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Is Your Business Missing Out on Voice Recognition Software?

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Personal assistants powered by voice recognition software are currently the new trend among tech giants. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant and Samsung is planning to launch Bixby very soon. However, that’s just consumer tech. What about business? Can your business benefit from voice recognition in any way? Yes it can and we are not only talking about warehousing and medical transcription either. If your business can benefit from a software that translates voice into text with pinpoint accuracy, you already have a reason to invest in voice-to-text software. After getting the hang of it, even the slowest typist can produce documents at the speed of a professional Grade-A typist! If you find that interesting, read on to discover how you can integrate advanced voice recognition into your business in other ways as well.

The Perfect Tool for Ideas

The thing about the human brain is that it doesn’t necessarily always work in the way we want it to. Read more »

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The Importance of Having a Targeted B2B Email List

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

By targeting the right business at the best time with the best offer, you will dramatically increase your B2B prospecting success. It will also help with the overall growth of your business. Not only does careful B2B targeting help maximise the chances you have to make a sale, it will also prevent you from wasting your money.

There are several steps you can follow that are cost effective, easy and profitable ways to help you build a targeted B2B prospect list.

Know Who Your Customers Are

The first thing that you will need to do is take some time and think about your current list of customers. Who are they?
While thinking about this, you will be able to complete a picture of your prospects by looking at all of the information you have about them. Some of the things you should look at are: Read more »

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What are the Essential Skills Needed for Business Leadership?

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Do you consider yourself a leader? Honestly, everyone is not meant to be a leader. The good news is that it is perfectly okay if you are not.

What is surprising is that there are people who are leaders, but they do not realize it. There are many different aspects of being a leader. The question you will need to answer is what is your leadership style and why?

There are a few business leadership skills that are key to helping you be a successful leader.

Show by Example

When you are a leader, you cannot appear to be aloof. You do not want to seem as though you are not interested in getting your hands dirty, or you are never around when your staff needs you. Read more »

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Top Reasons Links are Important to Your Website

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Creating the perfect website for your business that attracts customers and generates buzz is not an easy task, in fact it’s a bit of a science. That’s exactly why so many people turn to professionals such as Click Intelligence to help them navigate the waters, figure out what works best, and how to get the most traffic possible. Probably you have been told that it’s important to include both internal and external links on your website. Chances are, unless you are from a digital marketing background, the idea of links is something that is a bit foreign to you. So, let’s break down some of the top reasons you want to include links on your website.

What is Link Building?

Before we look at the top reasons, it’s important to understand what link building is. Read more »

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Four Ways to Strengthen Your Law Firm’s Online Public Image

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

A good reputation is everything to a law firm. Without a clean, trusting public image, your company could falter and fail, which is why carefully selected words and a spotless appearance can be the secret to success behind a fruitful firm. With the rise of companies using the internet to update and promote their image, stepping into the twenty-first century has never been so important to building a client base and a faultless public image. While this may seem daunting, there are simple, but effective, ways of promoting your firm’s successes. Here are a few of them.

1. Online Marketing

There are many benefits to having a strong internet presence, especially now, with more people turning to the Web when in need of advice – no matter how big or small the issue. Read more »

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Why is Positive Cash Flow So Important to a Small Business?

Contributed article in our startup series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Cash is the lifeblood of any business. To use a medical analogy, think of your business as a heart. The cash flows in via paid invoices (the veins) and the cash flows out to creditors via your ‘arteries’. If you have a blockage in a vein, it starves the heart of oxygen. This is not good. You might limp on for a while, but unless the blockage is cleared, your heart (the business) will stop beating.

Unfortunately, many small business owners don’t pay close enough attention to their cash flow. They are too busy marketing their products and services, schmoozing new clients, and expanding the business to think much about whether existing clients have paid their invoices. It’s only when the cash dries up and they don’t have enough money to pay a creditor that panic sets in

Why Cash Flow Matters

Negative cash flow is the main reason why businesses fail. Statistics continually show that 90% of all businesses fail in the first year. Those that do survive will fail within five years. In the majority of cases, a lack of cash flow is the reason why it all goes wrong. Read more »

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The Importance of Reaching the Goals You Set

Contributed article in our personal growth series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

While everyone knows just why it is important to set goals, does anyone ever stop to think about just why it is important to reach those goals we set? Whether from a business perspective or for personal growth, it is understood that the easiest and surest way to get where we want to be is through setting goals, but that is only the easy answer when it comes to why we want to reach those goals. Consider just what goals do for us and then you’ll begin to understand just how important it is to reach them.

See Them as Stepping Stones and You’ll Never Stop Growing

While we are told to always set both long and short term goals, did you ever stop to think about why we want to set short term goals other than for the fact that they are easy to attain? Read more »

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Internet Marketing Tips for New Startups in 2017

Contributed article in our startup series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Internet marketing has changed a lot in recent years. Newer instruments such as social media and mobile apps are changing the way businesses connect with target users. More importantly, the market is very competitive, especially with internet marketing helping small businesses from around the world reach different market segments.

If you want to connect better with your audience in 2017, there are a few important things to keep in mind. In this part, we’re going to review the best internet marketing tips for new startups.

Focus on Relationships

Reach is just a number. Similar to old-school advertising, the pursuit for wide reach and amazing exposure is only a small portion of today’s internet marketing scene. What’s more important is building a deeper, stronger relationship with the audience; in the case of startups, the target users. Read more »

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Tips on How to Manage Projects More Effectively

Contributed article in our PM series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Do you find that many of your business projects take too long or they are not completed properly? This inefficiency in business is a common problem and it affects all types of organizations. However, you can reverse this situation by following the tips below.

Learn How to Manage Projects

If you don't already have the expertise required to manage a business project, you need to address this situation as quickly as possible. You can hire a person or people with these capabilities, but you should also improve your own business skills by completing a project management course like an online MSMPP degree.

Once you have completed a masters in project and program management degree like this, you will have the knowledge and know-how required to make more confident business decisions and manage future projects in a much more professional manner. Read more »

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The Most Effective Way to Develop an Email Campaign

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

While email marketing has been around for years, the way that marketers develop campaigns has evolved over the years. If you’re not an expert in this area then you would be forgiven for thinking that it is fairly basic . . . you write an email and send it to your list of contacts.

Years of research has gone into calculating the most effective way of developing email campaigns, and this research has shown that 77% of email marketing ROI came from segmented, targeted and triggered emails. So, just sending a "one size fits all" email is not going to get you the results that you are looking for. Read more »

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