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The Four Factors that Influence Successful Business Improvement

The Four Factors that Influence Successful Business Improvement | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Improving the performance of any small business is not as simple as many would have you believe, and all business owners need to understand the complexities involved, if they want to achieve a succesful outcome to any business improvement initiatives.


Just focussing on a single element of any improvement process at a time, is a common mistake that many small business owners make, and one which will ensure that the required level of improvement is not achieved.


This excellent article suggests that business improvement is all about protecting and growing a business, and it introduces four fundamental factors that influence successful business improvement outcomes, and then discusses how each of these interrelate.

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Not just good advice for SME's but OEM's as well

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Topic Introduction

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This topic is a large collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, prepared for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.


If you find this topic useful, please follow it and share this link http://www.scoop.it/t/business-improvement with other business owners in your network.

 

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How To Get More Customers

How To Get More Customers | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Business advice and tips on how to win more customers from John Spence, one of America's top 100 small business experts.
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Customers are the lifeblood of every business and business owners always need to work hard at growing their customer base. In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever, to use all avenues available to you to gain more customers. This excellent article from John Spence shows exactly how you can achieve this desirable outcome.

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thanks for sharing this .
Hillary King's curator insight, July 31, 4:28 PM


Customers are the lifeblood of every business and business owners always need to work hard at growing their customer base. In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever, to use all avenues available to you to gain more customers. This excellent article from John Spence shows exactly how you can achieve this desirable outcome.

En Gooder's curator insight, August 2, 11:12 PM


Customers are the lifeblood of every business and business owners always need to work hard at growing their customer base. In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever, to use all avenues available to you to gain more customers. This excellent article from John Spence shows exactly how you can achieve this desirable outcome.

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9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.We see only their outside.We see them innovate, speak their mind, and propel themselves forward toward bigger and better things.And, yet, we’re missing the best part.The confidence and wherewithal that make their influence possible are earned. It’s a labour of love that influential people pursue behind the scenes, every single day.

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Every business owner should be seeking to maximise the level of their influence within their industry and within their community. Obviously, the more influential you become, the more potential customers and clients you will attract to your business. Adopting the habits of profoundly influential people, as outlined in this excellent guide, will certainly assist anyone to become more influential.

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Antonio Pastor Serrano's curator insight, July 28, 8:37 AM

añada su visión ...

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Every business owner should be seeking to maximise the level of their influence within their industry and within their community. Obviously, the more influential you become, the more potential customers and clients you will attract to your business. Adopting the habits of profoundly influential people, as outlined in this excellent guide, will certainly assist anyone to become more influential.

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The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You're Probably Making

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You're Probably Making | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what's standing in the way of getting things done.
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Tips abound for ways in which business owners can become more effective at time management. What is less common, are tips to assist business owners to eradicate the most common time management mistakes, the ones that impact negatively on their personal productivity. Most business owners will be guilty of making several, if not many of these mistakes, on a daily basis.

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clara noble's curator insight, July 23, 6:34 AM

O tempo é impossível de gerir, mas gerirmos a nossa relação com o tempo por vezes também parece uma Missão Impossível...

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Invaluable Online Collection of Startup and Entrepreneur Resources

Invaluable Online Collection of Startup and Entrepreneur Resources | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Curated Startup and Entrepreneur Resources to inspire, cultivate and grow your business!
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This collection of fantastic resources is so good I have pinned it to my browser bar so that it is always instantly accessible. Everything here is good quality and every business owner would derive benefit from diving into the site and exploring the vast array of resources available for FREE.

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Florence Terranova, PhD MBA's curator insight, July 16, 7:04 AM

Discover Business has it all!

David Bembry's curator insight, July 16, 10:48 AM

A "Must Have" List of resources. I have it bookmarked!

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Gardening Tips that Work Well for Small Business Growth

Gardening Tips that Work Well for Small Business Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Nancy Goodyear applies her grandpa's age-old gardening wisdom to business growth, showing how strong roots and hard pruning are the secret of a good harvest.
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A small business is not that much different to a garden, and it is not hard to draw parallels between the two activities that see similar outcomes delivered from the input, or lack of input, of various actions. The importance of having a sound business framework with solid foundations, is well demonstrated in this article, and it is done in a way that makes it more memorable for new business owners.

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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 14, 2:22 AM

Great comparison, nice read.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 14, 4:13 AM

I don't have 'Green Fingers' but this looks good.

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10 Small Business Trademark Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs

10 Small Business Trademark Mistakes to Avoid at all Costs | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

"Your small business trademarks have an untold amount of potential value."

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The owners of small businesses are often not as well informed as they need to be in respect to the importance of trademarks and the costs associated with making mistakes in respect to their trademarks. Whilst written for the American market, the information provided in this article generally has universal application, and it supplies guidance on this subject that can be beneficial to business owners everywhere. 

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Trumans's curator insight, July 9, 5:53 PM

It's relatively easy to check for Trade Marks in Australia on the IPAustralia website, using ATMOSS. Make sure what you are thinking of using is not going to infringe someone else's IP.

Best advice is to employ an IP professional to help you.

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How to Remain Sane While Running a Business

How to Remain Sane While Running a Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Being an ambitious entrepreneur and running your own business can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be extremely stressful and time consuming.

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All small business owners face the risk of burning out if they are not careful about maintaining some semblance of normality, as they establish, and then attempt to grow their businesses. If you are starting to feel the pressure of being a business owner, and can feel the weight of responsibility for everything starting to get heavier and heavier, then this article may provide you with a guide to how to retain your sanity and keep your business.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 19, 11:42 PM

This also applies to school leaders who are working to improve a struggling school.

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, July 20, 7:35 AM

It's the middle of July, you are a small business owner....have you taken time off yet? Did you answer NO, well how in the world will you have enough energy to work on projects, acquire new clients or be creative if you don't recharge! 

Claude Emond's curator insight, July 20, 9:53 AM

not sure I am still sane :)

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26 Ways to Succeed With Social Media Marketing

26 Ways to Succeed With Social Media Marketing | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Do you want to improve your social media marketing? This article offers an A-Z guide from brands doing an excellent job with social media marketing
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Well known brands are having considerable success with social media, and if you follow their lead, there is no reason your business cannot emulate this success. The 26 examples provided in this article provide a great guide to things small business owners can do to improve their social media marketing outcomes. This is an article well worth saving for future reference.

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Mitko Ivanov's curator insight, July 2, 9:20 AM

The A-Z  guide from brands doing an excellent job with social media marketing

Fabrizio Russo's curator insight, July 3, 3:12 AM

serve un po' a tutti ..