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How To Select The Right CRM For Your Business? Learning the ins and outs of any software package is never an easy task, trying to find the time to learn it all within the limits of a free trial...22 Aug 2006

Freelancing Accelerates Ahead!  As businesses race ahead in search of increased profits and larger markets, they increasingly need to hire experts with minimal training & management costs...14 Apr 2006

Write It And They Will Come: 5 Ways Written Information Products Can Build Your Business
Whether it's a downloadable report available from your website, a book sold in the bookstore or a brochure that you hand out at a trade show, information product is just that a product that contain...14 Apr 2006

Meetings–Management Meetings–Why are they a waste of time? The 80/20 rule and 5 steps to success
How often have you sat in a meeting thinking “This is such a waste of time. I have so many others things to do. I wish I could be somewhere else” Sound familiar? I’m sure we all have had these though...07 Apr 2006

Tips to Protect Data Loss
Prevention is always better cure. In order to avoid data loss situation, you could observe the following steps: 1. Use an Anti Virus software and keep it updated Antivirus is designed to protect you ...13 Mar 2006

Selling Your Knowledge on the Net
It might seem websites are more of a fashion these days rather than a way to promote your products. Website addresses and email ids are as common as cell phone numbers which you exchange. “It’s a kin...01 Mar 2006

Traps for young (and old) Entrepreneurs.
It’s common knowledge that most small businesses fail within 5 years. These statistics are mindblowingly depressing for people looking to start up a new venture. So what goes wrong? No-one starts out...01 Mar 2006

Increase your Business Performance by Setting Performance Standards and Expectations for your Employees
The success of your business is directly related to the commitment and productivity of the people who work in your business. And yet it is generally recognized that 60% of employees, or more, are und...01 Mar 2006

Team Building Exercises - Choosing the Right One
When a prospective new client calls us up and expresses an interest in team building, we ask a simple question - what do you want to achieve out of it? You might be surprised at how many people don't...20 Jan 2006

Choosing The Right Accounting Software
For nearly 20 years I have been involved in writing accounting software and in training users on how to use both my own and other leading accounting software packages. Their knowledge when I met the...20 Jan 2006

Document Management Service
5 Ways a Document Management Service Can Improve Your Business Documents can be the bane of any businessman’s existence. Documents are a fact of life in the business world. From advertisements to l...17 Jan 2006

Inside Information: How To Profit By Sharing Your Expertise
Sharing inside information can boost your sales. It can make your business much more profitable too, since valuable information can be supplied at very little cost. Quality, timely, relevant, and im...16 Jan 2006

Laying a Foundation for your Business
Running a business gets so demanding, that we often can't see the wood for the trees. We become preoccupied with ensuring that everything in the business works the way it is supposed to. In other wor...16 Jan 2006

Success Tip #8 - Effective Communication Leads to Business Success
If you want to have a fighting chance in the business world, you’d better be an effective communicator. Here are three steps that will help you operate as a truly effective communicator. Step #1. Kno...14 Jan 2006

How To Choose The Right Small Business Billing Software
If you own or manage a small business, you know how much time can be spent chasing down paper invoices, purchase orders and sales reports. It can be a real nightmare! That is where billing software c...06 Jan 2006

Organizing Your Small Business
A fundamental challenge of small business can be summarized as "too many tasks, too few people." Unlike large enterprises which can have whole teams devoted to limited tasks - think "Task force for t...06 Jan 2006

Intranet Implementation: The Advantages Of A Web-Based Solution
The traditional approach to implementing an intranet is to purchase a software package, modify it for your needs, and install it on your system. Over the past few years, another option has grown in p...05 Jan 2006

Joint Ventures For Increased Profits...
It was a revelation for me to come to the conclusion that not all marketers online are my competition. It was a 180 degree shift in thinking which prompted me to join up with another marketer and wor...02 Jan 2006

How to Turn Your Team into High Performers
One of the biggest challenges many of my clients face is having the right people. Prior to coaching I'd often hear: "if only I could find the right people my business would much more profitable" "I'...25 Nov 2005

Franchise Opportunity - 5 Questions to Ask About The Franchise
Franchising has become one of the most important and effective business growth strategies in the past quarter century. Although franchise system development dates back centuries to the times when mon...22 Nov 2005

International Trade
If you operate a small business, you may feel that your income potential is quite limited. However, you can increase and diversify your income through international trade. 1. Importing Retail store o...18 Nov 2005

Top 7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Employees
As I work with clients to strengthen their teams and to make their businesses more profitable, I often encounter some serious misunderstandings of human nature. These misunderstandings usually lead ...08 Nov 2005

How To Stay Focussed and Build Your Business
You have a detailed business plan, which showed the overall intent of your company. You presented the business plan to your bank before start-up and they submitted funding in the amount that you both...03 Nov 2005

A Flu Pandemic Would Accelerate the Internet Revolution. The H5N1 story, like the virus, does not look like it is going to go away any time soon. In fact the virus has been monitored since 1997 and scientists are becoming extremely alarmed...24 Oct 2005

What is Your Motivation - Goal Setting for Your Home Business
If you are a home based business owner probably the largest obstacle you must overcome is finding motivation. You work at home and need to get online to work on your website, marketing, research, et...13 Oct 2005

B2B Portal: A Business Platform to Ultimate Productivity Improvement
If somebody tells you that your present corporate website can be converted to a B2B portal which will help you significantly improve your company’s productivity in both of the two primary factors: Re...10 Oct 2005

Entrepreneurs Go Virtual!
With the massive explosion of start-ups and home businesses developing, you’ll be hard pressed to not know of someone going down the entrepreneurial route. Nowadays you can set-up shop and start trad...07 Oct 2005

Work At Home Careers! Is Working For Yourself For You?
Have you been trying to think of all of the work at home careers that are available these days? There certainly is a lot of publicity about working at home. More and more employers are having their ...04 Oct 2005

Which type of entrepreneur are you?
Do you know which type of entrepreneur you are? I didn’t until recently until a fellow entrepreneur asked me the question. She asked me, are you A) a planned orientated person who concentrates solely...30 Sep 2005

Understanding the Components of a Home Network
Home networks are becoming more common. If you have never heard network terminology device names like router, hub, etc may seem confusing. This article explains what makes up a home network. Home net...18 Sep 2005

How To Find The Crowd In Your Niche Market
The largest problem with getting leads involves working the hardest way possible Vs. working the easiest way. The vast majority of businesses today markets backwards, and then they act all surprised ...17 Sep 2005

The Lowdown on VoIP
It seems like technology is headed for a massive telephone change over. The traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is looking to be replaced by VoIP. VoIP is short for Voice over IP. Vo...10 Sep 2005

7 Financial Strategies for Transitioning from Salaried to Solo
A 40’s something woman was talking to me the other day about her growing sense of frustration with “working for someone else” and her longing to “do my own thing, drive my own wagon”. But, she said ...09 Sep 2005

Top 7 Ways A Knowledge Base Program Can Improve Your Office
One of your employees has just tried to print something and he/she gets a printer error. The error says, “Out of paper.” Well the employee knows that the printer is not out of paper and it does not h...06 Sep 2005

Information products for profit
It is no secret that the internet has created the new generation of millionaires in only a few short years. Every few seconds a person starts a home business somewhere around the world, and the amazi...27 Aug 2005

Teleclasses: Your New Innovative Way to Learn...What the heck is a teleclass anyway? Teleclasses, also called teleconferences, are an innovative method for bringing information to you without you needing to leave your home or office...20 Aug 2005

10 Tips For Long Term Client Retention...Attracting and retaining long-term clients is a powerful strategy for growing your business. Long-term clients are likely to feel more satisfied, are more likely to refer others, and are more likely to purchase additional services from you...17 Aug 2005

Resolve Conflict In 6 Easy Steps - The BEDROL Method
The principles of Negotiation can work for you in any situation, but often people ask me, “Well, its often a fact that conflict happens unexpectedly. What if I don’t have time to prepare? Can negotia...14 Aug 2005

Veteran Entrepreneurs Are Growing In Ranks
When I’m not running my own business, writing articles about business, speaking to groups and organizations about business, or consulting with companies who want my advice about the running of their ...14 Aug 2005

A Guide To Buying A New Business Phone System
Buying a new business phone system is one of the most important purchases any business will ever make. The selection of a phone system can either bring a business closer to its customers and clients ...13 Aug 2005

Take Advantage Of Internet Phone Calls (VOIP)
Voice Over IP (VOIP) is a relatively new technology. Voice Over IP allows people to leave behind the old and very traditional analogue phone networks and now adapt in favor of the very new and very p...08 Aug 2005

A Tip to the Beginning Entrepreneur: Know What Marketing Means
Internet Marketing has been a buzzword for over a decade now, a short time by ordinary measure. And yet in terms of Internet reckoning, this is a very long time. Whatever, we always go back to the or...04 Aug 2005

Key To Success ... Work Hard At Working Smarter
Getting more done with less is an art, It’s a quality requiring much heart, But I must confess How I turned failure to success Was to work both hard and work smart. I’ve heard two schools of thought...04 Aug 2005

Are You Suited For Self-Employment?
A recent poll conducted by Yahoo! Small Business showed that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans have considered starting their own business. In fact, of more than 2,200 adults surveyed, over half (51 percen...04 Aug 2005

The Ideal Length of Your Business Plan...How long should a business plan be? A business plan needs to be whatever length is required to excite the investor, prove that management truly understands the market, and detail the execution strategy...01 Aug 2005

Big Company Intelligence on a Small Company Budget...Information is the lifeblood of the economy. That’s especially true for businesses, because the ability to identify current customers and locate new prospects makes the difference between boom and bust. So how do successful companies do it?...13 Jul 2005

Angel Investors : Who they are and when they are appropriate...Angel investors are individuals who invest in emerging business ventures. Angels typically provide both capital and know-how to companies who are in either their start-up or expansion phases...30 Jun 2005

Documenting Partnerships in your Business Plan...Forging partnerships to improve market penetration has become commonplace, particularly for “new economy” businesses. And, most companies proudly mention their many partnerships in their business plans...30 Jun 2005

Project Management 101...Project management is a very important business concept because it is in place to ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion as well as to the best of the company’s ability...27 Jun 2005

Top Ten Tips about People Management...To get the best results you have to be very good at Managing People...and it's not as hard as you might think. Here are the secrets of the very best managers...26 Jun 2005

Business Knowledge Management...In the last few years a lot has been written about Business Process Management, and about technologies supporting it such as BPMS, SOAP and Web Services...23 Jun 2005

Overcoming the Document Tracking Challenge...“Where did it go? It was here yesterday. Wait. Here it is. But it looks a lot like the draft I just sent my team members yesterday. I don’t remember when this change was made...02 Jun 2005

Balancing Power in Outsource Contract Agreements...In conventional outsource agreements conflict often arises between the objective to minimize cost and the necessity to continually develop the service...31 May 2005

The Visionary Entrepreneur...Any success you have in life must begin with a vision. A vision is the ability to see what others cannot see. It is being able to have a picture in your mind of exactly the result you intend to produce...30 May 2005

Leadership Attributes for Business Success...Business success is essentially the result of successful leadership. Contrary to the popular myth, leaders are not just born. Leadership skills can be learnt and developed...24 May 2005

How To Own A Business... Instead Of A Job...Every business is run by someone who took on a risk with their time and money. So I believe that person should be rewarded. Too often as business owners we forget to enjoy ourselves...19 May 2005

Increase Productivity: Five Powerful Actions...How can you make the best use of your energy to increase productivity each day? Here are five actions that can increase productivity and leave energy to spare...18 May 2005

Innovation Management - the Need for Knowledge Managers...Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation...13 May 2005

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing in a Business Perspective Business Intelligence has become a very important activity in the business arena irrespective of the domain due to the fact...13 May 2005

From Employee to Entrepreneur: Taking the Plunge Ready to Leave the Corporate World Behind? Thinking of Heading Out On Your Own? There are many steps to take before you start your own business. So, before you say "ready, splash, go", here are a few hints from the school of hard knocks...10 May 2005

How You Can Learn to be a Better Manager
When you first take over a department, expectations are usually high but operations are sometimes in disarray. The staff is disorganized, goals aren’t being met, and hours are spent on unproductive t...29 Apr 2005

Business Opportunities: Success and Failure Statistics as Well as Possible Prevention
Let's face it, business opportunities are a rather quick, easy way to start a business. They are usually "turnkey" operations, where someone that buys into a program either online or offline is provi...26 Apr 2005

Fail to Plan... Or Plan to FAIL?
Running a business, whether it be an offline multi-billion dollar company or an online part time home business, they share many similar traits. One of the biggest obstacles I have endeavored to trans...23 Apr 2005

Fire Your Boss! It's the Only Responsible Thing to Do
You may have been raised to think that firing your boss and becoming your own boss is an irresponsible, impulsive, and selfish thing to do. Think again. Firing your boss may be the only responsible a...20 Apr 2005

Number 1 Challenge to Going Solo with a Business
For many mid-career professionals, a Second (or third or fourth) Career turns out to be a business. If your industry disappears, you’re leaving a high-profile job, or you’ve risen through the ranks,...14 Apr 2005

All Fortunes Begin With an Idea!
A new idea is merely the combination of two or more old ideas. The creation of a new idea is the critical first step in establishing any business. People who dream of setting up their own business ...11 Apr 2005

10 Networking Myths For Newbies-To-Networking
It's a given, isn’t it? If you're in business, your number one job is to market. If you keep your business a secret - don't let people know how you can help make their lives better and what you do, y...09 Apr 2005

The Key To Success - Choose The Right Partner
Do you promote yourself as offering prompt, reliable and quality service? Of course – none of us promote ourselves as anything less, and equally we strive to provide this level of service all the tim...05 Apr 2005

Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership
"Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together." - Warren Bennis and Bert Nanus "If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message." -James Kouzes and Barr...03 Apr 2005


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