Doing Well by Doing Good

Business organizations who already have a successful online presence may wonder why it is virtually important to have an online presence in spite of the current successes they have been enjoying. So let’s see how your business as well can be doing well by doing good.

Business blogs are a crucial tool for ensuring that the successes they current enjoy can be maintained and the current customer base will continue to expand and grow.

A blog can be a meaningful addition to an already successful website and add value that would not be possible without the use of a business blog. Here are three top reasons why a business blog is crucial in today’s online enterprise. Take advantage of these tips to lead your business to a Happy 2019!

Real person personality-Websites which have a real person obviously behind it will stand out in comparison to the other sites that are static.

Easy updates about your business-People want the latest information, especially about events, new products, new services, or funny things like quizzes or tests. So another key to a great connection with your visitors is done by posting relevant and fresh information often.

The Challenge of Being Kind in a Corporate World

I have been told several times in my life that I am too nice. In the past, I would be admonished by a friend or a boyfriend if I let someone in front of me in a line or give an able-bodied person my seat on a bus. I would just laugh it off because, in my mind, there was no problem… until recently. I guess it’s the challenge of being kind in a corporate world

Now, for some reason, I am being treated like it’s some kind of horrible character flaw. Well, there are women that quit the corporate world, just look at this video:

“Oh, You are being way passive aggressive.”

“You are too nice, you need to be more forceful.”

“They are going to walk all over you if you keep being so nice.”

These are quotes from my work colleagues. Honestly, what is so wrong with being a nice person? Saying hello and smiling at a complete stranger? Letting someone merge into the lane in front of you? Or even worse, being nice to a person who only the day before, made your day at work a living hell?

We’re getting toward the end of the year and one of the hardest things I’ve learned over the past year is that I had to accept that in no way do I have control over so many elements in my life, and especially people!

What Are Your Time Management Skills?

Every day we manage multiple responsibilities, some of us excel at taking care of the details and thrive in such an environment. While others struggle trying to keep track of the details and truthfully dread having to do any kind of follow up. So, what are your time management skills?

As an Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant, I often find myself in the position of managing many aspects of my clients business, especially coordinating and following up with other freelancers and outsources that my client has on their virtual team.

That’s the fantastic thing of being an Online Business Manager I can directly support my clients in getting more things done, but taking care of all of the administrative aspects of their business and let my client focus on what they do best and what brings in the revenue for them.

So when I step into the role of managing my clients’ virtual teams I often try and follow these tips to keep things on track focused on the projects at hand.

How a Startup can Create Significant Change for Sustainable Business Growth

Business development of any startup is a process of “Life-Long Learning”. A matter of ongoing business improvement rather than a once-only action concerning organizational change. In this post, we’ll look at how a startup can create significant change for sustainable business growth.

Life long learning

In that, life long learning as a company, in terms of organizational development, is as important as personal and team development of personnel. To stand out, an entrepreneur needs to know his strengths and weaknesses, and it doesn’t matter whether we live in times of decline in times of economic growth.

In the real world, however, other words, the business development plan of many entrepreneurs is geared to the market, the improvement of the product or service, and the growth of quick returns which often is threatening developing nations. Entrepreneurship not only relates to terms of professional competencies but also in the personal qualities and skills which make him differ from his competitors.

Startup Founders’ Dilemma

In a study involving 212 US startups, 50% of the founders were no longer the CEO after 3 years of firm creation, less than 25% of the founders were occupying CEO positions during IPO, and four out of five founder-CEOs were forced to step down. So let’s look at the startup founders’ dilemma. 

These are the facts. Most entrepreneurs are keen to make a lot of money and run the show. However, it can be difficult to do both. If you cannot set for yourself straight, which matters most to you, you could end up being neither rich nor in control.

To make a lot of money from a new venture, you need financial resources to make the most of the opportunities before you which you probably already have learned through international collaboration in college.

Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – the new trends

There’s definitely a great deal of excitement about the best way the startups can benefit your crowdfunding and rightly so if you take a look at how much the crowdfunding industry has increased since 2012. Yet another phenomenon, crowdsourcing, has also increased significantly over the last years. So let’s take a closer look at Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – the new trends.

With that at heart, the MBA Resources website has presented five good reasons why companies and organizations really should take a good look at crowdsourcing.  The most important reasons why businesses should check out Crowdsourcing are:

  • to save money
  • to save time
  •  to innovate, to increase customer satisfaction and
  •  to scale up

Another way of crowdsourcing is turning to consumer feedback for generating new content or products. For example, you might ask website visitors for their opinion about online courses versus traditional classes. If you summarize the outcome of your survey you will be able to create interesting, original content and maybe a new product. This New Economy won’t displace all the old rules and some will still be faced with buyer’s remorse.

I finally figured out why I am so Burnt Out Of My Job!!

I got it! I finally figured out why I am so burnt out of my job!!
When I got into recruiting, my mission was small. Make the candidates happy by finding them their dream job. It was so simple and so beautiful. I had a great work partner and the two of us were the true dream team.

I think I got greedy because one day, it just wasn’t enough anymore. I wanted bigger. I wanted better. I wanted more excitement. So I moved over into the corporate world. And then things got hella complicated.

You see, I still make the candidates happy. I still help them get a really cool job at a really cool company, but in the corporate world, it’s so much more complicated. Not only do I have to make sure the candidate is happy. I have to please the following:

Paid vs Owned vs Social Media (Earned Media)

A recent survey revealed that advertising and marketing executives ranked “Social Media” as the most annoying industry buzzword. I believe that this is probably caused by a lack of understanding of how Social Media fit in the company and in its media efforts towards customers. So let’s look at paid vs owned vs social media. The following video will, just like the infographic, later on, explain a lot about what it’s all about:

In fact, I believe that many organizations (including those specialized in communications) have lost track of what media look like nowadays. Examples include company websites and Twitter accounts as students today already learn during their studies towards a rewarding career.

Angel Investors vs Venture Capitalists

For start-up companies that are without an established performance record or enough assets to obtain a bank loan, finding financial backing is critical for both business growth and success. Therefore, many start-up companies endeavor to secure finances from outside investors. So let’s see what it’s all about: Angel Investors vs Venture Capitalists.

The difference between these two types of outside financing is a question that we often receive; therefore we have outlined the differences below.

A typical angel investor will invest $50.000 up to $200.000 in any one company and may seek a hands-on role in the management of the company or will look to act as the company’s mentor, often in online businesses.

How to Raise your Chances of Acquiring Finance? Get ‘Investor-Ready’

In practice, it is not easy to acquire a substantial investment in your venture when assets are lacking. You desperately need funds to finance your growth plans, to expand or sometimes even to survive. How to act? How to raise your chances of acquiring finance? Get ‘Investor-Ready’!

Later on in the process, your focus must shift to the details and how you present yourselves and perform as a team. It’s like singing in a choir. Everything comes together: the team, the content and the presentation.

The investor casino, a 1% chance to get funded.

As banks become more and more strict and reduce their risk portfolio you have to find money with risk investors for example Business Angels or Venture Capitalists.