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To what extent is the ability of your business to innovate and change course impacted by your business blind spots?
Did you know there are ways to overcome your business blind spots?
Are you willing to try the suggestions outlined in this excellent article pitched at busines owners at risk of ignoring opportunities that they should have grasped because of their business blind spots.
Is word of mouth your primary source of new business? Is your business virtually unknown outside of your existing customers? Need ideas on how to get people talking about your business? How many ways are you trying to get more word of mouth happening?
Customers are generally the lifeblood of a business, yet sometimes certain customers seem to suck the life out of business owners, through their propensity to complain when all is not to to their liking.
In reality, not only is it the customers right to complain when all is not to their satisfaction, but business owners should be grateful for complaints as they actually constitute unvarnished genuine feedback.
This excellent article, explains customer complaints handling as a business feedback mechanism, and it offers six tips to follow to ensure that issues raised by customers are resolved properly.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.