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January 9, 2017

Cost Benefits of Investing in Online HR Software

If you have made the decision to invest in an HR Software platform as a small business owner, you have undoubtedly made a very big decision for your business. If you own a small business and you are ready to integrate and streamline all your HR related processes and workflows you may already be feeling as if you have had a weight lifted off your shoulders. You may still however, be grappling with the price tag that comes along with all of this. Whatever software platform you choose there are going to be costs for your business. There will be monetary and time based costs, but having said this, the cost benefits of installing the software and utilizing it over time for outweigh the [...]

 
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January 9, 2017

E-commerce Marketing Set to Change in 2017

As technology and the internet evolve and develop, so do marketing strategies. Digital marketing has grown massively over the last few years, especially with the emergence of social media and blog marketing, and influencers are playing a bigger role in marketing than ever. The way we use the internet is changing, and e-commerce marketing looks set to change in 2017 to keep up.

Video

It’s thought that by the year 2019, 80% of internet usage will be video. It’s strange to think that thanks to Sky+, TiVo and the like, we often fast forward through television advertising, but video online continues to grow. Internet users have very short attention spans, however, and nothing puts [...]

 
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January 9, 2017

How to Boost Your Company’s Productivity

Improving productivity can improve your profits, so it is essential for any business to look for ways to boost the performance of their employees, business operations and technology systems.

Cut Back on Meetings

Whilst meetings can sometimes increase productivity, they can also slow things down. Aim to identify how many meetings each department has per week. For example, productivity on your marketing campaign could be delayed because your marketing manager is stuck in too many meetings with other department heads or clients.

Track Tasks

Do you know how long it takes for a sales person to complete a phone call with a potential client or customer? Or how [...]

 
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January 9, 2017

How to Improve Customer Service in the Healthcare Industry

If you are working towards earning your MHA online degree, then it’s obvious that you are busy learning all kinds of information and skills that will help you in your job. If you plan on pursuing a career in healthcare management, then customer service will be something that you will be faced with.

Customer Service Can Be Found in all Different Settings

Your online MHA programs are meant to prepare you to enter the healthcare system in all kinds of various settings which can include hospitals, clinics, public health departments, consulting firms, and so much more. While customer service isn’t usually thought of as the top skill required, the fact of the matter is that it has a [...]

 
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January 9, 2017

Should Criminologists Study Artificial Intelligence?

The latest news points to the fact that cybercrime is quickly overtaking physical crime, and by some reports, cybercrime is now in the lead. From last year’s hack of the cheater’s website, Ashley Madison, to this year’s hack of the DNC emails that are being blamed on Russia, cybercrime is at an all-time high and it is going to get even worse by all estimates.

Not only will there be human cyber thieves and hackers, but at the rate Artificial Intelligence, AI, is growing, soon those cybercriminals will be machines and not people at all. With all of the attention being diverted to cyber criminals, it might be a very good time to earn your criminology degree online. Who knows, you [...]

 
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November 14, 2016

What Every Startup Should Know about Internet Marketing

When starting a new business endeavor, Internet marketing is going to be your ‘make it or break it’ foundation upon which you build all your marketing strategies. After all, you are an entrepreneur – who knows the importance of capturing a target audience and where better to do that than on the internet? It is the fastest way to reach literally millions of people so with the right strategies for your industry and your brand, you can turn a tidy profit. Here’s what you need to know.

Of Vital Importance – Your Website Can Make You or Break You

The whole focus of Internet marketing is to drive traffic to your business. Whether you sell anything online or not, you need a [...]

 
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November 14, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Customer Service Department

As your company grows, so too will your client base. For some, this may mean that your customers are no longer local, but global. With this increase you will find more pressure to make the necessary improvements to customer service.

In order to remain a competitor in the global market your clients need to know that they are able to contact you at any time, regardless of which time-zone they might reside in. As such, you may now be considering outsourcing a customer call centre to provide your clients with the customer service that they require. See below for the key pros and cons of taking this big decision for your company.

PRO: Lowers the Cost

Starting up your own [...]

 
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October 31, 2016

Can an MBA Help You Start Your Own Company?

So you’re looking to start a business? You’ve got a great idea, or a fantastic product, maybe you’ve even got the money to get started and great people to help you, or an audience to sell to. Yet you’re stuck. You’ve got a degree in business or a related topic, but you’re still not sure how to take your ideas forward, you don’t feel ready to take the plunge, you don’t feel you have the right experience, or the detailed knowledge to make a success out of it. Perhaps you just don’t have the confidence. An MBA is exactly what you need.

What is an MBA?

MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration. It’s a post graduate degree, tailored to furthering your education of practical [...]

 
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October 28, 2016

5 Gadgets Every Startup Owner Needs

Thanks to the latest technologies and gadgets, it’s never been as easy to control and run a startup business. However, you should only invest in gadgets that will actually make you more productive and benefit your business. Below are some of the best gadgets every startup owner needs.

Car Wi-Fi Adapters

A large number of business owners spend a lot of time travelling and meeting with clients and other business associates. While you’re in your car you want to be able to log in to certain accounts that may be hosted on cloud based systems, keep updated about online events, respond as quickly as possible to emails and keep on top of other aspects of your business. This is why [...]

 
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October 25, 2016

How to Develop a Winning Online Marketing Strategy

Are you trying to find out how to use the internet to attract more shoppers and paying customers to your business? From a distance, online marketing may seem easy, but you’ll soon realize there is more to it than meets the eye. Below are some of the key points you need to be aware of if you want to develop a winning online marketing strategy.

Create a Comprehensive Online Marketing Plan

Before you start any online campaign, you have to create a plan that includes details about your marketing budget, which people will be doing the work, what resources you need, deadlines, and what goals you hope to achieve.

To do this, you need to get other key members of staff involved [...]

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