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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Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Social Media Marketing Tools to Boost Your Sales

Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Social Media Marketing Tools to Boost Your Sales

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Done right, social media marketing can boost your audience engagement, reach, conversions, and ultimately, your sales. The best part is, there are T-O-N-S of social media marketing tools that can help you implement your strategies and achieve your campaign goals. Although there might not be a perfect set of tools -- and the role of social media in your digital marketing strategy is only one aspect of your entire digital marketing campaign -- finding the best fitting ones for your business can help increase your profits. In this guide, we’ll tackle five tools that can help you run your social media marketing campaigns effectively and boost your sales. 1. Buzzsumo Research plays a vital role in social media marketing. After all, if you want to make the most out of…
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Awesome Website Analytics Tools for 2020

Awesome Website Analytics Tools for 2020

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Now that we’re fully into 2020, we’re also hitting full swing when it comes to business. The year always starts off a little slow. But now that things are ramping up, you may find that you and your team are in need of a few great tools and resources to keep things moving efficiently. Luckily, we’ve tested out a few awesome new analytics products on the market and have listed our favorites below. These analytics products - including software and apps - offer great features that will increase productivity and help you handle all your data, efficiently. Awesome Website Analytics Tools for 2020   Visallo As far as analytics tools and sites go, https://www.visallo.com is one of the more extensive and cool ones we’ve seen this year. Visallo boasts a…
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What You Need To Gain Visibility For Your Business

What You Need To Gain Visibility For Your Business

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Just because your business hasn't been discovered yet, it doesn't mean that it's going to stay a hidden gem. Getting discovered for a business can take time, a lot of money, and a lot of risk. But being an undiscovered business just gives you time to perfect everything that you're doing. All of the little steps you have to make to create a business that works are made within the first 6 months. It's literally make or break time, and if you feel like you're not being discovered it can easily feel like you're closer to breaking point. Even the big businesses who have been established for years are falling due to poor trading, the economic climate, and a lack of customers due to the number of alternatives available. Take…
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What To Do Next With Your Business Idea

What To Do Next With Your Business Idea

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If you have a business idea that you think is great and that you know has the potential to take you places, it’s important that you do something with it. The 'doing' part is what separates a wantapreneur from an entrepreneur. So don't sit back and keep dreaming of launching the idea, it's time to figure out what to do with the idea. The 'doing' part can can take many different forms, and we’re going to explore some of the most important steps to take with your business idea when it’s still in development. What To Do Next With Your Business Idea Create a Prototype Before you think about getting a business off the ground, you need to have a prototype of this product you’re so excited about. If you…
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Why Utilizing Employee Scheduling Software is So Important

Why Utilizing Employee Scheduling Software is So Important

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The art of scheduling used to be so much simpler - the boss would hand-write out the schedule every week on lined paper, stick a tack in the top, and post it in the breakroom. If they were fancy, they might type it out on the typewriter, laminate it and post it in front of the time clock. Either way, it was a simpler time. Requests for time off, whether for vacation, bereavement or something else, had to be submitted in writing far in advance. Oftentimes, you had to take the time to carefully analyze the schedule to look for things like overtime, early or late clock-ins, overlapping schedules and other conflicts, which would then need to be dealt with quickly. Most times, discrepancies in schedules were ironed out face…
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Big Moves You Need To Make As A Small Business

Big Moves You Need To Make As A Small Business

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As a small business, you probably feel like there are some things that you will not need to address until you become a larger and more stable entity. Well, unfortunately, some things do not depend on the size of your business. There are some things that you should make sure you do that can really help your development. In this post, we are going to be suggesting a few moves you should be looking at if you are fed up of being the small business on the block. If there is one thing that every business has in common, it’s the need to grow year over year. While this can often pose a challenge for smaller businesses, there are a few things that can help. Big Moves You Need To…
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