Is anyone else completely shocked and overwhelmed that the holiday season is quickly approaching? I can’t believe that it is already closing in on the end of September. It seems as though the time of year that is coming is one of deals, bargains, and sales campaigns. Any business or retailer who doesn’t make an effort to capitalize on the holiday season is frankly just silly!
Anyone who is even remotely familiar with how the Internet works understands the importance of keywords. You want to highlight words and phrases that people are searching for in search engines like Google. When your website is rich in keywords and key phrases, people are more likely to land on your site or blog rather than that of your competitors.
Everybody likes free stuff, right? I know I do. Social media networks are seemingly the perfect place to run contests and giveaways. Businesses typically have quite a few people who like their company on Facebook, and since the social media giant does everything in real time, you can run contests quickly and efficiently.
Starting a new business can seem daunting to those of us who have never done it before. Now that so many businesses are web based (and so many business processes have moved to being on the Internet only) it’s important to know what steps you need to take to set up a new business. Doing so incorrectly can cause you trouble when it comes to copyrights, or especially when tax time rolls around.
As much as it is an employee’s responsibility to set and work towards measureable professional targets, it is also the job of an employer or manager to help navigate their staff members through the choppy waters of professional development. By taking simple steps as an employer, you can combat the common and archaic belief that performance management techniques such as appraisals and annual reviews are ‘seriously deflating to an employee’s sense of worth.’
I think that most of the time when a small business comes to mind, we think of people who are a one man band, so to speak. Many small businesses are a sole proprietorship or have just a very few employees. Small businesses also typically come with smaller budgets and more time requirements. In order to get a small business off the ground, most people work tirelessly with very little pay in order to start seeing success.