In a highly competitive market and in a world of constant change, establishing a career is challenging, let alone re-entering the workforce. Whether you are looking to resume, re-enter or re-invent yourself, a few tips here and there won’t hurt.
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With the analytics tools today, it’s easy to measure hundreds if not thousands of different metrics for your business. Cutting through all the chaff to determine the most important or insightful metrics can be quite a challenge.
Below are the ten metrics I’ve found to be most useful in board meetings. They answer the questions of how should a startup founder might measuring the business at the highest level. You should have many more metrics than these, but I’ve highlighted the ones that I recommend presenting to your board and reviewing each week.
Credit cards represent the best and worst in life. On the one hand, pulling them out of your wallet and sliding them at the store register means you get your hands on what you wanted to buy. On the other hand, you get to curse and swear at the bill that shows up in your mailbox a few weeks later. Read on the find out how to maximize the good while minimizing the bad.
Whenever you spot anything fraudulent on your monthly credit card statement, call the issuing company right away. The earlier the credit card issuer knows, the better chance they have of stopping the thief. It’s also the most efficient way to limit the liability you face for the incurred charges. You can usually report fraudulent activity through a quick telephone call to your credit company.
In order to minimize your credit card debt expenditures, review your outstanding…
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Your business thrives on profit. Profit comes from your revenue. Revenue comes from your customers. When customers are low, the domino effect can force you to either shape up or ship out.
The success of any company is not entirely dependent on just one factor alone, a wholistic approach is always wise. No company is ever too big for any consumer, that is an appropriate mind set. There’s got to be a market for what you are selling but you need to identify, target then hit them.
Big corporations get bigger because they have their clockwork going. They corral what they gather and they keep searching for more. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Don’t be afraid to try something new.
My geography class in college taught me to find the radius around a point on the map. It was fun doing it because I essentially ended up making as many radius to last the whole semester. It taught me that there is no single route to a destination.Some areas overlap but it gave me different options and avenues to take, literally.
The market is vast and it’s not possible to conquer them all at once. You have to isolate and target. Focus on what works and build on it.
Your market is stellar, but unlike the stars they are reachable.
This word is thrown around like a dirty, used rag.
I am a start-up company and while I have the education, the background and significant work experience, I admit I don’t know everything, hence I connect and learn from people in the field. The sooner I got live and started scouring around for helpful information and resource, the offer from so called experts are like worms out of the can.
When I have about almost close to 2 decades of work experience in advertising and media and I see people in their twenties calling themselves expert, I scratch my head and ask “how?”. Even my professors and creative directors never called themselves experts. How is that possible? So what really are the requirements and qualifiers if you must, to be one?
I am leery of anyone approaching me and offering me to get rich quickly. I am rock steady, slow -but-sure kind of a person. Establishing a company goes through a process, and I know that. So being an explosive start-up in 7 days, how does that work really?
Some people on Twitter has thousands of followers, but they only have one tweet! Some account holders don’t have as much, but the content are very useful. No one values that? People on Facebook are going crazy over Likes, but not ready to engage and learn. Why?
I don’t want to be an expert, I just want to be reliable and knowledgeable. Well, expert is good if you tell me how.
Authored by: Larry Alton
Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you will create ongoing value for your customers.
Where will your business idea start, how should it progress, and when will you know you’ve been successful? How will you create value for customers? Follow these simple steps to securing a strong business model.
It is true that you can choose from a great number of social networking sites out there to date if you intend to sell your products online. Although one may differ from another, Instagram is an ideal marketing platform to go for. One of the reasons is that it has an enormous number of members. But then again, the same thing can be said about other social networking platforms out there. However, Instagram is kind of different since it mainly focuses on images to say things. In order to successfully market your products by means of Instagram, you may want to try the four easy tips below.