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Top 10 Benefits of a Virtual Receptionist

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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Important Trends in eCommerce for 2018

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 […]

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What Businesses Around The Globe Can Learn From Japan

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 […]

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How the IVR Innovation Wheel Can Help You Retain Customers

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. […]

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Speeding Up Your R&D Tax Credits With Bespoke Platforms

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 […]

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The must have business skills of 2013

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.

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Your Mother Was Wrong

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.

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How & Why to Find a Locally-Owned Bank

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.

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Don’t take advice from T-Rex

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.

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Business as Community

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. […]

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It’s In The Stars!

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 […]

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Why I wrote “Making Money Is Killing Your Business”

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 […]

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