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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:25

Due Diligence: Your Last Chance to Negotiate

For lots of business owners, the most stressful part of selling their company is exercising due diligence. At this point, the buyer typically has the right to dig into your business records to find out exactly where your company stands. But it doesn’t have to be so painful. Here are some simple guidelines to help you succeed.
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:23

5 Ways to Use Marketing Videos on Your Website

5 Ways to Use Marketing Videos on Your Website

Did you know that websites that include videos on their homepage are 53-percent more likely to show up on the first page of Google searches? Did you know that customers who watch video of products and services on websites are 85-percent more likely to make a purchase? Here are five ways to make videos a valuable part of your online marketing efforts.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:32

3 Employees You Need to Fire. Now.

Firing people is one of a manager’s least favorite duties. However, keeping bad employees on staff can literally infect the whole business with bad vibes, so it’s best to fire people sooner rather than later. Here are three types of employee you should let go right away.

Firing people is one of a manager’s least favorite duties. However, keeping bad employees on staff can literally infect the whole business with bad vibes, so it’s best to fire people sooner rather than later. Here are three types of employee you should let go right away.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:31

My Top 10 Business Travel Tips

Love it or hate it, traveling is a big part of doing business these days. In this NYT’s blog post, travel veteran and small business owner Tom Szaky shares 10 ways to keep your stress to a minimum when on the road.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:29

7 Hiring Tips for Growing Small Businesses

Historically, hiring good employees has been one of the most challenging aspects of running a small business. Here are seven ways small business owners can improve their hiring practices and find employees that will bring long-term value to the company.

While nearly all major companies now have websites, many sites fail to engage customers because they lack a few basic elements. Since it’s the first thing any customer sees, the front page of your website must feature several key pieces of information. Here are five things your homepage should never be without.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 15:38

8 Qualities of Fearless Entrepreneurs

Are you a truly “fearless” business owner? When it comes to your business performance, are others likely to describe you as a “badass”? This article provides eight ways that business owners can take control of their companies and achieve the success most people only dream about.

Social media is a unique marketing tool because it allows you to directly interact with your customers and potential customers. One area where social media interaction can be extremely effective is in communicating what steps your company is taking to “go green.”

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