Business Proposal Tips for Winning New Clients

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash Chances are, you spent a great deal of time preparing your business proposal. However, the thought of presenting it makes you feel desperate, because you know you really need to win this client over. But prospective clients can easily sense desperation, and that is the quickest way to lose them. This article […]

How to win big, when the economic forecast looks bleak

When people are afraid, it’s often said that they’re scared stiff. That’s because fear has the power to stop us in our tracks. And with good reason. When people lived in caves and the roar of a huge predator scared them into hunkering down, until the threat had passed, it was a life saving strategy […]

Relocating Your Business? Things to Consider

There can be multiple reasons for relocating your business. For instance, you could be expanding your business. Or you might be facing a hike in rent or increased labor costs. Perhaps you need greater availability of raw materials to keep your business going. You might even have personal reasons for relocating your business. All the […]

7 Marketing Tactics to Boost Traffic to Your Site

For any online business, traffic is paramount. No traffic equals no money. No matter how good your service or product might be, you must have a flow of people coming to your site. If you want to drive traffic, then starting a blog is a must. Once that’s up and running, here are seven more […]

How to Open a Successful Restaurant

Photo by Adrienn from Pexels More and more people eat out at least once a week, so it is no wonder that many a restaurant is doing good business. However, lots of new restaurants fail. So here is your guide to opening a successful restaurant business. Create a Business Plan If you want a successful restaurant, you need […]

Is It Time to Focus on Your MBA?

Photo by Buro Millennial from Pexels If you want to experience more success with your business and in your career in general, nothing will help you more than an MBA. So if you have been of two minds about starting work on your MBA, it’s time to get serious about it now. Perhaps you lost the motivation to […]

Can You Make a Profit by Trading with a Forex Robot?

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash The ultimate aim of any investment is to make a profit. And one of the most lucrative ways of earning that many millennials have found in this digital era is Forex. What’s more, Forex trading is made easier when you use a Forex robot. What Is Forex? The Forex market involves exchanging […]

Want to Make More Sales? Here’s What to Do

Image by Анастасия Гепп from Pixabay  All efforts of marketing and brand positioning are geared toward one goal—you want to make more sales. You know that if you’re part of your company’s sales team, you have an important role to play in the company’s growth. If you or your team are not making sales, then something is wrong. […]

Sam has a problem. And it’s your problem too

If you’d like to see a surge in new, high-quality clients, then today’s message is written just for you. It all starts with Sam and her problem. Sam is a successful business owner. She needs a great new website for her business. She has a significant budget and is very eagerly looking to invest. However, […]

Backlinks Are the Lifeblood of Your SEO Strategy

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay Website owners who rank high for competitive keywords say they owe their results to aggressive link building. Therefore, it’s hard to believe anyone might dismiss backlinks as the most important component in SEO, but it happens all the time. However, backlinks aren’t just important. They’re critical. If you don’t hold onto backlinks as […]

How to Inspire Employees to Fulfill Their Potential

Image by NRThaele from Pixabay  Much of a company’s success relies on the employees who keep the business operational on a daily basis. Therefore, it’s imperative that you find ways to inspire employees. You want to be sure that each person is operating at his or her full potential. It’s only then that the company can truly flourish. […]

Starting a Business? Choose the Right Server

Photo by Greg Studio on Unsplash Your website is at the core of your business. Without a strong online foundation by way of your website, it can be difficult attracting and landing new customers. Moreover, behind each website is a hosting provider and server. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right server. However, it’s surprising how […]

Culture is the intersection of people and place

The culture of Alva, Oklahoma, comes from the people who live here influenced by the characteristics of this place. Photo by Becky McCray Lots of small towns have a good handle on the importance of the arts. Some have arts councils and arts festivals, and most are starting to better value rural artists. What about […]

This Online Marketplace Is Dedicated To Selling Ethical Clothes

One of MAMOQ’s brands Blonde Gone Rogue MAMOQ One recent report on the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts shows a slowdown in brands moving towards becoming eco-friendly. But an online marketplace is hoping to buck the trend as it offers consumers an easy way to shop for environmentally-focused fashion. MAMOQ, an online retailer which partners with […]

How to Write Anything You Need in Three Hours

Photo by Art Lasovsky on Unsplash Have you ever found yourself in the position of having only three hours to write an essay for a business class? A brochure for your business? Or a beautiful menu for your friend’s restaurant? Could you do it? Of course you could! Here’s How Take a deep breath, calm down, and accept […]

Three Easy Tips To Turbocharge Your Productivity This Fall

Take these steps before summer ends to set yourself up for a productive fall. Getty Summer is finally in full swing. You’ve put work out of your mind for a few weeks. You’re on vacation, or at least away from the office. You’re finally ready to tackle that 960 page book you’ve been eyeing all […]

I’d like to introduce you to your main competitor

I’d like to introduce you to your main competitor. Oh, and it’s almost certainly not the competitor you’re thinking of. Whilst there are a few (very few) exceptions, your main competitor is not an alternative brand, vendor or service provider. No. Your main competitor is apathy: The decision by your prospective clients to do nothing. […]

2 Key Roles on Your Team That Will Change The Way You Hire

Advancers and Protectors are both important parts of your team. Photo courtesy of RawPixel.com Photo courtesy of RawPixel.com There are only two types of employees. Knowing the difference between them when hiring and when setting up your staff can make all the difference in your success or failure as a team.  It’s been said that […]

The Energy Revolution Happening At The End Of The World

Innovation and perseverance are two of the most important qualities that Dr. Laura Watts identifies as the driving forces behind the renewable energy revolution taking place in the Orkney Islands. The Scottish archipelago is on the leading edge of the world’s energy future and as Dr. Watts explores in her recent book, Energy At The End […]

Meet The Company Turning Old Milk Into Sustainable Clothing

Reducing waste, recycling resources and promoting conservation are three of the major pillars of any sustainable business model. In recent years, environmentally-conscious companies have found innovative ways of recycling waste and creating new products. Mi Terro, a startup based in Los Angeles, aims to draw attention to the amount of waste produced in the dairy […]

7 Ways To Use Age To Your Advantage When Starting A Business

Entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young. Older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and, in some cases, make a lot more money. “In the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, 50+-year-olds are […]

How To Find The Right Programmer Or Team To Build Your Startup App

Getty Getty Finding the right programmer or team to build a startup app is one of the biggest challenges non-technical startup founders face in the early stages of a startup. According to a Glassdoor survey, software engineering is one of the best paying and most demanded skills. This is good news for non-technical founders as […]

Save Money and Time with USPS for Business

Blame social media, customers’ expectations of instant gratification, or the fast pace of modern life, but the reality is that today’s consumers expect faster shipping speeds than ever before. This is where USPS for business comes in. This is important because, as a small business owner, you know firsthand just how much hefty shipping costs—even if you’re not […]

Why Payday Loans Can Help in an Emergency

Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash When emergencies happen in your life or with your business, you and your family may not have many options to turn to. This is especially true if you do not have any savings set aside or cannot borrow money from friends or family. When this happens, expert payday loans may be the […]

A Phone Tracker App Can Help Your Business

A phone tracker app will allow you to monitor the activities of the mobile phones you own. There are dozens of tracking apps, each with its own unique features. What’s more, the right phone tracker app can help you in your business. Lest you dismiss these apps out of hand with a judgmental shake of […]

Could New Jersey's American Dream Become Mall of America's Nightmare?

Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN. Sanford Stein Triple Five Group, the owner of the Mall of America, has put up Minnesota’s signature retail destination as collateral in a high-stakes gamble on a big dream. Specifically, the American Dream, a new mega-attraction near the New Jersey Meadowlands sports complex. City officials in Bloomington MN, where the […]

New or Interim Manager? How to Hit the Ground Running

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash Interim management represents big business in the UK and elsewhere. What’s more, statistics suggest that this segment of the employment market consists largely of business veterans. More specifically, the average age of an interim manager in the UK is a little over 52 years old. This implies that these individuals bring a […]

Team-Building Ideas for Remote Workers

Photo by Val Vesa on Unsplash Remote workers have a working lifestyle that many crave. However, working remotely can be challenging for some. Here are some ideas for bringing your remote workers into the fold. Employers Have Reason to Favor Remote Workers There is a surging trend of employers who approve of remote working. For one thing, it […]

Moving From Strategy To Execution? Consider These Risks Too

Recognizing that long-term planning doesn’t work anymore in a VUCA world, it is oftentimes argued that more attention should be given to the execution of strategy rather than only its generation. But, like the idea that your strategy should be more agile, we can question whether this is a good idea. Should strategy really move towards […]

In The Age Of The Customer, Relevance Trumps Competitiveness

Customer prospects are narrowing their vendor options based on how relevant they seem, not just how competitive they are. 123rf.com For 10,000 years, customers refined their search for products and services down to a couple of semi-finalist sellers based almost entirely on the classic competitive value proposition: price, product, availability, service, etc. I’ve termed this […]

How To Create Market Share In Your Niche When Demand Is Waning

Photo Courtesy of Dominika Roseclay from Pexels In e-commerce, there’s no such thing as ‘too niche’. As more and more e-commerce brands zero in on micro-communities, customers are responding with explosive spending. Data from Shopify shows global e-commerce spending at $3.5 trillion this year, which means it’s more than doubled since 2015. That number is […]

How to Refinance a Personal Loan in 2019

Featured image from Pixabay on Pexels It’s easy to get a personal loan, whether for running your business or for personal reasons. However, perhaps you have experienced problems with accrued interest and penalties with such a loan because of delayed payments. In a situation like this, it might be possible to refinance your personal loan. […]

The Best Leadership Books For New Managers in 2019

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Would you have followed Steve Jobs back […]

The Pros and Cons of Chatbots for Business

Chatbots for business: Are they worth the hype? Do they really engage customers? Can they qualify leads? Does your business really need them? These are valid questions for any entrepreneur or manager who keeps a keen eye on trends. Naturally, you’re interested in new products and technologies that can boost customer satisfaction, bring you greater […]

Amazon, Capital One, Microsoft, AI, Surveillance, Broadband & Break Ups

3d rendering of the word “SOS” with an orange lifebuoy instead of letter O. Emergency need. Dire straits. Desperate situation. Time for action. Getty What a month!  De ja vu all over again. Over the past year or so I’ve written about broadband access, loving/hating Amazon, the Capital One data breach, civilian surveillance, Microsoft, AI and the technology oligarchy, […]

Investing from Home as a Newbie: A Guide

Featured Image from Negative Space on Pexels Many individuals would like to enhance their lifestyle and earn a bit more money by investing from home. Moreover, returns on investment can be high if you choose the right field and make strategic decisions. Therefore, it’s possible to make money both on investing your own cash and […]

Crushing It With The 4 Cs Of Customer Experience

When it comes to customer expectations, are you crushing it or getting crushed? Make no mistake, if you are a trusted advisor or small business owner, you are being judged and there will be a reckoning. “Remember the old saying that if you never expect anything then you’ll never be disappointed?” asks author Tra Williams. […]

How to be luckier in business. Plus 4 other nuggets

If you hear yourself wishing for better luck, remind yourself that what you really need, is a better strategy. It’s getting harder and harder to sell average stuff, now that everyone has a social media megaphone. The best providers get their message amplified in public. The average providers get their message minified in public. Below […]

How New Technology Affects Our Consumption Of Art And Media

Paintings in the likeness of former U.S President Barack Obama, left to right, U.S. President Donald Trump and Albert Einstein are displayed on a wall of a canteen at the Pocket Aces Pvt studio in Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 29, 2019. The tiny digital studio is making a name for itself in the world’s […]

3 Internal Challenges You Need To Overcome To Become A Successful Startup Founder

Getty Getty Building a startup is challenging. Not only do entrepreneurs have to deal with capital constraints and fund allocation but also, sometimes even tougher is overcoming internal challenges that inhibit or slow our ability to make decisions to move forward with our ideas or businesses. Those challenges are so common that even the most successful entrepreneurs […]

Fundamentals: Study Them for Long-Term Trading Gains

Image by skeeze from Pixabay  There are two major schools of thought when it comes to analyzing the financial markets: technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Moreover, the fundamentals are often less favored than technical analysis in these discussions. That’s probably why nearly every forex trader you meet is more likely to depend on technical indicators, not the fundamentals. […]

The Best Books To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. The Da Vinci Codex: Leonardo’s notes on […]

So You Started A Business. Now Can You Lead It?

A business women who just started a business thinking about how she should lead it. Getty As a company founder, you spend hours working on what you love. When your company grows, will you give all this up to keep running the company? Business coach and host of the From Founder to CEO podcast,Todd Uterstaedt […]

How Your Compensation Structure Can Affect Your Divorce

How you fare financially in your divorce could depend on your understanding of how various types of income are treated and how you time the filing in relation to these considerations. Can you protect an upcoming bonus from division? What happens if you are required to share a bonus with a clawback provision? How do […]