Mobile Tower to Leaders: Are You Setting the Accessibility Bar Too High?

April 1, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Mobile Tower to Leaders: Are You Setting the Accessibility Bar Too High?

We live in a world of instant access, 24/7 deliverability, and constant connectedness.

Employees rarely share the same investment in a business as the business owner and thus have very different expectations when it comes to accessibility.

Business owners are charged with setting the standards and access expectations for their crew, which can be tricky when surrounded by a steady stream of performance-enhancing technologies. But what’s the best way to develop and assess accessibility expectations midst the ever-flowing stream of enticing connectivity applications?

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4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

March 30, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee. They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety. Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want to get them up and running as quickly as possible [...]

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My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

March 29, 2014 8:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

If you asked me fifteen years ago if I would be a manufacturer, I’m sure the thought would never have entered my mind. I was busy acting in TV commercials and hosting infomercials. You know, the ones that start out “Has this ever happened to you?” And then they solve whatever problem it is with a new gadget that someone invented.

As I said those words on camera, it never occurred to me that one day I would invent one of those products and solve a problem for someone else. The problem was dehydration and the solution would be swiggies, wrist water bottles.

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5 Simple Tactics To Retain Customers

March 27, 2014 8:00 am0 comments
5 Simple Tactics To Retain Customers

We all know businesses exist for a reason and the reasons is profit. But a business can only continue to earn profits if customers are happy and satisfied with the products and services.

As the business environment is becoming increasingly competitive, business owners need to be on their toes when it comes to retaining their customers.

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Office Solutions for Small Businesses: Traditional Office Space, Executive Offices or Virtual Office?

March 26, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
Office Solutions for Small Businesses: Traditional Office Space, Executive Offices or Virtual Office?

As a small business owner – there are over 23 million of them in the US – choosing the best office solution for your needs can be difficult.  Unlike in years past, not every business needs a ‘permanent’ office where staff spends 40 hours per week.  Today there are so [...]

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30K Users,11 Regional Languages,The Story Of News Aggregation App Plash Which Now Plans Middle East Expansion

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30K Users,11 Regional Languages,The Story Of News Aggregation App Plash Which Now Plans Middle East Expansion

“You should stop having to put in work to find information; Information should understand you and actually find you.”  - Vikas Jha, CEO & Founder at Plash Digital labs. Plash is a personalized news aggregator (app review) that delivers the latest news and information from multiple newspapers, blogs, and magazines. [...]

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What is a Website Conversion?

March 25, 2014 3:30 pm0 comments
What is a Website Conversion?

You’re a small business and you have a website. On your website you probably have at least one of the following items: A general contact form on your “Contact Us” page asking for the visitors contact info. A newsletter opt-in form allowing your visitors to sign up for your email newsletter. [...]

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18 Sales Experts Share Their Best Tip for Maximizing Productivity

March 24, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
18 Sales Experts Share Their Best Tip for Maximizing Productivity

Nobody is a sales genius right out of the gate. The best salespeople are constantly looking for ways to improve their technique, make gains in efficiency, and generally maximize their productivity. We asked a few of today’s most productive, efficient, and successful sales experts to share their best sales productivity [...]

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5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

March 23, 2014 9:30 am0 comments
5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

Books are transformative. Period. I bet much of the growth you’ve experienced has been a result of the books you’ve read. I can trace so much of my personal development to 5 specific books. I’ll never forget when I heard it. A reporter on the radio was sharing a recent [...]

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5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

March 22, 2014 10:30 am1 comment
5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is in the air. 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one according to a 2011 Kauffman Foundation Survey. In addition, 21% of freelancers are still enrolled in university. The barriers that discouraged previous generations’ entrepreneurial aspirations have all but crumbled for today’s [...]

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5 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Ecommerce Store Blog

March 21, 2014 9:30 am0 comments
5 Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Ecommerce Store Blog

If you’re an online merchant selling your goods through an e-commerce website, then one of the best ways to attract more traffic (visitors) to your store is through blogging.

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Plan For the Worst To Keep Your Business At Its Best

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Plan For the Worst To Keep Your Business At Its Best

No one wants to think about how their job, project, or business can fail, but it’s always a realistic possibility.

Most entrepreneurs find their success through their great leadership capabilities, but long-term success for their business is also born from savvy crisis management skills.

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7 Rules For Increased Sales Productivity

March 20, 2014 11:00 am1 comment
7 Rules For Increased Sales Productivity

The pressure for sales professionals is on.  It mounts as the quarters or years go by and the reward once you hit your number is another number.  So just as you take a breath after winning that last minute deal to make your year, just know, it is coming at [...]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

March 14, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

Resume writing is less than pleasant. You have to sum up years of work in to a few clever lines, make yourself look attractive, and maintain relevance in both your industry and the career field in general. Not to mention making yourself stand out among tens, hundreds, thousands of other applicants.

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Here’s How Businesses Can Use Technology to Ensure That Customers Tip

March 13, 2014 10:56 pm0 comments
Here’s How Businesses Can Use Technology to Ensure That Customers Tip

I’ll be the first to admit that ever since I stopped carrying cash and started paying for everything with my credit cards to rack up travel points, I have completely stopped tipping at certain businesses such as coffee shops. That’s especially been the case at Starbucks. I used to pay [...]

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Chicago’s 1871 To Launch FEMTech To Help Women Rule The Tech Industry

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Chicago’s 1871 To Launch FEMTech To Help Women Rule The Tech Industry

1871, a tech startup hub in Chicago, is launching a women’s entrepreneurial incubator this month. Will 1871’s incubator blast Beyonce and Madonna? Probably not, but the Chicago Tribune reports that the program will accommodate both the workaholic and the working mother.

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