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21 Timeless Marketing Tips, Part 1

21 Timeless Marketing Tips, Part 1 | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Marketing the products or services of any business, is a great challenge for all business owners, especially those who do not have a marketing background.

 

As the success of every business, is totally dependant on attracting customers or clients, all business owners need to develop a sound understanding of marketing practices.

 

This excellent article (part 1 of 2), suggests that marketing is an art that takes years to master, and it provides the first 10 of 21 timeless marketing tips to help business owners on the road to marketing mastery.

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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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How to Make Your Business Blog Shine

How to Make Your Business Blog Shine | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you fully aware of the benefits of publishing a regular business blog?


Are you keen to either start or resurrect a past attempt at connecting with your customers via the medium of blogging?


Do you understand the basic requirements for establishing and producing regular blogs that support your business objectives?


Will the 10 great tips provided in this article give you the impetus to get moving in the right direction to improve the perception of your brand in your market?

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We started our operations in the year 2013. and now we are one of the experts in several areas including web designing in hyderabad, website development, SEO, AJAX, PHP, XHTML, CSS, HTML5 and CSS3. We offer you a whole range of modernized web services to meet your individual requirements. For details contact http://pitechnologies.in/.

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We provide best web designing, web development, software development, android applications, ios applications, web hosting and domine registration. For more detailes contact pitechnologies pvt ltd.
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How to Avoid Business Blind Spots

How to Avoid Business Blind Spots | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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What are your business blind spots?


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.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, September 26, 12:04 PM

I like how James Kerr suggests ways to shake yourself up a bit and get out of your daily patterns to become more aware of personal blind spots as a way to become more aware of your company's business blind spots. I take breaks to do something totally different like play the piano, paint a wall, do the dishes while staring at our Pike's Peak view. I think that's why we come up with great ideas while taking a shower or a walk. I also like his suggestion of getting people to express their own opinion, not that of the group to prevent blind spots.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, September 29, 11:49 AM

The real message here as I see it is: We see what we expect to see

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A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks

A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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As a business owner or manager are you comfortable with taking risks to grow your business?


Do you understand the fine line that sits between good risk and bad risk?


Can you see the downside of being risk averse?


When was the last time you took a calculated risk that paid off?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, September 22, 10:59 AM

How good are you  at knowing the difference between a good risk and a bad one?

Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 23, 2:40 AM
SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD. Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows: Now, the people of Jewish and Christians are saying that Quran is False, which itself established enimity between Muslims and these two communities not to attain peace in the world that Muslim is the second largest population in the world and they are following Quran Versus in the world.                                             The above communities shall find out the Quran Versus 5:8, 5:33, 5:49, 5:72 and also Isaiah verse 27:6. In the Quran Versus 7:138 as follows:[7:138] And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which we blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. Quran Verse- 7:168 - as follows:[7:168] And remember the time when thy Lord proclaimed that He would truly raise against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with grievous torment. Surely, thy Lord is quick in retribution, and surely He is also Most Forgiving, Merciful. Zechariah Versus - 14.2 & 14.3 - as follows14:2                 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.14:3                 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight. In the Quran Versus - 17:4 to 17:8 - as follows: [17:4] ‘O ye the progeny of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah.’ He was indeed a grateful servant. [17:5] And We revealed to the children of Israel in the Book, saying, ‘You will surely do mischief in the land twice, and you will surely become excessively overbearing.’ [17:6] So when the time for the first of the two warnings came, We sent against you some servants of Ours possessed of great might in war, and they penetrated the innermost parts of your houses, and it was a warning that was bound to be carried out. [17:7] Then We gave you back the power against them, and aided you with wealth and children, and made you larger in numbers. [17:8] Now, if you do well, you will do well for your own souls; and if you do evil, it will only go against them. So when the time for the latter warning came, We raised a people against you to cover your faces with grief, and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, and to destroy all that they conquered with utter destruction. In the above, versus of Zechariah and also Quran Versus which are similar in nature to solve social justice and common good between these communities. Please visit and view the messages and research paper posted at http://www.goldenduas.com in the interest of social justice and common good in the world and spread the same to each and every corner of the world for discussion and to attain peace and unity in the world.  Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions    
Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, September 25, 1:28 AM

Business is anywhere, risks are the hyde event to accur, you must be awake

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6 Ways to Get People Talking About Your Business

6 Ways to Get People Talking About Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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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?


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, September 15, 6:58 AM

Others won't know if you don't tell them ... 

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How To Handle Customer Complaints

How To Handle Customer Complaints | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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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.

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Jo Desailly's curator insight, September 9, 5:51 PM

This source provides excellent guidelines and tips on handling client complaints.  The handling of complaints is important.  Handling complaints effectively is particularly beneficial for any business' bottom line and public relations.

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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, 5:08 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, 10:43 AM

Love lifehack!

Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 12:23 PM

More great business tools.

GestionBarrette's curator insight, August 22, 6:46 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, 12:19 PM

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, 8:08 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, 9:26 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, 2:41 PM

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, 3:34 PM

Productivity; thanks to Daniel Watson

Fola Obadina's curator insight, August 9, 7:54 PM

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

Jamie Manning's curator insight, August 21, 4:45 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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