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Why Good Business Owners Live Disoriented

There is such a strong pull in our western business culture to ‘have it all figured out.’ But there is a simple, counter-intuitive yet powerful principle that successful business owners know which keeps both them and their businesses growing: Related Posts Act Your Way To A New Way Of Thinking – Get Disoriented 8 years […]

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The Problem of Big

In 2009 our economy was rated by the National Security Agency as a higher threat to our national security than terrorism. One side blamed big government and the other blamed big business and big banks. But virtually no one was angry with local business or local government. This is very instructive as to where the […]

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What is a contract and why you should care

In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert and Director of Anassutzi & Co Limited, explains the key reasons business owners, directors and commercial managers need to know what a contract is and why it is important for them to know and have the basic understanding of a contract and its impacts on business. […]

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The Biggest Marketing Mistake Big Companies Are Making

Imagine you are the President of a large company that has individual sales people covering territories. How do you conduct your marketing? Do you market around your brand i.e. ‘Come do business with XYZ!’ Related Posts Social Media Marketing: Is It Really Worth It? 8 years ago When it comes to any form of marketing […]

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Success Tips for Introverts

Do you dread the thought of talking to strangers? Hate going to industry parties? Have a fear of rejection? Let’s face it, you need to network in this economy in order to get (or keep) the perfect job; but sometimes it looks as though the social individuals (extraverts) are the only ones moving ahead. Related […]

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Picking winners for your marketing/sales team is easy!

Now before you get too pissed off at that statement hang on for a second, I just needed your attention. If it was easy the word turnover would not exist. It?s been documented to cost anywhere from $75,000 up to $500,000 to hire the wrong salesperson. Related Posts Tips for motivating the Sales Team! 8 […]

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Are you meeting your five needs?

We all have needs – basic needs of being a human. At the very basic level, we have a need for safety, variety, relationships, and respect. At some level, we all meet these needs. Related Posts Are You Too Busy or Just Not Organised? 8 years ago In my travels I have encountered business owners […]

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71 Top Online Customer Communities: The Big List

Online customer communities are everywhere — you just have to look for them — sometimes in unlikely places. Because they are dedicated to serving customers, often they are not evangelized to the general public or consumer audiences. But they are alive, well and thriving within many enterprises. Related Posts Moderating Online Communities: The SEE Method […]

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How B2B Companies Are Using Online Communities to Get Closer To Their Clients

Business-to-business companies have always needed closer relationships with their customers than business-to-consumer firms. It makes sense, since strong relationships help generate repeat business. Related Posts Six Reasons Firms Build B2B Customer Communities 7 years ago The B2B online community may be the forgotten partner of the glitzy, headline and spotlight-grabbing B2C communities at the… Three […]

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Moderating Online Communities: The SEE Method

Moderating online communities for a professional membership is as much an art as it is a science. And, as with any art or science, attention must be paid to both the fine details as well as the overall structure. Related Posts The Humanness Of Moderating Online Communities 8 years ago Effective community moderation often requires […]

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Are You Enchanting Online?

We live in a society driven by immediate gratification. “I want.” “I need.” The growth of socially-oriented businesses has exacerbated this condition. For example: I was briefly frustrated this week when my Amazon Prime order didn’t arrive — as promised — within 24 hours of placing the order online. Related Posts Top 15 Ways to […]

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Would You Like to Super Size Your Order?

McDonald’s made this question famous, and at the same time increased sales by asking it. I won’t bother discussing the movie that was made about, or the witch hunt that ensued by making America fatter. Related Posts Fixing Your Marketing; The Problem of Penguins 8 years ago Reason #1 why your marketing doesn’t work – […]

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Words you need to ditch from your vocabulary

Why is it that people tend to think that using big words and complicated sentences make them sound smarter? Related Posts Seven Words a Business Owner Can Never Afford to Use 8 years ago Which of these words are you using to run your business? Here’s a way to remember them – “Try” to strike […]

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Valuing Small Businesses

Valuing the very small company can often be more challenging than valuing a large firm or corporation. These types of valuations most commonly arise in the divorce cases, although they also are frequently present in shareholder litigation, partnership dissolutions, and similar litigation. Related Posts Using a Joint Appraiser To Advantage in Divorce 7 years ago […]

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Even The Bad Times Are Good

Times are tough and they’re getting tougher, it’s getting more and more difficult to do business, might as well pack up and go home, right? Wrong. Very wrong indeed. Related Posts Happiness Is A Choice 7 years ago We all work better when we’re happy, so why are so many people unhappy in business? Happiness […]

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