Bad Advice on Data Decisions

My problem is that so-called "data from customers" is rarely truth. Data gathering is plagued with problems of research design, random lists, skewed questions, half truth and innuendo disguised as data.

Mission, Vision, and Values

It’s vital to every business that they have a clear idea of who they are and what they’re all about. Few owners have taken...

What to Do During a Slow Season

A slow season every now and then can be difficult to avoid, as most small businesses will inevitably hit a slump in revenue at one time or another. However, just because profits have dropped does not mean work is over.

Social Media Strategy Drives Employee Engagement

Spherion Staffing commissioned a study by Harris Interactive on the Emerging Workforce. The study identified key strategies to help organizations become socially engaged and ultimately, positively impact business performance.

A Definite Guide to Organizing Seminars and Conferences

Organizing a seminar is a tall order, but it can also be a highly rewarding process. There are many details that go into executing...

You Need to Understand the Business Principle of Displacement

Imagine a bucket of water full to the brim, on a table, right next to a phone and a computer. Now take a brick...

Danger! Distraction Ahead!

We tend to move towards what we pay attention to. You don't want to let your competitors determine your marketing strategy, and that's exactly what's going to happen if you spend too much time and energy keeping an eye on their activities.

How to Practice Sticktoitiveness and Succeed in Business

Sticktoitiveness? Yes, it’s a real word. I checked! has the definition: noun: dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity; also written stick-to-it-ive-ness Example: The only way she has...

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Productive During Holiday Season

In most workplaces, the move toward the busiest holiday season of the year is marked less by the change in décor and more by the change in productivity. Read on for seven tips to keep your employees happily on task through the holidays without seeming like a killjoy.

10 Questions Every Business Buyer Wants Answered

A business broker will tell you that putting yourself in a buyer’s shoes will get you a long way towards a successful business sale. To...

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