The idea of working from a home office sounds very appealing to many people. When you work from home, you never have to get out of your pajamas! You can lie in bed while you conduct important business transactions! You can cook and clean while you're trying to work! Sound about right? Maybe not.
Traveling for business is not always easy. If you travel to the same few cities every time you have to leave town for work, you might be used to the routine. But constantly being on the road, especially if you are entering foreign territory every time, can be a true challenge. Luckily, there are many apps for your smartphone that are designed to help you with just about anything you can imagine. Need to locate a bank? Want to find a convenient hotel room? Need access to free WiFi? No matter what you need, there's sure to be an app available to help make your life easier when you travel for work.
It is hard to believe that LinkedIn, the premium professional social networking site, is more than 10 years old. In 2014 alone, the company boosted its number of users to over 300 million. Perhaps just as surprising is that the company, with profits that jumped over 30 percent in 2014, reported that company page use went up from 24 percent to 57 percent. Just having a company page—which doesn't cost a penny and frequently appears at the top of many Google searches for companies—is virtually free exposure. But why stop there? LinkedIn has rapidly become one of the hottest markets in the world for advertising, with some industry experts predicting that it could very well become a one billion dollar marketplace in the near future. That makes the social network an ideal target for business-to-business (B2B) advertising. Let's take a look at how to get started advertising on LinkedIn.Read More >
Not only can it be difficult for companies to find high-quality and dedicated employees, it can also be challenging to retain such employees once they are hired. Why? Today's employees are very different from the type of employees that existed several decades ago. In the past, employees did not move to different cities as frequently, they were more apt to stick with an employer even if they did not necessarily mesh well with the corporate culture, and they were more committed to the concept of employer-employee loyalty.Read More >
How Your Business' Physical Location Could be Hurting the Bottom Line
The technical “nuts and bolts" of developing a mobile application to serve your business model and customers can seem daunting. However, if you take the right steps in the right order—thinking out “why" for your mobile app long before worrying about the “how" —you may very well find that creating a mobile app for your business can be a lucrative and sensible investment in the future success of your enterprise.Read More >
It's a long stretch between the holidays and the first days off of spring, which can make employees feel dreary, bored and unmotivated, especially if they feel they're in an apathetic, directionless work environment. Here are a few tips to keep your people on track to make sure their performance doesn't mean poor business results for you.Read More >
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Does your company want to run a contest, raffle, sweepstakes or giveaway? One of the best ways to promote your contest is via an app. An app can be easily utilized to allow contest participants to enter their name, vote, or leave comments. Additionally, picking a random winner for a contest, raffle, sweepstakes or giveaway is made easy with an app.Read More >
How a Virtual Office Can Help You Grow Your Business Out of StateRead More >
How well do you know your target market? If you are launching a startup, and you've done your research, you should already know who is most likely to purchase your product. But, have you created a marketing plan that is designed to effectively reach your potential customers?Read More >
Building customer loyalty is all about building relationships. If you run a business, you are undoubtedly aware of the fact that there are typically two types of customers:1) One-Time Customers: those that purchase a product or service only one time, and2) Repeat Customers: those that purchase from your company again and again - sometimes for years.Read More >