11 Must Have Apps for Business

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Are you planning to start a business? If you are, then you might as well be acquainted with the technology side of the business. There are numerous gadgets and apps for business that can ease your business experience. Some of these applications are simply useful while others are necessary for any business owner. Their application generally cuts across all business markets. This read will help you be acquainted with some of these applications. Must Have Apps for Business Owners Google wallet– This application is open to both Android and Apple…

Expert Tips On Negotiating With Investors For Entrepreneurs

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Investors are looking for viable businesses to fund. On the other hand, entrepreneurs are looking for investors to take their ideas to the next level. Each seeks to get the best value. It therefore remains an issue of who strikes the best deal. How do you negotiate the best deal for your startup or business? Know What You Need Investors are experienced and understand how businesses operate. While they are out to help you make the most of your idea, they are also out to make money. They are therefore…

7 Things Businesses Need to Keep Track Of

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Business owners are busy people, that’s a given. But do you know why they’re always so busy? Most of the time, actually running their business isn’t what keeps them scrambling at 100 mph. It’s all the “other” stuff they have to keep track of that makes many entrepreneurs wonder why they ever wanted to own a business in the first place. So, what makes up all that”other” stuff? Let’s take a look. 1. Operating within the law or regulatory guidance: Depending on the type of business, there can be some…

Motivation in the Workplace

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Motivation: What Drives You? Why do you do what you do? You have chosen business as a major focus and, no doubt, are planning your life around that choice, but why? When there are so many other options in the world, what drives you to focus on business? Human motivation is a complex phenomenon that helps explain why we choose the paths we take and what drives us to persist at certain goals. Jessica is, by all accounts, a driven young woman. She works very hard, often putting in long…

Business Assumptions You Need to Know About

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Everyday we make assumptions just to get by, I assume that when I’m stopped at a red light that it will eventually turn green, I assume that when I drink my piping hot coffee it will actually be hot, and that when I try on shoes of the same size they will fit both my feet. Making assumptions is how we make sense of the world but it is not always the smartest when is comes to entrepreneurship. Sometimes assumptions can backfire leaving you having worked hard with nothing to…

Do You Really Know What Your Audience Wants?

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Great, you have built an audience and are posting away on social media, but do you really know what your audience wants from your content? Who are you talking to? Essentials for Understanding your Audience You have a brilliant idea or a business plan, and are ready to give a pitch to make your dreams a reality. Despite your best planning and, what you consider a flawless delivery, your investors are meandering on the brink of no. What happened? How is it that you just couldn’t get them to see…

Cautionary Tales of Social Media and Your Brand

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How many times have you checked your social media today? If you are an average American, chances are you have scrolled through around 338 friends on Facebook, read through roughly 350 people you follow on Twitter, and check social media around 46 times per day. We meet people in person and then live out relationships online, and sometimes struggle to understand when someone chooses not to engage in social relationships from the solitary comfort of their computer.  What was once a simple platform to stay in touch with friends from…

How to Choose a Social Media Username for Your Business

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Choosing the right name for your business can be challenging enough, but choosing the right username or “handle” for your business’s social media accounts can prove even more difficult. Here are my top 5 tips for choosing the best social media username for successfully growing your following. Make it relevant and consistent: If you’re looking to build a fan base of loyal followers, make sure your handle is appropriate and somehow related to your company’s products or services. It’s a good idea to try to make your business’s username the…

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bank for Your Business

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When you first set out down your entrepreneurial path, there are a lot of things to think about and become overwhelmed by, especially when it comes to finances and keeping your fledgling enterprise’s books balanced. That’s why choosing the right bank is so important in maintaining not only your financial well-being but your sanity too. But with all the banks in the world today, both brick and mortar and online, trying to decide which bank is the best for you can also be somewhat daunting. Here are my top 5…

Find Out the Best Business AutoResponders

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Thanks to technology, business now takes place 24 hours a day on a global scale. Because of that, establishing systems that can automatically respond to current or potential client inquiries halfway around the world is essential to an enterprise’s survival in the marketplace. Known as autoresponders, these software and web-based services are readily available and are particularly useful for businesses that employ email marketing campaigns. Their primary function is to send emails automatically in response predetermined triggers or events. Whether it is welcoming a new subscriber to your blog, monthly…