Category Archives: Small Business

Business Management: Habits Of Successful People – Infographic

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Many C-level executives have distinctive formulas to reach business success, and some of the techniques are surprisingly peculiar. Does your pursuit of corporate victory by way of traditional practices need adjusting? We’ve collected some extremely successful CEOs’ unconventional habits to prove that winning isn’t always about staying inside the lines.

Source: AMEX OpenForum

Time To Trash The Consulting Handbook: How Not To Manage Your Business – Infographic

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It is time to trash the consulting handbook. Many businesses, big and not so big, operate under an old school regime of corporate commandments. In this infographic, we play fact vs. myth with some business misconceptions that are still running rampant. Boost your business by applying these more modern tips on management.

Source: AMEX OpenForum

By The Numbers: Women And Small Businesses – Infographic

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Women in business become the norm. Over the past 10 years there has been a drastic increase in women lead businesses. Have a look at this infographic and 8 encouraging facts.

Women and small businesses by the numbers, as compiled by the House Small Business Committee.

Selling To Marketers: Tips And Best Practices – Infographic

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This infographic shows what works and what not when you approach marketers to sell technology or vendor services.

These best practices are compiled from lead generation campaigns targeting marketers from 2010-2013, including 1.45 million call and email attempts, and more than 20,000 conversations with marketing executives. These calls resulted in more than 830 qualified appointments and $4.8 million in revenue generated. Source: Leadjen

Social Media Consultants: How To Understand A New Client And Create New Content Ideas – Infographic

Social media and economic circumstances have created a new job and business opportunity for many people: Social Media Consultant

While many of the newly created social media consultants have the necessary experiences to deal and service a business client, many have only acquired their knowledge by posting “cat pictures” in the past. For those, this infographic will be of great value. While not perfect and by no means enough to replace important experiences and knowledge, the information provided is a good start to learn the basics on how to approach a new client and the new challenge.

By the way, for big or small businesses looking for social media help, don’t underestimate those that have created some influence with posting cat pictures. They know very well how to build and reach an audience. As we can see every day, that is something even many of the big brands, and big consulting companies, are still fighting with. Continue reading

How You Can Become An Influencer And Source In Your Area Of Expertise – Infographic

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You are a source for a story being written right now! No matter what your area of expertise, journalists are looking for sources and contributors just like you.

Source: TheSocialMediaSideDoor

Business: How Lowering Your Costs Can Influence Your Profitability – Infographic

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An overview about a global study of cost externalization and its implications on profitability.

Source: Proxima

Optimize Your Product Profile On Amazon – Infographic

best-strategies-to-optimize-amazon-infographic_524552e98c22eThis infographic titled ‘Amazon [Infographic]:Strategies to Optimize Amazon’ has been created with the big idea of enlightening business owners on strategies to optimize their product profiles on Amazon.com- one of the biggest online retailers. The infographic highlights: · Various customer touch points which can be optimized for maximum conversion. · Strategies of optimizing the Profile · Strategies of optimizing the Presence

Source: MediaMosaic

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Start-Up Exits: Top Three Things to Know

Selling a start-up, or any business, can be nerve racking experience. Grant Thornton’s Andy Morgan explains the three key things you need to know when preparing your startup for exit.

Etsy: Growing Social Commerce Platform – Facts, Tips, How-To – Infographic

etsy-marks-the-beginning-of-a-new-economy_5243c4151104eEtsy’s social commerce platform paving the way for a new economy. The site is a force to be reckoned within social commerce and can work very well as a sales tool in combination with Pinterest. With over 800,000 online shops and 15 million one-of-a-kind items, Etsy is indeed re-imagining commerce!

Source: StartUpsFM

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Twitter Is Driving Business For Small Businesses

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TNW: Startup failure: How to prevent online vandalism from killing your startup http://t.co/TFImEXp0A8 — Maxus1Communications (@maxus1com) September 21, 2013

Celebrating Women In Business: The Norms Have Changed – Infographic

women-on-top_523b40aedc548Return on sales: increase of 42%. Return on equity: increase of 53%. Return on investment capital: increase of 66%. Total sales: $1.3 trillion. Those are indomitable statistics and they all have one thing in common: they’re derived from businesses owned or operated by women.

To say the norms in business have changed would be an understatement. The stats presented above are impressive and they’re surely likely to continue being so. With more women than ever before in the workforce, more women attending college and more women-owned business just killing it—we thought it was high time to provide you with an illustration. Continue reading

Promotional Products: Don’t Underestimate The Marketing Effect – Infographic

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Holiday season is quickly approaching and businesses wonder what they can do for their customers and clients. Promotional products gain in popularity. Have a look at this.

This is an infographic on the growing market influence by promotional products. The popularity of promotional products as a marketing strategy is quickly rising.

Source: PromotionalProductInfo

eCommerce Start-Ups: Avoiding The Pitfalls – Infographic

avoiding-the-pitfalls-of-ecommerce_5239cf3d892a9The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that about sixty percent of start-ups survive up to three years in the competitive world of business, and only thirty-five percent will make it past their 10th year. When it comes to start-up internet businesses, the failure rate is said to be even higher, with a few studies reporting failure rates as high as ninety percent. Some internet-based businesses even fail as quickly as within the first 120 days of operation. The internet is a booming business, and every quarter it is estimated that $43 million is spent in online shopping alone. So why are so many ecommerce businesses not making the cut? The following infographic illustrates a few key reasons why most ecommerce businesses fail, outlining everything from poor marketing strategies and lack of direction, to mistakes in website design and lazy customer service. It also provides a handful of essential tips that new business owners can use to ensure sustainable start-up success.

Source: Chargeback