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In researching high-growth professional services firms we found firms that did systematic business research on their target client group grew faster and were more profitable. Further, those that did more frequent business research (at least quarterly), grew the fastest and w...
From The Terminator to Blade Runner, pop culture has always leaned towards a chilling depiction of artificial intelligence (AI) and our future with AI at the helm. Recent headlines about Facebook panicking because their AI bots developed a language of their own have us hitting the alarm button once ...
Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do. So for the sake of saving time and e...
Nearly three centuries ago, Benjamin Franklin made a profound statement that every entrepreneur should live by: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” This value in this quote didn’t pass with the late genius. In the 21st Century, his advice is more relevant than ever. Change is...
Google has been quietly rolling out new features and updates to Google My Business over the last several months, and columnist Joy Hawkins has compiled these underreported changes. We all know that Google is constantly launching updates to their products (over 1,600 last year), and some of these cha...
The reason smartphones exist is so we can be more productive. They’re like tiny super computers that we keep in our pocket. They connect to the web, let us do work, and we always have them on us. That makes them prime candidates to help us all be a little more productive. There are a ton of option...
Being the CEO of a startup is a lot of hard work. You need to manage the inevitable chaos, wearing multiple hats as a leader,1 a thinker,14 and a doer.2 It can easily be overwhelming when you need to balance everyday tasks alongside the “big picture” tasks that drive the vision an...
The Sunday Times just dropped its highly anticipated Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks the wealthiest people in Britain, as well as the rest of the world.Data from the list shows that it is actually entrepreneurs and self-made business people who dominate the top spots — not just mainl...
If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, learn these traits today. While each entrepreneurial success story is different, certain qualities separate great business ideas from the thousands that try and fail. Here are a few examples of what it takes to make it:  1. Successful entrepreneu...
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Your Mac is no longer immune to malware attacks. Check Point researchers have discovered an email-phishing campaign in Europe that is specifically targeting Mac users...
There is great business value in being viewed as an expert in your field. Benefits to positioning yourself as an authority include: peers giving greater weight to your opinions, consumers being more likely to purchase your products and services, and achieving higher search engine results. In my ...
The new FCC chairman wants to dismantle the rule that equalizes access to the Internet. If he succeeds, it will hurt all of us. This alarming turn of events comes on the heels of Congress voting to roll back a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rule, which eroded consumers’ abilities...
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"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." -- Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt is trying to upset us. And his thought here warrants close attention because as a software engineer and the CEO of Alphabe...
  When it comes to online advertising, the search engine giant Google has completely taken the world by storm. Now if you want to research, learn, watch, buy etc. everyone immediately goes to Google with the power of the entire internet shown instantly. Currently over 40,000+ people search on G...
The growth prospects and revenue generation of a business are directly related to the market dynamics and scenarios. Here, an extensive research is the strongest weapon in the armor of entrepreneurs. The startups can largely benefit from this market research. It helps them in understanding the curre...
Some problems are too complex to be tackled by even the most advanced high-power computers, so IBM aims to take them on with a new approach: an "industry-first" plan to build universal quantum computing systems for businesses, researchers and others. Instead of using the standard computing building ...
As technology and digital marketing tools continue to improve, businesses will have to adapt to trends in marketing and consumer behavior. Businesses that are attentive to the trends and changes of 2017 will be able to quickly implement new tools and strategies for greater success and improved custo...
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For awhile there, up until the 1970s or so, the Big 3 automakers almost became the Big 4, as American Motors Company was knocking on the door of the triumvirate GM/Ford/Chrysler. But funky AMC just wasn’t well rounded or mainstream enough, and eventually was acquired by Chrysler. So the Big 3 neve...
Dr. Therese Huston (Photo by Kayleigh McCullom) Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership” In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in h...
Most small businesses are all too aware that cyber criminals are becoming more inventive in their hunt for vulnerable or accessible financial information. They’re targeting individual consumers and small businesses, and the costs for businesses can be high. For small businesses looking to combat o...
This post was written by Jayne Kendall, Product Marketing Manager for www.ourhomeonline.wales – powered by Nominet who also run www.theukdomain.uk  “Having an online presence was very important to us. Like every business, that’s how we reach varied audiences in all parts of...
Understanding the competition is a crucial business activity for any entrepreneur or business executive. Some companies hire professionals to track competitors and assess the competitive landscape on a regular basis. But it doesn't always have to be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive ...
  • Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:15
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Each year I have the honor of observing business trends as a keynote speaker and business advisor. For the fourth consecutive year, I am pleased to share the top business trends that leading companies embrace to drive success. Some trends are in their infancy, and others have become part of the main...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of small business owners now embrace the use of online marketing channels like websites and social media to grow their company's reputation and their revenue, but many have not harnessed the full potential of their online pre...
  • Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:55
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Everything that appears on the internet about you and your company is as indelible as astronaut footsteps on the moon. That's fine as long as the information is positive, but what if it is negative? Maybe an unhappy customer or a vicious competitor felt like telling something negative to the world. ...
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