Tuesday, May 28

Tag: business

How to Plan for the Next 5 Years to Achieve your Goal – Mike Templeman
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How to Plan for the Next 5 Years to Achieve your Goal – Mike Templeman

Where do you see yourself in five years? Will you be a workaholic on Wall Street, living the simple life in America’s heartland or will you be a successful entrepreneur with a million-dollar business? If you are reading this article, I am guessing your answer is the latter. While trendy strategies come and go, there is no substitute for classic goal setting. Here are a few tried-and-true tactics to propel your business to success. (more…)
How I Used Social Media to Save My Business and Build My Brand – Matt Sweetwood
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How I Used Social Media to Save My Business and Build My Brand – Matt Sweetwood

It was 2007 and our business was in trouble. Unique Photo®, during the 20 previous years, had been one of the largest distributors of photographic supplies including film (35mm, 120/220, Polaroid, Kodak, Fujifilm, etc.), cameras, photo paper, chemistry, and accessories. At one time, we represented 5% of all rolls of film sold in the United States. Our customers were primarily small retail outlets such as camera stores, photo labs, tourist shops, pharmacies and professional photographers. They relied on us for low prices, quick delivery and stellar customer service. (more…)
5 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Team Culture- Peter Economy
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5 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Team Culture- Peter Economy

Employee teams are one of the best ways to get things done in any business. When you take a group of independently talented people and create a team in which they can merge their talents, not only will a remarkable amount of energy and creativity be released, but their performance, loyalty and engagement will be greatly improved. Here are five steps for building an extraordinary team culture: (more…)
8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring – Martin Zwilling
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8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring – Martin Zwilling

A few years ago, before the Internet was pervasive, before everyone carried a smartphone and before do-it-yourself software tools were available for free, it was difficult to reach a critical mass of new customers without spending a million dollars on a website, custom software and television advertising. Now you can match a big company with worldwide reach for a few thousand dollars. It’s a new age for aspiring entrepreneurs, where anyone with a dream or a hobby should be turning it into a business. The bad news is that many are already doing it, with competition growing, so the longer you wait, the less chance you have of getting there first. The good news is that most haven’t learned the new rules, so there is still room to surge ahead of the crowd. Here are some of the key new ...
One Question That Can Transform Your Business – Jayson DeMers
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One Question That Can Transform Your Business – Jayson DeMers

Entrepreneurship is all about finding answers. Your entire business is an answer to a common consumer problem, or need. Your business plan is a general answer to the most common questions investors and lenders ask regarding your viability and potential for growth. And when you look for new clients, you’ll be answering a barrage of their questions about what your business can do for them. But to grow your business to anything beyond a simple startup, you'll need to be the one asking the questions -- hard, critical questions. You'll need to force yourself to evaluate your operations objectively, thoroughly and maybe even harshly to find new answers that help drive the business forward. (more…)
Grow Your Business With The Art of Story-telling – Steve Lazuka
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Grow Your Business With The Art of Story-telling – Steve Lazuka

In recent years, content storytelling has provided special value beyond traditional marketing techniques as it allows small business owners to humanize their brand, brings their products and services to life and ultimately increases sales. Every day, users are bombarded with content, consisting, on average, of more than 100,000 words in total, says Digital Marketing Philippines. If you want to stick in your readers’ minds, your content needs to stand out — and one of the best ways to do this is to tell a story. (more…)