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  • 5 signs you are running your business in a wrong way - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    much money you are making per month what is your sales volume if there is any profit and what is your customer satisfaction score you got a big problem in your hands It is quite common becoming overwhelmed by daily activities in such a way that you just don t have the time to see the big picture But it can lead to several failures and mistakes that you might only find out when it is too late And if it is really the case that you honestly don t have the time to check reports or even to create them you should consider contracting or outsourcing an extra hand to support you on some not so essential tasks Also make good use of technology and try apps and online tools that can increase your productivity or get your statistics in order with just a few clicks You aren t online or on any social media network Except if you are a very small business based in a very small village offering your products or service only locally some level of online presence is mandatory nowadays If you need a first class website full of features or a blog or pages on Facebook profiles on Twitter etc will depend on your goals the nature of your business and how your clients find most helpful to communicate with you But your business should be available on Google Search somehow if nothing else So whether you are ignoring it because you prefer the old fashioned way or because you have no clue of how to get it started you should give it a try It will increase the trust of your target audience in your business just ask yourself how you feel about business when you can t find it through an online search and it will boost your sales and profits as a consequence You will also see how your social media presence can influence your business in a very positive way You don t care about content marketing Ok you do have a website but you don t really care about the content offered there This is a sad reality especially among retailers who think that posting great images of their products is all that is necessary to attract clients But the truth is that your first challenge is to ensure that your website will show up on the first results of Google Search as people hardly browse throughout the next pages And to achieve it you will have to add value to your site and this is all about great content Even though nobody knows for sure all the factors taken into account by Google algorithm everybody agrees that fresh reliable original and well researched content helps their websites and blogs rank better on Google Search That is to say you should ensure the high quality of the content you are offering in order to build a strong online presence And you can easily outsource your content writing to

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  • Six of the Easiest Ways to Resolve Workplace Drama - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    and halt workplace dramas Don t Engage in Hostility Be the bigger person and you re more likely to get your way Talk with the co workers who are having an issue and either act as the mediator or get a mediator to find an amicable solution to the problem Explain that both parties will have to make a compromise Be Assertive Not Aggressive If you re the object of the hostility take the high road and be assertive Speak plainly and express your wants and desires without demanding people meet your needs You can express yourself in an adult manner without resorting to arguments or name calling Simply state your opinions without telling the other person they are wrong and make sure you listen when they talk Learn to Communicate Effectively While you shouldn t be aggressive you also need to avoid being passive A passive person doesn t state their opinion at all and expects others to know what they are thinking Eventually this passive behavior could result in a blow up It could even result in losing a job or ruining what could otherwise be a good workplace friendship Offer Gifts for Any Inconveniences If a co worker goes out of the way to cover your shift or help you out then make sure you thank them by bringing in a small gift the next time you see them Even something simple like cookies or donuts if you ve been out of the office for a while This can help you bond with your co workers and prevent disagreements starting in the first place Get Better Educated Getting an organizational development degree can help you to build the skills you need to better management workplace incidents Consider getting an advanced degree if you already have one so

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  • Brooke Chaplan - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    to agree with on something it s probably the right choice Luckily most workplace dramas aren t as intensive Continue reading Brooke Chaplan Categories Blog Grow Business 0 Best Tools Now Trending for Small Businesses Today Managing a small business is a full time endeavor that requires the best tools and techniques to ensure you are able to maintain a high level of productivity There are many solutions available that

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  • Best Tools Now Trending for Small Businesses Today - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    single cohesive package This can help you save money and stay productive while watching your business function from one central location A few popular programs include WORKetc Zoho and BlueCamroo Business Analytics Service Knowing how your business is doing in regard to the competition requires the compilation of analytics services When you choose to include analytics you can discover issues with workflows account issues lifecycle management and the health of your network An IT company that specializes in helping businesses succeed can set you up with a system that works for you Accounting and Finance Services There are business grade applications that can help you more effectively manage your finances Freshbooks Wave Accounting Expensify and QuickBooks are all examples of options that can help you save time with invoicing tracking expenses and maintaining the right records for tax season These tools can be integrated into your business to work seamlessly across several departments for the best effect Customer Support Tools Maintaining a high level of customer service satisfaction is essential to helping your business succeed You need a great customer service platform to ensure your customers are getting the best possible service Use programs like GetSatisfaction and SurveyMoney to find out what customers really think about your company s services and how you can improve overall Human Resources Tools ZipRecruiter and AnyPerk are two packages that can help you run background checks and reward employees with a perks program These applications help you incentivize work and can improve the effectiveness of your company by increasing morale Using Available Legal Tools You can t always afford to consult with a lawyer for every issue that goes wrong Using Legal Zoom Business Attorney Plan you can get a tailored plan that has an attorney review your contracts and legal documents at a

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  • 5 Ways to Make Blogging a Successful Business
    this topic would be 10 Innovative and Budget Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas 2 Premium Content Sales If you generate enough interest in the content you give away for free on your blog people may be willing to pay for content that is more advanced more involved and even more insightful Just remember that people will have much higher standards for premium content than they will free content Many bloggers have successfully monetized by selling e books podcast and video series and even blog content In order to sell premium content you have two options The first is to offer a subscription based service where others pay a regular fee to access premium content that you produce on a regular basis The second is to sell premium content by the piece to whomever is interested either directly from your blog or a third party site like Amazon 3 Advertising There are several options if you would like to generate income through paid advertising The first is to work directly with individuals and businesses who would like to purchase advertising space on your blog The second is to go through a third party for PPC paid per click advertising Many people use Google Adwords for this Finally there are options that are less direct For example you can mention products in your blog content write product reviews or create sponsored or underwritten blog posts Sponsored and underwritten posts are posts where you are either paid to write a post on a specific topic sponsored or where you write on any topic but include a note that the post has been made possible thanks to a specific company 4 Giveaways If they believe that your audience matches their target customer persona some companies will pay you to host a giveaway Essentially you write

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  • 9 “Must-Have” Tools for Launching a Startup - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    assurance that you are developing the right relationships with your target audiences 3 Top Writers Reviews Creative and engaging content is not optional And writing that content is often a talent skill that new business owners and other team members do not have If you can t produce content that is creatively written with intriguing titles engaging text and the right media then you can review the best writing services and choose what you like best They have an entire department devoted to content marketing content creation media creation social media profiles and more If you want your blog to rock and your social media profiles to engage then these creatives are what you need Reasonable cost too and far less expensive than hiring a full time employee for this task 4 Desk Customer relationship management is another one of those tasks that in the past has been left up to a salesforce It used to rely on each salesperson have a customer base and being mindful of taking care of those customers well It also has always meant taking care of issues complaints returns and so forth Whether you are selling a product or a service your customers and how they feel about you have to be the kingpin of your company especially since customers are so active on social media and can make their complaints publicly known This tool allows you to get customer feedback to track all communication and contact you have had with customers and to make certain that their questions are answered their issues resolved and that they are happy and satisfied You probably don t have a large sales force with a database of customers you have to keep track of those customers in the most efficient and time saving way as possible This tool lets you do just that 5 MindMeister Mind mapping has traditionally been thought of as a tool for students to organize their notes and to brainstorm ideas for essays and papers Mind mapping has now gone to a whole new level for business and this tool is probably the best on the market What are your thoughts on revising your content marketing strategies Access this tool and get them into an organized fashion with a whole host of options for representing them Then share them with your team members and let them add revise and share again The entire history is saved and you and your collaborators can end up with a plan that is easily seen so that it can be implemented Planning a presentation to a potential investor Use this tool to develop that presentation and then automatically convert it into a slide show Need to manage a project and delegate tasks This is your tool and everyone on your team will know who is doing what and when The possibilities are truly endless you need this tool for virtually any planning you may do 6 Wave Apps You may have experimented with a number of accounting

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  • John Unger - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    that they cannot hire for essential business tasks One Continue reading John Unger Blog Grow 0 Bring Dreams to Life in One of These 10 Amazing Cities Everybody has dreams Don t you have an image in your head of the career and life of your dreams Maybe you would like to start your own business and build your own small empire Maybe your idea of living the dream is a nice big home where you can raise a family Perhaps you belong Continue reading John Unger Categories Life Reviews 0 Web Design Strategies for Turning Visitors into Paying Customers Add Media If you use software such as Google Analytics to keep track of traffic on your website you have a good idea of how many site visitors you receive each day and how long they stay on your website Chances are you also have a good idea of the percentage of visitors that actually Continue reading John Unger Blog Grow 0 Write Down these 10 Musts Before You Open Your Business Door Image source Studies show that at least 50 of all businesses go belly up within five years of their start ups Small retailers in strip malls open

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  • Is 2016 the Year You Will Sell Your Business? - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    becomes the top priority so we can expect them to saturate the market with business sales in the near future If you re seriously considering selling your business 2016 may be the very best time to do so But what do you need to know to do it right Preparation is key Selling your business can t be a knee jerk decision or you re going to get cheated It needs to be strategically planned and carefully carried out by professionals who know what they re doing if you hope to get the maximum value for all the hard work you ve put in over the years In part two of this series we ll discuss six simple steps that you can take to prepare well for the sale of your business in order to ensure your company is most appealing to prospective buyers and its value is at its highest Obtaining an unbiased valuation This will be covered in more detail in part two of this series but it s important to note up front that you re not the best person to decide how much your business is worth The value of your business plays a vital role in how the sale is designed and how quickly and efficiently it can proceed so it s an area that should not be clouded by emotion Instead an experienced business broker or accountant should be retained to assist with coming up with a valid and realistic value early on in the selling process Part three of this series will focus on what you can do to maximize the final value you receive for your business Don t procrastinate As highlighted above conditions going into 2016 are ripe for selling your business but they can t stay that way forever and

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