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   Publisher Channel Content by GetApp.com If you’re starting a new venture the last thing you want to worry about is investing time and resources in expensive software systems. But that’s not to say you should be scribbling contacts or leads down on the back of a beermat, or doing your accounts with a calculator and a notepad. It’s all about choosing the right software for your fledgling business, ensuring that it’s cost effective yet scalable and that it all knits together…

When my calendar reminded me that I needed to write a post for TweakYourBiz, I headed outside instead of sitting down at my computer. I wanted to take a walk, as I often do, to come up with a topic idea. And I found my topic in the very act! There are so many reasons why I — and you — benefit from taking a walk as a business owner. Here’s why you should start walking right now. #1. It Clears Your Head Sitting in my office, it can be challenging to come up with blog ideas or solutions…

For those considering making the leap from the safety of a full-time job to the unknown of becoming an entrepreneur, there are several factors to consider first. Although ideally you’d be able to quit your job one day and start your own company the next, in reality there are many more important steps to take along the way. Here are 8 handy hints to help you navigate this major career transition. #1. Crunch the numbers Before founding any new business, it’s vital to carefully consider the…

Web Analytics is obviously an essential tool for any eCommerce site as it allows for collection of data that can keep you ahead of your competition. There are a lot of analytics packages out there, some free, some extremely expensive so how do you decide on the package that’s right for you? As Google Analytics roll out their premium subscription at $150,000 a year, many eCommerce sites are wondering what data could possibly be worth that money. Here are the most popular free and paid for…

Once upon a time, long before he was busy polarizing the American electorate, Donald Trump built his reputation in real estate. A guy who goes by The Donald clearly means business. Regardless of one’s opinion of Mr. Trump, it must be said that he is great at what he does, and what he does is better than most is to set a goal and see the goal to completion. There are no half-measures in the Trump universe. What Can You Do? So, you have ambitions in real estate that, in comparison to Mr.…

Many people strive to achieve a high level in their organization, but never make it, and they have a lot of trouble getting a straight answer as to why not. Several years ago I read some work by a consulting organization that did research on individuals who made good career progress, but frustratingly, never were abler to achieve the last step to an executive level. The research suggested the following are the areas where you may not get good coaching or the help needed to improve your…

It’s one of the very basic facts of running a business that you should always have some sort of plan or strategy in place in order to protect your business when things go wrong. But, do you have a plan in place for your business’ growth and success? Many large companies start off as small businesses, such as a local grocery store growing to be a nationally recognized supermarket chain. If you are the owner of a small business and you’re dreaming of one day becoming the CEO of a massive…

We’ve been under the impression that social media is all good things until we, or our business, are hit by a social media crisis which turned things upside down. It is not uncommon for a business, no matter how large or small it is, to deal with a social media crisis and it can be daunting. A social meda crisis can bring a huge negative impact to a business. According to statistics, about 1.7 billion people have active social media accounts. Just imagine the huge number of social media users…

Whether you have a writing deadline for an essay or an article, there are a few rules that you can keep in mind when facing an approaching deadline. These 7 do’s and 7 don’ts will help you with the long journey towards your pending deadline. The 7 Do’s of Writing Deadlines #1. Do practice self-discipline Having self-discipline is important to have in order to do anything in life. You need self-discipline to get up in the mornings, to clean and to reach your deadlines. If you have a…

Growth Hack Talks is a growth hacking conference taking place in Dublin, Ireland on 24 September 2015. This unique event will bring together some of the world’s smartest CMOs, business leaders and product managers to share growth hacking insights, strategies and best practice. TYB readers can save €30 per ticket by entering the promo code: tweakyourbiz.  The following article was written by Ben Cotton of Growth Hack Talks and is republished here with their permission. Growth hacking is…