How to Manage Remote Teams Effectively

Featured image by fizkes Managing remote teams can be difficult. However, in times like ours, managers and business owners must learn how to do that and do it effectively. Even before the pandemic, remote work was becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses and employees. That’s why there are so many tools available to help you […]

Being there

Being there is extremely important. That’s because it says something remarkable about you. And as such, it has a huge impact on the way people feel about you. Being there is especially important: When people are relying on you to be there. When people need your help, your understanding or your support. When people know […]

Join me for the Rural Renewal Symposium online Oct 13

Join me for the Rural Renewal Symposium hosted by Oklahoma State University. It’s an online event on October 13, 2020. What is the Symposium about? The Symposium is meant to raise awareness, attract resources and stimulate research toward solving grand challenges facing rural communities. And goodness knows we have some grand challenges. I’ll be facilitating […]

Why It’s Time to Rethink Your Office Layout

Featured image by Awesome_art_Creation Are you planning to reopen your corporate headquarters soon? Before you can safely welcome employees back to the office, some things will have to change. Yesterday’s collaborative workspaces go against today’s physical distance policies. Therefore, you need to reimagine your open-plan office layout to make the workplace less dense. This unexpected […]

What to Do If an Employee Is Injured in a Truck Accident

Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay Houston truck accident lawyer Hank Stout describes the dangers of large trucks and what you can do following a truck accident. What to Do If You or Someone Who Works for You Has Been Injured in a Truck Accident According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,311 large trucks and […]

The next good step

Here’s something business owners can all agree on: It’s hard to plan ahead during a pandemic. We never know when the next restriction will be introduced. We don’t know for certain when the next restriction will be lifted, or how long it will stay that way. One of the natural reactions to this kind of […]

Should Your Business Consider Bankruptcy?

Featured image by Melinda Gimpel from Unsplash Is your business beginning to struggle? If so, you’ll need to decide whether or not to close down. One option you may need to contemplate is the possibility of filing for bankruptcy. When should you seriously consider this option, and is it the best course of action for […]

I’m busy. You’re boring. And I’ve never heard of you

The most successful marketing is built on strong foundations. And here’s one of them: Before you market anything to anyone, there are 3 essential questions your prospective customers need you to answer. They are: I’m really busy. And I get pestered with sales messages all day. Why should I give you my attention? Everyone promises […]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Jobs in the Funeral Industry

Featured image by Syda Productions It doesn’t matter who you are, how much money you make, or what you do, you can’t escape death. In fact, since the year 2006, the annual death rate is about 800 out of 100,000 people. And who handles death? The funeral industry. Have you ever thought about a career in […]

How Australian Businesses Are Managing During COVID-19

Featured photo by jasper wilde on Unsplash The recent COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on everyone’s life. The pandemic forced many people around the world to work from home. Other people lost their jobs. In Australia, as elsewhere, the has pandemic significantly affected individuals’ lives, and Australian businesses of all sizes have suffered as a result of […]

Why Used Pickup Trucks Are Smart Business Investments

Featured image by from Ihor Dvoretskyi Unsplash It’s important for start-ups and fairly new businesses to monitor their cash flow. For an example, a new business may need pickup trucks to deliver their services or products. However, what is the best way to invest in them? Usually there are two options, leasing and purchasing. Leasing […]

Workplace Hazards: Tips for New Business Owners

Featured image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay  All workers in all industries and businesses get exposure to workplace hazards to some extent. For this reason, most managers have to comply with state and federal regulations regarding workers’ safety in the workplace. Occupational hazards are more than a health matter for the people involved. They also represent a legal […]

Market Research Strategy: Best Practices

Featured image by ar130405 from Pixabay  Market research simply involves collecting data from the public and a target audience. The data you gather in your research can help you to make the best business decisions concerning the production, marketing, or investing in new or existing products. Moreover, the strategy you employ for your market research largely determines its […]

The Cradle of Global Bagel Baking? (It’s Not New York)

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Beth George was sitting in her kitchen when her cellphone chimed with an email. “I have visited New York a couple of times, and every time I return I end up dearly missing the bagels there,” the message said. “The taste is extraordinary. I would really like to open a shop […]

5 Tips to help you build a big, valuable newsletter list

Here are 5 tips, to help you build a big and valuable newsletter readership or list. Let’s go. 1. Go easy on the pitches Make sure it’s a newsletter and not a badly disguised advertisement. Here’s the thing: People avoid advertising. We skip the commercials on TV. We pay developers to remove the ads from […]

How to Make Your Business Safe from COVID-19

Featured image by Norma Mortenson from Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and you must find ways to stay in business while keeping your customers and employees safe. Are you feeling overwhelmed and short on answers? In this article, we try to help. How Can You Make Your Business Safe? In these extraordinary times, businesses must go to […]

5 Tips for Creating a Website for Your Business

Featured image by Scott Graham from Unsplash There is no doubt the continuing global pandemic has forced business leaders to pivot their focus to online platforms. With many businesses closed for in-store services, your web presence is more important than ever. Here are five tips for creating a website for your business during the COVID-19 […]

Stock Float 101: What You Must Know to Be a Successful Trader

Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  It can be challenging for a trader to make money in a flat or volatile market like we are seeing lately. There must be a trend in place, whether up or down, to offer trading setups. Learning about nuances of the industry, such as what stock float is, can make it […]

The Complete Guide to Building a Winning SEO Strategy in 2020

Featured image by Diego Velázquez from Pixabay  There are several steps in creating a winning SEO strategy in 2020. Search engine optimization, or SEO is the process of planning, outlining, and implementing a series of steps to improve your online search rankings. But before you can deploy your winning SEO strategy, there are several crucial steps you need […]

Crank up your fees by 500 percent

In today’s post, I’m going to share a proven idea with you that can massively increase your revenues and profits. It’s something I’ve done successfully for countless clients over the years. And it’s based on a wonderfully effective business model, too. I’d like to start by asking you to consider the following. I want you […]

How to Find out Quickly If a Phone Number Is Okay to Use

Featured image from geralt on Pixabay Clean up a list of leads quickly and simply by using an automatic phone number validator. Did You Just Download a Large List of Possible Leads? Imagine you have a large contact list with literally hundreds of phone numbers. A certain percentage of these are attached to genuine leads […]

Surviving Fashion’s Summer From Hell

In late April, Amy Smilovic began streaming live from the Instagram account of her fashion label, Tibi. About once a week, she and Dione Davis, her styling director, would put on Tibi outfits and talk — easily, authoritatively — about how the clothes made them feel. “When you feel good about the outfit that you’ve […]

Where Are Cable TV Companies Investing Resources Today?

Featured photo by Nicolas J Leclercq on Unsplash The big names in the cable TV industry are struggling nowadays. In the past five years, in fact, cable companies have seen a dramatic drop in their numbers of paying customers. Cord-cutting movements have been on the rise, leading to increased demands for streaming services. Big names like Spectrum TV […]

3 Real Estate Resources for Beginners

Featured image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash Real estate investment opens up countless earning opportunities on a number of levels. Whether you’re looking to supplement your household income by small-scale investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), or are aiming to join the ranks of America’s best real estate agents and brokers, real estate has the […]

7 Critical Transformations in Post-Pandemic Workspace Design

Featured image by SeventyFour Pandemic restrictions are gradually lifting, and many business owners are looking to resume in-office operations. But before that can happen successfully, business owners will need to make radical changes in workspace design to accommodate post-pandemic realities. We Want Our Normal Lives Back Again Many people are gearing up to return to the […]

Future-Proof Your Business in 3 Easy Ways

Featured image by from Chris Liverani from Unsplash Future trends are usually unpredictable, especially this year, which leaves businesses with the difficult task of finding new ways to future-proof their trade. Although we face challenging times ahead, ambitions for growth don’t have to subside. Whether you’re a new business starting out or an established enterprise seeking […]

Inside the Social World of Shift-Scheduling Apps

Zoom fatigue, layoffs in Slack chat, reply-all meltdowns and the general destruction of work-life boundaries: The digitized plight of the white-collar office employee, 9-to-5-ing remotely, has been documented extensively. In non-white-collar industries, hit even harder by the pandemic — small businesses like restaurants, bars and independent retailers — managers have spent much of this year dealing […]

Excuses and explanations. Time machines and chickens

There are explanations and there are excuses. Although some small business owners often use them interchangeably, they have very different meanings. When you consciously understand the difference, it can transform your business, just as it transformed my own business. I explain how in a moment. First, here’s a very simple look at the difference between […]

How to Optimize Your eCommerce Product and Collection Pages

Featured image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay See big results by making only a few small changes to your eCommerce product and collection pages. Read on to find out more. How Can I Get Better Results from My eCommerce Product and Collection Pages? So you want to improve your online store’s search engine ranking, but you don’t know […]

A Covid Surcharge on Restaurant Checks? Some Owners Are Wary

Like most restaurants in Manhattan’s tourist-dependent Little Italy, Da Nico Ristorante has been hit hard by concern over the coronavirus. The neighborhood’s two-week Feast of San Gennaro, where visitors from around the world gather each September for cannoli and cacciatore, has been canceled. “We lost our whole summer season,” said the owner, Nick Criscitelli, who […]

3 Tips to Help Avert the Failure of Your Online Business

Featured image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Are you worried about the failure of your online business in the wake of the pandemic? Businesses fail all the time, online companies more frequently than others. In fact, various studies show that close to 90 percent of online businesses fail within the first four months of launching. But your online […]

How to Keep Your Office Safe This Fall and Winter

Featured image by Maridav The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling. And now, in fall 2020, many employers have decided to bring their employees back to the office. However, are you concerned about how to keep your office safe this fall and winter? RELATED ARTICLE: COVID-19 PANDEMIC OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES We all understand that […]

Improve Your SEO Efforts and Boost Your Site’s Success

Featured photo by Sherise on Unsplash By now, you likely know how important your SEO efforts are to your site’s success. However, if your results are falling short of your goals, you may need some help. Hiring a professional Denver SEO company is a great way to get the results you desire. However, there are also a […]

How Fomenko’s King Servers Can Help Your Business

Featured image by Tarn Nguyen from Unsplash If you have recently been asking your team to work from home, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employees around the world to transition into internet-based work. Many business owners might not have realized their servers aren’t up to the task of working remotely. Especially, if […]

Picture this

There’s a powerful little thought experiment I often use, to help business owners make smart decisions in reasonable time. I thought you may find it useful, so here it is. I’d like you to use your imagination for a few minutes and consider the following. Picture a business, which offers a unique blend of services, […]

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling Online Courses

Featured photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Many entrepreneurs are embracing selling online courses as an additional source of revenue these days. Why are they doing this? Well, the reason is pretty simple. Online courses cost less money and take less time to create. Moreover, they involve no shipping costs, and the course owner can sell an online […]

The Perfect Moment for Vegan Tacos

LOS ANGELES — On a recent Saturday morning, the chef and writer Jocelyn Ramirez faced the camera on her laptop, dug her hands into a bowl of pale, unripe jackfruit, and pulled it apart with her fingers for a rapt audience on Zoom. “It’s a foundation. It’s a blank canvas,” Ms. Ramirez said. Her business, […]

7 Surprising Strategies to Boost SME Momentum After COVID-19

Featured image by Cryptographer Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are among the hardest-hit in the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak. Can you relate? Are we talking here about your business? Then you are fully aware that since the primary emphasis has been to contain and control the spread of the virus, many governments imposed lockdown restrictions. […]

Stop offering freebies. Seriously. Stop it!

A lot of service providers offer free initial consultations as a way to attract new clients. However, it’s one of the most dangerous things they can do. Here are just 3 of the major problems caused by free consultations. 1. Free consultations make you look desperate By giving your time away for free, you give […]

What Is Negative SEO and How Does It Affect Rankings?

Featured image from Bermix Studio on Unsplash Negative SEO refers to SEO elements that harm rather than help your site in terms of search engine rankings. What should you do if you discover negative SEO on your site? Find out here. Where Does Negative SEO Come From? Let’s begin by defining SEO, just in case you’ve been […]

8 Steps to Becoming an Effective Leader

Feature image by fizkes Every organization needs an effective leader. Without one, a business or institution will fall short, become weak, and could even fail. Are you struggling to be an effective leader? What actually makes an effective leader? If you want to develop your leadership skills, give these eight steps a try. Master them all, […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Options for Employees

Featured image by Markus Winkler from Unsplash For many individuals, 2020 has been the most challenging year of their lives. It all goes back to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might have lost your job or you might have been furloughed by your employer. Companies are trying to come back to life right now, even with […]

5 Crucial Things to Consider When Choosing a Forex Broker

Featured image by Kevin Ku on Unsplash Forex trading is becoming more and more popular throughout the world. However, no matter how much experience a trader has, they must still take care when choosing a Forex broker. The quarantine has affected small businesses dramatically. Additionally, many people have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Therefore, many people are […]

How to Start a Dropshipping Business in 5 Simple Steps

Featured image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay  When it comes to starting an online business, a dropshipping business is one of the most lucrative and high potential opportunities for newbie entrepreneurs. This is especially true for those with limited cash flow or experience. Essentially a retail fulfillment technique, dropshipping has become something of a phenomenon over the last […]

Is Dropshipping Jewelry a Profitable Business?

Featured image by Denny Muller from Unsplash The global jewelry industry is expecting to be worth $250 billion by the end of 2020. Over the years, there has been a steady increase in online retail sales. Today, most customers shop online, which has been contributing to the expansion of the jewelry industry. This can be […]

Cheap placemaking idea: instant murals

2020 has taken a toll on downtown shopping and placemaking. There’s no time to waste on big master plans and no money for expensive consultants. Start taking action now to show life and new activity with small inexpensive steps. Murals add life and color to a downtown and are highly visible even to people driving […]

How Smart Companies Manage Digital Assets

Featured image by Erik Eastman on Unsplash The digital revolution touched almost every aspect of our lives. It has swept through the companies we own and work in. In fact, digital assets have become hugely significant almost everywhere. Therefore, it is essential to keep them in good condition and safeguard their components. RELATED ARTICLE: BIG DATA: 6 WAYS […]

How Security Systems Maximize Your Business

Featured image by Scott Webb from Unsplash Although, maximizing your business security comes at a cost, it’s worth every dime. Besides, no amount of money is too much for reliable security. Enhancing your business’s security system will instantly bring you peace-of-mind. You will not only keep thieves at bay, but you’ll also have the ability […]

Understanding Bitcoin Wallets: A Beginner’s Guide

Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Bitcoin, along with other forms of cryptocurrency, is an encrypted, decentralized digital currency. Part of the allure of this type of currency is that you don’t need a bank or a bank account or even a bitcoin wallet to hold your currency. This is because bitcoin only exists on a decentralized […]