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Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers

Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners sometimes forget that talking is not communication, and as a consequence, often experience high levels of frustration when others don't get the message and fail to act as expected.


in addition to the message content, communication also involves body language, listening, writing and acting in alignment with the the expected outcomes to be delivered, and whilst complex, effective communication skills can be developed.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners need to understand and overcome the communication barriers faced by the targets of their communication, and it identifies seven categories of barriers that must be overcome to ensure effectiveness in message delivery.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:13 AM

Founders have to communicate their ideas and products to investors, business partners, and the rest of the team. Then, hopefully, come customers, distribution channels, and going public or merging with an attractive buy-out candidate. Communication is not just talking, but also listening, writing, body language, and “actions speak louder than words.”

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Business Improvement - Intro

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The Business Improvement topic, is an ever growing collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, curated specifically for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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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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10 Simple and Creative Lead Generation Strategies for Small Business Growth

10 Simple and Creative Lead Generation Strategies for Small Business Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Standing out from the competition, and attracting more of the available leads in a given market without breaking the bank, is an objective worth pursuing for any business owner.


Most small businesses find the process of generating leads, to be difficult and time consuming, and they often struggle to come up with different ideas that set them apart from the marketing activities used by their competition.


This excellent article, suggests that small business lead generation requires both creativity and ease of implementation, and it offers 10 simple and creative lead generating strategies to deploy in any small business.


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Progressive training's curator insight, August 27, 2:08 AM

10 Simple and Creative Lead Generation Strategies for Small Business Growth

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15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks

15 Super Smart Google Search Tricks | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Google search can be one of a business owner's best friends, helping to quickly discover anything one needs to know, in order to resolve issues at hand far more quickly than previously possible.


Whilst a godsend fron this point of view, most business owners are very inefficient in their use of Google search, simply because they are not aware of the many clever search tricks that Google has kindly built into their search tool.


This excellent article, highlights that Google search is more powerful when used to its full capabilities, and it offers 15 clever search tips you can utilise to obtain better results when searching on Google.

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, August 21, 7:43 AM

Love lifehack!

Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 9:23 AM

More great business tools.

GestionBarrette's curator insight, August 22, 3:46 AM

Usefull for any manager, ...  anyone using a computer in fact.  

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8 Tips to Building a Better Business

8 Tips to Building a Better Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Can you business do better in the current market? Should your business be growing faster than it has been? Are you neglecting any key elements of building a successful business? Do any of these 8 tips to building a better business identify an area or two you could focus on to good effect?

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Marlon Saville, CAP's curator insight, August 18, 9:19 AM

Your ROLE is your business.  How can this information apply to your role and those you work with.

 

Strive to build your business!

 

*Stretch it Out!*

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11 Actions to Increase Employee Productivity

11 Actions to Increase Employee Productivity | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Many things can impact upon the productivity of employees, and business owners need to be aware that there are many ways in which they can influence employee productivity, so that they take more of the actions that have a positive impact.


Lack of awareness of the factors that impact in a positive way on employee productivity, can lead to the situation where well meaning actions by business owners actually reduce the productivity of their employees, a situation to be avoided at all costs.


This excellent article, suggests that actions taken by business owners directly affect employee productivity, and it suggests 11 action to take to ensure employee productivity reaches its optimal level.

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, August 14, 5:08 AM

Leia cada dica com atenção. Embora fundamentais, elas ainda estão sendo perigosamente negligenciadas pela maioria das organizações.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, August 14, 6:26 PM

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8 Tips for Better Email Management

8 Tips for Better Email Management | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Far too many  business owners have never taken the time to master the skills of effective email management, and their lack of skill in this area affects their productivity, and makes it difficult for them to fully focus on the key issues facing their business.


All of the popular email program's, come complete with an amazing range of tools to make the management of email a breeze, and every business owner should maximise their use of these tools.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone using an email program should take time to learn how to use all of the power of the program they choose to use, and it offers eight tips that business owners can implement to better manage their email.

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Jamie Manning's curator insight, August 22, 11:41 AM

Practical, helpful productivity article.

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10 Things to Quit Doing to Become More Productive

10 Things to Quit Doing to Become More Productive | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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None of us are are as productive as we think we are, and all of us have things we need to stop doing, if we want to become more productive in our businesses and life in general.


Poor productivity impacts everywhere, and increasing your own productivity and helping those around you to also increase theirs, can have a hugely positive impact on the bottom line in any business.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners wanting to be masters of their day can achieve this by adopting scientifically backed strategies, and it outlines ten things to stop doing to immediately increase your personal productivity.

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 7, 12:34 PM

Productivity; thanks to Daniel Watson

Fola Obadina's curator insight, August 9, 4:54 PM

I need to rethink the way I use my time on the net, it is necessary

Jamie Manning's curator insight, August 21, 1:45 PM

Now get busy! ;-)

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7 Tactics Top Growth Teams Use to Engineer Traction for a Growing Business

7 Tactics Top Growth Teams Use to Engineer Traction for a Growing Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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If a business is unable to create real sustainable growth over and extended period of time, it can't be said to have gained traction, a state of affairs where repeatability of growth processes act to deliver improved outcomes for the business on an ongoing basis.


Three keys to sustainable growth are acquisition, action and retention, and a business wanting long term success needs to work on all three of these key processes.


This excellent article, suggests that growth can be engineered, and it discusses each of the three keys to growth and offers seven tactics that can be deployed in any business to engineer traction.

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3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience

3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The focus of most business owners, tends to be directed towards refining and improving the products or services they offer to their market,  but it can be argued that a better return can be obtained by focussing on the customer experience  side of the business transaction.


In the 21st century, it is the creation of a unique customer experience, that acts as the differentiator between highly successful businesses and the rest of the competition.


This excellent article,  suggests that moving beyond your product or service is the most certain way to create customer loyalty and grow your business, and it offers three ways a business owner can create amazing customer experiences.

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Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, July 29, 9:24 AM

creating amazing an unique customer (client) experience is mandatory for a young business

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Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team

Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Small business owners wear many hats, and in the early days of a business, one of their key roles is acting as the chief and often only salesperson.


As a business grows, and the demands on the business owner increase, it is necessary to develop a sales team to deliver the numbers needed to get the business beyond the start up stage.


This excellent article, suggests that it is not possible to scale up a business if it depends on the owner(s) to make  the sales required to meet revenue targets, and it offers five tips on how business owners can successfully build a start up sales team.

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Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 8:45 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 19, 12:55 AM

Some good tips here. Not sure if they are all realistic in a small start up.

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:37 AM

You can have the greatest product in the world but if customers don't know about it (marketing) and  you don't have a winning sales and marketing team to bring in the revenue nothing else matters.

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SME Success - 7 Critical Marketing Areas

SME Success - 7 Critical Marketing Areas | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Marketing can be a mystery to many business owners, and often in well meaning efforts to promote their offerings, these business owners make mistakes that actually reduce their chances of success.


In the absence of large marketing budgets and in-house marketing specialists, small business owners need to focus on addressing the critical marketing areas, and the first step is to understand which ones are critical and focus their attention on these areas.


This excellent article, suggests that for a business to run smoother, be less stressful, less time-consuming and excel fasterit must focus on seven critical marketing areas, and it identifies each and provides a way to rate existing competencies.

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MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:40 AM

All of these areas of marketing are foundational.

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Ten Rules for Business Success

Ten Rules for Business Success | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Success in business involves a lot more than simply turning up and going through the motions, and as in most areas of life, there are rules that if followed increase the chances of success.


In rare instances, a new business will break all of the rules and be wildly successful,  however in most cases ignoring the rules for success in business will lead to failure.


This excellent article, identifies from the perspective of a business coach, ten key rules that business owners should follow to ensure that they achieve their business dreams.


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Birgit Plange's curator insight, July 8, 1:15 AM

Brilliant article.......a must for all who want a successfull  business!

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How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes

How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Extensive experience in business, makes all the difference, especially when it comes to avoiding common mistakes made by less experienced business owners that generally stifle their progress.


Unfortunately, many business owners lack the years of experience in business that can reduce business mistakes, and these owners need to find better ways of discovering what to do to avoid making mistakes that can hurt their business.


This excellent article, suggests that self-auditing your business for these 20 common business mistakes is a great start to avoiding pitfalls and positioning solidly for future growth, and it provides a template to assist and then offers ways to avoid the common mistakes.

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Chuck Devers's curator insight, July 2, 5:25 AM

Continually reviewing your business plans is a must for continued firm growth... stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT!

 

Chuck

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How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop

How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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One of the worst enemies of productivity is procrastination, and any self-employed business owner with tendencies towards procrastination, needs to be particularly mindful of the price that can be paid for procrastination.


Recent studies have found that procrastination happens because people delay action because they feel like they are in the wrong mood to complete a task, and then they assume that their mood will change in the near future and that the work that needs to be done will then get done.


This excellent article, suggest that time is not the issue and emotions are what leads to procrastination, and it offers good suggestions to avoid getting into a never ending procrastination loop.

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How to Build a Successful Business Blog

How to Build a Successful Business Blog | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Building a successful business requires a business owner to practice a range of lead generation activities, and one of the least costly and very effective lead generators if done right, is a business blog.


However, like all marketing activities there are proven methods of achieving desired outcomes, and business owners contemplating a blog for their businesses need guidance if they are to be successful.


This excellent article, outlines the benefits of having a successful business blog, and it provides eight good suggestions that if followed will significantly increase the odds of blogging success.

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Blazenko Drmic's curator insight, August 25, 9:34 AM

“Done well, your blog can become an essential component in your marketing arsenal,” says Satterfield, of Gentle Rain Marketing, Inc.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 25, 11:24 PM

Find out 8 Key Essentials here for effective business blogs.

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do