Business etiquette is about generally acceptable, courteous, and respectful behavior. It changes over time, and varies in situations and between cultures. But, there are broad guidelines that govern the practice of business, reinforce trust and credibility, and spark business success. —– So how can you gain an extra edge through...

—- Companies that want to succeed in today’s changing global landscape soon discover that competition is fierce among business owners. In the past, owners were able to utilize traditional marketing strategies like newspapers or yellow pages ads in order to secure customers. However, with the advent of the Internet, the...

—— Most people cannot simply start a successful business without the necessary background and some training. Entrepreneur development usually refers to the training designed to help those who wish to start a new business by teaching them the necessary requirements and practices to launch and run the enterprise in a...

————————- “Benchmarking” is the systematic process of searching for best practices that lead to continuous improvement and positive change, and is one of the most effective management tools which bring about quantum-leaps in the performance of any business, regardless of nature of business, type of industry, or management control. ————————-...

A business plan is a formal written document describing the nature of a business, its sales and marketing strategies, and its financial background, and containing a projected profit and loss statement, which serves as a road map for business success and prosperity. ——————————— So how can you build and get...

An innovation, by definition, is something original, new, and important – in whatever field – that obtains a foothold in a market/society. In business, innovation is the process of translating an idea/invention into a good/service that satisfies a specific need and thus creates value. So how can you extend your...

3 Top Reasons Why Business Development Works Currently employers are advantaged, or arguably disadvantaged, by the huge demand for jobs caused by the inflated rate of unemployment. There are literally thousands of job-hunters applying for most entry-level positions, which means that employers are able to choose the very best applicant....

There is one factor that successful businesses across all industries have in common, which has immensely contributed to their success.That common thread would be good business planning. In all scenarios, success doesn’t happen spontaneously. It may be very obvious to say that but companies truly need to have a plan...

Small companies are being swept up in a surge of cyber espionage that was once aimed mainly at corporate giants. In the last year, hackers working at the behest of governments or unscrupulous competitors have been actively targeting an array of small companies that have valuable intellectual property and corporate secrets, but lack the security protections...

Much of 2013 has already passed. Are you happy with what you have accomplished over the last several months? What goals still have to be completed? Can you identify a new goal you have now because your business shifted since the beginning of the year? Taking time to reflect is important to...