How to Grow Your Business Through Online Education

The internet has allowed more people than ever to eschew traditional offices and desks in order to work remotely at their jobs. As a business owner, you may not have that option – your business probably requires you to show up in person and put in long hours every day. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the internet to help your business grow – by using it to get the education and skills you need to take your business to the next level.

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For many entrepreneurs, an online MBA program is a viable option to get a top-notch business education without neglecting their companies.…

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Three Areas to Expand If Your Business is Ready to Grow

The oft-cited statistic that 90% of startups fail has been attributed to various factors, from not being able to carve a niche in the marketplace to lacking a solid business model. However, in a 2017 article, Entrepreneur noted that most of the reasons that the remaining 10% succeed are related to attitude and flexibility within their staff.

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In a sense, if your startup is lucky enough to be included in that ten percent bracket, you’ve found success. However, finding a way to continue expanding your small business after its initial flush of prosperity is the crucial next step to ensure its longevity.…

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3 Ways To Get More For Your Money When You Start A Business

It’s one thing to run a business and it’s another to grow your business. The difference between the two is the use of the Pareto Principle, better known as the 80-20 rule. According to this principle, 80 percent of your results will come from only 20 percent of your efforts.

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Since the aim of every business is to increase profits, a person who runs a business focuses on marketing and sales. Meanwhile, someone who grows a business will also focus on marketing and sales—but they will also apply the Pareto Principle to overheads. He or she will try to isolate the 20 percent of B2B services that increase 80 percent of the business’ performance.…

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Tips on How to Make Your Small Business Stand Apart From the Rest

Owning your own small business has many benefits, but they are benefits only awarded to the few willing to put in the work to receive them. With seemingly so many willing to at least attempt the feat, it is difficult to make your business stand apart from the rest in a beneficial way.

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It’s rather easy to grab the spotlight for failure. It happens every day. With that in mind, below are a few ways you can build a solid foundation for years of dedicated customers and progressively growing profits.

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Have you ever attempted to get the word out about a yard sale, church function, or a benefit for a friend or service?…

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How to Build a High-Performing Remote Team to Scale Your Business

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The future of work is remote.

Back in 2014, Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom declared in Harvard Business Review: To raise productivity, let your employees work from home”.

Earlier this year, Diane Mulcahy wondered aloud in the same publication: “Will the gig economy make the office obsolete?

Pontification aside, most trends indicate the increasingly remote nature of knowledge work. According to NY Times, nearly 43% of employed Americans spent some time working remotely in 2016, a number that’s surely to rise.

The benefits of remote work certainly sound promising – access to a global talent pool, low office costs, and flexibility.…

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Big-Business Growth Strategies Small Business Can Use

Every business needs change and growth in order to remain relevant in the market. It is therefore important to pursue growth for your business and see it become a big business. Changing times and seasons affecting the market conditions would require managing your business in ways that can make it grow significantly.

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Here are great ways of turning your small business into a smart business. Try them today and see your business grow into heights you had never imagined before.

1. Market Segmentation

This strategy involves choosing a sub-set of the whole marketplace that to focus your sales efforts on.…

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3 Highly Effective Ways to Build Your Local Business

If most of your customers come from your local marketplace, then the fastest way to grow your business is to become well-known in the community. Although it’s not difficult, you do have to be consistent. Over time, your company’s reputation will grow through word-of-mouth.

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Moreover, chances are that your competitors won’t be doing it; or, if they are, then they won’t be doing it in a strategic way, and, as a result, they won’t be consistent enough to get noticeable results.

Let’s look at some strategies to build your brand, market your business, and improve your sales.

1. Build your brand

Strategy: create a booth at county fairs

The county fair is part of American tradition.…

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How to Prepare for Business Growth

What are your plans for growth for your business? The sooner you start preparing yourself for growth, the easier it will be to take your business to the next level of success. Because, the truth is, while most want to grow their business, not everyone can do so. In this blog post, I want to help show you how to prepare yourself for business growth.

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Eliminate distractions and focus on what matters

I’ve started a few different businesses over the years and I know how difficult it is to let go of controlling everything. It’s your passion, your baby, in a way, so of course you’re tempted to supervise every single thing and do as much as you can by yourself.…

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4 Long-Term Goals Your Company Needs to Set Now

Every business is launched with a mission – a goal – in mind. But once you have things up and running, goal-setting can quickly make its way to the backburner.

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If you want your business to grow, setting goals and making plans to reach those goals is critical. Here are four long-term goals your company needs to set right now.

1. Plan for Growth

Expansion and revenue growth are the goals of every business, but do you have a plan in place to reach your targets? Do you even have a target?

To help you stay on track and set your business on the right course, make it a habit to create a blueprint, or road map, for the year.…

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Ways in Which You Can Improve Business Operations

When you wake up every single day you get an opportunity to move the business towards the future but improving business operations is never as easy as it seems, especially when faced with huge competition, as happens with most industries. In order to help you out, here are some methods that you can use to improve current business operations.

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Start The Day Right

The routine that you create will have a huge impact on everything. When you wake up and you start your day you want to be sure that you know what will happen. Having a plan is one of the most important things for every single business owner.…

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