May 27, 2015
molly published this at 11:47 am
One of our worst traits can be perfectionism. Stymied by our desire to make sure that everything is perfect before doing something, the we are in danger of never moving forward because we don’t ACT.
I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time online. đŸ˜‰ In addition to time spent on my laptop and desktop, mobile apps, and Instagram, my facebook timeline, twitterfeeds and emails stream directly to my smartphone. I literally spend my entire day with thousands of your voices echoing in my stream of consciousness all day long.
Social media is Read More…
May 26, 2015
rosemary published this at 7:06 am
By Lindsey Tolino
Sometimes it can feel like you’re banging your head against an immovable wall when you’re trying to grow your business. It can be totally frustrating and stressful to find new ways to serve more clients. When it feels like that, the answer may lie not in trying to hammer through the same wall, but rather in stepping back and looking around.
When we are so focused on achieving business growth, we may miss the clues that are dangling all around us. Not only that, if we miss what is happening around us, we may suffer negative Read More…
May 21, 2015
rosemary published this at 5:45 am
It was drizzly. An evening networking event at an outdoor location. It would have been so easy to skip it, give a lame excuse the next day, and move on.
But I went anyway.
After using my drink ticket and strafing the buffet of appetizers, I found myself searching the room for someone to talk to.
Group of seven people, laughing a little too hard in the corner? No. Intense duo exchanging business cards near the bar? No. Dude looking around like the Terminator, scanning for prospects over the shoulders of his group? No way.
And then I saw him. Read More…
May 20, 2015
Dave published this at 3:06 pm
Is your business telephone system helping you to grow?
It’s easy to overlook your business phone system and just use whatever is available, but in fact choosing the right phone system can provide your business with a valuable boost.
Picking the right telephone system is a crucial choice for your business and can help determine your success. Your business phone system can make it easier for your customers to reach you, and for your team to collaborate with each other.
The result is enhanced customer service, and better teamwork, two elements which are vital to the success of your business.
May 19, 2015
rosemary published this at 5:56 am
By Tracy Vides
We’ve all looked at companies like Google and Facebook and envied them secretly for their fabulous looking offices, employees who seem super motivated all the time, and products that are world beaters. As managers, we may not have much control over how our offices look or whether every product that rolls out the door is a smash hit; however, we do have control over how our employees feel at the workplace.
Here are some simple changes that go a long way towards making your employees a tad less hassled and a lot more productive.
1. Cut Those Read More…
May 14, 2015
rosemary published this at 7:09 am
This invitation comes courtesy of SOB community member Mitch Arnowitz. You can’t build a successful business without expanding your horizons beyond your front door. Consider the huge market opportunity presented in Asia:
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong – “the largest Hong Kong promotional event in North America“ is being held in Chicago on June 10th, 2015.
Produced by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, this free symposium is connecting businesses in the US and Canada with Asia’s markets. Programming includes a visiting technology mission, business-matching meetings and a panel of industry experts who will explore the developments and Read More…
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