A Simple Guide to Building A Successful Business Website in 2020

A Simple Guide to Building A Successful Business Website in 2020

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If you want to build a successful business website in the coming year and ensure you get the results you want, then this simple guide will help you. Things change fairly regularly in the complex world of online marketing and virtual business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t figure out the key website elements you to get incredible results for your own business. Read on to learn more! A Simple Guide to Building A Successful Business Website in 2020   Make Sure You Have A Good Domain Name Your domain name is the entry point to your site, and it must make a good impression. It also has to have good usability, so it should be easy to spell and remember. Read that again - easy to spell and remember.…
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Top Online Security Tips for New Businesses

Top Online Security Tips for New Businesses

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Staying safe online can be an absolute whirlwind! Every day there appears to be new ways of being hacked and stronger viruses and malware ready to breach through into your system. Protecting your small business can seem tough, especially when you’re in your first year of operation. Being relatively new leaves you without much experience in dealing with the various risks and issues websites can face on an almost daily basis. If you’re starting a company of your own, or just need a little help with regards to online security, then do not worry. Here are some of the best tips that you can implement today to ensure your data is safe and sound at all times. Top Online Security Tips for New Businesses Install Firewalls  Firewalls are so useful…
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Is Your Business Properly Connected?

Is Your Business Properly Connected?

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It’s a question every business owner has on their mind: is your business well connected? Are all of your employees in the right place? Is your company network strong enough to support every link on it? Do you even have regular enough meetings to keep everyone updated? It’s these kind of resulting questions that plague our minds and bog us down. We’re not doing our best work when we’re worried, and something might need to change. And as the boss, you’re the one that leads the innovation, and sets the examples. If you’re not working well, if you’re not feeling connected, no one else in the office will feel right either. Which is why we’re looking into that question right now. If your business is well connected, you’re going to…
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4 Things Successful Small Businesses Always Do

4 Things Successful Small Businesses Always Do

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When you are in business, it can feel as if there is a very fine line between success and failure. Of course, when you are a small business, the line becomes even more minuscule. You may be the only decision maker, the only person "invested" in the success of the company. Oftentimes, in the pursuit of the next dollar, many business owners neglect a few fundamental pieces of the business that directly impact the level of success. There are, however, some things that set apart the successful from those that falter. In fact, there are some specific things that successful small businesses always do. So, what are they? 4 Things Successful Businesses Always Do Onboard their new staff. One of the most important aspects of successful small businesses is that…
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How to Encourage a Positive Team Spirit in the Office

How to Encourage a Positive Team Spirit in the Office

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When you work in an office, personal interactions can make or break your day. It can be really hard to do a good job when there are people that don’t get along. If you have ever worked in a negative office environment, then you will know just how much of an impact it can make. This can prove just how important the experience of having a positive team spirit can be. But the thing is, positive teamwork doesn’t just happen by accident. If you are a manager, then it is up to you to help to foster a cooperative energy that will help to take your business to the next level. So you have to think about encouraging teamwork in the office. That is, without some of the ‘typical’ team…
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How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business

How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business

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Owning a business and building it from scratch can be a worthy achievement for anyone who manages to be successful from it. However, there does come the point in your business where it’s beneficial to release the reigns slightly and to give control over to others so that they can continue to build and you can continue to grow. However, as a business owner, this can be tough, so here are some tips on learning to let go in business. How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business No time to read the full post? Listen on the podcast here: Start With A Plan The first thing that you need to do is ask yourself a question: what it is that you know someone else could…
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Making Communication the Heartbeat of Your Business Operation

Making Communication the Heartbeat of Your Business Operation

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Human interaction is the most important aspect of any business venture. It heavily influences everything from productivity to sales revenue. As such, mastering both internal and external communications is vital. This is true no matter where the workforce resides. 43% of U.S. employees work remotely at least some of the time, according to a Gallup study. The number is higher with the rise of more independent contractors who work as part of the gig economy. With the rise of remote work arrangements, organizations need to consider how to communicate important messages to these staff members. When developing your internal communications strategy, make sure all employees receive the information they need, not just the employees who come in to the office each day. Making Communication the Heartbeat of Your Business Operation When…
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Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

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Yes. So let's get the argument out of the way right now. The answer to the question is YES. Project management is very important to remember, no matter how small the project. Even when you are doing a project alone, there are many aspects that need to be organized to keep on track of the project. This is particularly important when you work as a solopreneur. Here's why. Common Project Requirements that Need to Be Managed Every project, even when it’s one that you’re doing alone, has very similar requirements - some more and some less, but they all have things that need to be organized. The very definition of project management includes organizing as an important part. Even when you are running a project alone you’ll need to manage…
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