Small business owners and managers, face continual pressure that emanate mainly from lack of time and lack of capital, and anything that can help relieve that pressure is most welcomed.
The right business tools, either available free or at low cost, can save business owners both time and money.
This excellent article, suggests that small businesses need to use the tools that are readily available, and it takes the hard work out of discovering the best tools available, by providing a list of 20 of the best with a brief overview of each.
Owners and managers of small businesses wear multiple hats, and there are never enough hours in any day to do all that needs to be done, yet greater productivity is possible if you use the right tools.
Fortunately, in this digital age, a huge variety of free or low cost productivity tools are available to everyone, and the trick is to determine which tools of many would work for you in your business.
This great article, suggests that business owners should use available tools to enhance productivity, and it identifies 10 of the best productivity tools available at this point in time.
This article is not a punt for LinkedIn. It is a call to action to people and companies that have LinkedIn profiles to update their profiles to the same standard as they would for their resume or company profile.
In the business world, the social media platform of choice for business professionals is LinkedIn, and this platform is especially effective in delivering leads in the business to business market.
As well as delivering leads to business owners, LinkedIn is a very effective way of establishing your personal brand, which if effectively developed can also lead to greater opportunities for your business.
This excellent article, suggests that the real value of LinkedIn is the way it allows one to one connections with other business professionals, and it outlines 10 ways that you can use LinkedIn to build your business.
It’s one of the most dreaded moments in the life of a creative person. The muse packs her bags, walks out the door, and doesn’t leave word as to when she’ll come back.
The easy thing to do, especially when a deadline is looming, is to lose perspective. The harder but much more productive mindset is to realize that you--and virtually everyone you respect and admire--have overcome blocks in the past. You might even say that it’s part of the process...
An entrepreneur needs to be street smart, however many who commence businesses, have not had the time or experiences to be as street smart as they need to be in order to survive.
Fortunately, street smarts can be described as a series of disciplines that need to enacted, and it is possible to learn and apply these disciplines quickly, to avoid the problems that a lack of street smarts can cause for an entrepreneur.
This excellent article, identifies seven disciplines that can be learned and practiced, and it suggests that these may all be actually required of any business owner looking to succeed in business.
If you're going to build a $10 million skyscraper, by all means, plan and prototype and discuss and plan some more. On the other hand, if the cost of finding out is a phone call, make the call. No need...