Having a well-defined strategy can make or break the future of your small business. This section will provide you with much needed advice, tips and news about strategic development that will help you grow your business.

Good Customers Can Be Bad

Good Customers Can Be Bad Avatar Posted by cbrendlinger under Strategy
From http://www.awakeat2oclock.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on August 27, 2016 5:44 pm
When can good customers be bad? What could be wrong with a customer who buys a lot, pays promptly, and never has a service problem? They might be buying too much. No matter how strong or comfortable a sales relationship is, it could end. Read More
Being contracted by large companies is super exciting and can be a bit stressful. There is so much to do in such little time. So, you’re going to need a few ways to stay organized to get you through it all. Major companies are often last minute-as we all are-and have so much work that they expect y Read More
“Mark’s response was positive when I first told him about the 5-hour workday,” Tower Paddle Boards CEO Stephan Aarstol tells Business Insider. “He looks at it as, ‘OK, it works for your company, but it’s not going to work for everybody.” Have a look at how the 5-hour work day is driving Tower Paddl Read More
Working in marketing can be very demanding. KPIs, meetings, brainstorming sessions, monthly revenue, never-ending checklists… the list goes on. Luckily, we live in a time where productivity hacks are easy to find. Even easier than catching Pokémon. Read More
Everything we do is a process, the way we buy our groceries, wash our hair or pay the wages all follow some sort of process or routine. Some people naturally follow processes quiet rigidly, doing the same things at the same time in the same way. For others, they take it as it comes, changing their Read More

Tips for Working Towards a More Efficient Small Business

Tips for Working Towards a More Efficient Small Business Avatar Posted by jondyer under Strategy
From http://www.huffingtonpost.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on August 23, 2016 3:13 pm
Starting a small business often involves overcoming a big learning curve. Because of this many entrepreneurs may be wasting time and money by simply not running their businesses as efficiently as they should. However, by knowing where in your operations to look, you could correct the problems and h Read More
Do you like to tell stories? Do you like the “show and tell” approach as a way to make a difference in the world? Do you like to help people discover their true potential? Then edupreneurship is your game. Today it is easy to make a success (and develop a business) by capitalizing your knowledge a Read More
In this episode of the Better than Success Podcast, host Nikki Purvy talks 5 Tricks to Leading a Successful Team.
The tips include:
Understand that the success of the team, both individually and collectively is your responsibility as a leader (learn more about leadership here)
Be intentional ab Read More

10 Basic Strategies for Growing Your Business

10 Basic Strategies for Growing Your Business Avatar Posted by Liz_062 under Strategy
From http://smallbiztrends.com 11 days ago
Made Hot by: trivedirock91 on August 18, 2016 5:39 pm
It’s not uncommon for businesses to get a bit ahead of themselves when it comes to growth opportunities. But you need to have the basics covered before you can really experience success. The tips below include some insights from members of our small business community about some basic business stra Read More

Listen to Your Employees, Not Just Your Customers

Listen to Your Employees, Not Just Your Customers Avatar Posted by popularpicks under Strategy
From https://hbr.org 12 days ago
Made Hot by: FutureVision on August 18, 2016 1:48 pm
Who better to ask about ways to improve your business and customer service processes than the people that work with them everyday? Only customers and customer service reps are in the trenches actually dealing with your systems directly so it makes sense that they would provide the best feedback. Read More

Give millennials a reason to stay - The benefits that can help you retain young talent

Job-changing is fast and furious in the early years of millennials’ careers: Young adults born in the early ‘80s …
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Chris Farmer @CorporateCoachG Trains Your Team

If you feel your management style is lacking, Chris Farmer has some ideas for that. Ironically, it was another … More
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