Last week we reviewed mobile apps that help streamline your customer service. But there's more to running a business than providing great customer service. What about your back office? Human Resources? Operations? Sales? The market is full of innovative new products that address each area of your business. Here are some top terrific tools for small businesses as recommended by Forbes.
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Mar 10, 2014 8:45:00 AM
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Last week, you learned why sustainable business growth relies so heavily on a competitive edge, and how to go about establishing your competitive edge. This week, we’re diving into the third most crucial component of business growth: your finances.
Mar 5, 2014 8:45:00 AM
Mar 3, 2014 9:30:00 AM
Studies show that entrepreneurs with mentors are more successful than those who go it alone. Everyone can benefit from the experience and wisdom of others, especially another successful business owner. So what is the key?
Feb 28, 2014 8:22:55 AM
Last week, we asked you one of the most important questions regarding sustainable business growth: “Do you know who your customers are?” If you didn’t, we hope last week’s post on buyer personas provided you with some valuable insight, and inspired you to take a closer look at your customers.
Feb 26, 2014 10:50:00 AM
It’s important to have a dedicated professional managing your company’s social media, but how many people should you have on a team? Is one enough?
There are so many elements that factor into effectively managing your brands’ social media presence and the work load can take on a life of its own if you’re not careful.
Let’s break down all the elements that a company needs to consider when exploring social media.
Feb 24, 2014 10:04:00 AM
Over the years the process of managing a project from inception to completion has remained pretty constant. Named after the American mechanical engineer and management consultant Henry Gantt who developed them in 1910, Gantt charts continue to be an important tool in project management today. A graphic schedule for planning and controlling work, the Gantt chart was used to develop important projects including the Hoover Dam. What is changing about project management are the methods and communication tools utilized to get from start to finish.
Feb 21, 2014 1:30:00 PM
Growing a business requires a great deal of effort on the part of the business owner – not juts time, but mental stamina and emotional equanimity. Learning, planning, implementing and executing are all necessary components of successful business growth. Sometimes it seems unattainable, sometimes just plain ambiguous. But there are concrete, systematic steps involved to growing your business.
Ready to start the most efficient and cost-effective journey to burgeoning business success? Like every practical business process, it starts with step one.
Know your customer.
Feb 19, 2014 8:59:02 AM
A few days ago, a Facebook friend of mine mentioned a brand on his timeline with a really incredible review. He stated there are few moments that he reviews a brand on social media, but because of the amazing service he received, he had to do it.
Feb 17, 2014 8:32:00 AM
By now you’ve surely heard of cloud computing and are probably using it in some form or another in your personal life. iTunes and photo stream are a couple of popular apps that use cloud computing allowing you to conveniently share music and photos on multiple devices. What many people don’t realize, though, is how cloud computing is revolutionizing small- and medium-sized businesses. Studies project that more than 50 percent of all information technology will be in the cloud within the next five to ten years.
Topics: cloud computing