As speculation about the state of the world economy continues, many companies are beginning to think about how to grow their revenues. One of the best places to start is to mine your current roster of clients.
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One of the fastest and most effective ways to gain momentum and market share is through the acquisition of a competitor. Acquiring a competitor has two distinct advantages – it allows you to eliminate competition; and it allows you to gain new products, customers and employees.
Running a small business can be challenging. Owners must always strike a balance between having the tools they need to run the business and controlling expenses.
One of the surest ways to keep your best employees is to take an active role in their growth and development. Doing so casts you into the role of a mentor, someone who can help them grow and reach their full potential, whatever that may be.
Your organization’s website should be one of your most valuable assets. It’s like a 24/7/365 salesperson that is constantly generating new sales leads and customers. However, if your website isn’t designed with mobile, you’ll be lucky if anyone sees it at all.
Next to your customers, your employees should be your most valuable asset. They are the face and image of your company to your customers and prospects. But good workers are in high demand and it can be hard to keep your best and brightest.
Q: As a sitting board member of an organization, can I be personally liable for the actions of the entity?
In a word, yes.
As a member of the board of directors, you assume certain fiduciary responsibilities.
You’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into creating and building a business, but at some point it will be time to think about how to sell it and move onto the next phase of your life. A key consideration for what the “next phase of life” looks like is often dependent upon how much your business is worth.
If you are burning the candle at both ends, sooner or later it’s going to catch up with you. That’s reality. No matter how passionate you are about your business, no matter your level of drive to succeed, if you push too hard for too long you will experience burnout.