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Ever since the “Great Recession” that began in 2008, discounting has become a way of life for businesses of all types and sizes. Initially it was a way of trying to sell something – anything – just to get by. But consumers have grown accustomed to discounting and now demand it on a regular basis – regardless of economic conditions. more
Connections. Everyone in business knows they’re important – even vital to success. And everybody has connections of one kind of another. The key is to put those connections to work in ways and places that really count. more
Nearly one in four people around the world use social media today, according to a 2013 report by eMarketer. Social media’s surge in popularity has caused a sea change in how people act and behave, as well as the image they portray, whether intentionally or not. more
Americans spend more than $12 billion a year on the nation’s most pervasive addiction. Like other compulsions, we can’t get enough to satisfy our longing. It’s self-help and the seemingly insatiable desire to be more successful. more
The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who’ve bought or refinanced homes that’s certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went to close the deal? more
The term “customer-relationship management” or CRM is a bit intimidating for many small-business owners. It tends to conjure up images of big-company processes and complicated technology. And many businesses mistakenly believe that CRM is a technology. It’s not. CRM is a way of doing business. And CRM software – Web-based platforms or desktop versions – is a tool that helps you manage customer relationships effectively. more
Thinking about introducing a new product or service? Regardless of whether you sell to consumers or business-to-business, this might be a great time to do it. The economy is inching its way back, and while many businesses are still in defensive mode, there are opportunities to leap ahead by taking well-researched actions to introduce something new. more
Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject to fraud and just downright annoying. more
After nearly 60 years of a wavering belief in Santa Claus, I have come to a major realization. Santa Claus is actually Google. more
Credibility is crucial in business. If you have that, everything else gets a little easier. But even if you exude credibility, it’s easy to slip up from time to time. A few missed deadlines or unkept promises can sabotage credibility in an instant. more
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