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Every small business owner usually has one goal, and that is business expansion. Business expansion means that you have managed to maintain your incomes to the point where further investments are possible. It also implies that you have a solid basis of regular customers, and that you intend to either improve the quality, the range and the cost of your services, or to simply increase the number of your customers. When it comes to any improvement, a change is implied. It’s important to…

A mystery shopping program will give you a perspective on your business’s operations that is difficult to obtain any other way. There are many benefits to using mystery shoppers and they can help to increase your sales in a number of ways. The detailed feedback that they can offer about your business will really help you to improve your operations and get the edge over your competition. When a mystery shopping company such as Tactical Solutions enters your business premises posing as a…

The major difference between a normal corporate website and an ecommerce store is that a normal website only gives information about the brand and its services/products, whereas in an ecommerce website, the user is actually able to buy the service/product available on the website. In a corporate website all you need is a smart look that goes with your target audience and a clear call to action whereas in an ecommerce store you need to test different stuff to see what actually works for you and…

   Publisher Channel Content by GetApp.com   Social proof is a buzzword that has been floating around for some time now, and the term is gathering ever-increasing momentum in online marketing circles. The idea that someone else´s experience will somehow help us predict our own is something that online marketers or small business owners, should not be ignoring. However, there’s a growing consensus that being a star student won´t necessarily make you the most popular kid in…

The good news is that the recession is basically over. This practically means that it is time to focus on growth and find those great investment options that would work really well. The bad news is that identifying high growth business opportunities is not as easy as you may be tempted to believe at a first glance. We can say that now is the perfect time to basically analyze the entire market so that we can refresh the vision that we have. This is important since we are looking at a brand new…

Learning is something we do every day, regardless of our motivation, knowledge, focus and intention. After training for 10 years in conference and training rooms, I was sceptical about working in the world of eLearning. However, having seen the benefits first hand over the past 5 years, I believe eLearning is a highly effective way to learn. What is eLearning eLearning, according to Wiki is ‘the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching’. This does not necessarily…

A businessman at the age of 49 took his own life after becoming depressed in the fallout of the £50 billion ($77 billion) takeover of ABN Amro by the Royal Bank of Scotland. A suicide note to his wife that was found on his body read that he could not “go on”. The coroner confirmed that Mr. Boumeester had ended his life while depressed, explaining: “He drove to a very isolated location in woodland, sat down and used the shotgun to end his own life.” This was one example among numerous…

Success! You’ve managed to convince your boss that working remotely, perhaps from home, for a portion of your working week is a good idea. Or perhaps you have started a new job full time working remotely. Or maybe you work freelance remotely and never quite managed to separate work time from non-work time. Whichever is the case, most people find it very difficult, if even initially, to work from a place where they also do other things. You may be based at home, or on the move, or flitting…

I’m in recovery. No, I’ve not had an illness. I’ve failed. First, it’s important to understand a little about me when I was growing up. I never failed. This was not because I was ultra-capable or ultra-talented. It was because I (subconsciously) avoided failure. I’d throw in the towel early so that I could always say “I never really tried”. It took until my early twenties before I realised that avoiding failure had become more important to me than achieving success. I’ll…

Your business has grown to the point where your current team is no longer enough to manage all the work that needs to be done. Now it’s time to start hiring additional staff in order to reach your goals. But how can you be sure you employ the right candidates, and place them in the right positions? Here are a few tips to help you navigate the flood of resumes and land up with a successful hire: Hire for personality, not for skills Whilst certain jobs (such as engineering, programming, or…