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SMEs: Free Seminars from DTI and Downloadbles on How to Start a Business

SMEs: Free Seminars from DTI and Downloadbles on How to Start a Business

Homerun Nievera, Negosentro.com | The Department of Trade and Industry continues on its program to facilitate learnings through downloadables and short seminars that intend to provide guidance for starting a business. Here is the link to DTI’s Trainings and Seminars. For downloadable learning modules, the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Plan was developed in consultation with national, regional, and provincial stakeholders. A participatory approach was adopted involving a ...

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Your Basic Guide To Business Travel Abroad

Your Basic Guide To Business Travel Abroad

by Jacquelyn Smith | You’re probably familiar with common business practices in the U.S. and less accustomed to the way things are done abroad. That’s OK; most people are in the same boat. But if you do plan to travel for work, you should know that many of our customs don’t fly overseas–and you’ll want to do the necessary research before you go. “It’s not only important to prepare for a business trip abroad, ...

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9 Times Michelle Obama Made Black Girls Shout During Her Eulogy Of Dr. Maya Angelou

9 Times Michelle Obama Made Black Girls Shout During Her Eulogy Of Dr. Maya Angelou

by Tracy Clayton | via Buzzfeed | When First Lady Michelle Obama took to the podium at Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, she spoke of how Dr. Angelou inspired and affirmed her as a black woman growing up in America. As she spoke of Dr. Angelou encouraging her, she did the same thing for black women watching at their computers. 1. When she reminded us that though the world may try to convince ...

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Manage Your Small Business With These13 Best Mobile Apps

Manage Your Small Business With These13 Best Mobile Apps

via 60secondmarketer.com | One of the challenges of running a small business is that you have to wear a lot of different hats. In addition to being CEO, you also have to be CMO, CFO and CTO. And those are just the glamor jobs, because in addition to your C-Level work, you’re also the receptionist, human resources director and customer relationship manager. It’s enough to drive you crazy. Fortunately, there’s a ...

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5 Unbeatable Reasons Why a Mobile App Can Skyrocket Your Business

5 Unbeatable Reasons Why a Mobile App Can Skyrocket Your Business

If you want to cast that spell in your business that will skyrocket it to an enviable level of success, then you must usher in mobile applications. It will not only give a thrust to the ordinary pace of your business functions but will also make it compelling for the customers. Do you have any idea about the spectrum of consumer expectation regarding the approach to information? Well, the profusion ...

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Retailers, Power Up Your Digital Marketing with Apps

Retailers, Power Up Your Digital Marketing with Apps

Kestrel Lemen (pictured) discusses marketing apps and their role in helping retailers and other commerce-focused marketers to reach customers with personal, data-driven messages. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, most of us are familiar with the concept of apps – small point solutions that work within an existing platform. App usage has grown enormously over the past few years. When most of us think ‘apps’ ...

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Research: Mobile Wallets in 1 in 5 handsets by 2018

Research: Mobile Wallets in 1 in 5 handsets by 2018

by Sally Hooton | Third of wallets to feature contactless payment A new report from Juniper Research has found that 1 in 5 mobile handsets will have mobile wallet functionality by 2018, against less than 1 in 10 at the end of last year. The report – Mobile Wallets: Strategies for Developed and Developing Markets 2014-2019 – found that growth would be driven by two distinct wallet models. In emerging/developing markets, SVAs (Stored ...

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Big Brands are to Blame for Nuisance Calls and Texts

Big Brands are to Blame for Nuisance Calls and Texts

Simon Entwisle reports from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. A year ago, I wrote about the top five myths of unwanted marketing calls and texts. If I was writing that list again today, I think there’d be a worthy contender to be the ‘sixth myth’: that a small minority of rogue companies are behind the calls and texts. It is certainly true that organisations with little regard for the law do exist, ...

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Common E-learning Challenges and How to Conquer Them

Common E-learning Challenges and How to Conquer Them

by Richard Cassidy | E-learning is a boon for all organizations, big or small. It’s a resourceful way of training your employees and keeping them up to date with times. It “boosts employee productivity as well as company profits.” In a knowledge-based economy, the importance of embracing learning cannot be overstated. But for all its many benefits, e-learning also poses quite a few challenges to the staff and the trainers alike. ...

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5 Quick Tips To Increase Sales

5 Quick Tips To Increase Sales

by Angie Mansfield | Increasing sales numbers is a concern for any small business. If your sales are lagging, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a new marketing campaign just yet, here are a few easy things you can try. # 1. Customer rewards A very simple thing you can do to increase your small business sales is to start a customer rewards program. It doesn’t have to ...

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The 3 Most Aggressive Sales Closing Strategies

The 3 Most Aggressive Sales Closing Strategies

by Matt Cook | Although aggressive closing strategies have developed a poor reputation, there are occasions when aggressive closing strategies are the best option that sales people can use. The key for successful sales people is knowing how and when the most aggressive closing strategies are appropriate; aggressive techniques for closing a sale tend to take options away from prospects, which can be a risky strategy. The three most aggressive ...

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5 Essentials To Building A Successful Startup Team

5 Essentials To Building A Successful Startup Team

by Lydia Dallett | via BusinessInsider | Entrepreneurs know that for every startup success story, there are thousands more that never make it out of the garage. Even startups that manage to raise millions in seed funding can crash and burn before they establish themselves as a viable, sustainable company. (Anybody remember GoCrossCampus?) Lynn LeBlanc, a tech entrepreneur with two successful startups to her name, says that in the rush to take ...

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