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5 Essentials for Your Virtual Office

5 Essentials for Your Virtual Office | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The digital age has crept up slowly on many business owners and managers, but at this point, those that fail to embrace and take advantage of the digital world, are placing themselves at a distinct disadvantage.


One of the great things about the digital world, is that business people are no longer captives to their office, and can utilise readily available technology to stay connected and work where ever thay may be at any time of day or night.


This good article, suggests that mobility is now essential for almost every business, and it identifies and discussesfive essential services that all should be effectively utilising to become more efficient and productive when away from the office.

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Subhash Acharya's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:45 AM

thanks for [posting}

Ana Tapia's curator insight, June 14, 2013 1:18 PM

The logic of the virtual office - some basics of the technology side. The critical factor of human side is...high self discipline and focus.

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Business Improvement - Intro

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Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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5 Great Pieces of Business Advice

5 Great Pieces of Business Advice | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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No man/woman is an island, yet many business owners ignore external advice, and push on learning the hard lessons through the mistakes they make.


This excellent article, offers 5 great pieces of business advice that will benefit any business owner, as they travel along the road to success.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, March 26, 1:26 AM

This is worth looking at

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 27, 3:27 AM

Don’t count money until it’s in the bank.Great products succeed in spite of, not because of, an executive team.Being profitable is incredibly important.Sometimes there is no solution, only an optimization.Don’t swing at balls in the dirt. 

(Great site with more resources...)

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10 Commandments of Small Business Branding

10 Commandments of Small Business Branding | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you understand the importance of branding to small business success?


How well do you think your brand stands up in your market?


Do you find that you struggle to focus on building your brand because of the many hats you must wear every day?


Would you find it easier to focus on building your brand, if you apply the 10 commandments of business branding as outlined in this excellent short article?

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Tom Lawson's curator insight, March 16, 12:05 PM

Customer Service must accurately represent the intended brand image.

Greenworldmagazine's curator insight, March 16, 7:13 PM

Some points to keep in mind.

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Five Steps to Better Business Content Writing

Five Steps to Better Business Content Writing | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Jeff Domansky
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Are you responsible for producing the content for your business website, blog or social media endeavours?


Do you find the process of writing good content arduous and time consuming?


Is your ability to write the required content for your business limited by the lack of a viable process for producing great content?


Would you embrace the five step process, as outlined in this excellent article, if it made the process of producing great business content less painful for you?

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 12, 12:50 PM

Writing is a key "Life Skill" that students will need to be successful in today's Advanced Manufacturing careers. 

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 13, 11:55 AM

9 Tips of Jeff.>>>>>>>>>> plus 5 Steps to make the Writing Process. El proceso para escribir mejor.

BJ Kurtz's curator insight, March 16, 3:35 PM

I really like the first two. I think those are key.

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How to Jump Start Business Growth

How to Jump Start Business Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Has the growth of your business not been at a rate you anticipated or needed?


Has your business achieved its initial revenue targets but is now struggling to move forward?


Would your business benefit from knowing others secrets of how to jump start business growth?


Would an excellent article, such as this one outlining steps to help jump start your business growth, be something that you would put to good use?

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Roberts & Morrow's curator insight, March 5, 7:41 PM

Some straight forward advice for businesses of any size!

fivesquid's curator insight, March 9, 7:03 AM

Very insightful article, great for business owners.

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Building Online Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Building Online Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business well positioned to take advantage of all of the online opportunities out in your marketplace?


Is your web presence being as effectively utilised as it could be in growing your business?


Are you at a bit of a loss when it comes to being able to develop your own online marketing strategies?


Would a guide to developing small business online marketing strategies, such as the one provided here, be useful to your business?

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Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.'s curator insight, February 25, 10:30 PM

Funny, everyone seems to forget that even the big guys all started out small :)

 

henk eisema's curator insight, February 27, 8:08 AM

ook iets voor @interrel8

Constant Loyalty's curator insight, March 2, 1:17 AM

Three basic fundamentals that any small business should follow.

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27 Proven Best Minimum Budget Marketing Strategies

27 Proven Best Minimum Budget Marketing Strategies | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you struggle to compete with larger businesses because of a very tight or non-existent marketing budget?


Is low or no cost marketing the only viable option for your business at this stage of its life cycle?


Is your business struggling to increase sales because of difficulties in getting your message out to your chosen market?


Can you make use of any of the 27 proven small budget marketing strategies, as outlined in this easy to read infographic?



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mokshastocks's curator insight, February 12, 12:37 AM

http://www.mokshastocks.com

Carol Griffiths's curator insight, February 12, 5:59 AM

nice reminder...

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 13, 9:01 AM

Vacation Rental Owners on a limited advice, here a some proven strategies.

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Build a Successful Small Business Blog in Four Steps

Build a Successful Small Business Blog in Four Steps | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Does your business have a blog?


Have you tried a business blog and not been able to make it work for your business?


Did you know that done well, a business blog, can work wonders as a lead generator and branding tool?


Do you feel that this excellent article, which provides an excellent four step process that any business can follow to ensure that their blog works to support the objectives of the business, could help you to set up and run a successful business blog?

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Kimberly Kline's comment, February 5, 7:56 AM
You are so right @Epsilon Business Credit! Having a clear goal as to what you want your blog to accomplish, along with a consistent voice, is definitely a great way to start!
Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 5, 8:27 AM

Every Vacation and Bed and Breakfast owner needs a Blog in order to stand out over their competition.

Cruise Master's comment, February 5, 3:44 PM
Agree with all the comments. Truly a masterpiece article .....
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Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Complete Guide to Social Media Image Sizes | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Jeff Domansky
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Does your business use images in its posts to various social media outlets?


Are you aware that the various platforms utilise different image sizes and providing the right size image is important if you want the best outcome?


Do you want your images to dazzle and impress the audiences on each platform where they are utilised?


Will you utilise this excellent infographic, which outlines for all of the major social media platforms the required image sizes, to optimise your efforts to attract the eyes of your intended audience?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 26, 9:53 AM

Get your social media platforms optimized with the right image sizes and stand out from the crowd.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 27, 2:16 PM

Great reference on how the size of your #socialmedia #photos matter and vary with each platform. 

Fotografie Turismo Italia's curator insight, February 26, 4:00 AM

Guida per conoscere le dimensioni delle immagini dei vari Social Media.

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How to Detox your Business

How to Detox your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business a picture of health, firing on all cylinders, and full of happy employees serving even happier customers?


Is the culture of your business one that screams out professionalism and competence?


Are your expenses lean, your profit margins high, and the business model sustainable?


If not, do you think that based on the information provided in this excellent article, it is time for a business detox in your business?

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Caroline.van Til's curator insight, January 13, 7:35 AM

what a cool concept - detox your business! i love it!

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business

15 Ways to Grow Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Laurent J.V. Dubois, TechinBiz
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Do you want your business to grow over the coming 12 months?


How many methods do you currently know, that you can implement in the coming year, to achieve strong business growth?


Which of these growth levers, are you planning to pull this year, so that your business ends the year in a better position than now?


How many of the 15 ideas outlined in this excellent article, do you think you could implement, to assist you to successfully grow your business?

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Cloudstaff's curator insight, January 5, 8:56 PM

These are ways on how to grow your business this year. You can also visit http://cloudstaff.com/company to find other ways to improve your business this 2015.

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, January 6, 8:08 AM

Whilst there are some simple tips in this article - I would suggest that they are absolutely fundamental and primary for any business.


Are you ticking the box on these items?


These are the sorts of points we cover as part of our business coaching service.


Visit our website at www.ideasworthpursuing.com to learn more.


Tia Ribary's curator insight, January 9, 12:32 PM

Absolutely a must read article filled with truly great and "simple" ways to grow your business. Practical advice with clear action steps.. If you read only one article, read this one!