July 29, 2014
rosemary published this at 8:06 am
By Lisa D. Jenkins
I believe in blogging. Just not for me.
Every 7 days I sit down to write a post here. Against almost every bit of social media/blogging advice to the contrary, my own blog – for years aptly titled The Occasional and Erratic Blog – has sat sparse and neglected. But Iím just now understanding why.
Self-employment wasnít so much a carefully considered selection for me as it was a response to circumstances that required immediate action.
My two kids and I had decided to leave everything and start a new life Read More…
July 27, 2014
molly published this at 3:00 am
Here there be monsters. Under the bed. In the closet. In the basement. Who else here knew how to jump from the doorway to the bed at night so that the monsters couldn’t grab your ankle and drag you under?
When you get older, we know that the only things under the bed are fossilized Skittles, the Renegade Sock That Escaped from the Dryer and dust bunnies.
The real fears live within the telephone we don’t want to use when calling sales leads or funders. They live in our gut when we have to ask for Read More…
July 25, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:39 am
By Teddy Hunt
Running a successful business of any kind, whether it’s a brick and mortar store or an e-commerce website, requires the right tools. Before you launch your online company, make sure you have these programs and systems in place. Opening your digital doors without them is a risk your company should not take.
Unless your customers can buy your products easily, your e-commerce business will stumble out of the gate. A simple checkout experience powered by the right shopping cart platform can solve the problem before it starts. If you’ve never Read More…
July 24, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:13 am
The other day, I caught myself after 7pm, listening to a business podcast, scanning through a research report that is relevant to my business, and periodically glancing over to my iPhone, which was buzzing to alert me about new emails and social media updates from my friends and colleagues.
Did I mention that the television was on in the background?
Even typing that paragraph, Iím getting a headache.
Pretty sure that none of those activities advanced my business one iota. In fact, they probably set me back because my brain was in a tortured, fractured state.
July 23, 2014
Dave published this at 9:57 am
Big data analytics has been proven to be highly beneficial for businesses, allowing them to extract optimal value from their data and make better-informed decisions.
As more and more businesses are adopting big data analytics, it is becoming increasingly necessary to make big data a part of your business strategy.
However, it is not easy to implement a big data solution, because there is a significant shortage of big data skills.
Then again, if you use the right hiring strategies, you may be able to recruit some of the best big data experts available in the market.
How Read More…
July 20, 2014
molly published this at 3:00 am
“The light at the end of the tunnel is a train.”
Sarcasm and cynicism are used to mask fear all of the time. Voiced under the guise of humor, cynics throw their verbal rocks from the periphery and never actually put any skin into the game. It’s easy to be a cynic.
As entrepreneurs, you can count on other people to question your sanity as you pursue your dreams and goals. Sometimes, others are well-intentioned and offer their advice from a point of care and concern for you. But there’s a different quality to the Read More…
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