Have you been spending tons of time taking phone calls for your startup? You may be spending too much of your valuable time on the phone and not enough time doing the important work – growing your business! While you’ll always have to take phone calls, having someone to field calls can save you tons […]
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Last year (2017) retail merchants learned some valuable lessons about their industry and important trends in eCommerce. New demands on merchant’s automation systems just to keep in the race is taxing and if retailers hope to have a competitive edge today they must have and continually enhance their multiple digital storefronts and operate with flawless […]
Japan is one of the world’s well-known demographic and economic trendsetter. Exerting significant commercial influence in global markets, it is a leading consumer and producer of goods and services – particularly its technology and manufacturing-related industries which play a leading role in the world’s economy and supply chains. However, while businessmen all over the world […]
Interactive voice response systems continue to see increased usage and are more popular than ever before, with the global market on track to reach a value of $5.5 billion by 2023. But while the use of this technology is intended to increase call center efficiency and lower costs, poor deployment can backfire in decreased customer service satisfaction. […]
The British spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation is alive and thriving. According to the latest Companies House data and analysis by the Center for Entrepreneurs (CFE), 650,000 new businesses were registered across the UK in 2016. This was a record high after 2015’s 618,000 record. The growing number of startups across the country suggests that […]
One only need to look at YouTube videos of toddlers using touch screen gestures on print magazines to realise that coping with the speed of technology – a major driver of social change – is the business leader’s biggest challenge in 2013.
The iPhone’s touchscreen is a masterpiece of invention. But when it comes to typing texts quickly, it has serious limitations. It would be great if you could record, for example, the minutes of a meeting in a faster way.
By this time the models bitchiness started to percolate through – Claudia Schiffer walked out of the venture, blaming ‘old problems’ with Naomi. ‘Instead of promoting our cafés Naomi only thinks about collecting lovers’, Claudia told Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.
Your parents, 3rd grade teacher, college professor and Giant Corporation, Inc. all have you chasing the wrong dream. It’s no wonder most people aren’t excited about where they’re going. My mother thought I was nuts when, after six years, I left the army 29 years ago.
The velocity of the dollar. Macro capitalism has given micro-capitalism a bad name. The purpose of capitalism is to create the velocity of the dollar locally – everyone prospers. Big biz takes that dollar away to “headquarters”. Here’s one way to keep your dollar in your town.
The overwhelming majority of small business advice is from people showing us how Giant Corporation, Inc. managed to free themselves from the drudgery of being small to finally become “great”. It’s time these patronizing forces understood that small business and big business are two entirely different animals.
We’re all supposed to think the rugged individualist is the great American way to do business. I’m a reformed rugged individualist and can tell you that if you want to build a successful business, going it alone is a bad idea. When you go to college you have all kinds of community available to you. […]
ShopLocally.com aims to change the world, not just make money. My company, The Crankset Group, is focused on the same thing. We’re going to do it together going forward. It’s possible you will benefit directly. We certainly intend for you to.
As business consultants, we are often asked why one business succeeds and another, almost identical, business flounders. Once, feeling rather facetious, I answered: “It’s in the stars!” It was a stupid, throwaway line, of course, not intended as a serious thought. But, like many a jest, it has a kernel of truth… No, we are […]
Just about every business owner I know is a hostage to his or her business. How do we break free? By first becoming a willing prisoner in your business. It sounds nuts. How am I a hostage, and how does becoming a prisoner put me on the road to freedom?
I built five businesses from the ground up. Each time in the process I found myself as a hostage of my business, never knowing how it would work out, how I would get off the treadmill, or most importantly, a firm date for when I could look forward to enjoying my business. It all seemed […]