Articles of Interest

Inspiration▲ Back to Top

ted_talks
February 25, 2014

TED Talks set the bar high when it comes to riveting presentations brimming with inspiring “ideas worth spreading.” They inform, engage and educate. Sometimes they even move us to reshape our careers, transform our businesses and change our lives for …

Marketing & Sales▲ Back to Top

25_ways
February 25, 2014

As an online merchant, making your first sale is as symbolic as it is necessary. Completing the first sale sounds straightforward enough, yet the optimism and reassurance it brings can make it the biggest turning point in the life of …

sales_training_revamp
February 25, 2014

What better time to start looking at creating, rebuilding or tweaking your sales training program? When was the last time your company took a look at how they are developing the people who capture the revenue that fuels everything else? …

Customer Service▲ Back to Top

wow_customer_service
February 25, 2014

Last week I shared some startling statistics on how poor customer service can crush all your entrepreneurial hopes, dreams and good intentions—quickly. It was also pointed out how customer service is a sales and marketing function, not a maintenance department. …

Effectiveness▲ Back to Top

how_to_be_productive
February 25, 2014

You know those people who get so much done it seems like they have 30 hours in every day while the rest of us mere mortals have a measly 24? You know, the ones who seem to get more accomplished …

emotions_and_success
February 25, 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that emotions had no place in the business world. They were seen as a total waste of time and unproductive. Boy, how things have changed. Today, inspiring emotions is a critical part of any entrepreneur’s …

essential_habits
February 25, 2014

So there I was, exhausted at the end of a long work day, frustrated by a particularly stressful drive home and contemplating pouring a stiff bourbon and withering away on the couch for a couple hours. Then something happened. My …

Social Media▲ Back to Top

boost_sales
February 25, 2014

When social media first hit the scene, I thought three things: this is a waste of time, I don’t have time for it and my customers are not here. I was wrong on all three counts. Social mediums are vital …

9_twitter
February 25, 2014

Do you want to be a rookie or a pro bowl veteran? The way you go about “tackling” your career is similar to being a rookie or a veteran. You can go through the day-to-day and remain average, or you …

overused_buzzwords
February 25, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, LinkedIn has released a list of the top 10 overused buzzwords in its members’ profiles. We’ve changed a lot in a year, apparently. While “creative” was the most prolific adjective for the past …

Team Building▲ Back to Top

roi_employee
February 25, 2014

Recognition PRO, with the help of Dr. Bob Nelson, industry guru and the New York Times Best Selling Author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, has put together The ROI of Employee Recognition. Justifying the time, effort, and expense of …

Business Planning▲ Back to Top

basic_keys
February 25, 2014

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper.  It’s time to make a business plan. How do you know if you’re headed …

Finance▲ Back to Top

crowdfunding
February 25, 2014

Launching a crowdfunding campaign will probably be some of the craziest days of your life. You’ll either blow it out of the water and drown in all the attention or you’ll struggle to push towards your funding goal. Both scenarios …

Technology▲ Back to Top

wearable_tech
February 25, 2014

Shipments of smart wearable bands – currently a relatively small sector in the technology industry – are set to grow by mammoth proportions this year, according to independent analyst Canalys. Its research shows that 1.6 million smart bands, such as …

laptop_or_tablet
February 25, 2014

For those times when running one operating system just won’t cut it, Asus has gone and developed a new convertible laptop and tablet that runs — get this — both Android and Windows. You can simply switch between the two. …