Small Business

How Workplace Design Can Enhance Performance

Posted on 16 Aug 2014 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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If it’s been your goal to enhance employee performance by getting more productivity from them without adding to their workload, there are ways to accomplish this. It may surprise you that the décor, setting and the overall environment of your workplace has an enormous impact on how employees preform.

Since people are the engine to your company, it’s imperative to take workplace design into consideration. Just as your employees improve, adapt, grow and innovate, so should their work environment. Smart workspaces have proven to be a powerful tool when it comes to employee performance.

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Tips for the Entrepreneur: Crowdfunding 101

Posted on 16 Aug 2014 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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You have a great business idea planned to the last detail and are ready to go forth. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your next obstacle will be to find some solid financial backing. Instead of the more traditional methods of loans or investors, modern business owners are taking to the alternative route of crowdfunding.

The basics of crowdfunding could not be simpler. It’s a process where aspiring new business owners raise small amounts of money from a large amount of people, usually via the Internet. Sound easy? Well, to a certain degree, it is. Before you begin your campaign it’s important to understand that there are rules in place that govern, or restrict, investment limits. You can learn more about the legalities of crowdfunding at the 2012 CrowdFund Act.

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Online Marketing Tip: Learn to Like Google+

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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These days our devices may be overloaded with platform choices and knowing which ones to choose can be overwhelming. However, making hasty decisions could cost you in the long run, especially if you’re involved in online marketing.  Although there are other social media networks known for their ability to share and comment, Google+ continues to gain popularity.

While some joke that only Google employees use Google+, this fast-growing social sharing option has exceeded 540 million users, 300 million of which are active on a monthly basis. Not exactly the Google ghost town others are claiming. Aside from posting and plusing, Google is also a leader in search engine optimization and Google Authorship, two important factors any content marketer needs to care about. Moreover, Google is responsible for Google images, drive, docs, gmail, YouTube and analytics, and are not the networking site to ignore.

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How Your Online Presence Can Affect Your Offline Business Credit

Posted on 08 Aug 2014 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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From acquiring leads to performing credit checks, banks are using social media in ways consumers least expect. According to a CII-PwC survey, 63 percent of respondents confirm that their bank uses social media to gain leads while 50 percent were honing in on social media aggregators to interpret data.

You may now be wondering what all this has to do with the average consumer and even more so with the average business owner. Not only are banks tapping social media platforms to garner new business, they are also exploring online pages and profiles in order to influence their lending decisions.

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Web Based Ecommerce and CRM

Posted on 06 Aug 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Nowadays Business is one-click shopping. People are more likely to order their products and services online then going to the market or shopping malls. Shopping online is less time consuming and hassle free. People can chose perfect product within a very short time and they also get home delivery which saves time and energy. For the sellers it is very easy to target the buyer online.

First you need to decide about the product or service you want to sell. Then choose a perfect Domain for your business. Your Domain should express your service identity and be as short as possible.

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8 Proven Ways to Remember More

Posted on 03 Aug 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Do you ever forget where you parked your car, especially when it’s in a similar area every day?  Do you have days packed with so many little (and big) things to do that you don’t have time to make a list?  With the holidays coming up, you may find yourself with more to remember than ever.

Arm yourself with memory and help yourself by applying some of these proven-effective memory techniques, summarized below from our friends at Harvard Medical School.

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If You Can Sculpt a Muscle – How About Your Brain?

Posted on 01 Aug 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Are you obsessing about someone fabulous you just met?  Preoccupied with a sticky problem?  Bored?  Sleepy?  Excited by anything but the mental task you’re supposed to be doing, like studying or working?

No matter how motivated you are – to score a high grade or master a subject so you can move on – your concentration can dive. Sometimes learning just feels hard. That expression about “getting it through your head” seems real.

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Crowdfunding, Books and Author Success – The New Paradigm?

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Once upon a time, authors submitted their manuscripts to an agent, who then submitted that manuscript to a publisher. A decision was made whether to publish the work, and the author would receive an advance, less the agent’s fee, of course. That’s still the case for many authors, or at least those going the traditional publishing route, but the world of self-publishing has radically altered the landscape, and there are a few things you need to know.

No Advance

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Work Stress – make it fun!

Posted on 16 Dec 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 3 comments | Tags

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Wow.  Holidays are fast approaching – so my question is – Is your ‘to do’ list growing now that the holidays are just around the corner?  Well then, give yourself an energy boost and read this article by Dr. Oz (and me) on managing stress at work.

Here’s my tip:

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