Featured Blog Posts – October 2017 Archive (30)

Significance of IoT in the Era of Mobile Apps

The new era of mobile app development has not only changed the way business processes are conducted but also impact the people’s lives. All of us rely on our smartphones for all the simple day-to-day tasks like online order, booking tickets, looking for something, etc. It is only possible…

Added by Clavax on October 31, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Giving Back: For Business, for Fulfilment

It gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment when you form your own company

But there is always a sense of reciprocity within the community for small businesses. The smaller the business, the less intimidating it is. Chances are, people in the community prefer to be loyal to smaller stores because it makes them feel at home. In a sense, these…


Added by James Harnsberger on October 31, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Small Businesses Value Marketing

When asked what they would do if they had $100,000 to invest in their business, most SBOs (30%) said “market/promote my business”.

~The Hartford’s 2014 Small Business Success Study

Why Marketing is Key for Small Businesses:

Online marketing…


Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 30, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The Importance of Media Monitoring for Your Business

The preparation stage and the market analysis you do before the launch can only take you so far. Once your product is out there in the open, you can expect the unexpected. Needless to say, this isn’t always negative, but sometimes failing to respond appropriately to the unexpected positive endorsement can be just as bad. This is why your business desperately needs media monitoring to provide this invaluable insight. Here’s is a brief rundown on how this works and why it is so…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 30, 2017 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

6 Common Small Business Tax Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Everyone dreads tax season, but for the small-business owner, filing can be especially frustrating. Mistakes and misclassifications can cause severe problems down the road. If you’re not a tax expert, you run the risk of making mistakes that can lead to…


Added by John Milikowsky on October 25, 2017 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

Get Catchy Titles/Headlines to Boost Content Popularity – Here’s How

Upworthy has a Facebook following of over 10 million. On its wall, is the headline “Because We’re all Part of the Same Story.” That’s a catchy headline and probably aptly describes its mission.

Perhaps the biggest draw to get readers are the titles/headlines that accompany news stories – stories that are already out there. By attaching the catchy headlines, the staff hopes that the stories they have dug up…


Added by Nelma Lumme on October 24, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Is a Working Capital Loan the Right Choice for Your Business?

Even for SMEs with great experience in the industry, securing a working capital loan is a harder task than one thinks. Availing a working capital loan is easier said than done. It is because most of the traditional financial institutions are not willing to take a single risk on a business whose plan does not excite them. Basically, they would not provide the helping hand if they do not find value in the proposition. However,…


Added by Aman Khanna on October 24, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

8 Tips for Launching Your Own Networking Event

Tired of attending other people's networking events to make new business connections? Creating industry events under your business name is a great way to make connections. Planning the event allows you to set the theme, agenda, and selection of expert speakers, as well as establish yourself as…


Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 23, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Brand Awareness & Boost Visibility

There are many factors that go into creating a successful brand for your business, but the one resource you don't need a lot of is money. Flashy advertising can cost a lot, but there are numerous ways to increase your brand's visibility on a budget. Learn more about some of the best cost-effective methods for increasing brand awareness with the following guide by Raider Signage: …


Added by Steve A. Parker on October 23, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Improve the Efficiency of Your SEO Business with These Types of Tools

Depending on the number of clients you have, as well as the scope and type of SEO services you provide, your daily routine might include thousands of minute menial tasks that add up to hours of time wasted on something that could have been taken care of by a single tool, script, or service. Finding tools you are comfortable with can take a while, but if you properly identify the areas where automation could benefit you the most, you’ll be able to expand your client base…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 23, 2017 at 4:36am — 5 Comments

How to Boost Security for Your WordPress Site

WordPress is currently the most dominant content management system (CMS) and it powers about 27% of all internet…


Added by Harris Scott on October 21, 2017 at 12:19am — No Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Establishing Credit for Your Small Business

Everything You Need to Know about Establishing Credit for Your Small Business was created by Lendr specialty…


Added by Lendr on October 20, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Five Tips For Asking For A Networking Introduction

Know someone who knows someone? Then ask for an introduction! You don't have to be pushy or annoying about it but a simple question shouldn't hurt you, so there's nothing to lose! Once you have summoned the courage to ask, though, there are some basic things to bear in mind to make the introduction smooth and worthwhile for everyone…


Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 19, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Work Organization Techniques for Increased Productivity

Many people spend hours and hours behind their desks only to have their workday spiral out of control. And this isn’t something you’ll want to happen to you and your employees. You’ll want to limit all the distractions and ditch those low-priority tasks so that everyone can focus on the more important work. Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, you should be able to increase productivity in your office. All you have to do is follow some work organization techniques that…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 18, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments

Instagram Tip: Build Your Brand Community

Instagram is a powerful branding tool and highly effective for user engagement. So, use its strengths to your benefit! Establish a strong brand presence and build a community around it. Focus on who you'd like to engage with rather than sell to and you'll be on your way to building a…


Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 16, 2017 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Why WordPress is the Best CMS for Startups?

Digital content, and the quality of such, is one thing that separates a startup that is geared for success from a startup that is doomed to fail. The challenge starts with choosing the right content management system (CMS). Nevertheless, there is one CMS that receive rave reviews since it became a full-fledged CMS in 2008—WordPress. Beginner blogger or startup, the platform is deemed as the best CMS. Why is it so?

Reasons why startup must use…


Added by Nirdesh Singh on October 14, 2017 at 4:50am — 2 Comments

5 Tips for Improving the Looks and Lifespan of your Office Carpet

Most business owners often overlook commercial carpets due to the belief that they are hard to maintain. To some extent, they may be justified because carpets are exposed to wear, mildew, and bad odor. However, one cannot disregard the fact that carpets offer lower maintenance than most flooring options in the industry. They are also aesthetic and help absorb dust and bacteria that reside in industrial…


Added by Jeremy Sutter on October 13, 2017 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Effective Ways to Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks

Cyber-attacks have become an unpleasant reality to practically every person and business. We have all heard of extremely worrying revelations about hackers infiltrating the IT systems of large companies such as Yahoo, Google, Citigroup, Sony and many others. Not to mention, there…


Added by Mikkie Mills on October 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Millennials Are A Digital Generation

Generally defined as the generation born between 1980 - 2000, there are 92 million millennials in the United States, and annually they spend more than $600 Billion (Goldman Sachs, 2017). Unlike…


Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 12, 2017 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

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