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Corporate team building exercises aren’t just fun, they’re extremely valuable. They reward patience and thoughtfulness, care and skill. They expose the weak elements of a workforce and strengthen them with hard work, determination and skill. The frivolity and playfulness of team building events hides a very important truth – they will make your workforce better, says About.com journalist Susan Heathfield. If you’ve never organised a team building event before, it can be hard to know which direction to turn, says Team Management...

More people are turning to blogging as a form of communication with others. Blogs are a way for businesses to rank their pages, but they are also a way to make money and voice your opinion. Thousands of new blogs are created daily, and many bloggers do not consider there may be some legal repercussions to their posting. The biggest aspect of blogging is the fact that you are publishing words for the entire world to see when they search for them. Liability Concerns Being an at-home worker, such as a daycare, you will have to fill out several...

Unfortunately, the ongoing economic downturn of recent years has meant that, for many small businesses, the corporate event, staff mixer or new customer initiative has become a thing of the past. But don’t think you have to wipe them off the calendar altogether! With a little more creative thinking and a lot of research you can still enjoy a great event with terrific business potential. There is no doubt that the smaller the budget, the more creative you will have to be. Try using your social media network for some word of mouth...

Whether you have a small or large business, you need to give importance to the incoming calls of your business efficiently and professionally. When it comes to handling a call, voice branding is important. This becomes even more apparent when a potential customer is making a call to your business for the first time. Your business may have a receptionist or no receptionist. In either case, you need to make sure to not let the call go unanswered. You might know that 75% of your incoming calls are the first time callers and they have never...

Finding new clients is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses of any size. Much time and energy- not to mention cold, hard cash- is invested in crafting brand messages, targeting audiences, and convincing them to make contact. With so much on the line, it’s extremely important to seize every opportunity to transform a new client from a one-hit-wonder to a loyal, hopefully lifelong customer. Following these five, easy tips will make it easy to keep your sales pipeline full, with plenty of repeat business. 1) Create A Connection-...

More and more business owners have recently decided to manage their sales departments on their own. This tendency has led to the need of creating some tips that once followed, will help everybody develop the skills needed to be an excellent sales manager. The position of sales manager is perhaps the most important one within a company, because selling has become a top priority in the recent period. Therefore, sales managers should play various roles, all of them being of the utmost importance when it comes to achieving success: Coach A...

The process of starting a business is very important as it lays the background of your business. The success of the business will greatly depend on it. A business course can be of great help to aspiring business owners. But still, there are a number of books that are very beneficial for the starting phase of a business. Here is a look at some of the major businesses and the books that enable in setting a business plan. The public relations industry is vast with opportunities for PR and communications specialists. Before opening a public...

First impression is the last impression. The way you dress says a lot about your personality and also how serious you are about the interview. It is important that you match your interviewer’s perception about you. It is expected of every candidate that he/she must be fully prepared when coming for an interview including the right attire. Projecting the right image of a hard working, dedicated employee is the key to cracking any interview. Your apt attire will surely help you in creating that perfect impression required. The job profile...

No matter what size business you are operating, you want to have an experienced IT support company in place just in case something goes wrong. When you are dealing with computers, it is only a matter of time until something breaks. That is when you need to call in the experts. So what exactly are the qualities that you want your IT support company to have? The IT support companies that are out there have many services and products to choose from. A few of the things you should look for are basic qualities that you would look for in anyone...

Like every progressive businessperson, you too must be spending a huge amount of time, money and effort for establishing your presence in the social media. However, in order to be really successful in this regard, you need to measure your social media ROI. Read on to learn the 4 Tricks To Enhance Your Social Media ROI: Promote your offers through the social networks Social media is a vibrant platform that you should not ignore whenever you have an event, white paper, e-book, or report to promote. Since people never forget to check their...