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 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 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 March 19, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Hiring [ 0 Comments ]
The interview process has many flaws. It requires candidates to come in and put on a show, and for those candidates that aren’t adept at putting on a performance and bragging about themselves, it can be especially difficult to live up to these expectations. Rather than seeing candidates like this as unmotivated or inherently flawed, hiring managers need to recognize that this is actually an … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on December 3, 2013 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Business Travel, Startups [ 0 Comments ]
Choosing to outsource all or part of your business is a big step – and what is acceptable for other business cultures is essential for success in doing so. You probably know how important it is to learn customs when traveling for business, such as giving and receiving business cards with both hands when visiting Southeast Asian countries.
However, even if you never meet your … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on December 21, 2012 in Business Etiquette [ 0 Comments ]
Ask any successful business owner who their first client was. Chances are, they can tell you; and many will even boast that they still serve that client, years or even decades after they first opened shop. Long-term client relationships fuel small businesses, in large part because it’s cheaper to retain clients than to invest in marketing to find new clients.
But there’s more do it … Read More
Posted by Jessica Sanders on May 14, 2012 in Business Etiquette, Small Business Efficiency [ 0 Comments ]
When doing business internationally, communication becomes critical. In a situation where you can’t meet in your office once a week, phone and online meetings become vital to sustaining the relationship and keeping the flow of communication open.
However, the chance for a communication mishap increases in doing business over-seas. Cultural differences can be a barrier and a hindrance. To avoid any unwanted business catastrophes, utilize … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on January 25, 2012 in Business Etiquette [ 1 Comment ]
Professionally I interact with a lot of different types of people from young entrepreneurs and budding professionals to seasoned creatives and experienced venture capitalists. I’ve noticed that one common thread of success (or lack thereof) is the follow-through.
At the end of our first or second call, it goes … Read More
Posted by Jessica Sanders on January 16, 2012 in Business Etiquette [ 0 Comments ]
In a business world that relies heavily on e-mails and phone calls, you may need a refresher course on what is necessary and appropriate for in person meetings. Interested in how your etiquette currently stacks up? Take a stab a Miss Business Etiquette’s Quiz.
Regardless of how often you find yourself in a business meeting setting, keeping with proper business etiquette is always important.… Read More
Posted by Rachel Hyun Kim on December 20, 2011 in Business Etiquette [ 0 Comments ]
Giving a gift to a boss can become a tricky situation if not handled properly. The wrong gift or present can send the wrong message or even insult your employer. However, this problem can be safely defused with a thoughtful, well-timed present. Therefore, it is important to spend a considerable amount of time picking the best gift possible.
What Presents to Avoid
It may be … Read More