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    Who Likes You and Where Do They Congregate?


    Articles are always suggesting to review analytics of every type. This includes the number of likes and shares of our postings. Unfortunately, unless popularity is consistent, it becomes disheartening to see low figures when it comes to “likes”.

    One source rarely provides the complete picture; analyze many.

    A cautionary note is to not let poor …

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    Determining Your New Business’s Tech Needs


    Equipping Your Startup with the Right Tech

    Entrepreneurs have enough on their plate without worrying about the technological needs of their new business. Between complicated and highly technical infrastructure, advanced operating systems and constantly evolving technologies, it can be difficult for the most steadfast of IT pros to keep up.

    The majority of today’s enterprises …

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    Connecting Personally Drives Client Loyalty


    Thanking a tele-marketer for calling is a rarity at best. Instead, the question that comes to mind is whether to hang up immediately or give the person an opportunity to proceed. Hectic schedules are usually the deciding factor.

    Example #1

    Surprisingly, the phone was answered to hear thoughtful words from a telemarketer. Timing couldn’t have …

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    How to Increase Audience Attention


    Corporate sales training teaches representatives to speak to the simple client question, “Why should I care?” But the conversation is never that simple.

    The real challenge is to first discover where the prospective client’s interests reside. Once that is known, the next step is to have the person confide the challenges they face every day. …

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    Declutter Client Communication with These 4 Tips


    If you’re a self-employed consultant, you know the importance of regular client communication. If you don’t keep up with weekly meetings, needs quickly fall by the wayside. Expectations aren’t met. What does that mean for you? Loss of business. Your success as a consultant depends on your ability to keep the channel of communication between …

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    Buying Business Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know


    Operating a business is a risky venture, as even some of the most seasoned entrepreneurs aren’t guaranteed success. There’s so much to account for when running a business of any size, such as winning over customers, keeping margins high and competing in a crowded field. Those are all things the business owner has some degree …

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    Policies to Remain in Good Standing

    The Wells Fargo Bank fraudulent activities was a jaw dropping news event. We are all aware of protecting passwords online, but the bank magnified potential problems ahead. Upon walking into a bank, one normally trusts the tellers employed to handle bank accounts. The question becomes, is this a unique occurrence or might it happen again? …

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    Transform Dark Days into Opportunity


    Your reaction to particularly awful days can make or break future success. The better action to take is to remain as calm as possible. Take quiet time to analyze how far you have come. Think about the twists and turns, and what currently has you stopped in your tracks.

    Numerous conversations revealed that many almost …

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    Are Your Silent thoughts Providing New Direction?


    Logical thinkers who use analytics and hard facts 100% of the time may well dismiss the following insight. However, it is always best to take into consideration the ideas of those who think the exact opposite of you. Why?

    Should you be open to one new idea, it may prove to be an idea that …

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    Secure Your Data Before It’s Too Late


    Any data — or information — you produce in the digital space is considered a record. This includes social media data, emails, local and cloud-based files and much more.

    Believe it or not, even the most mundane information can be used against you if it falls into the wrong hands. Your address, full name and …

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