There’s vast potential for saving money and generating new streams of revenue. Here are just some of the ways the sharing economy can help your business: 1. Save or Make Money Through Office Space Big companies have unused office space. Smaller companies can’t

4 Tips to Make Your Business Travel More Manageable, Enjoyable and Stress-free

~by Eileen O’Shanassy~ . Traveling for business can be a great way to meet with clients, coworkers and other people in your field. Though a lot of productive tasks can be completed while traveling for work, it can also be a stressful time with a lot of lost business hours. Fortunately, there are several tips below to make sure your next business trip is more manageable and better organized.  Be Organized Prior to going on any business trip, it is very important to be organized. You should ensure you have your itinerary booked in advance and outlined according to events