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Business Mindset – Hustle to Survive

Those who have had to struggle in life generally make excellent, successful business owners. Do you wonder why that is? When you’ve struggled in life, you learn a lot about who you are, and what you’re made of. These life lessons translate exceptionally well to business. Those who have experienced struggle know how to hustle. They have a sense of urgency in everything they do. One business owner put it

QR Code Mistakes You Should Avoid

There’s no doubt, if used properly, QR codes can improve your marketing efforts, and the goal of QR codes is to give viewers a “quick response” option that isn’t normally available. But oftentimes businesses use these handy images in ways that aren’t quick but that can also be downright frustrating to users resulting in many people simply giving up on them. To help ensure you are getting the most from

The Four V’s of Semantic Search

Can you imagine how much information there is on the Internet? The aim of search engines is to seek out this information and to then serve up the most relevant information to those seeking it. Semantic search is a technique in which a search query aims to not only find search results based on your keywords, but to also determine the intent and contextual meaning of the words entered into

Why You Need a Business Vision

Winston Churchill liked to use the quote, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail” and just look at what he achieved. As a business owner, no matter how small or large your business, it’s your responsibility to yourself to dream big. A business vision allows you to think big in terms of your dreams, but to think big also in terms of how you can reach those dreams.

Ten Ways to Have a Much More Productive Business Meeting

I used to be a senior manager in charge of five hundred people and with a multi-million dollar budget we used to hold meetings upon meetings and for the most part they are the biggest waste of time possible. Have you heard the saying, if you don’t want to do any work hold a business meeting… that’s often not far from the truth and some companies actually hold meetings about

What to Do If You Hate Giving Presentations

I not only help run networking events but I also attend lots, I’m always ready and willing to be able to give a speech on just about anything concerning my area of expertise, it’s just one of the things I find easy. However I have watch numerous people almost recoil in horror when asked if they would like to speak about their business in public. When asked what people fear

Marketing Strategy and Marketing Plan – What’s the Difference?

The best way to understand what the difference between a marketing strategy and marketing plan are is to realize that you need to develop a strategy before you can develop a plan. This means that you need to come up with the strategy (smart goals) and then using these goals you will create a plan. They go hand in hand together and you need both to have a successful marketing

Want to Become a Professional Blogger

Becoming a professional blogger for profit is now a very real career choice that many people can be successful doing if you have a plan of action, follow through with it and include these ten key ingredients of an effective and profitable blog. Determine Your Niche To become a great blogger you first need to work out your niche, a niche is basically a sub-market within a larger market. By

Using Discount Coupons to Get More Sales

Discount coupons are a great way to get more attention for your business, your number one goal is to get more sales and the right coupon could help you achieve this. Coupons will never go out of style because if there’s a chance that someone can get a product they want to buy for less than the retail price, they will always take it especially if the offer is too

The Importance of a Vision Statement for Entrepreneurs

If you go into any large, successful company and look at their employee materials, somewhere you’ll probably find a vision statement, or some similar form of guidance or goals for the company. That’s because a vision statement is one of the most important things a company can have. When you think about a long race or long project, which part do you think is the hardest? Which part do you


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