If you’re planning on starting a business, you’re in excellent company: there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States. New businesses face modern challenges: marketing in the age of social media, navigating current regulations and securing funding when more than 600,000 new small businesses open shop each year. If you want to start a business, you’ll need to be prepared for the challenges faced by small businesses in 2019.Read More
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Make summer 2019 the summer of gadgets. When you think of that word, you probably think “electronics,” but there’s a lot more gadgetry out there than tablets and smartwatches. Let’s take a look at eight of the most useful, exciting, practical or just plain fun gadgets you can get your hands on this summer.Read More
There’s a classic philosophical thought experiment called the “Ship of Theseus.” If the owners have replaced all the sails, all the masts and every plank on every deck, is it the same ship it used to be?
A study from four years ago found that 90 percent of company owners expected their organizations to do more changing in the coming five years than they had over the previous five. How much different do you think those companies actually are today? How many of them made good on their promise to change with the times?
You don’t need to become a “Company of Theseus” or pursue change for its own sake. But meaningful, deliberate and incremental change is the stuff that magic is made of. So how can you build your culture around it?Read More
At this point, it’s safe to say that the younger generations — including millennials and Gen Z — are quite different than those that came before.
In fact, they can be so different at times, that many organizations, businesses
With the holidays right around the corner, a lot of people will be receiving gifts — some of which will be new phones. Whether you’re splurging for yourself or someone else pulled a fast one to surprise you, you’ll need to set up that shiny new piece of technology.
Activating the phone on your current mobile plan or network is handled through your carrier, and it may have even been done already in the store. Setting up the OS and customizing the various settings and menus so they meet your preferences is all up to you.
In light of that, here are some quick tips for setting up your new phone, be it iOS- or Android-powered.
Today, technology is everywhere. Society’s growing reliance on modern tech has become, well, unprecedented. For example, everyone has a mobile device or smartphone in their possession, and they also carry it with them wherever they go.
As a business, it’s important that you incorporate such technologies in your operations if only to accommodate your customers. But this also makes it vital that your workforce understands the systems and technologies in use and can leverage them. Sometimes, further training is necessary for select systems, software, and devices.
Deciding to become a first-time owner of smart home gadgets means you’ve taken a significant step. However, there are still other things to figure out. One involves determining which smart device earns the spot at the top of your “to-buy” list. Indeed, many people find they’re interested in a range of smart gadgets, meaning prioritizing the first purchase isn’t always straightforward.
Here are four tips that should help you narrow down the options.
Business-to-business corporations, or B2B, don’t often focus on individual customers. A business-to-customer corporation, or B2C, is where the consumer usually interacts. As progress continues to move forward and people become more proactive with their spending and usage habits, B2B spaces are having to focus on customer appeal and approval more than ever before.
When a business interacts with another business, they don’t focus on the end product for the customer. Because of the oversight, customers with a problem have to relay their complaints to middlemen instead of the business. With their complaints not being seen to, consumers begin to use other businesses, and the B2B loses money.
For the most part, the B2B industry has been largely isolated from most of the changes happening in today’s workforce. Fortunately — or unfortunately, for some — that’s no longer the case. The Millennials are here, and they’re kickstarting considerable changes in the industry just by being who they are.
As older generations age out and the new workforce floods with Millennials and younger workers, many aspects of business are seeing something of a transformation. Part of this change has to do with modern technologies, yes, but it also has to do with that new, separate audience.
Millennials aren’t just changing the workforce, either — they’re also shaping the customer side of the equation, as younger generations become the majority of B2B clientele.
Moving data to a cloud can be a benefit of both time and money. A properly working cloud is efficient, improves productivity, unburdens staff and can accommodate data backup. The only downside of moving data to the cloud is making sure you pick the right cloud provider. Choosing a provider can be difficult, so here are nine basic questions you should ask to make your search easier.