5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Virtual Help

5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Virtual Help
According to Recuriterbox, over 53 million people are currently freelancing and by 2020, over 40% of the workforce is expected to be independent contractors. It is a growing trend that many businesses are seeing the rewards of. Before you jump in, here are 5 things to know about hiring virtual help. Communication One of the biggest mistakes I see business owners and freelancers make is a lack of good communication from the beginning. It is important to create a very detailed and accurate job p...
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Your First Launch as an Entrepreneur

For those of you who are on their path to entrepreneurship, there are few things more exciting than these first few steps. So you have a logo, a name and a product or a service and you are now ready to hang the proverbial shingle and start doing business. How do you launch when you are the dedicated Marketing, PR and Advertising departments in your new business, all in one? Market test, market test and…ah, yes, market test. While some might think this method is too "old-schoo...
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5 Referral Marketing Tips You Can Adopt From AirBNB

5 Referral Marketing Tips You Can Adopt From AirBNB
AirBNB provides a compelling case study of entrepreneurial fortitude. In the early days of the company, founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia created unique US Presidential Election-themed boxes of cereal in order to raise capital for AirBNB. While a diligent founding team and a notoriously positive workplace culture contributed to the growth of the company, AirBNB’s outrageously successful referral campaign is often noted as the key facet of the company’s success. Through trial and innovat...
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5 Ways Startups Can Compete With Big Businesses

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there are many things you worry about. But one of the scariest has to be the possibility that a competitor — a big one — will come along and disrupt your market. It’s the age-old tale of David and Goliath, except the giant wins pretty much every time in the real world. Not only do you have to compete in terms of marketing and exposure, but you also have to compete on levels that are just not possible unless you have a multi-billion-dollar force behi...
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3 Red Flags that Your Digital Marketing Strategy is Failing

3 Red Flags that Your Digital Marketing Strategy is Failing
Getting a marketing strategy up and running is a big hurdle for any business. Keeping the ROI high is even trickier. So you’ve been pouring copious amounts of time and money into your digital marketing strategy, but the results just aren’t coming. There can be many reasons as to why your approach isn’t working. In a most cases, it just requires a few small tweaks to get back on track. In others, a full revamp might be needed. In the modern era of digital marketing, there isn’t one defin...
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How to Protect Your Company Against False Claims Lawsuits

How to Protect Your Company Against False Claims Lawsuits
Under the False Claims Act, employees are encouraged to file a lawsuit against the company they work for on behalf of the government if they believe fraudulent behavior is happening. Through acting as a whistleblower, the employee holds the company responsible for acting fraudulently and can receive a piece of the government’s recovery. While the False Claims Act is designed to keep businesses from acting unethical, having a false claim lawsuit brought against your business does have the powe...
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6 Easy Tactics to Transform Your Visitors into Customers

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Having an e-commerce business may seem to be a comfortable position to be in; what with the freedom of working online and the ability to hold office from practically anywhere. But success in e-commerce needs to be backed by relentless hard-work. With e-commerce companies mushrooming everywhere even relentless hard work fail to lure profit. To bridge this gap between hard work and profit making, your website needs to be equipped with the necessary measures that make conversion irresistible...
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The Importance of Business Insurance During The Winter

importance of business insurance
Since business insurance isn't generally a requirement, it's quite common to see companies go without coverage all year. Although this is a viable strategy when trying to cut down on operational costs, a personal injury that occurs on your property could wreak havoc on even the most fundamentally sound budgets and financial plans. If you are going to go without insurance, at least consider a temporary policy during the winter months.   (more…)
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Best Productivity Tools out in the Market Today

Best Productivity Tools out in the Market Today
Being an entrepreneur when starting out can be a daunting task and that's why I put together the best productivity tools out in the market today so you can cut down the learning curve. The late nights and long working hours is pretty common place among the entrepreneurs of today. Especially if you are starting out and building your business on the side all the while keeping your job and making sure your family is taken care of. These tools are to keep you sanity and preserve your m...
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