In order to succeed in life, whether it be in business, relationships or sports, you will need to have the right mindset. Most people simply do not know how powerful their minds are and how it can be the determining factor behind their success. A lot of people have failed simply because their minds were... More »The Success Mindset – 5 Success Traits You Should Have
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Your resume is perfect. You nailed the job interviews. And now your future employer wants to check your references. No problem …right? Well, hopefully…but who really knows what your references say about you? How do they handle the tough questions like” why are you leaving your current job” or “what could you improve on”? When... More »Have You Checked Your References?
I’m often asked for best practices by folks looking at new technology. Best practices should be something that, having been tested multiple times in many scenarios, provide the most likelihood of good performance. In reality, they tend to be highly conservative, “works for me” designs that may provide a starting point but probably not much... More »Why Best Practices Often Aren’t Best
Pricing is not just an obstacle to software leads. It gets worse when it has been labeled unfair. It is like a scarlet letter on your company’s product to be called overpriced. If you are panicking, you are right to do so but it is much better for you to calm that panic by finding... More »Keep Software Leads Safe From Unfair Pricing!
As the business world shifts and settles into the more mobile, collaborative structure of industries gone agile, more and more people find themselves acting as project managers — without any formal training. The internet is filled with advice from the pros; downloadable guides, crowdsourced book projects, and tip after tip. After tip. But even with... More »Hint, Hint: Project Management’s Dirty Little Secret
The world has changed. Things are different. This is the new normal. This ain’t your grandaddy’s marketing. We can say it a million ways but some folks just aren’t going to get it. Or at least not yet. With the tools out there, the connections that can be made and the audience’s diminishing tolerance for... More »How Does Your Paper Resume Stack Up to This?
Last week I talked about 5 Tools to Help with Social Media Management. Today, I would like to continue with the same theme and talk about social media tools that can improve your sales processes. Are you struggling with gaining new leads with your current sales process? Through social media you have the potential to... More »2 Great Tools to Help with Your Sales Process
If you’re wondering why WordPress is still the most popular content management system across the globe, the number of premium WordPress themes will give you an answer. The absolute strength of WordPress is its unlimited number of developers and amazing WordPress business themes available. Here are 5 top premium WordPress themes for business that you... More »5 Top Premium WordPress Themes For Business
Mobile Apps From The US Government For the US Government, technology and data are top priorities. In March 2012, six federal agencies joined forces to announce a $200 million investment in analytic resources. These groups include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects... More »5 Useful Mobile Apps From The US Government
Location, location, location. The mantra is storied as the most important aspect for choosing real estate, whether it be personal or commercial. For small merchants, it is critical to be where your customers are. But as technology continues to evolve, so does the definition of the word location. More »Taking it Online or Offline- The New Definition of Location, and Why It Matters for Small Merchants
Over the years, I have worked with many small and midsize importers who were looking for a good supplier. A very common question they have is “what kind of factory should I look for?” The problem is simple to grasp: Small factories give low quotations, but are not very reliable — especially when they need... More »The Small Buyer’s Dilemma in China
We guess Scott Adams put it best when he said “It’s a wondrous human characteristic to be able to slip into and out of idiocy many times a day without noticing the change or accidentally killing innocent bystanders in the process.” You see, just the other day, we were ranting about our mobile phone because... More »4 Times Smart Tech People Said Stupid Things
Your email archive is stored in one compact piece of hardware. But believe it or not, by adding this extra little box, you can cut down on the amount of hardware your business needs. Storage Storing data takes up space, especially when it is email data. To maintain a record of all the emails requires... More »Email Archiving – How to Keep Your Hardware to a Minimum
The Apple app store is overflowing with apps. There are more than 800,000 live apps on the iTunes Store, and by the end of 2013, the number will cross one million. Why do so many companies and individuals spend their money on developing apps for the iPhone? Because it pays – they get enough marketing... More »Superb Print Books for Learning iPhone Application Development
When employees call in sick or have to miss work because of a personal emergency, your business doesn’t grind to a halt. If you urgently need their assistance to finish a project or resolve an issue, you can probably reach them via email or cellphone. But when technology shuts down, it’s usually a big productivity problem. Even with automatic data backup, if your laptop crashes with all your current work stored on the computer, it may take time to restore your system. In the meantime, you can only do so much without that information. More »Are Technology Malfunctions Disrupting Your Company’s Productivity?
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