Archive for April, 2013

Top 5 Must-Haves in Your Business Strategy

Posted on April 30, 2013 by

Tweet A business strategy is a document which highlights the direction which the business will be taking; its objectives as well as the steps that you plan to take in order to achieve such objectives. A business strategy is very important for a number of different reasons. One of the most important factors why you […]

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Pitfalls in Preparing for Public Speaking

Posted on April 29, 2013 by

Tweet There are not many of us who enjoy speaking in public but most of us will have to do it at some point in our lives, whether it is as part of our coursework at University or to further ourselves in work. There are various public speaking courses which can help assist us on […]

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Finding a Route to Market for your Business

Posted on April 26, 2013 by

Tweet Your business could produce a better product than your competitors supply, have better customer service than your competitors demonstrate and even provide both at a lower cost, but still fail because you don’t understand the best route to market for your business. Knowing your target market is one thing, but accessing them properly is […]

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Using Innovation Management Software

Posted on April 25, 2013 by

Tweet Anyone who has ever heard of the Wisdom of Crowds, will be familiar with the concept that the many are smarter than the fewer. Or in other words, that two heads are better than one. So when it comes to business, if an organisation isn’t harnessing the wisdom of employees, then they are missing […]

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5 Laws of Social Project Management

Posted on April 25, 2013 by

Tweet The social project management movement is attempting to improve classic project management to make projects more efficient, more effective and more fun for employees.  I’m actually Prince 2 qualified and I know how much of the theory is never used in real life commercial PM situations, so this new approach is a breath of […]

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How To Manage Your Business’s Online Reputation Successfully

Posted on April 25, 2013 by

Tweet If a single happy customer tells ten of their friends about your product, you can bet that an unhappy customer will tell many more. With the always-on nature of social media, people can post their dissatisfaction anywhere at any time. Online reviews aren’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you view the online […]

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Break the Business inertia to avoid failure in future

Posted on April 23, 2013 by

Tweet Both retail and wholesale business are prone to failure, especially during the first few years of operations and business transactions. According to an estimate, almost 20 percent of the new businesses get folded within their first year and almost 40 percent get closed within initial three years. The figures are not mentioned to scare […]

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4 Tips to Effectively Retain Customers

Posted on April 23, 2013 by

Tweet The economy has its ups and downs, but regardless of how bleak things seem, you need to attract good customers and know how to keep those customers. For some businesses, it will actually cost exponential amounts to get a new customer compared to keeping old, loyal customers. Here are some tips to retain your […]

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Learn Faster With Repetition

Posted on April 22, 2013 by

Tweet School is been shown to be a little… slow… at teaching people how to do things, and part of why is because things are not repeated when they need to be. A great example of this is learning languages. The best reason to take a language in school is if you already speak it […]

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Force Majeure Risks Your Network Faces and How to Limit Their Effects

Posted on April 22, 2013 by

Tweet  A company’s network is its line of communication internally among employees as well as externally with clientele and business associates. Therefore, if it experiences down time due to any factor, there is a big chance that the company will be deemed unreliable therefore unworthy of consumers’ time or money. So you can’t afford the […]

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The Role of High Speed Internet to Various Businesses

Posted on April 22, 2013 by

Tweet The increased availability of high speed internet access has changed the way society itself works, including the way that businesses and consumers interact. High speed access allows businesses to reach out to consumers with unprecedented connectivity, and to explore different models of business. Fast internet access also allows many businesses to cut down on […]

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Business Insolvency – The Warning Signs

Posted on April 22, 2013 by

Tweet If you’re a business owner facing hard times, there’s no question that you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and more than anything, like a failure. But, being able to recognize the warning signs of an insolvent business early on is important, and you can then start to decide on the best course of action […]

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7 Vital Tips: How To Maintain Good Customer Relation Management

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet One aspect that may contribute greatly to the overall success of any business is the company’s capability to satisfy its customers according to their particular needs or wants. This is where the importance of a good customer relation management will take place. But, how can a start-up business focus in this area without spending […]

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The Rise of the Tablet Kiosk

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet The tablet has revolutionised the world in a lot of ways. Even though the smart phone came first; the tablet offers a different and in some ways, a more user friendly experience than its little brother. Tablets are relatively affordable, intuitive, have a variety of software and have fantastic quality touch screens. So, what […]

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Get Your Facts Before Applying for a Business Loan

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet If you’re a small business owner looking to take out a loan, you may want to arm yourself with some knowledge about business loans. Some small business owners aren’t doing the research they need before diving in and as such, the process of obtaining and using one doesn’t go as smoothly as it could. […]

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Is the MBA Losing Its Worth?

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet The new author of ‘Hacking your Education’, Dale Stephens, thinks so. The 21-year-old has written a provocative book, published recently by the Wall Street Journal, which damns the MBA system. Suggesting that even those who are accepted into the prestigious Harvard Business School should decline the offer, Stephens says that individuals should take the […]

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