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From the moment you open a business to the day you close it down (and beyond), you will have a reputation. Whether that is a good one or a bad one will change overtime, depending on how your customers feel about you. If you have strong customer service, good products, and a friendly attitude, then it is more likely to be a good reputation. But a single disgruntled employee or customer can change all of that in an instant, and you have to be ready to engage in some serious reputation repair. How to Deal with an Online Reputation Make…

For many, the idea of a degree in business is conflicting. On the one hand, business is what drives the world, which means there is always work in it. On the other hand, it conjures up images of dreary offices, lots of paperwork, and almost no creativity. However, there is actually a way to bring creativity and fun into business, which is by studying towards a music business degree. This is an excellent course for those who want to be involved in the wild world of entertainment and music, and industry, by the way, that is worth billions of dollars,…

  A key factor of innovation is to enable personnel to have ideas on how to improve operations, products, and more. By ensuring the actual employees can express their ideas leads to new insights, while at the same time making people feel more engaged, and thereby makes them more productive. Idea management software is one way to do that, but you first need to consider how you will change the company culture so that people actually want to shared their ideas. Below are some things to think about. Why Do You Need Idea Management Software? You need to consider why…

Hiring a skip can be a great way to get rid of household and garden waste with ease and they can be delivered directly to a home or place of business, so there’s no need to worry about transporting the skip. However, there are a few rules about what can and can’t be put into a skip and it is usually a good idea to contact the skip hire company for information about what they allow to be placed into their skips and what is banned. There are a few general rules when hiring a skip with regards to what…

Small businesses have limited marketing budgets and don’t have the luxury of using several marketing channels. Many simply pick one, cross their fingers and run with it. Small businesses also do not have the time to test out the different marketing channels. They need a channel that’s proven to work and one that will deliver near immediate results. These unique needs of small businesses make email marketing a no-brainer. Email marketing has been proven time and again to deliver results with minimal investment. And, not just for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies continue to use email marketing to build an…

One could argue that it’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in relation to your business. If you get expanding overseas right, your company’s profits could be more than you could have ever imagined. However, get it wrong, and years of hard, domestic graft could be down the drain. Unsurprisingly, a lot of companies decide to stay on home soil in a bid to avoid all of the risks. While the rewards can be tremendous, delving into unchartered territory certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. To put the decision in context, moving across the United States is a huge…

More and more international students are deciding to earn their MBAs in Canada. Many return home with competitive degrees from internationally recognized, globally competitive institutions, while others decide to stay and pursue careers in Canada. Compared to many other countries with top business schools, the Canadian government makes it exceptionally easier to reside in Canada after earning a degree. Not only that, Canada has a stable and thriving economy that’s growing in sectors from finance to technology entrepreneurship. Tuition fees are some of the lowest in the world, while professors with practical experience and success in the business world are…

Starting a business can be terrifying, but if you are endeavoring in entrepreneurship in Gainesville, you have a better start than most. Gainesville is one of the best cities in the country for businesses, according to Forbes, and undoubtedly the best place in the state in regards to factors such as income growth, costs, and quality of life. Still, success isn’t guaranteed in Gainesville. Here is a handy guide that could get you a few steps closer to success in the best city in the state for business. Step One: Research Local Success Stories Whether you are looking to understand…

If you are tired of being part of the corporate world, what do you plan to do about it? As more and more Americans are discovering, being a home business owner does have its perks. While you’re not drawing a regular corporate salary (typically every two weeks or so), you are working for yourself, charging clients the rate/s you are most comfortable with, and avoiding potentially long commutes. So, if some or all of those aspects of being a home business owner appeal to you, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? If so, having…

Being in charge of a small business in today’s day and age can be both beneficial and downright challenging. On the plus side, there are ample opportunities out there (when one knows how to seize them) to take a small business idea and run with it. On the down side, complications may arise (some under your control, some not) that can hamper your progress or even bring you down at some point and time. That said the success or failure of your small business almost always boils down to money, typically how much or how little of it that you…