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  • JustinPLambert
    Your Business in 2016 You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here In the previous two posts in this three part series we discussed the importance of early and thorough preparation and the need to start with a realistic understanding of Continue reading Justin P Lambert Blog Grow 0 How to Prepare to Sell Your Business Simply in 2016 This is Part 2 of 3 in this blog post series about Selling Your Business in 2016 You can find Part 1 here While selling a business can be one of the biggest steps you ever take it doesn t need to be stressful or overly complicated In fact by following the steps outlined below it Continue reading Justin P Lambert Blog Grow 0 Is 2016 the Year You Will Sell Your Business This is Part 1 of 3 in this blog post series about Selling Your Business in 2016 Stay tuned for part 2 and 3 All indicators point to 2016 being a banner year for selling your business 2014 and 2015 have seen accelerated M A activity across the board in comparison to earlier recession years while interest Continue reading Justin P Lambert Blog Grow 0 What

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  • What Can You Do Online to Support Your Local Offline Businesses? - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    with our content or social engagement campaigns We re looking at a potential audience of billions not tens of thousands at the most Finally consider what it takes to grab the attention of those relatively few people who are close enough to a physical store or restaurant to patronize it they re using the DVR Netflix and satellite radio They re not reading the local newspaper anymore And while they re walking down the street they re as likely to be looking at their phones as they are to be looking where they re going So offline businesses are more often than not forced to work online for their marketing and branding efforts despite needing to give their physical business the bulk of their time and attention The bottom line is simply this in today s increasingly digital world some if not all offline businesses are finding themselves at a disadvantage For helpful articles and resources to aid you in the growth of your business visit us at BusinessesForSale com Why should we care Not to sound heartless but that s just the way the world is moving right I mean eventually everything will be online and that s it And what I can t buy online like a fresh tomato for instance is available at Wal Mart Let s just get used to it Well no not really You see if everything really did move online and into the big box stores and there were no more local stores or restaurants available your local economy would essentially shut down Widespread unemployment and all the subsequent disasters that go along with it would become the norm in your little slice of paradise So let s not even go there The fact is we want and need our local economy strong

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  • Perfectionists Are Not Entrepreneurs - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    the vast majority of the middle class population extremely dissatisfied and unhappy with their lives This relentless pursuit of perfect lives is stir crazy when seen from the point of view of the thousands of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean in little more than bath tubs costing all their worldly possession savings Well to them our lives are already wonderful I ve long held the view that if you can get 70 80 of satisfaction achievement or enjoyment out of any experience in life you are doing very well indeed Take for example the designer Tom Ford who s well documented perfectionism verges on a mental affliction OCD with which he battles constantly Turning this very imperfect character trait into a business is genius I have to say but let s us call it what it is a weakness not a strength Perfectionism is an absolute must in many professions such as pilots engineers doctors scientists researchers food sellers designers and others But all of these people are not entrepreneurs Business owners don t have the patience with process proceed administration but nevertheless they recognise its importance in growing a business That s why they team up or pay experts to perfect their product offering For an entrepreneur the emphasis in life is on progress not perfection That is why we hate sitting in meetings that last longer than 15 or 20 minutes or abhor conference calls with dozens of attendees that drag on for hours Entrepreneurs get on with and just do it The best way to kill an entrepreneurial idea is taking it to a meeting One of life s great pleasure s is nature but this is not perfect and manicured it s chaotic and unpredictable for the animals and plants at its mercy I

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  • Tony Goodwin - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business they can become resources for organizing marketing and realizing ideas Mentoring and nurturing people with their ideas can be as important as the first seed capital funding that they receive Sometimes an angel investor is akin to a good Continue reading Tony Goodwin How To 0 Risks and Uncertainty in the Entrepreneurial World Is it

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  • 5 Recruitment Strategies For Small Businesses
    find on your own They will do the hard yards for you Although the final decision of who to hire is always down to you candidate screening resume scrutinizing reference and qualification background checks will all be done for you Agencies pre filter the list of candidates you see so you ll only have to review the very best 2 Social Media Recruiting Strategy Social media is commonly used by businesses of all sizes to recruit talent LinkedIn is the first choice platform for many businesses It s easy to see why How many business professionals do you know who are not on LinkedIn Their paid for advertising service allows you to target the relevant market segment which can give a very cost effective way of generating interest and applications for your role Meanwhile you can easily head hunt suitable candidates for free However LinkedIn does have competition from Twitter and Facebook It might be that a combination of the three is the most effective social media recruitment strategy Twitter is a quick and effective resource for getting a job vacancy publicized Just remember to be smart in how you utilize hashtags they need to specify the role and location in order to be most effective Asking your employees to tweet job vacancies will help maximize reach Facebook like LinkedIn offers paid job advertising to a carefully targeted audience Pinpointed advertising means a higher likelihood of getting suitable candidates applying for the role 3 Online Recruiting Tools There are a wide range of online recruitment tools which could make the job of finding the right candidate easier Here are a few to consider Psychometric testing this is probably the most commonly used technique for testing the aptitude and suitability of a candidate Services available offer varying levels of depth Some are very cheap even free but the more detail you want the more you have to pay While the results of such tests should never be the decisive factor in the selection process they can be very effective in establishing who s suitable and who s not Skills testing For highly technical roles you need to know if the candidate has the required expertise There are numerous online skill tests available to recruiters across a wide range of technical areas It s a surefire way of discovering what they know and what they don t Gamification the newest form of aptitude testing comes in the form of gamified testing As with psychometric testing they vary in complexity and depth At the more complex end of the spectrum there are full blown simulated work environments Imagine if you could replicate your own working environment and test in a virtual simulation how a candidate performs and responds to the challenges they are guaranteed to encounter in your workplace That s exactly what gamification can do Video interviews for roles where you require a two stage interview process you can save time by carrying out short video interviews Personality and character count for

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  • Blogtrepreneur Admin - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    to put it in the simplest terms When it comes to investing and that s what an IRA is an Continue reading Blogtrepreneur Admin Blog Grow 0 5 Recruitment Strategies For Small Businesses Finding the most suitable candidate for a job role is one of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner Recruitment can be an arduous and frustrating task at the best of times As well

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  • Write Down these 10 "Musts" Before Open Your Business Door
    is good reason for this The two of you can complement one another s strengths and weaknesses and provide a balance you can pump each other up when things go awry or look glum and you can kick ideas around rather than spinning them around in your own head with only one perspective Check Your Flexibility Meter If your product or service is not the huge success that it is are you willing to admit that and re tool your business Being flexible rather than rigid will allow you to accept when changes need to be made and to make them Make Sure You Have Enough Startup Cash A good rule of thumb is 6 months of living expenses in addition to the money needs you have developed through your business plan Your business budget should be realistic and should have some reserve built in Investors need to see this budget and once you find them get that commitment in writing through an investor loan or stock agreement One newer trend for entrepreneurs is to go local for their investors using soft rather than hard money this is a great idea if you can keep them from attempting to micro manage Line up Technology Pros You may be a master in your business niche but unless that niche is web design and content marketing don t be a do it yourselfer You need the wickedest website out there and it needs to be a grand experience for any visitor on any device Further you need an SEO and Web marketing expert someone who can blanket all of social media spread your brand everywhere develop your business blog launch press releases etc Relationships with customers and potential customers today are built online and you need to make use of every available

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  • business Archives - Page 3 of 16 - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    Kostler is the founder of 1 Teen Entrepreneur and the inventor of the Define Bottle voted one of Entrepreneur Magazine s Most Brilliant Companies in 2013 His Define Bottle is already selling out in popular retail stores like Whole Foods and online through his website but this fifteen year old is probably most proud of the Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 2 Spring Forward With 3 Organizational Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs Spring is in the air again and for many that means time to clean up However Spring Cleaning isn t just for your home You need to annually air out your business to lay the foundation for a productive and fertile business year ahead It s easy to get behind on filing and organizing as the busy Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 2 10 Steps to Making a Profit Buying and Selling Websites There s certainly a healthy market for buying and selling websites to make a profit and the upside is that you don t have to be a Larry Page to do it The name of the game is just like many other investments Think of it as a short term or long term real estate flip look for quality Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 2 5 New Year s Resolutions All Entrepreneurs Should Write Down Every new year we all set out to make resolutions lose weight save money stopped being shocked when the Chicago Cubs don t win the World Series Business like our personal lives can also benefit from a resolution or in this case five As 2014 kicks off and we are all still left wondering when flying Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 5 20 Ways to Dominate YouTube Allow me to take a moment to share with you

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