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5 Ways in which Technology has Revolutionized Business

5 Ways in which Technology has Revolutionized Business

Over the last 10 to 15 years, the continuous evolution of technology has changed the way we do business, the dynamics of the workplace, and what we perceive as possible. And here, we’ll shed light on 5 different aspects that display the effect technology had on business.   1. Changing Workplace Rules Technology makes it possible to teleco … read more

The 5 Systems you need to efficiently run your Bus

The 5 Systems you need to efficiently run your Bus

The way we communicate internally within a business has changed rapidly over the past decade as new technologies have in … read more

The Ultimate 5 Keys to Get your Small Business Acc

The Ultimate 5 Keys to Get your Small Business Acc

Running your own business is a journey where you learn, not just about entrepreneurship and management, but about every … read more

6 Easy Steps to Overcoming Your Cash Flow Challeng

6 Easy Steps to Overcoming Your Cash Flow Challeng

It’s not uncommon that entrepreneurial businesses face a cash flow crisis from time to time - whether it’s because of cl … read more

Develop Negotiating Skills

Develop Negotiating Skills

OBJECTIVE: In this session we cover the important impact of good negotiating skills in growing your business. We will also explore ways to build up skill in negotiating. Good negotiating skills will help you grow Reasons for failed negotiations Lack of confidence Overconfidence Not recognizing the other side's situation Viewi … read more

Selling Your Business

Selling Your Business

OBJECTIVE: Selling your business is not a process you can turn over to your broker, lawyer or CPA, although you will … read more

The 5 Systems you need to efficiently run your Business

The 5 Systems you need to efficiently run your Business

The way we communicate internally within a business has changed rapidly over the past decade as new technologies have interrupted and reshaped the status quo. While that technology has offered the tools to increase productivity, there is no doubt that the influx has also bogged many entrepreneurs down. The secret to staying above the tide is to est … read more

Selling Your Business

Selling Your Business

OBJECTIVE: Selling your business is not a process you can turn over to your broker, lawyer or CPA, although you will … read more

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer Satisfaction Survey

An effective customer satisfaction survey program should focus on measuring customer perceptions of how well the SME del … read more

Non-Compete Agreement

Non-Compete Agreement

When an employee leaves your business, is he or she taking things along that you would rather not give up? Is the employ … read more

Basics of Buying a Business

Basics of Buying a Business

Buying an existing business can be a much less risky and more quickly profitable venture than starting your own business from scratch. But it's not entirely risk free and your success will depend heavily on how wisely you choose and evaluate the business you buy. Here are the "tires to kick" as you begin investigating a prospective business purcha … read more

Find Your Highest Potential Customers

Find Your Highest Potential Customers

The 80/20 rule - that 80 percent of your sales come from the top 20 percent of your customers - applies to most small bu … read more

How To Create A Press Releases

How To Create A Press Releases

Event Announcement If your company is doing something special, be sure to alert the press. You can be holding a grand opening...teaching a special class...or carrying a new line of products. In fact, many events are staged simply as a way of creating news...and getting coverage for a company. Think about film premieres, which are held primarily … read more

Sample Product/Service Press Release

Sample Product/Service Press Release

Contact: Jane Doe (212) 555-5000 Acme Brings Extended Service Contracts to the Personal Computer Industry Company W … read more

Segment Your Audience

Segment Your Audience

Customer segmentation is understanding your customers' unique characteristics and behaviors so you can come up with a ma … read more

Effective Competitive Analysis

Effective Competitive Analysis

For your small business to succeed, you need to know almost as much about your competitors as you do about your own comp … read more

Create Your Marketing Plan

Create Your Marketing Plan

Your marketing plan should be a clear, concise, and well thought out document that guides you through your marketing program. Using a marketing plan template will help you focus on the objective of your marketing and how you intend to accomplish that objective. Whether your company provides products or services, your marketing plan is essential … read more

Get Better Customer Input

Get Better Customer Input

Surveys are an excellent way to find out how your customers feel about a new product, service, location, store polic … read more

The Ultimate 5 Keys to Get your Small Business Accounting on Track

The Ultimate 5 Keys to Get your Small Business Accounting on Track

Running your own business is a journey where you learn, not just about entrepreneurship and management, but about every aspect of your field. And if you plan for your business to really get off the ground, your accounting administration is one of the main things you’ll need to make sure you have set up properly   1.Open a Business Bank Acc … read more

6 Easy Steps to Overcoming Your Cash Flow Challeng

6 Easy Steps to Overcoming Your Cash Flow Challeng

It’s not uncommon that entrepreneurial businesses face a cash flow crisis from time to time - whether it’s because of cl … read more

Application for a Loan – Melissa’s Cas

Application for a Loan – Melissa’s Cas

Melissa has been approached by two big mining corporations who want to place orders for both T-shirts and uniforms for t … read more

Alternatives for Capital Allocation

Alternatives for Capital Allocation

OBJECTIVE: The degree of your success through growth will depend on how good you are in making capital allocations from … read more

The Science behind Pricing

The Science behind Pricing

One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of retail is determining what price to sell your products at. Truth is, pricing is as much an art as it is a science.  It relies on marketing and psychology just as much as it does on classical economics.   Below are a few essential steps to follow in order to master the science behind prici … read more

10 Ways to Raise Your Prices without Losing Custom

10 Ways to Raise Your Prices without Losing Custom

Business owners know it, but most consumers expect it as well. So you shouldn’t worry too much when raising your prices. … read more

Develop Negotiating Skills

Develop Negotiating Skills

OBJECTIVE: In this session we cover the important impact of good negotiating skills in growing your business. We will also explore ways to build up skill in negotiating. Good negotiating skills will help you grow Reasons for failed negotiations Lack of confidence Overconfidence Not recognizing the other side's situation Viewi … read more

Getting Your Team in Place

Getting Your Team in Place

 OBJECTIVE: This session will help you get your team ready for growth. Your growth plan should incorporate ongoing revi … read more

5 Tips for Recruiting your Dream Team

5 Tips for Recruiting your Dream Team

One of the things that make a successful company is the ability to hire the right team; that share the same passion, val … read more

Learning to Delegate

Learning to Delegate

Some small business owners are proud of the fact that they do everything for their businesses themselves. But it d … read more

How to Run a Formal Meeting

How to Run a Formal Meeting

As your small business grows so will the size of your company meetings. Informal get-togethers can be effective, but when time is tight and projects are complex, more order is necessary. Working with corporate clients may also require you to lead a formal meeting. Step One: Set Objectives A clear objective will encourage people to atten … read more

How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

As a small business owner, you can help keep yourself out of legal hot water by clearly spelling out on paper what … read more

5 Ways in which Technology has Revolutionized Business

5 Ways in which Technology has Revolutionized Business

Over the last 10 to 15 years, the continuous evolution of technology has changed the way we do business, the dynamics of the workplace, and what we perceive as possible. And here, we’ll shed light on 5 different aspects that display the effect technology had on business.   1. Changing Workplace Rules Technology makes it possible to teleco … read more

What to Look for in a Web Host

What to Look for in a Web Host

When you set up your small business Web site, chances are you won't be creating and maintaining your pages on your own W … read more

Create an Effective Small Business Web Site

Create an Effective Small Business Web Site

What makes a successful Web site? It's not a matter of spinning logos and funky animation. A strong Web site is one that … read more

Managing an Information Technology Project

Managing an Information Technology Project

Whether a project team involves one or more people, there will always be the need to get the help of others within the … read more

E-Commerce Glossary

E-Commerce Glossary

A quick look at words you may come across when dealing with e-commerce. Experts often hide behind incomprehensible words to make even simple issues appear complex and difficult - something you cannot do without them. Well, with ShopFactory you can. But here are some of those terms that you will run into again and again, anyway.   B … read more

Get Ready to Sell Online

Get Ready to Sell Online

The Internet is a great promotional vehicle, research tool, and communication channel for connecting with clients and cu … read more