Posted by Megan Totka on July 22, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
If 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
Posted by Guest Author on July 15, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, POS Systems, Retail [ 0 Comments ]
You 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
Posted by Guest Author on July 8, 2014 in Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]
One 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
Posted by Resource Nation on June 24, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]
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
Posted by Guest Author on June 17, 2014 in Business Financing [ 0 Comments ]
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
Posted by Guest Author on June 3, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management [ 0 Comments ]
Corporate 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
Posted by Guest Author on May 27, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
Most 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
Posted by Megan Totka on May 20, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Small Business Efficiency, Uncategorized [ 0 Comments ]
There 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
Posted by Guest Author on May 13, 2014 in Branding, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
The 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
Posted by Guest Author on May 6, 2014 in VoIP [ 0 Comments ]
While a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone isn’t a completely new thing, it has made a huge difference in the business world within the past two to three years. In fact, today, there are 16 million people and businesses using this kind of technology (Tweet This!).
By converting the standard audio into a digital format that is transferred via the Internet, VoIP technology … Read More