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Building and Leading Your Team

on 11/11/2015 - 01:41 pm

Building and Leading a Successful Team
 
The world of business today is much different than it was just a few short decades ago. Since the advent of the Internet, there are now new and exciting possibilities as well as the ability to market to a worldwide audience with ease. With the increase of potential, however, comes the fact that the competition is more expansive. In order to stay at the top of your game, it's crucial to have a well-developed team with effective leaders. 

Don't Rush
Time is valuable, and it often seems there isn't enough of it. We all too often find ourselves rushing around to get everything done. However, when it comes to developing your staff, you have ...

Emergency Preparedness

on 11/11/2015 - 01:37 pm

Business Emergency Preparedness: Setting Up A Proactive Plan
Surprisingly, even some of the top performing business startups and established enterprises don't have even a minimal emergency preparedness program in place. Moreover, recent studies indicate that up to 87 percent of the businesses that don't have an emergency, or contingency plan in place, go out of business within six months after a data loss or unforeseen event taking place.(1) Our article below covers just some of the ways these unforeseen events can be prepared for far ahead and increase the risks of successfully surviving the event.Primarily, there are four different major types of emergencies that may confront busines ...

Having the Right Equipment

on 11/11/2015 - 01:00 pm

Having the Right Equipment Makes Sense
When planning your new business, do not underestimate the value of having the right equipment on hand to properly operate the company. Rather than succumb to the temptation to cut corners, go ahead and buy the things you need to run your office and serve your customers. Pay attention to the following reasons why. Operational EfficiencyMake up your mind right now that you will invest in the technology needed to operate your business efficiently. Your company will likely need computers, a local area network, and an Internet connection. Without these things, you will have trouble keeping accounting records, communicating with customers, and conductin ...

Greeting your Guests

on 11/11/2015 - 12:23 pm

Greeting your Guests for Success
As a savvy business owner you understand the value of customer relations, but maybe you are unaware of the importance of greeting your guests.
Customer satisfaction begins at the front door, or portal of contact, including online interactions. To impress and influence your customers from the moment they enter your virtual or actual premises, keep the following greeting tips in mind. Be available. Stay close to the entrance as much as possible to greet customers when they arrive. If they don't see anyone as they enter your business, they may get a false impression of laxity or understaffing. Even if you are stocking shelves or completing paperwork ...