Are You Selling The Wrong Thing?

Have you ever aerated a lawn? I do it every year.

If you’re not familiar with the concept, an aerator is a gasoline-powered machine equipped with a spiked metal roller on the bottom. It weighs about a billion pounds (I’m guessing) and its function is to poke finger-sized holes in your lawn, thereby “aerating” it and making it healthier.

Improving the Communications Systems in Your Business

The key to effective business, all businesspeople will know, is all about communication. It’s what will win you clients and broker your deals. It will increase your exposure and get things done internally in efficient and timely manner. So having the best-possible communications systems at your disposal, with an efficient organizational structure and policy with which to run them, will ensure that your business (large or small) is running at a competitive and lucrative level. From phones to emails and beyond, here are some methods to increase the efficiency of your communications systems.

What to DIY and What to Outsource as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners in the modern world can make things happen for themselves and their businesses that never would have been within reach of their predecessors. Today, there is virtually nothing that a small business owner can’t do for themselves.

But, just because you can DIY a component of your business doesn’t always mean you should. There are times when the expertise of others will be a priceless investment. It can be tempting to believe that your passion for the business should count more than skills or experience in specific areas, but sometimes your care for the company means you will need to outsource.

4 Easy Tips For Getting More Organized At Work

Getting organized at work is a blissful feeling that comes when you’ve sorted all the loose ends, and you’ve documented and filed all the paperwork that you’ve allowed to pile up. There’s more to it than just that, but that’s an essential factor to relaxing in the knowledge that your work papers are in order. You need to be organized at work, even if nowhere else. It helps you to stay at the top of your game and able to find files and literature when you need them. If you’re wasting time looking for a sheet of paper that’s somewhere in a scattered heap, then you’re not working to the best of your ability.

Things to Know Before Starting to Invest In Real Estate

In the wake of the steady global economic rise following the crisis of ’07, real estate investment has flourished again as one of the most lucrative business opportunities in the modern world. In the increasing residential and commercial markets, opportunities are numerous for established names in the industry, but more importantly, for newcomers as well.

Is your Mobile App Under-performing? Here’s How to fix it

If you were to take a look at your own mobile phone, how many apps do you have installed on it? And truthfully, of which of these apps do you regularly use?

According to app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, Apple’s App Store is estimated to have 5 million apps available by 2020 and, considering that in March 2017, the number of apps in the App Store already consisted of 2.2 million, it looks like this figure is doubling in the next couple of years. This clearly proves the mobile app industry is dynamic and developing at a rapid rate.

How Office Design Can Help to Recruit Top Talent

In today's knowledge economy, hiring top talent is a key source of competitive advantage. However, with several companies wooing in demand top talent on offer, employees have plenty of choice in deciding where to work. Among the various factors that influence employees on deciding where to work, a company’s office design is a major consideration.

The Importance of a Functional and Ergonomic Workspace

Managing Long Term Business Travel: What You Need to Know

Modern transportation networks have made a huge impact in the way companies do business. Traveling across the globe to sign deals, visit conferences, give speeches, or meet with business partners is now the everyday reality of many company executives and key staff members. Unfortunately, going on extended business trips year round can take its toll on the individual. Being constantly on the move, dealing with jet lag, or getting accustomed to local weather are just some of the common annoyances which business travelers face on a regular basis.

7 Epic Product Fails and the Valuable Lessons They Can Teach Your Business

Launching a new product is always risky.

No matter how diligently you prepare, you can never guarantee success.

And, as you’ll see below, even the most successful businesses suffer the occasional flop.

But how do you know when a product is a flop?

6 Reasons Why Excel Still Matters in the Workplace

Hearing the words “Microsoft Excel” might conjure up images of a bustling office in the early 1990s. Cubicles sprinkled with crisp suits and high heels, walking with purpose through sheets of paper piled high and endless lists of numbers scrolling across the screen of an IBM PS/1. But you shouldn’t let everybody’s favorite spreadsheet get stuck in past. In fact, even twenty-six years later, MS Excel is still going strong. With more room for startups and small businesses able to launch their business off the ground in the digital age, Excel is still one of the most reliable ways to organize data, market research, and finances.

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