3 Reasons Why Working Smarter Isn’t Optional

3 Reasons Why Working Smarter Isn’t Optional

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder” at least a handful of times over the course of your professional life. It’s easy to find all sorts of quotes from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders out there. They're usually explaining the importance of being smart while managing your professional life. However, a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs still don’t take this advice properly to heart. These days, “working smarter” can begin with something as simple as a VDR software download. This gives you less excuse than ever before for not using online systems to save time, money and resources, for even the most complex, yet sensitive data projects. A Virtual Data Room (VDR) is a series of proprietary extranets that provide an online repository of data. Businesses typically use a…
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Is It Time To Supercharge Your Career?

Is It Time To Supercharge Your Career?

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When it comes to your career, it’s always going to be important for you to find a pathway that you’re happy with. We all spend such a long time working, that it’s always going to be essential for us to enjoy the work that we do. Of course, you do have the option to work for a living, rather than live to work. But, if you’re an ambitious person and you have a passion for something in particular, it’s nice for you to be able to create a career that you’re proud of. So, how do you do this? This is often one of the tasks that people are afraid to work on. They have these huge, wonderful, and exciting dreams that they want to pursue, but they have no…
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How to Create a Successful Landing Page

How to Create a Successful Landing Page

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Your landing page is the first thing many potential online customers will see. To make it successful, you need to make sure that it’s a high converting page. This means driving traffic to the page, then turning browsers into buyers. A good landing page will include a stunning yet efficient design, well planned SEO for optimal ranking, and perhaps most important, appeal to customers’ needs. These aspects, of course, depend on your niche and your product or service. However, here is a general road map to help you along the way. How to Create a Successful Landing Page Understand its purpose Your landing page is similar to a homepage in its function. It’s the “front page” of your website or section of the site for a particular product or service.…
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How To Ensure Your Website Looks Professional And Functions Wonderfully

How To Ensure Your Website Looks Professional And Functions Wonderfully

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In this day and age, the majority of human beings are hooked up to the internet in one way or another. The 21st century is full of electronic inventions that are constantly blowing our minds, but the foundation of everything online is the World Wide Web. The majority of us, these days, surf the web without realizing what we’re actually doing. Sure, a couple of decades ago, it was a new and amazing piece of software that blew our minds every few seconds. Nowadays, however, we’ll hop online and begin research stuff without appreciating the ridiculous encyclopedia we have in our pockets. With all that said, if you look at things from a business standpoint, you absolutely NEED to have a website that supplements your business. When you have a…
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Why Promotional Gifts Are Worth the Investment for Your Business

Why Promotional Gifts Are Worth the Investment for Your Business

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The basic law of business is that you need to spend money in order to make money. You buy raw materials, pay for services, invest in marketing and then sell your product for a profit. Every step of the process needs to ultimately be cheaper than the cost of your product if you want to generate a profit and grow your business. Most entrepreneurs can grasp that basic concept before they even start a business. Perhaps that’s why the idea of giving away promotional gifts can seem incredibly wasteful, and borderline pointless. Why give away something that you could sell? Why invest thousands (or more) on promotional products to give out at a trade show or public event? Surely there are other ways to market your business? Why Promotional Gifts…
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Why Cloud Computing Helps Small Businesses

Why Cloud Computing Helps Small Businesses

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Cloud computing for small businesses can be hugely beneficial. It enables them to expand when they need and it makes the operations flexible for all staff. You can gain access whenever needed and you can also allow other staff members to have access to retrieve files or information when necessary. It gives them the ability to enhance their capacity online as well as aid them with support for any type of business growth in the future. What are the benefits of cloud computing for small businesses? A VPS Means Dedicated Resources  A Virtual Private Server hosting, aka VPS hosting, is a website hosting environment that allows for resources such as RAM and CPU to be dedicated to your account. This is achieved by virtualizing a dedicated server and splitting the…
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How to Make Your Small Business Look More Professional

How to Make Your Small Business Look More Professional

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Every business wants to appear as polished and professional as they can. Otherwise, you will struggle to get new clients and customers. You come across as amateurish, like someone who doesn't care about appearances. This translates to the quality of products and services offered, albeit subconsciously, in the customer's mind. Still, it doesn't take a genius to understand that appearance is vital in business, so you should do everything you can to appear as professional as possible. As a small business, though, you need to put your funds in the right place. You may not be able to afford to do what big corporations do to come across as professional, so instead, choose your measures wisely. To give you an idea, here are some places you can start. How to…
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Beginner’s Guide to Participating In Remote Meetings

Beginner’s Guide to Participating In Remote Meetings

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Working from home sounds like a dream for so many people. After all, you can sleep in a little later, you don't have to deal with traffic and a road rage first thing in the morning. Bye bye chaotic commute! And of course, you can work in your pajamas! Who wouldn't want to work from home? It might sound like a dream, but remote working is trickier than it appears at first glance. With this in mind, I have compiled an little cheat sheet for you to use as a meeting prep checklist, so you can be professionally prepared to participate in your next remote meeting. Now of course you have to take notes and do the actual work, but prep is more than reviewing the agenda. A Beginner's Guide…
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