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Doing business on an international basis is commonplace in this day and age. A great many business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and others find themselves involved in overseas meetings. There are some important tips and strategies to bear in mind when it comes to international business networking as well as for overseas meetings. Reaching Out Prior to the Meeting A simple strategy to employ in advance of an international or overseas business meeting is to reach out to participants in…

If you’re about to push the “Start” button and launch your brand new business, then you probably have most of your strategy sorted out. Your product or service is ready, you have a nice looking website, and your assistants are prepared and know how to handle future clients. But, where and how do you get those first few clients? Here’s a list of some basic, or not so basic measures you could undertake to get your brand name out there to gain some initial exposure which would ensure your…

It’s easy to sell your product on a mobile app. Yes. You read it right. It’s easy. In fact, smartphones are the most common starting place for online shopping. Check this image. So, can you avoid this problem and improve your product sell? Definitely. You have a big opportunity here. But, how? How can you improve your app design?  Take account of these 5 design factors before developing your eCommerce app. They can dramatically increase your conversion rate. Let’s discuss these…

It’s one of the last things you might think about in your business – how to go green. Environmentally-friendly business practices are important, yet many retail stores are too consumed with the daily operations to know where to start implementing new standards for the company. To help you get started quickly, here are nine ideas of how to go green in your retail business. #1. Instill a Carpool Program Going green starts before people get to your office. To encourage your team to adopt…

While small business owners most people tend to be good at putting into place business continuity plans for various eventualities, many of us don’t really stop to consider that it might be a good idea to have a plan in place for if we were to die unexpectedly. Obviously, this is not a nice thing to think about, but it can actually be quite important. Even if your expectation is that your business would just cease to be without you, who will wrap things up and inform your customers?…

Back in the 1980s, I had a good engineering job working for a major company that paid me well and pushed me hard. Yet, every night, when I came home, my mind raced with ideas about running my own business. I was an entrepreneur at heart, and no matter how good my job was working for someone else, I was still working for someone else. I was a risk-taker— all entrepreneurs are—but I wasn’t reckless. I knew that if I was really going to leave a good job to be my own boss, I needed a sound…

From a moment of inspiration to an idea then a start-up, growing a business is fraught with challenges. Contrary to what you see in growth charts, developing a business is not linear. There are twists, turns and sharp curves in the journey toward success and profitability. For many businesses that want to transition from the start- up stage, the challenge is how to scale the business with less risk. Scaling your business is an exciting proposition that carries serious risks especially during…

It is hard to attract attention from the media; even more so, if you are new in the field, with the competition soaring and no sales yet. How can you distinguish yourself from the thousands of other startups when you can’t afford to pay for the services of a PR firm? The best way to do so is hiring a freelancer with a good reputation. Nonetheless, past experience does not necessarily mean favorable coverage by the likes of Forbes, The Huffington Post or TechCrunch. In this PR for Startups…

Just starting in the business world? There’s a lot going on around you, and the skills and traits required to succeed may seem insurmountable. Even still, there’s one skill set you should acquire if you want to get anywhere in business, and that’s leadership. Unfortunately, good leadership doesn’t always come easy. There are many people in leadership positions that have no idea what they’re doing. Either they steal all the credit and yell at their employees or they’re far too timid…

Not all content writers are right for your business. Content writing is such a broad field of writing that encapsulates several areas. It can be produced for websites, magazines, newsletters, emails, company brochures, and profiles. Choosing content writers for your business makes things even more complicated for any of the above can be for vastly different industries like hospitality, finance, real estate or medical industries. For this reason, it is important to know a bit more about the…