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.

Growing your business

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.

Local coffee shop owner

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.

Growth planning by goal setting

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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7 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

Whether your business is struggling to grow or growing but not as quickly as you’d like, it may be time to invest in a new growth strategy.

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Just like a tree that finds every possible way to branch out and grow to occupy as much “sun space” as possible, the best business policy will seek exposure to as large a customer base as possible.

Here are 7 ways to achieve that:

1. Install Wi-Fi Connected Sales Kiosks

Self-service sales kiosks equipped with powerful, up to date kiosk software can greatly expand your business reach. Not only can you install kiosks in-store or just outside your store within reach of the foot traffic stream, you can install them at key locations all over the country or even internationally.…

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Business

Is your business in desperate need of a jump start? Are you willing to do anything it takes to make progress in the days, weeks, and months to come?

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There are many things you can do to jumpstart your business, with every idea well worth your consideration.

You don’t want to get ahead of yourself, but at the same time you don’t want to remain stagnant.

If you’re ready to take the first step in jumpstarting your business, here are five ideas to consider:

1. Secure a Business Loan

Many businesses have died off because they weren’t able to secure the necessary financing to push forward.…

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Dream Big: How Small Businesses Become Global Players

In today’s vast world, small businesses are a bridge between the local and the global. They may employ far less employees than multinational corporations but that doesn’t mean that they don’t dream big – or that their potential and activities do not have equal reach.

Dream big

There is no escaping the reality that small businesses are nowadays global players: in June 2015, the US Small Business Administration reported that while US exports’ known value grew by 1.4% from 2012 to 2013, small business export value improved by 4.5%, led by firms with an employee base between 250 and 499 people. This means increased profit and opportunities, but also increased responsibilities for smaller scale enterprises.…

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3 Proven Growth Strategies for Law Firms in 2017

Law firms need to stay at the forefront of marketing to expand and grow. And the rules keep changing every year. Software is an integral part of a law firm’s marketing campaign, and there’s a lot new and established firms can do in 2017 to expand their reach, bring in new clients and make more money.

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Your firm can implement the right strategies today to help spur growth tomorrow.

1. Referral Tracking Via CRM Solutions

If your firm is still using Excel to categorize your leads and clients, you’re doing it wrong. It’s time to step into the world of an all-in-one CRM and client intake solution that allows you to properly track:

  • Contacts
  • Leads
  • Conversion rates
  • Lead sources

Lexicata offers an all-in-one solution that also incorporates intake forms, automatic email reminders, status updates, engagement letters and so much more.…

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