5 Most Common Misconceptions Small Businesses Have About SEO

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in SEO [ 0 Comments ]

5 Common SEO MisconceptionsSEO best practices change faster and more often than models at a fashion show. As a result, it’s difficult for small business owners to keep their SEO programs on track, and dangerous not to. At best, SEO campaigns based on misconceptions yield no results; at worst, they produce negative results – i.e., lowering organic search visibility.

Here are five of the most common SEO misconceptions.… Read More





Upcoming Travel? 5 Tips to Get Work Done While on the Road

Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

Jul14If your job requires you to travel, you probably know how challenging it is to get much accomplished between boarding flights, attending conferences and meetings and getting much-needed sleep. The hassle of traveling combined with work stress can make business trips very taxing. Recent research from the CWT Travel Solutions Group tells us that an employee traveling for work can lose up to 6.9 hours … Read More





Boom or Bust: Keeping One Step Ahead In The World of Retail

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, POS Systems, Retail [ 0 Comments ]

How to Stay One Step Ahead in RetailYou need an edge in business. Most of the time, you’re flying blind. You wonder how it is that everyone around you is doing so well while you feel like you’re on shaky ground. The truth is that your competitors aren’t really all that well off either. They’re just keeping up appearances. Here’s how to ditch the status quo, stay one step ahead, and actually … Read More





5 Important Lessons to Teach Your Sales Staff

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]

5 Important Lessons to Teach Your Sales TeamOne challenge for sales managers is making the transition from being an individual sales contributor to being responsible for the performance of other sales people. If the sales people on your team are less experienced or less skilled than you, there might be a learning curve. One of the most crucial roles for a sales manager is to lead by example and constantly teach, train … Read More





The Perfect Cold-Calling Email

Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]

The Perfect Cold Call EmailID-100152158 (1)Cold-calling emails can be tough to write, and it’s disheartening getting lack-luster results after spending hours writing and sending. However, when written well, “cold emails” are definitely an effective form of networking. Here are some tips to writing the perfect cold-call email that will get you the responses you’re looking for.

Have a clear subject

Writing a clear email subject is always important, but it’s … Read More





5 Ways to Learn About Business Finance Without Getting a Degree

Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Business Financing [ 0 Comments ]

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5 Ways to Learn About Business Finance Without Getting a Degree
In today’s world of technology and instant information, learning about any subject isn’t impossible — this includes the seemingly opaque world finance. Sure, going to college and earning a piece of paper that proves your financial foundation is always an option, but you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on tuition to become the next financial guru.

With that said, here are five ways … Read More





Corporate Retreats – Are They Worth the Fuss?

Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management [ 0 Comments ]

ID-100196301Corporate retreats have been endangered, especially after the AIG scandal in 2008, but has the time come for business travel to flourish once more? For a small to mid-sized company, the expenses of business retreats can be extensive. There’s the cost of the retreat itself – flights, venue, activities, food and drink – and then there’s the immeasurable loss of time. A day away from … Read More





How to Properly Mediate an Office Dispute

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

How to Properly Mediate an Office DisputeMost of the time, your team is able to work through problems and move on from a bad situation, but disputes happen occasionally. Here’s how you can mediate fairly when two or more employees are starting to fight.

Step 1: Let Them Try to Solve the Problem

You are their manager, not their babysitter, and you shouldn’t have to deal with every he-said, she-said spat … Read More





6 Great Ways Entrepreneurs Can Handle Stress

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Small Business Efficiency, Uncategorized [ 0 Comments ]

6 Great Ways Entrepreneurs Can Handle StressThere are many entrepreneurs – or people who want to be entrepreneurs – with great ideas. Unfortunately, oftentimes these could-be life changing ideas aren’t carried through because the entrepreneurs become paralyzed with indecision and discouraged when it comes time to actually plan and implement their ideas.

While recent studies show us that stress levels are lower than they’ve been in years, that doesn’t mean business … Read More





Visual Storytelling: Make Your Marketing Strategy Standout

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Branding, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]

ID-100184248The human brain processes images around 60,000 times faster than words (Tweet This!). Your brain works with sound and image, but never words. In today’s high paced advertising world, you want to maximize the amount you communicate to the skimming eye in the most memorable and eye catching form: images. Here are some brands that know how to tell a story visually and what … Read More