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What does “running a business” actually mean? Contrary to what most people think, being a boss is not ordering people around like some drill sergeant. Instead, it’s mainly about finding and solving problems to make the business better. Some entrepreneurs don’t see business in this way. Instead, they put their business problems into two categories: those that they knew that they had to solve and those which were unexpected. Entrepreneurs need to expect the unexpected, but all too often they react differently to problems that seem...

Every company standing strong and tall today has a successful boss behind it. Entrepreneurs would strive harder to keep their business or surpass competitors. And in order to do this, bosses must pay attention both to the company and their people. When you’re hiring, you have the sole responsibility for your workers and it is your job to make sure it remains that way. But if a worker resigns or has been tardy or unproductive, then there must be something wrong with how you’re handling your title being the “leader”. Now it’s...

In business, you should always be looking at how you better build those leads that you rely on. Sharpening the focus on your target market. Finding the most effective ways to reach more people in it. Seeing what messages have the most impact. That’s what you should be doing and it’s what data can help you excel at. If you want more clout to your marketing, this is what you should be looking at. Image Source Where does your target market go? Once you have a good idea of your target market, it’s all about finding the best ways to...

Image Source The modern business world is a fierce environment that cannot be taken lightly, especially when it comes to customers. Consumers are now blessed with greater options than ever before, which is why you need to do everything possible to win their loyalty. In reality, every step you take in business should be made with the client in mind. After all, it’s their decisions and habits that will see the business succeed or fail. Use these questions to drive your marketing and customer care schemes, and you should see great results. Who...

When businesses start out, they imagine that they way that they’ll make money is to constantly sell their products to new customers. But it turns out that finding new customers is expensive, a lot of effort and, often, not very profitable. It’s actually much easier to sell a product or service to somebody who is already a customer than it is to find a new one, mainly because they already trust your brand and you don’t need to spend a fortune on marketing. Image Source – Flickr But what should you do to generate repeat business? Be...

Something that can certainly be said for all businesses is that having some kind of outside help is always going to be useful. If your business is in the position where you feel it might benefit from a pair of fresh eyes, then you might be right – and the process of choosing that person is itself one of the most important things you might ever do for your business. The fact is that there are a few main areas where your business might easily benefit from the professional opinion of experts, and if you are willing to take them on board...

Just because you’ve started a business, that doesn’t mean you know anything about business ownership. In fact, many business owners are very nervous when they start out and feel as though they keep making mistakes. If you’re new to business ownership, this is common as you have no experience to call upon. As a result, you become consumed with an obsession to become a better business owner. How can you do this? Well, you can start by reading the three tips in this piece: Image Source: http://bit.ly/2mkTyWY Gain More Knowledge Through...

You are not alone if you dream of seeing your vision grow and expand into a larger business. All business owners want their baby to grow. It’s perfectly understandable. The hard part is recognizing when it’s the right time to expand the business. Too soon and you risk imploding; too late and you miss the boat. Business growth often happens organically, but once you reach a certain size, you need to take a more proactive approach. It’s the only way to stay in control of what happens next. Here are some tips to help you manage your...

A legal firm needs the expertise to give its clients the best chances of seeing the outcome in cases that they want. There’s no debating that. However, it’s also a business. Its clients are also its customers. No business can run without not only taking the needs of the customer but the wants and the best ways to implement them into account. If you want your team to be successful, you need to turn clients into fans. Picture Source Make it known Getting clients is, of course, essential. Building good word-of-mouth and winning a reputation...

There might come a time when you want to take your business to the next level. You will spend a lot of money in preparation for the expansion, and so you need to get things right. Failure to do that could mean you waste your investment and have to go back to the drawing board. Nobody wants that to happen, and so you need to research as much as possible ahead of time. As part of your growth plans, you ought to trade overseas. That will open your company up to new marketplaces and lots of potential profit. However, you’ll need to think...