What Does Your Business Stand To Lose In A Cyber Attack?

AllBusiness. comNot long ago, I blogged here about a new type of cybercrime called ransomware. But when it comes to cyber crooks, apparently they’re also using some old-fashioned methods to breach businesses’ systems.  The 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report from Cisco shows cybercrime is growing.

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10 Easy Ways Your Business Can Be More Authentic On Social Media

AllBusiness. comWe’ve all gotten them: the automated Twitter DM with a meaningless greeting. The spammy InMail. The sales-push Facebook message.

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We’ve all gotten them: the automated Twitter DM with a meaningless greeting. The spammy InMail. Continue reading “10 Easy Ways Your Business Can Be More Authentic On Social Media”

5 Inspiring Small Business Quotes From Top Olympians

While you may not be an Olympic athlete, there’s no reason you can’t take inspiration from them and use it to fuel your vision for starting your new business. Outrun and outlast the competition with an unbeatable spirit and the right tools for keeping your business in tip-top shape!. . .

While you may not be an Olympic athlete, there’s no reason you can’t take inspiration from them and use it to fuel your vision for starting your new business. Outrun and outlast the competition with an unbeatable spirit and the right tools for keeping your business in tip-top shape!. . . Continue reading “5 Inspiring Small Business Quotes From Top Olympians”

Should You Throw Out Your Business Plan?

If you’ve been in business for a few years, chances are that you are more or less following the same business plan year after year — targeting the same type of customers, competing on more or less the same criteria and likely getting more or less the same results, perhaps with some incremental improvement. But suppose you want more? Suppose you want much more? Suppose you really want to ramp up your business?If you really want to jumpstart your business, I would suggest that you re-evaluate how you are currently doing your business, rather than just doing a lot more of the same. I believe that while most entrepreneurs think they have a great strategy, superior tactics, and terrific execution, the truth is that they don’t. Let’s face it, the average business has an average strategy, average tactics, and average execution.

If you’ve been in business for a few years, chances are that you are more or less following the same business plan year after year — targeting the same type of customers, competing on more or less the same criteria and likely getting more or less the same results, perhaps with some incremental improvement. But suppose you want more? Suppose you want much more? Suppose you really want to ramp up your business?

If you really want to jumpstart your business, I would suggest that you re-evaluate how you are currently doing your business, rather than just doing a lot more of the same. I believe that while most entrepreneurs think they have a great strategy, superior tactics, and terrific execution, the truth is that they don’t. Continue reading “Should You Throw Out Your Business Plan?”

The Perks And Perils Of Using Social Media In Career Building

Perhaps you’ve come across a lot of reading on how social media can build a career or how it can help you land a job. However, while these topics seem to be saturated, only a few sources actually have discussed how social media can have both positive and negative effects on career development. Yes, you read it right. Social media may increase your chances of landing a job, but if you don’t know how to use it the right way, it is useless in your career development.

Perhaps you’ve come across a lot of reading on how social media can build a career or how it can help you land a job. However, while these topics seem to be saturated, only a few sources actually have discussed how social media can have both positive and negative effects on career development.

Yes, you read it right. Continue reading “The Perks And Perils Of Using Social Media In Career Building”

The Biggest Internet Trends You Need To Pay Attention To Right Now

AllBusiness. comThose who stay tapped into what’s happening on the internet know well the name Mary Meeker. Every year, she publishes an in-depth report on trends that we need to pay attention to. You may not have been as eager as me to dig through the 300+ slides in the 2017 report, so I have extracted 14 things that you should know right now.

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Those who stay tapped into what’s happening on the internet know well the name Mary Meeker. Every year, she publishes an in-depth report on trends that we need to pay attention to. Continue reading “The Biggest Internet Trends You Need To Pay Attention To Right Now”

7 Ways To Create More Productive Meetings

AllBusiness. comOur time is a valuable commodity, and it should not be wasted in frivolous meetings. Countless hours are consumed by business professionals attending meetings that produce no valuable results; frustration is often a byproduct of such wasteful meetings. As a leader, you can communicate to your staff that you value their time by planning and administering well-organized meetings.

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Our time is a valuable commodity, and it should not be wasted in frivolous meetings. Countless hours are consumed by business professionals attending meetings that produce no valuable results; frustration is often a byproduct of such wasteful meetings. Continue reading “7 Ways To Create More Productive Meetings”

The Most Entrepreneurial Countries In The World Might Surprise You – Infographic

Which are the most entrepreneurial countries in the world based on the percentage of people who start their own businesses? The answer might surprise you. If you consider only businesses started by people between the ages of 18 and 64 that have been in operation for four to 42 months and pay employees salaries, the countries that rise to the top aren’t the United States, Canada, or any countries in Europe. Instead, countries in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia top the list. According to data compiled by GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the most entrepreneurial country this year is Belize where 14% of the country’s population have started businesses within the past four to 42 months that pay employees.

Which are the most entrepreneurial countries in the world based on the percentage of people who start their own businesses? The answer might surprise you. If you consider only businesses started by people between the ages of 18 and 64 that have been in operation for four to 42 months and pay employees salaries, the countries that rise to the top aren’t the United States, Canada, or any countries in Europe. Instead, countries in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia top the list. Continue reading “The Most Entrepreneurial Countries In The World Might Surprise You – Infographic”

By: Sunil Pokarna

So you finally want to join the blogging community. Well by reading this article you’ll have taken the biggest step to starting a blog that can create an income for you and your family. I have been blogging as my main source of income for the past 8 years. It has been a long hard slog but in the past few years I have managed to launch successful blog after successful blog which have meant that I can quit the 9-5 and spend more time with my family & building a lifestyle I am happy with.

So you finally want to join the blogging community. Well by reading this article you’ll have taken the biggest step to starting a blog that can create an income for you and your family.

I have been blogging as my main source of income for the past 8 years. Continue reading “By: Sunil Pokarna”