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10 Things CEOs need to know about Design

Location is irrelevant – you don’t have to employ designers in the same office block, street, city, country. “You pay peanuts you get Monkeys” – pay for quality Don’t play with the designs. CEO’s on the whole don’t have a clue about what looks good Related Posts Tips for Getting Customers Through Your Door 8 […]

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The Economics of Hamburgers

The Economics of Hamburgers. Interesting Parts for me – Per person in 2009 the U.S consumed: 26.9 billion LBS of beef 10.1 billion LBS of cheese 12 Million tons of ketchup 7.4 billion LBS of onions

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HR Procedures and Processes for Small Businesses

Small businesses sometimes make the mistake of following an informal arrangement for employing people without any formal employment contract or written proof of compensation or remuneration. Related Posts Human Resource Management for Small Businesses 8 years ago Small businesses generally employ less than a hundred people. This number is not insignificant and professional human resource… […]

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Location, Location… Geolocation

Traditionally, the three most important words for any brick and mortar business have been “location, location, location.” 2010 has revamped this golden rule so that “it’s all about geolocation”. Related Posts 5 Reasons for Small Businesses to go Mobile 8 years ago In a down economy, small businesses can’t afford to waste money on unproductive […]

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Taking the leap into Entrepreneurship

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. Related Posts Don’t Ever Stop Bootstrapping: The Most Inspiring Thing […]

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Get Your Customer Service Basics Right

I was recently honoured to have been asked to be Best Man at a friend’s wedding. Actually I was really the Assistant Best Man as his two young sons were the real ones, and a great job they did too with me providing support where needed. Related Posts Customer Service at the Core 8 years […]

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Can business people learn lessons from The Apprentice?

Tonight, 13th October sees the second episode of this years series of The Apprentice on BBC1 at 9pm. I am sure most (all) of you will know the format by now, Lord Alan Sugar “interviews” a number of the UK’s “leading business brains” with the winner taking a job on his staff. Related Posts Why […]

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Is this the best advert ever?

Watch the video below. I did and now I feel positive about a store I have never been to and now want to. Related Posts Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man 8 years ago Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the… […]

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Money in the food industry

A good infographic on the food sector. Tipping is important and I for one look forward to them when I was in this sector working like a dog with un-social hours. Related Posts Malcolm Gladwell: What we can learn from spaghetti sauce 8 years ago Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s […]

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The Golden Rule of Effective SEO Link Building

SEO link building is a very important part of any search engine optimization strategy. If you do it right your keywords will improve on the search engine result pages and the organic traffic to your website will increase. But what exactly do you need to do? Related Posts Seth Godin shows us what happens when […]

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Surround Yourself with Helpful People

When I was working for an $8 billion publicly traded company as a Director of Information Systems (IS) years ago, I reported to a Vice President of the IS. He was a great guy to work for, but I felt like I wasn’t learning much from him Related Posts What Makes a Good Business Mentor […]

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Five Baseball Terms that Relate to a Business

Innings – There are 9 innings in each game of baseball where the teams have a chance to clench the win. Each inning is crucial to win the game whether you’re batting or playing the field. Related Posts Bad Plans Carried Out Violently Many Times Yield Good Results 8 years ago The #1 indicator of […]

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Expecting Excellence – A Key to Effective Leadership

The idea of expecting excellence isn’t new, nor is the premise that every leader should expect excellence from his or her team. Related Posts Instilling Pride – A Key to Eliciting Excellence 8 years ago Eliciting excellence in others is the essence of leadership, and one of the most effective means of eliciting excellence… Tips […]

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