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determine if your business is safe

August 5, 2020 Business Strategy

Is Your Business Safe? (15 Operational Questions)

The last recession has put almost all businesses to the test. Some were hit really hard — especially the hospitality and travel industries, along with brick and mortars. A few made some decent profit – pharmacy, home delivery services. But everyone else was partially hit or still struggles to make a living in these uncertain

business advisor skills

July 22, 2020 Business

Top 10 Business Advisor Skills Your Company Can Benefit From

Gaining experience is not a solo adventure, and learning from the best is a shortcut that many people underuse. For business owners and executives who are wise enough to seek help, they work with and learn from a reliable business consultant. Those who are much wiser take hints from how consultants work and what business

Mission-Vision Statements

July 8, 2020 Business Strategy

How Mission and Vision Statements Work

Have you developed a mission statement for your company? What about a vision statement? Small businesses aren’t bothered by the bigger picture of their “corporate brand”. This tends to be a common problem for growing corporations – or hot startups in need of a powerful motto able to persuade investors. In reality, mission and vision

soft skills for success

June 24, 2020 Business Strategy

16 Most Important Soft Skills For Success

From the time we wake up, until the time we sleep, we’re surrounded by people. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, whether you like it or not, you have to interact with people. That’s when soft skills come into the picture. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person to interact effectively with

Critical Thinking Strategies

June 17, 2020 Business Strategy

Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Leaders

Critical thinking is a powerful skill that’s applicable in both daily life and running a business. However, managers and executives are in charge of large budgets and diverse teams. Irresponsible business decisions and ignoring risk management can harm a group of people and their families, in addition to other areas of business (partners and vendors).

website maintenance

June 10, 2020 Business Strategy

18 Reasons Website Maintenance and Planned Updates Are Important

As 95% of our development business revolves around WordPress retainers, the topic of ongoing updates and recurring contracts comes up during every presales call. Working with clients who switch agencies is easier (as they already understand the benefits of a technical partnership), but site rebuilds are often a challenge in that department. And the most

sales phrases

June 3, 2020 Sales

10 Sales Phrases You Definitely Want to Avoid During a Pitch

Overcoming your fear of sales is a key goal for entrepreneurs, new business founders, and people transitioning to the sales field. The only way to combat fear is through repetition – and in the context of sales, this equates to cold calls or emails. According to Salesforce, 92% of all interactions with customers happen over

business advisors

May 27, 2020 Business Strategy

11 Types of Small Business Advisors

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry and growing businesses employ a diverse number of advisors for their business ventures. Running a business solo (or even with a co-founder) is not an easy feat. Executives and senior managers cannot realistically excel in every aspect of scaling a business. Small business advisors work with multiple clients

Why I Haven't Responded to Emails

May 13, 2020 Business Strategy

16 Reasons I Haven’t Responded To Your Email

After writing about the main reasons I don’t pick up my phone, I was eager to author a separate breakdown of why I dodge scheduled meetings (and what makes asynchronous work more bearable). But due to the evergrowing influx of emails or direct messages across a dozen platforms, a rationale behind delaying replies appears to