Where Will Your Future Leaders Come From? Succession Planning and Leadership Development

In 2008, 78 million baby boomers retired and were replaced by only 45 million Gen-Xers. The trend continues a decade later. This was the startling news from Andrea Bortner, Director of Learning and Development at Harris Corporation. This gap has most organizations grappling with how they will manage the loss. A survey by the Society … Read more…

Leadership and Management Training is Without A Doubt A Major Element in Business Success

Virtually every authoritative who is marketing and advertising leadership training says that leadership is the key core competency of Twenty-first Century business leaders. Considering they are promoting it, does that make them an expert or does it make their self-serving statements regarding the value of leadership training untrue? Both? Or neither? Leadership and management training surely … Read more…

Small Business Internet Marketing and Fly Fishing, What’s The Connection?

Does your website appear on Google’s first page? Are there lots of ways for people to find you? Or are you still relying on brochures and business cards?

Maybe you have experienced Alaskan fly fishing?

You’ll be out there all on your own wading in an ice cold river with its shadowy blue water flowing by.

The sun’s glistening reflection will make it difficult for you to see more than very few inches below the surface.

A giant Largemouth bass can be just a couple of feet away yet you won’t find it – never be aware that it’s there waiting for you.

For hours you wait there casting into the shallows, moving your fly rod back over your head – permitting the fishing line play out to make certain that as you whip it forward the almost weightless fly at its end will drop just the place you originally planned it to land.

Realizing that the trout are there you are making this rhythmic cast over and over till the time a hungry fish jumps right out of the stream and grabs your fly in mid-air.

If this isn’t just like Website marketing for small business I’m not sure what is.

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There Are Three Keys to Tactical Marketing Implementation

marketingOn the subject of developing a marketing strategy, why do so many firms are in such a race to get momentum, to get traction from their initiatives, that they forget the age old precept – accuracy first, momentum second?

Isn’t that why contractors at all skill levels know you should measure twice, cut once?

Don’t forget – it doesn’t help to be making good time, if you find yourself going in the wrong direction.

So, exactly why are some organizations – not you, your rivals preferably, firing away before they have the specific target dialed in – with a clearly defined focus?

Possibly it’s because business people are generally naturally action people together with it just feels better to do something than only thinking about it.

Most likely you have never thought about yourself as a strategist, the other members of your business are too busy with the day-to-day chores to help out, and there’s no one else to confide in that you trust 100%.

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Keyword Research Is A Requirement When it Comes to Writing Successful Articles

keyword research If you totally desire your articles marketing strategy to be successful along with your endeavours compensated then article marketing research is without a doubt an absolute requirement.

Let’s admit it, no one would bother writing the articles in the first place, if they were not seeking a good outcome.

Nonetheless a lot of people, more than you might think, start writing before researching. That’s a backwards and often terminally defective process.

The backward approach might possibly work to some degree, if you are 100% certain exactly what your precise market wants to hear from you.

Then all you’re doing is strengthening a predictable message similar to additional experts in your industry. Nothing new and likely to shine a light in a new area or from a innovative opinion.

A substantially better approach is to research before anything else, and then begin writing the articles. Completed well each article, regardless of whether it focuses on the identical general message, brings a new perspective or highlights an alternative characteristic of the subject than others have done.

What kind of research is required?

A number of people begin with keywords, the actual search terms their unique audience is probably going to use while searching for the information shown in their articles marketing strategy. They can use various tools to get long lists of key terms and then try to include as many of them as is practical on their web pages and in their articles.

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A Powerful Sales Technique Courtesy of Honest Abe

abe lincolnIf you ask any historian to name the greatest leaders in western civilization, there’s a good chance Abe Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States will make the list.

He willed his country to victory in the gut-wrenching Civil War, issued the Emancipation Proclamation and facilitated the eventual ratification of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.

A number of traits contributed to Abraham Lincoln’s greatness.

He possessed a brilliant intellect. He had an uncommon amount of common sense. He was a thinker, someone who philosophically examined the world and crafted a rationalized set of personal beliefs by which he steadfastly lived.

While he was blessed with many talents, Lincoln’s greatest attribute may have been his ability to communicate.

He was a skilled orator who eloquently wrote many of his own speeches. He listened sincerely when others spoke. He empathized. He mastered the art of interpersonal communications several decades before the term “interpersonal communications” was coined.

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How to Grow your Business?

The corporate world is a promising one. The ladder to success is a steep one but it is always an exciting challenge. If you are a recent graduate raring to “get out there” and experience the “world” you have been dying to dip your toes in, the corporate world offers a myriad of opportunities where … Read more…

How To Promote Your Business For Little or No Money

Promote your business 24/7/365, and do it is cost effectively as possible. That’s the mantra of every business large and small that is serious about its survival. Do you want to promote your business or see it fail? When it comes to developing a marketing strategy, why is it that so many companies are in … Read more…

Effective Communication The Key To Successful Conflict Resolution In A Long Distance Relationship

By: John Edmund There are three keys to successful conflict resolution in long distance relations (as in all relationships indeed), namely communication, communication and communication.Communication has variously been described as the bridge that bridges the chasm that is human misunderstanding. Now a common thread that runs in all conflicts that affect human interactions is a … Read more…

Smart Marketing Strategies for Small Business

Smart marketing strategies and you. What do you know about smart marketing strategies for small business? For that matter what do you know about smart marketing strategies for companies like yours? As business owners we know that sales are the key to our continued success. What we mat forget is that it is smart marketing … Read more…

7 Effective Team Building Strategies

By: Mark Polman Team building strategies are central to sustainable success. Let’s face it, anything can be forced on our employees, for a while at least. To be successful in the long term requires a spirit of coorporation in this interdependent environment, a team strategy in other words. I hope this article sheds a bright … Read more…

Three Keys to Strategic Marketing Development

In terms of developing a marketing strategy, why is it that so many small business owners are in such a rush to get momentum, to get traction from their initiatives, that they forget the age old rule – accuracy first, momentum second?

Isn’t that why contractors at all skill levels recognize it is best to measure twice, cut once?

Remember that it doesn’t help to be making good time, when you are headed in the wrong direction.

So, exactly why are some companies – not you, your competition I hope, firing away before they have the precise target dialed in – with a well defined focus?

Possibly it’s because business people usually are naturally action people together with it just feels better to do something than simply thinking about it.

Conceivably you have never thought of yourself as a strategist, the other members of your business are too occupied with the day-to-day tasks to help out, and there is no one else to confide in that you trust 100%.

And anyway, let’s say you spend hard work strategizing all the “what if” eventualities you can think of only to come up with something that fails?

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