Tips & How To’s

4 Expert Tips for Creating an Amazing Value Proposition

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

A good value proposition is important for every business: It is what gets the product or service sold. However, creating a great value proposition requires a lot of preparation, because several different elements need to be combined to create a proposition that customers and…

Marketing

4 Ways to Make It Easier for Customers to Contact You

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

Making it easy for customers to contact your business is key when it comes to acquiring new leads. Kissmetrics reports that the average cost of a lost customer amounts to $243. Having your contact information readily available builds trust and increases the number of…

Tips & How To’s

ActiTime Helps Freelancers Manage Their Work Efficiently For Once

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As a freelancer, managing your time can be downright impossible. With multiple clients and dozens of duties an efficient means of organization is key for all aspiring freelancers. What that means is that you need to make sure that you’re logging your time and…

Tips & How To’s

9 Things to Consider Before Giving Employees a Cost of Living Increase

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. While some entrepreneurs adjust salary depending on the city, others think raises are best saved for performance. The factors used when deciding to increase salary…

HR and Recruiting

3 Ways to Keep Your Best Talent for the Long Haul

By | Feb 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When trying to get a startup off the ground, a lot time and effort goes into developing the product and reaching the customer. So much…

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Culture

4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…

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How to Leverage Location Services With Beacons

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Bluetooth low energy beacons, or BLEs, are low cost devices that can be used to detect and communicate with connected devices that are in close proximity. Beacons may be stand alone devices that plug into walls or into devices via USB ports. Tablets, cell phones,…

Finance

What Is a Good Income for an “Average” Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you check out the self-help section of a bookstore, you’ll find a subsection on financial health: books that will speak to making your first million by age 35. You will find titles such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Millionaire Fast Lane, The…

Tips & How To’s

How to Turn Business Chatbots Into Startup Dollar Signs

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

Chatbots are everywhere, whether we realize it or not. And as the technology evolves, our robotic brethren are increasingly deceptive. Think about the last time you chatted with an online customer service representative. How confident are you that you were talking with a human?…

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7 Online Life Hacks to Help You Master 2017

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Isn’t it super frustrating when you have to do an hour of research to find what you’re looking for on the internet? Ever procrastinate doing things that you know will take a large chunk of your time? Luckily, many intelligent individuals have done the…

Productivity

How Productive Entrepreneurs Get the Most Out of Their Day

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. The simple trick to productivity among entrepreneurs is being intentional with how you spend your time. But the reality is that entrepreneurs often allow too many…

Tips & How To’s

4 Things Your Startup Team Must Know Before Going Global

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. So your company is doing really well in the US and you want to expand. You’ve heard the international markets can be incredibly lucrative and…

Blogging

8 Reasons Why You Should Have a Company Blog

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

According to to a study by Hubspot, organizations that have a company blog receive 67 percent more leads than those who do not. 77 percent of all internet users read blogs while blogs have a ROI of 600 percent. The benefits of having a blog include…

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How to Market Your Freelance Business in About an Hour a Day

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Marketing is tough, irritating, and time-consuming. As a freelance app developer, copy writer, or an ecommerce seller, you may find it difficult to grind and promote your business while working 10-12 hours a day. But marketing is the engine that powers your sales. The more you…

Tips & How To’s

5 Critical Steps to Becoming a Competitive Startup

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Have the perfect startup idea? If you’re planning on pulling the trigger on a business venture, then you should prepare for one of the most stressful times of your life. Sure, everything’s exciting at the beginning, but founding a startup involves a tremendous amount…

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5 Areas Where Bootstrapping Startups Should Never Cut Costs

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

There are many compelling reasons for early stage startups to pay close attention to their spending. After all, your ability to spend less money on certain things leaves more capital available for growth down the line. In addition to this, if you have plans…

Marketing

4 Customer Retention Strategies For SaaS Companies

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Losing great customers is painful. It’s even more painful when they’ve entrusted your business with their money first and then suddenly decided to leave. High churn rates negatively affect your business. But have you considered the exact numbers? A study conducted by CMO council suggests…