Managing a Remote Team? 6 Tips on Hosting an Effective Telephone Meeting

Remote work in the United States has grown 159% in the last 12 years.

Organizing a remote team can be challenging and requires non-traditional methods like telephone meetings and video conferences. If you’re confronted by this, keep reading because here are some tips you can use in your telephone meeting.

Business team doing telephone meeting

Telephone Meeting

Using a telephone or computer to host meetings is becoming the new normal.

If you’re a remote manager, you may feel overwhelmed and miss the days when the entire team gathered in a conference room. Telephone meetings can be just as good as traditional meetings, and here’s how.…

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7 Tried and Tested Guerrilla Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business

While we now associate “guerrilla marketing” with the internet, entrepreneurs have long been trying different low-cost ways to bring attention to their businesses without spending the cash. Even before Conrad Jay Levinson popularized the term in 1984 with his seminal book Guerrilla Marketing, business owners and managers have long struggled with making limited marketing budgets go further.

McDonalds crosswalk ad

Novel ideas ranging from viral videos and one-off pop culture events to cheap custom wristbands and sidewalk ads drawn with chalk have managed to score big marketing wins without the multimillion-dollar expenses associated with television and other mass marketing techniques.

Here are just a few guerrilla marketing methods that have been successfully tried that can still be a potent tool for your small business.…

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Startups and the Circular Economy

For small businesses and startups everywhere, sustainability is a hot topic. In fact, as our impact on the planet becomes ever more evident, there’s increasing calls for businesses of all sizes to step up their efforts to reduce waste and push for a more sustainable economic model. Our existing practices of “take, make, and dispose” have been called out, and today its less acceptable than ever before to simply profit with little regard for the resources used and the waste it creates.

Recycling in circular economy

But what does this mean for small businesses in reality? And how can we redesign our existing economy to be more sustainable?…

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5 Best Cities for Starting a Business

Starting a business can be both an exciting and nerve-racking endeavor. Finding the perfect location, though, can help ease your worries by providing your company with better long term prospects. Based on commentary from various small business owners, economic research, an expansive data collection effort, we’ve compiled six of the best cities to start a small business in.

Business owner working in a cafe in Austin, TX

Many business owners know the old saying: “Location! Location! Location!” But take it from a (once) small business owner, Michael Nemeroff, founder of RushOrderTees, “When we founded RushOrderTees in 2002, we were just serving our city. We didn’t know we would be a nationwide company.…

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How to Start a Business When You Have Student Debt

So you’ve graduated college and are ready to start your own business. You’ve got a lot of new knowledge about the workforce, the marketplace, and what you want. But with a heaping load of student loans, how can you afford to make it all happen?

Burdensome student debt

With precise planning, managing your student loan debt isn’t as difficult as it sounds. We’ve collected data, tips, and solutions from all across the spectrum to help you determine the first steps into achieving your dream of being a business owner.

Here are a few key steps you should follow:

Know What You Owe

This is an important first step!…

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How Service-Based Businesses Can Use a PPC Campaign

Pay-Per-Click or PPC marketing is a preferred form of online advertising for many service-based businesses, and it’s easy to see why. It can bring in instant traffic and a good ROI if implemented properly. But even though it’s not a remote concept for most business owners, PPC mains shrouded in mystery. How exactly can you use it to bring more clients into your service-based business?

Digital marketing for service business

A good first step toward understanding the different aspects of PPC is understanding how to use the king of pay-per-click: the almighty Google Ads.

Google Ads is a paid advertising platform and channel that falls under PPC marketing.…

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7 Awesome SEO Benefits for Your Small Business

Think your business is too small to benefit from SEO? Think again.

If you think SEO is only for large companies, we’re happy to finally put that myth to rest. Absolutely every business, no matter how small, can and should reap the benefits of SEO.

SEO benefits

You don’t believe us? Of course you don’t! And we didn’t expect you too—not yet, anyway.

That’s why we wrote you this list of all the wonderful ways SEO can help your small business. Read on and check out these SEO benefits for yourself.

1. Happier Customers

One of the most important requirements for SEO is providing a superior user experience (UX).…

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Bryan REO CarGuard Is Changing Auto Protection Plans

It is not long ago; I was heading to California for a vacation with my family on the holidays. We decided to take the road because of all the fun that comes with it, all the singing in the car and the excitement of road trips.

Driving in turns, resting, and the motel nights.

Driving

We all know the weather during the Christmas holiday can be very chilly and unbearable. All the snowing and the snow blocking the road, we still took the road anyway. On the way, we had a significant breakdown. We stood for a while, hoping the vehicle will come by and save us.…

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Learn Your Options for How to Monitor Snapchat

Social media has definitely caused a lot of headaches for parents over the years that it has come to dominate the lives of youth. Probably the chief perpetrator of these headaches has been Snapchat. This is because of the unique approach which the Snapchat app takes; it is the only social media application which automatically deletes the messages which are sent between users. This approach causes so many problems for parents who want to monitor Snapchat.

Family snapchatting

Other applications make it much easier to track message which are exchanged because it is always possible to go back and view them. However, Snapchat removes this approach as an option.…

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4 Steps to Reinvigorating Your Content Marketing in 2020

“Starting is easy; persistence is an art.” It’s an old German proverb, but one that fully encapsulates what often occurs with content marketing today. You start out publishing one piece after another — maybe daily, weekly, whatever. Then, the tides slowly turn, and the frequency lessens so much that you’re lucky if you put out content once a month. Come the second year of the endeavor, you find yourself unfortunately having abandoned it altogether.

Get started with content marketing

Content marketing works best when there’s a consistent cadence. If you can produce content on a regular basis, the effort will likely be three times more effective than some random ad.…

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