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Top Tips For Leveraging Video To Build A Brand

by Pamela Webber, Chief Operating Officer at 99designs When was the last time you watched a video on your laptop or phone? Chances are it was today, or at least in the past couple of days. That’s because video has become one of the most relevant and popular forms of marketing content thanks to its powerful ability to engage large audiences across a range of demographics effectively. In fact, Cisco has predicted that online video will account for an incredible 80% of all consumer internet traffi...
Tags: Professionalisms, Branding, Marketing, Pamela Webber, Video Marketing


Want To Do Business With Baby Boomers? You’ll Find Them On Social Media

by Jonathan Musgrave, owner and chief digital marketer of Steep Digital Marketing Forget those jokes about Baby Boomers and their supposed struggles grasping today’s technology. They may have grown up in a black-and-white TV, rotary-phone era, but most Baby Boomers long ago adapted to the 21st-century digital world. And that includes social media, which they took to with almost as much delight as their children and grandchildren if recent studies on the subject are any indication. As a result, ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Musgrave, Boomers, Online Marketing, Baby Boomers, Professionalisms, Jonathan Musgrave, Steep Digital Marketing, Steep Digital Marketing Forget, Colorado Companies


How To Spot A Flaw In Your Project Plans And Propositions

by Aaron Beashel, Head of Marketing at Qwilr Working in any project-based industry, you’ll quickly realize that there are so many mismanaged projects. Even with project management software, a well-trained team, and the best of intentions, it’s not uncommon to see projects take much longer than planned and blowing the budget- sometimes by a lot. It’s true, no two projects are exactly the same, but the issues that can affect and potentially jeopardize even the best-laid plans are all quite si...
Tags: Startups, Qwilr, Project Management, Professionalisms, Project Planning, Aaron Beashel, Aaron Beashel Head of Marketing, Qwilr Working


What Fortune 500 Companies Can Learn From The Military’s Top 0.01%: Business Lessons From The Blue Angels  

by John Foley, author of “Fearless Success: Beyond High Performance“ After weeks of waiting, the time had arrived. “This is it,” I thought. “I’m about to be inside a Blue Angels air show.” I was ready to take my first flight inside a blue-and-gold Blue Angels jet. And it wasn’t a practice flight. My anticipation was physical and visceral. It was a bluebird day, with clear skies, and when we strapped in, I could look out over the thousands of spectators waving and cheering. The excitement made t...
Tags: Startups, Management, Indianapolis, Military, Blue Angels, John Foley, Stanford Graduate School of Business, CenterPoint, Business Advice, Managing A Business, Professionalisms, The Blue Angels


Project Management Skills That Will Take Your PM Career To The Next Level

A career in project management can be incredibly rewarding, but it also demands a lot of hard work and effort on your part. Successful project managers work hard to cultivate specific skills that can help them rise to the top in this challenging field. You can learn more about the project management skills that will take your career to the next level right here. Essential Project Management Skills: Leadership. Some people don’t view leadership as a skill. They argue, instead, that some people...
Tags: Startups, Career Advice, Self Improvement, Project Management, Professionalisms, Project Evaluate Team


How To Choose The Right Tools To Manage Your Remote Team

by Karthik Sridharan, Co-founder & CEO at Flexiple Thanks to the growing intervention of modern technology, remote work is not a fad anymore. It has become a mainstream company culture. According to a recent article on Entrepreneur , flexible work options have increased by 40 per cent over the last five years. Remote work not only benefits employees by cutting down on travel and helping them secure work-life balance but also has a big impact on a firm’s bottom line – companies directly s...
Tags: Startups, Remote Working, Professionalisms, Business Tools, Team Management, Remote Worker, Karthik Sridharan, Remote Team


How To Attract Talent From Large Businesses To Your SME

by James Calder, CEO at Distinct Recruitment Once a professional has worked within a large corporate business for a few years, they may decide to apply for a role within an SME. This is often because they are interested in learning how a business is run and will have a better opportunity within a smaller team. It is easier to progress within an SME than a large corporation and through hard work, they could cement themselves within the industry. Working for a small business can seem daunting to p...
Tags: Startups, UK, East Midlands, Professionalisms, Talent Acquisition, Hiring Practices, James Calder, Attracting Talent, Distinct Recruitment Once


5 Things To Consider Before Selling To A Private Equity Firm

by Adam Coffey, author of “The Private Equity Playbook”  You’ve built a business over many years and have finally decided you’d like to sell your company. You speak to trusted friends and personal advisors about how you should go about doing this (perhaps your lawyer or accountant), and before you know it, you stumble upon an important player in the private equity game: the investment banker. This role is also sometimes referred to in the industry as the advisor. After researching and eval...
Tags: Startups, Private Equity, Adam, IOI, CIM, Professionalisms, Selling Your Business, Adam Coffey


Why Your Business Needs A Company Travel Policy For Employees

by Tahnee Perry, Vice President of Marketing at Deem With your business growing, revenue flowing in, and your team beginning to expand, it makes sense to start looking to the horizon and sending your representatives out to spread the word about your small business. Whether you’re a consultancy hoping to offer your innovative thinking and solutions to other companies around the world, a construction company looking to expand operations into a new city, or a retail firm deploying buyers and sa...
Tags: Startups, Budget, Business Travel, Phocuswright, Professionalisms, Northstar Travel Group, Tahnee, Company Policy, Company Travel Policy, Tahnee Perry, Company Travel Policies Help Control Travel, Deem Tahnee


How To Clarify Your Team’s Core Mission To Prioritize With More Ease

by Hilary Jane Grosskopf, founder of Awake Leadership Solutions and author of “Awake Leadership: A system for leading with clarity and creativity“ Prioritizing amidst an ever-changing workflow and schedule is a true struggle. As new tasks arise and a team’s workflow changes, teams quickly become chaotic and misaligned. Team members find that they are doing redundant work in parallel with others. Important tasks fall through the cracks and are left until the last minute. People leave work feelin...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Mission Statement, Professionalisms, Leading People, Customer Service Team, Marketing Team, Grosskopf, Hilary Jane Grosskopf, Newport Beach Store Team, Logistics Operations Team, Awake Leadership Solutions


4 Failsafe Strategies To Help You Lead

by Jason Scott, founder and CEO of 120VC, and author of “It’s Never Just Business: It’s about People“ When you lead an organization, part of your job includes addressing critical problems and communicating new directives to your team. What’s the best way to do that? Throughout my career, I’ve found four failsafe strategies that prepare me to lead when moments like these arise. I’d like to share them with you in this article. Strategy #1: Gather Your Thoughts. If I have to address a company is...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Management, San Diego, Jason Scott, Professionalisms, San Francisco Turns, Leading People


How To Write A Proposal Cover Letter

by Aaron Beashel, Head of Marketing at Qwilr Cover letters may seem insignificant, but they can make an impact in the event that you’re sending a business proposal. Make the right impression by crafting a great proposal cover letter. But how does one get started? What Are Proposal Letters, And Why Should You Use Them? Cover letters are, for the most part formal written introductions to a client you wish to do business with. But that’s not all, used right, cover letters add a personal touch a...
Tags: Startups, Qwilr, Business Communications, Professionalisms, Cover Letter, Aaron Beashel, Business Proposals, Proposal Templates, Aaron Beashel Head of Marketing, Qwilr Cover


Why Your Startup Needs To Analyze Data From The Beginning

Unless you’re a serial entrepreneur well on your way with a 5th startup, then much of the work involved with your new business is something you’re doing for the very first time. Indeed, corralling the many moving parts, activities and people to get the business up and running smoothly is tough enough. Doing so while taking all the right actions is near impossible. That is, unless you develop business intelligence through data analysis to provide some much-needed guidance. Too Busy to Stop to A...
Tags: Startups, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Boston College, Professionalisms, Startup Advice, Advanced Field Data


How Traditional Marketing Can Benefit From A Digital Twist

by Jonathan Musgrave, owner and chief digital marketer for Steep Digital Marketing At one time, marketing meant using such tactics as buying commercial time on TV or radio stations, advertising in a newspaper or magazine, or sending your message through direct mail. All of those remain options today, but they are joined by a plethora of digital alternatives for reaching potential customers or clients, who spend a lot of time hanging out in the digital world. Websites are optimized for sharing c...
Tags: Startups, Marketing, Musgrave, Online Marketing, Twitter Facebook Linkedin, Professionalisms, Traditional Marketing, Jonathan Musgrave, Steep Digital Marketing


The Crucial Questions Every Project Manager Needs To Ask – And The KPIs To Answer Them

by Vadim Katcherovski, CEO of Easy Projects Much like a GPS plans the best route to guide you to your destination, KPIs help project managers stay on track for successful completion. It’s no secret that projects are made up of many moving parts, and these parts need to be monitored in order to establish the health of the project at any stage. Successful, in-budget project completion is still a mammoth task for many organizations. In fact, according to a study by KPMG, 70 percent of organization...
Tags: Startups, Kpmg, Project Management, KPI, Professionalisms, Project Management Institute, Managing Projects, Vadim Katcherovski, EVA Earned Value Analysis, Logic Software


Why Managing Remotely Is So Tough — And Eight Ways To Make It Easier

by David Deacon, author of “The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers“ Managing remotely has quickly become the norm in today’s work world. And yet, it’s not easy. With more employees working remotely or on flex schedules, it can be tough to create the kind of connection you need to help people do their best work. You can’t pick up on non-verbal cues. You can’t tell if they’re having a good or bad day. You can’t have those quick, informal interactions needed to fo...
Tags: Startups, UK, Leadership, US, Management, Remote Work, Credit Suisse, Skype, Mastercard, Managing People, People Management, Professionalisms, Leading People, Remote Worker, David Deacon


How To Create Job Families

Job families can hardly be called a new idea. The notion that particular groups of people are doing not only the same job, but a job that is within a broader collection of connected, related, or otherwise associated jobs, is one with well-established roots in a wide variety of professions. However there are many and various ideas about the answer to the question of how to create job families that work well for your business, and makes your Human Resources situation carefully balanced and well ...
Tags: Startups, Human Resources, Talent Management, Professionalisms, Job Families, Career Path Some


How Your Small Business Can Start Accepting Credit Cards

by Kristen Gramigna, Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay Offering multiple convenient payment options to your customers minimizes the chances of turning away potential sales. Few business decisions will have a greater impact on your bottom line than allowing customers to pay using credit cards. Here’s why. In just 2018 alone, card-based sales exceeded $3.6 trillion in the U.S. That number is only expected to soar as traditional standbys like cash and check continue to fall out of favor. When it...
Tags: Startups, Time, EMV, Nfc, Credit Card, Small Business Advice, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Payment Methods, Payment Options, Credit Card Payments, Kristen Gramigna, Online Credit Card Acceptance As, In Store Credit Card Acceptance If


How To Maximize Your Meeting Culture

by Cory Treffiletti, Chief Evangelist and CMO for Voicea Did you know more than 15% of any organization’s time is spent in meetings? 99% of the time this headline is followed by a statement of how much meetings can suck. I am 100% positive this is not how I want to think about it.  I am someone who doesn’t think my cup is half empty or half full. I am the kind of person who is happy to have a cup with which to get water and my goal is to make sure everyone has the right kind of cup to work wit...
Tags: Startups, Workplace Culture, CMO, Google Ventures, Meetings, Business Meetings, Professionalisms, Managing Meetings, Microsoft Ventures Salesforce Ventures, Cory Treffiletti, Voicea, Mountain View California Voicea, EVA the Enterprise Voice Assistant Voicea, Battery Ventures Cisco Investments


How To Write A Marketing Plan In Just Six Easy Steps

by Lonny Kocina, CEO of Media Relations Agency and author of “The CEO’s Guide to Marketing: The Book Every Marketer Should Read Before Their Boss Does“ A well-executed marketing plan is like a GPS. It guides your customers into your sales process. Done right, your marketing should result in more leads, higher sales and a stronger brand. Following steps in a logical progression, without going off on tangents, is one of the fastest ways to achieve your goals. Negotiating business contracts can be...
Tags: Startups, Marketing, Marketing Plan, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Marketing Advice, Lonny Kocina, Media Relations Agency, Control Template AIDA


Three Steps To Simplify Our Complex Lives

by Jesse Newton, author of “Simplify Work: Crushing Complexity to Liberate Innovation, Productivity, and Engagement“ We live highly cluttered lives, have become addicted to checking our phones, are too responsive to interruptions, and do not nurture, protect, and direct our most productive energy. We experience a constant stream of interruptions. We have phones that vibrate or ping anytime we receive a new email, a calendar invite or reminder, a LinkedIn or Facebook update, or a notification fr...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Planning, Time Management, Personal Productivity, Professionalisms, Jesse Newton, Manage Our Energy Mindfulness, Simplify Work


Don’t Forget These Small Business Tax Deductions

by Eric Tyson, author of “Small Business Taxes For Dummies“ April 15th is just around the corner. If you haven’t already filed your taxes for 2018 (or will take an extension), it’s still not too late to get the maximum deduction amount for your business. Small business owners sometimes overlook great tax reduction opportunities. Expenses are one area where you can find a surprising amount of tax write-offs for your small business. Don’t miss out on these important deductions when you’re tallyin...
Tags: Startups, Nbc, Small Business, Cnn, Social Security, Pbs, Irs, Misc, Don, Eric, Social Security Medicare, Small Business Advice, Professionalisms, IRS Publication 463 Travel Entertainment Gift, Eric Tyson, Tax Issues


One-To-One Meetings: The Key To High Performance Coaching

by Bill Eckstrom and Sarah Wirth, authors of “The Coaching Effect: What Great Leaders Do to Increase Sales, Enhance Performance, and Sustain Growth“ Nothing elevates performance more than coaching. This is what our decades of research has taught us. But what separates high-growth coaches (i.e. managers who coach as opposed to just manage) from their less effective peers? One key tool in the toolbox of the best coaches is the one-to-one meeting. Many coaches resist one-to-one meetings because th...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Meetings, Managing People, Business Meetings, Professionalisms, Leading People, Sarah Wirth, Bill Eckstrom, High Performance Coaching, EcSell Institute


3 Tips for Navigating Stakeholder Relationships Every New C-Suite Executive Needs To Know

by Alisa Marie Beyer, CEO, LemonTree Partners Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted into the C-suite executive position of your dreams, and you’re undoubtedly proud and excited. You’re also undoubtedly busy. New executives always have a lot on their plates. For any newly established C-suiter, taking on all of these tasks and getting started in their new position is a critical time. Eyes are on your every move and decision; pressure is high, expectations even higher. It can all end up feeli...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Workplace Culture, Professionalisms, Business Relationships, Leading People, Alisa Marie Bayer, Alisa Marie Beyer, LemonTree Partners Congratulations You, LemonTree Partners, Alisa Beyer


5 Ways To Manage Intellectual Property For Startups

Intellectual property (IP) is a primary business component for many entrepreneurs. However, intellectual property differs from other company assets in the way that it is not tangible. Since it is not a piece of physical property, many entrepreneurs neglect to realize its value. As a result, they fail to protect it and lose any advantage they had over their competitors. However, intellectual property protection is very important in entrepreneurship. To refrain from making the common mistakes, he...
Tags: Startups, Intellectual Property, Professionalisms, Intellectual Property Rights, Ways To Manage Intellectual Property For Startups, Separate Employment Work Entrepreneurs


Spring Clean Your Device And Back Up Data Securely

by David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International  Today’s electronics feature considerable amounts of internal storage. The average laptop boasts between 500GB and 1TB of storage, which is enough to hold thousands of photos, videos, and documents. And even the average phone is now a capable storage device that allows people to locally store data. Despite the capabilities of these devices, using them as storage receptacles isn’t advised, especially when you want top performance. Phones slo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Drive, Startups, Microsoft, Cyber Security, Data Storage, Data Management, Data Security, David Zimmerman, Professionalisms, LC Technology International, LC Technology International Today, Better Performance Shifting


Begin With The End In Mind

by Dr. Brian Smith, author of “Individual Advantages: Find the I in Team“ If you are considering starting a business, it’s important that you develop a plan to do so. Have you ever tried starting a project without a plan? Was said project completed on time or within the scope of that project? Did it end up as you pictured it? We would bet not, as most individuals first-time projects tend to fall a little flat. Without a plan, there is no way to gauge progress or efficiency and business is no di...
Tags: Startups, Business Planning, Brian, Michael Gerber, Brian Smith, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Dr Brian Smith, IA Business Advisors, DBA of Individual Advantages


Preventing Stupid: 3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask

by Matthew Neill Davis, Esq., author of “The Art of Preventing Stupid: How to Build a Stronger Business Strategy through Better Risk Management“ A recent Internet search for “problems in business” on Google produced 1.76 billion entries, often a list of the top 20 or 10. Rightly so, business leaders are obsessed with solving problems. But business problems really fall into just three essential categories: catastrophes, ignorance, and ineptitude — and the way to solve them starts long before the...
Tags: Google, Startups, Leadership, Management, Oklahoma, Sun Tzu, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Matthew Neill Davis, Matthew Neill Davis Esq, Davis Law PLLC


[Infographic] Is SEO Or SEM Better For Online Marketing?

Search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) are fundamental to online marketing, and though both are shown to benefit business immensely, they’re not the same. SEM is geared more toward paid search, and SEO is used to drive website traffic through keywords and linking. Graphic: For every $1 spent on AdWords (a form of SEM), companies tend to increase their revenue by $2. (1) 57 percent of B2B marketers said SEO is their prized revenue-generating marketing method and is ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Yahoo, Marketing, Seo, Infographic, Sem, Ppc, Cnn, United States, Bing, Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Forbes


How To Make Your Home Office 5 Times More Productive

by Rory Whelan, marketing manager for eReceptionist Over four million Brits work from home, lured by the promise of a flexible and balanced lifestyle. Benefits like removing the stressful commute, avoiding countless distractions from your co-workers and working on your terms make remote work a no brainer. This type of work should be easy, right? But sometimes it’s not that simple. Those that work from home will understand that it’s not so straightforward to roll out of bed in ...
Tags: Startups, UK, Stephen King, Remote Work, Netflix, Starbucks, Workplace Productivity, Harvard Business Review, Personal Productivity, Professionalisms, Rory Whelan