Today's Top Stories
How to Train Your Team to Think Strategically - Most people think of strategic thinking as something only people in upper management or company leaders do. While it does start with leadership, strategic thinking is everyone's job.
7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Job Listings - If you want to make your job listing stand out on job boards and attract top talent, read these seven tips on making the most of your job posting.
Trim the Fat From Your Sales Process - Organizations get stuck in tradition and expectations, but conventions might be holding you back. To dramatically speed up sales, you've got to trim the fat from your sales process and start questioning everything.
Powerful Sales Lessons You Can Learn From Politicians - Too many people think that politicians are good for nothing--that’s incorrect. Politicians can teach us some very important lessons about sales.
7 Ways Business Insurance Can Save Your Company - You think that not buying a business insurance policy will save you money? Think again. Here are seven reasons why you can't afford to operate without it.
The Key to Motivating Your Sales Team–and Boosting Sales - Pump up your sales team by creating a shared sense of purpose. Salespeople who sell “with noble purpose” outperform those who are mainly focused on making money, or meeting specific sales targets.
5 Things to Consider Before Bootstrapping Your Business - While bootstrapping may seem like a safe way to start a business, it is not as easy as it sounds. Bootstrapping requires both flexibility and hard work; however, when it's done right, it pays off in a real way.
SBIC Funds: A Hidden Source of Capital - Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) are a great source of capital for growing companies, yet many people don't know about these very attractive sources of funding. Here's what to know.
How to Become an Angel Investor: Tips for Investing in Startups - Many successful entrepreneurs move from starting their own businesses to investing in other companies. If you want to be an angel investor, there are a number of things to consider before you make the leap.
The Five Risks Even Risk-Averse Entrepreneurs Must Take - What are the "scary unknowables" that mark the edge of the cliff where a leap of faith is required? Here are the five encountered by almost every new venture.
Pinterest Proficiency and What It Means for Today’s Entrepreneurs - This simple photo-sharing community, where people can find new recipes, trade crafting tips, and more, has proven that inspiration is truly contagious. For a marketer, Pinterest can be a gold mine of potential customers.
Understanding Fidelity Bonds: The Key to Employee Theft Protection - Eventually, an employee will steal from your business, a co-worker or a customer. Small businesses need to be protected in these situations, and this is where fidelity bonds come into play.
Why the AWS Crash Should Make You Wary of Outsourcing Your Cloud - During the most recent AWS crash, a host of high-needs clients went down with it. Here's why this should serve as a warning to others who rely on the cloud.
3 Steps to Better Understanding Your Customers - Really getting to know your core customers and predicting the way they’ll react to things can help you fulfill their needs and increase the chances of a sale.
How Social Media Marketing Can Make or Break Your Business - How well do you understand the ins and outs of social marketing? It can be a powerful tool, as well as a daunting adversary, for any business.
Credit Cards Go Mobile: Pros and Cons of 5 Mobile Payment Processors - Thanks to mobile payment processors, businesses that traditionally did not accept credit cards are now easily able to accept plastic. Here’s a look at the most popular payment processing options for small businesses.
Make Positive Online Reviews Work for You - Consumers rely on online reviews more than ever. Here's how to transform your business's positive online reviews into a marketing tool.
Does Your Company Really Need That Mobile App? - The app market is flooded daily with apps that, without a proper plan, result in a huge loss for the company. Before you invest time and money, there are important questions to ask yourself.
The Rise of Crowdfunding and the Democratization of Investing - More investing opportunities have opened up to business owners and others through crowdfunding. Non-accredited investors can now invest like the wealthy.
Apple’s iOS 9 Creates a Digital Marketing Crisis in the Wake of Ad Blocker Success - Apple’s recent iOS 9 launch has led to an influx in ad blocking software and created a digital marketing crisis, triggering controversy and international strife regarding the future effectiveness of online advertising.