The Top 4 Signs of Healthy Business Growth

If you have a business, you are likely to monitor your financial statements carefully to determine how well it is functioning. The numbers can tell you a great deal about the health of your business and how much it is growing, but there are a number of other signs that indicate your operation is headed in the right direction in a variety of areas.

1. Growing Market Share

If you have designed a workable marketing plan created to increase your market share, you will be poised to grow your business in a substantial way in the long term.

Don’t Let a Data Breach Harm Your Business

Does anything keep you up at night when it comes to thinking about your business?

If the answer to that question is yes, what might it be?

One area of contention that oftentimes does not get enough attention among business owners is identity theft.

That said identity theft has the potential to do major damage, both in the areas of financial fallout and damage to one’s consumer reputation.

Has Business Slowed? Important Tips for Small B2B Businesses

When business slows, it’s easy to chalk it up to the sales team or the economy, or even dismiss it as something that must happen once in awhile.

But why must it happen? It’s time to conduct an honest and thorough self-evaluation.

Review your service performance

When you started out, you told your potential clients you were special and just what they needed. Take note of all the promises you made, and check if you have fulfilled all of them.

Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

If you're reading this article, you already know that good social media marketing is important. Social media advertising revenues are projected to reach a stunning $9.8 billion in 2016 alone. But despite the increasing evidence of the efficacy of social media marketing, most businesses are still behind the ball when it comes to actually implementing any kind of social media marketing in their strategies. And many of those which do just aren't sure how to market through these channels effectively.

The Shopper & In-store Marketing World

A stores primary aim is to get customers to their store but what some don’t realise is that’s only half the battle. When they are in your store they also need to feel stimulated and relaxed so as to maximise the opportunity of a sale.

For example, music has a huge role to play in making a customer happy in your store. While many store owners would deem the choice of store music as inconsequential its importance is clear. When you see that 90% of customers are more likely to recommend a store that plays music and that 74% of customers agree that music makes them happier it really is an eye opener.

A Guide to Successful Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict is a natural part of life. When there are different people with different backgrounds and life experiences, everyone will formulate their own way of operating. Different opinions will naturally lead to conflict at work, church, home, and school. Unfortunately, there are many people that panic when there's conflict and they don't know how to come to a resolution. Conflict doesn't equate to failure and it's not a sign that someone should give up on their point of view. In fact, conflict can lead parties to sit down and come to a better resolution that benefits everyone. Getting to that point of resolution involves a few steps and the willing desire of opposing parties to make things work. In order to achieve successful conflict resolution in the workplace, there are a few steps to consider.

Small Business, Big Data: How to Get Your Startup More Organized

If you're on the cusp of starting your own business, you have to get all your ducks in a row. The business plan, budget, and marketing strategy all need to be in place. But do you have the best tools for staying organized? Even if you aren’t the most Type-A personality, you can improve your startup organization. Here are exceptional tools to help with your management skills.

Are You in Need of More Qualified Employees?

Ever feel like you are facing challenges in running your business?

With multiple challenges that can be thrown your way at any given time, you may sometimes wonder why you got into business in the first place.

That said it is important to always review where your business is doing well, along with where there is need and room for improvements.

Tricks to Make Your Most Complex Logistics Tasks Easier

Business owners who want to optimize their companies should know that making complex logistics processes as simple as possible is one of the best ways to accomplish this goal. Luckily, there are numerous strategies you can implement to simplify your current logistics systems so things function more effectively and expediently around the office. Here are just four of many techniques you can implement right now.

5 Ways to Increase Satisfactory Customer Service

Customer service is one of the most important aspects of any business venture. One bad experience could cost your organization time and money. Smart companies will take the time to evaluate and invest in customer service initiatives and ensure their staff is on-board with these policies.

Customers will always remember and respond to the interactions they have with your business. This fact puts increased importance on the quality of customer service at your company.

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