3 Tips for How Entrepreneurs Can Stay Organized

From early stage startups to established SMBs, running a business means juggling projects and keeping everything on track. This compiled list of advice for entrepreneurs on business organization strategies useful tools to help every employee organize their thoughts and perform better at work. Tip #1 – Use Project management/ERP software to plan for resources and expenses: While brainstorming sessions and ...

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6 Tools to Make Life Easier for Small Business Owners

There are a few basic essential tools that you should already have as a small business owner. An online e-mail marketing tool, like MailChimp. High-speed Internet – or even better, fiber-optic Internet – so you don’t have to hassle with delays and buffering. Personal cloud storage, like Dropbox. But don’t you wish there was one tool that could do it ...

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Should Your Business Cloud Commute?

Think about this. There’s a growing amount of workers in this country trading in the bumper-to-bumper traffic of their commute, the bad company coffee and annoying impromptu meetings – for their home offices. According to Flexjobs.com, the number of workers who telecommute has increased by over 60% since 2005. Flexible work schedules have risen in popularity as well, with over ...

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Why Your Business Should Be On Pinterest

In early November, Business Insider reported that Pinterest is now the fastest growing social media platform for content sharing; now, if you had told me this when my sister first nagged me into looking at her page a few years back, I would have laughed. She’s a heavy duty crafter and seamstress extraordinaire, and I was definitely skeptical as quilting ...

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Corporate Irresponsibility: When Arrogance Trumps Humility and Respect for Consumers

As a CEO and an entrepreneur, I know that humility is both a necessity and a prerequisite for effective leadership. When companies ignore this principle, when they overlook potentially damaging information and dismiss criticism from their own consumers, they – the executives, attorneys, marketers and salespeople who make key decisions for a business – destroy themselves. They eliminate trust between ...

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Three Ways to Motivate Other Companies to Sell Your Product

Every business – despite size and scope – strives to profit from the respective products or services it offers to the market. While an organization may have a solid marketing plan in place and a second-to-none sales team, building solid relationships with other businesses and incorporating them into the sales strategy is an important way to further your chances of ...

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A Unique Approach to Great Customer Service

With so many channels available to interact with customers, there’s really no excuse for any business today not to provide consistently great customer service. Of course, there will always be unhappy customers to contend with, but there is no reason these customers should stay unhappy for long – or at least feel they aren’t being heard. Companies that have earned ...

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Communicate to Success: The Necessity of Sound Messaging

CEOs have so many roles and responsibilities, punctuated by different styles of leadership and equally divergent beliefs about everything from enhancing productivity and building employee morale to sales and product development. But this diversity is, while a positive example of the richness of humanity, almost beside the point — in one critical regard: The ability to communicate. For, it does ...

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Tips for Managing Small Business Inventory This Holiday Season

  In 2012, American consumers spent $580 billion during the holiday shopping season. Holiday spending has been on the rebound since the economy began recovering—and this year, the trend is expected to continue. As a small business owner, it’s extremely important to be prepared. Ensuring you have all the necessary inventory on hand and that your shipping procedures and marketing ...

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Forget Happy Hours and Office Slides: What It’s Really Like Being a Millennial in a Startup

Last year, Forbes posted an article entitled, Silicon Valley: Work-Life Balance Is For Losers, Not Closers, which pretty much sums up Silicon Valley startup culture. The hours may be brutal, but the payoff is the chance to be part of a company that solves a problem that has never been tackled before, and millennials are lining up for the opportunity. ...

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