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Community and Mentoring Are Keys to Success for Freelancers & Entrepreneurs

Have you taken a step back to examine how the way we work has been changing over the past several years? Individuals are taking charge of their careers through self-employment, freelancing, and entrepreneurship. Some choose this as a way to have more control over work-life balance. Others may be starting fresh after a layoff. Regardless of the reasons, the statistics speak volumes about today’s workforce. Read More.

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How to Reduce the Waste of Office Stationery

While your employees may regard that profligate use of envelopes, paper and pens as a minor issue, the costs can add up over the course of a financial year if your company employs several staff. By implementing some simple checks and routines, you could save your business thousands of pounds per year in unnecessary stationery wastage. Read More.

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Alternative Loans Kickstart Small Businesses

If you are a burgeoning entrepreneur and/or prospective small business owner, odds are you don’t have enough start-up cash stowed away in your piggy bank. Even established small businesses find themselves needing loans to expand operations or combat cyclical ebbs in revenue. Loans are an inescapable necessity for most small business owners. But with banksContinue Reading

Make a Statement with Branded Stationery

There are hundreds, no thousands of little details that go into running your business, so it is fairly easy to overlook something as trivial as branded stationery. However, is branded stationery really as unimportant as it seems? Putting your brand on stationery can actually be a worthwhile investment for your business. From notepads to pens,Continue Reading

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson & Entrepreneur Must Master

A simple template that can help you close millions of dollars of business deals throughout your career. Source: www.inc.com First of all, if you don’t currently read Geoffrey James’ posts on inc.com, start! Second, check out this post to help you close deals more easily. James outlines what he calls a “proposal email.” It’s usedContinue Reading

8 Ways to Wow Your Conference Attendees

Let’s admit it: sometimes conferences can be boring. When facing a room full of attendees who are on the verge of falling asleep, you have to work your hardest to keep up the “wow” factor. When planning a conference, it’s vital to make each attendee feel important and appreciated. Not only does this enhance yourContinue Reading

Social Selling or Selling with Social Media? – LeadManagement.com

Social selling — it’s an interesting term. Even before social media platforms existed, I would have characterized selling as a rather “social” part of of operating a business — especially in B2B where “social selling” tends to get the most buzz. After all, in order to sell — especially an expensive or complex item/service —Continue Reading

Small Business Social Media Design – Why It Matters

They say that looks aren’t everything, and that’s true. But looks are something. In the business world, things are no different. In fact, effective marketing often boils down to instantaneous attraction – something that grabs and holds onto the masses with the first glance. Today’s businesses thrive in the online environment, and social media hasContinue Reading