Mobile optimization has become a hotly talked-about subject since Google announced its latest “Mobile-Friendly” algorithm change earlier this year. Essentially, sites that are mobile responsive will now rank higher than sites that aren’t.
It’s that time of year again—tax season! Small business owners everywhere are scrounging around for old receipts and frantically doing paperwork in preparation for tax day, all while keeping up with their regularly scheduled CEO duties.
Somewhere along the line, the process of gaining customers became more about attracting customers rather than actively finding them. “Build it and they will come” is an awesome ideal for small businesses, but there comes a point when you’ll need to get your hands dirty and seek out some customers on your own.
There are some customers that just want to be heard. We all know the type—they aren’t so much upset with your company as they just want your company to hear them out. In fact, these types of customers are typically easier to handle than customers who are truly upset at your company.
Business management is plagued with stereotypes. Managers are portrayed or seen as incompetent, aloof, or out of touch with the office. Just look at Lumbergh from Office Space, or the Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert.
For many businesses, summers tend to move slowly. The days are longer, the weather is nicer, and most businesses report experiencing a lull during the hotter months. While that’s not necessarily bad, it can still affect how a business runs.
When you first decide to quit your 9 to 5 job and become an entrepreneur, you’re going to get a lot of advice sent your way, whether it’s solicited or not. One of the biggest pieces of advice that will be sent your way will be a long list of tips on how to be productive.
When you start your own business, you have leadership thrust upon you, whether you’re ready for it or not, and I’ve seen plenty of people who have never even led a team, let alone a business, completely transform in taking on that responsibility and rise to the occasion.
Sales scripts get a pretty bad rap because they are so closely related to cold calling, and cold calling is annoying. But these scripts can actually be pretty useful, as long as they’re written and used the right way.
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