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Tips & Strategies for Building a Successful Online Business

Running your own business is infinitely more fulfilling than being a corporate cog and taking orders from others. In this age of internet, running an online business gives you enough time to spend with your family and loved ones while earning well. Creating your own online business can be a long and arduous process or [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Business Tips|

5 Tricks to Optimize the Customer Lifetime Value

The customer lifetime value is an area that can and should be optimized to deliver maximum profitability for a business. It is based on the principle that it costs far less to market to your existing client base than it does to acquire new ones. Here are five tips that you can put to use [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|Business Tips|

Getting Your Business Up and Going: 4 Tips for Creating a Budget

There is nothing sexy about creating a budget. You created your very own start-up, and counting beans is not why you got into business. But it took ambition, drive, smarts, and courage to become an entrepreneur, and the best way to protect the result of your efforts is to be disciplined, responsible, and consistent when [...]

By | November 27th, 2013|Business Tips|

Customer Incentive Programs – Are You Spending Enough on it? Reevaluating Your Budget

In a competitive global marketplace, it's essential to motivate people and urge them to use your products and services. One way to motivate potential customers - and keep existing ones - is to launch a customer incentive program. The key is to spend enough on the program to make it worth your while. Therefore, you [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|Business Tips|

The Tightrope of Friendly vs. Professional

The Tightrope of Friendly vs. Professional: Having a Good Professional Relationship with Clients There is an old adage that says friendship and business don't mix. Still, having a good professional relationship with your clients is important. How do you toe the lines between professional, friendly, and too friendly? The dance between being friendly and being friends, [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|Business Tips|

Outsourcing Payroll: Who Can You Trust to Handle It?

Outsourcing Payroll: Who Can You Trust to Handle It? Handling payroll is a necessary part of doing business to which absolutely no business owner looks forward. It is a recurring headache in which mistakes are all but inevitable and always costly. Payroll requires capital to pay your employees, a knowledge of a complicated tax code, [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Business Tips|

Interpreting Tone in Emails: Why Can it Get So Convoluted?

Interpreting Tone in Emails: Why Can it Get So Convoluted? Awkward email exchanges are a part of the modern workplace. You write an email to a coworker, your tone is misinterpreted, and you then have to write a follow-up email explaining that wasn't what you meant at all. Email revolutionized communication and made the exchange [...]

By | October 9th, 2013|Business Tips|

Getting work done with the kids at home? It Can Be Done!

Getting Work Done with the Kids at Home? It Can Be Done! If the title of this article grabbed your attention, chances are you've got a young one at home grabbing at your heartstrings or your hemline. Online images of savvy business people working from home seldom include disposable diapers, dummies, or sippy cups. So can [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Business Tips|

4 No-Nos When Sending an Important Work Email

Some studies show that up to 93 percent of human communication is non-verbal. Cues like smiles, eye contact, and body movements can reveal what a person is thinking before the person even says it. When speaking, tone, inflection, volume, and cadence can draw an incredible amount of information out of the meaning behind the words people speak. [...]

By | September 18th, 2013|Business Tips|

4 Online Resources Every New Business Should Utilize

Steve Wynn didn't just get up and running with his Wynn Hotel on the Vegas strip because he was lucky or savvy or even so smart. For decades, he honed the necessary skills to ultimately play with the Big Boys (and Girls). His hotels are stunning, elegant, and indulgent. So how did he do it? How does any [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Business Tips|