If your business accepts credit and debit cards, do you know about the security risks? Are you properly protecting your business from the potential of tens of thousands of dollars in fines?
Growing a Business
With strategy, and a plan, I think I could keep my resolutions and accomplish a lot in 2014. This doesn’t just apply to personal resolutions—think of your business, and all of the goals you want to set for it. You can reach those goals if you have strategies and a plan for implementing them.
Joe Fairless was an up-and-coming vice president at an ad agency in New York City. He was competing with the best of the best in business, but a few years into his fast-paced corporate life, his job wasn’t cutting it. “I wasn’t fulfilled,” he said. “I wanted out. I mentored college students while working at [...]
The Bplans SWOT analysis template is all you need to get started developing smart strategies for your business.
Here’s a great update: It’s almost two years now since I posted Tell Your Story Well, on my main blog here at Bplans, recommending Nancy Duarte’s brilliant book Resonate. Nancy recently optimized that book for interactive multi-media use, and posted it entirely free. And that’s a real gift. I wrote in that post: If you ever [...]
Top sales people are the ones who listen to customers and partner with them in finding the right solution. In the interview process it’s important to ask questions that address these desirable characteristics.
Companies like Facebook and Google are known for the extraordinary benefits they offer employees. Although you may not have that kind of budget, you can get just as creative—for less.
Introverts have strengths that are often seen as weaknesses in a world where the loud and bold are lauded. Manage them well and your business will be rewarded.
The National Retail Federation just released its annual holiday spending forecast, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The bad news is that the consumers surveyed by the NRF expect to spend about 2 percent ($14) less this year on holiday gifts, greeting cards, decorations, flowers, and food than they did in 2012. The [...]