8 Ways Office Furniture Can Improve Productivity

~by Adam Robertson~ .The link between quality office furniture and productivity is an interesting topic of study. Research shows that employees spend 15% more time in offices with windows than in windowless suites. It’s also shown that having a screen around could raise productivity by up to 50%. On average, employees spend up to 4.3 hours a week looking for documents, which presents us with just how critical it is to have the most appropriate and best quality office furniture. Office furniture covers seating, lying, entertainment, tables, storage, and sets. How Can Office Furniture Improve Productivity? 1. It Provides Comfort

Why Overnight Success Never Is: The Truth

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ There is a myth out there that some businesses are an overnight success. You know, they suddenly become legends in their own time. A few I can think of are Periscope, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Yes. They are fantastically successful companies now, but they were tiny companies at one point.  It took years for each of those companies to achieve anywhere near the level of success that they are at now. It took years. In fact, I am an entrepreneur with several businesses, and I will tell you that we are two years in on two

The Difference Between Marketing and Sales

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ The terms marketing and sales are often used interchangeably, yet they are two separate things. Sales people are called marketers by almost everyone. While the two work synergistically, there is a difference. Simply put, when you are marketing, your goal is to generate leads. When you are selling, your goal is to convert the leads into purchases. People seem to think sales is scary or sleazy, or both. (Think slimy used car salesmen who will sell anything that rolls, even if coat hangers and duct tape are under the hood.)  The reality is most sales people

How to Effectively Engage in Facebook Groups for Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Facebook groups are one of the current darlings for getting business through social media. Done correctly, you can bring in a good number of clients and build an amazing business network around them. For the most part, you can work your own hours and have a very flexible schedule that will allow you to manage things like taking care of a growing family. The downside of Facebook Groups is that you have to post in them manually. Or let me say this correctly. You can automate posts into groups that you own, but you can’t

Want Thrilled Customers? Under Promise and Over Deliver

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the easiest tips for keeping clients and customers happy is to under promise and over deliver. What I mean by that is very, very simple.  If you tell a client that a project is going to be done by a particular date, then ensure you make that date. Preferably you’ll even be a few days early. Make sure that you pad some extra time into the schedule in case something unforeseen happens. Do not take a page out of the play books of so many others, and promise what you THINK someone wants to

3 Simple Ways for Business Owners to Save Precious Time

~by Annabelle Smyth~ . Running a business ain’t easy. In today’s business environment there are more distractions than ever and there is so much information available, that it’s easy to get caught up in tasks that are a waste of time. Additionally, as small businesses continue to grow, more and more falls onto your plate, and it can be overwhelming. So, business owners, let’s make it simple. Here are three very simple ways to streamline your workload and free up more of your time to actually make great business decisions. Use a Managed Web-Hosting Service You already have a great

7 Ways Email Marketing Can Improve Your Business

~by Ashley Andrews~ . You’ve probably heard that email marketing can improve your business. However, while you may know the basics about email marketing, like how to use an opt-in box and use an auto-responder to send out a newsletter, you may not know how it can improve your business. For email marketing to be an effective way to improve your business, you first need to have three things in place:   1. At least one attractive offer on your website. This could be your own product or an affiliate product. 2. An opt-in page to capture visitors names and

Being an Entrepreneur is Scary. How Do You Overcome Your Fears?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ As an entrepreneur, you take a risk, you put yourself out there for the world to see and hope things work out. It’s not always easy. So how do you overcome your fears? My family depends on me to make a decent living to be able to support them. I need to pay mortgage, school tuition, food, utilities, insurance and all the other costs of having an active and busy family. Some days, it leaves a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach and my knees knock in fear.  How do I overcome the fear

What to do Before You Leave Your Corporate Gig

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ So you want to leave your corporate gig to start your own business, but you’re afraid to cut the ties. How do you stop thinking and start acting? Many times, when we are working for someone else, we want to do something else. That may be to make a difference, make more money, control our hours, have more flexibility or a thousand and one other reasons.  The reality is there is a list of things you can do before you leave your corporate job to help your business get up and running before you get started.

Entrepreneur Interview – Roxanne Robinson

Roxanne Robinson is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She has a radio show on BlogTalk called Kingdom Girl, and she writes many articles. Roxanne is motivated by her passion to ensure that every woman and girl knows their purpose. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? RoxanneBrownRobinson Ministries dba Kingdom Girl. We help women entrepreneurs cast their vision and write their mission statements. 2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see? I found that I had a burden for women who needed