Try not to use extras such as page counters, blinking or flashing text and unneeded background music. Page counters can interfere with the overall design of your website while flashing text has become a thing of the past. If you find the need to know how many people have been visiting your site, your server host should be able to offer statistics or you always have the option of utilizing Google analytics to track the site visitors on your own.
If your website is not geared around and industry that requires it-many find it best to stay away from background music. Music files are “weighty” files and can take considerable time to download.
Make Sure Your Page Titles Make Sense
One of the most important characteristics of business website development are the web pages and their titles. Be sure to detail the page’s title as it emerges in the top … Read more
Harvard professor Clayton Christensen coined the term disruptive innovation to describe “a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors.” An example of disruptive innovation is the cell phone (disruptor) displacing fixed line telephony.
There’s never been a better time to be a disruptive innovator. If you have a good idea, the barriers to market entry are shrinking. Business innovations like crowdsourcing and outsourcing provide cheap access to technology development, marketing resources and administrative support. You don’t need massive resources to invest in hiring employees to perform these business functions for you – you can design business graphics, develop an iPhone app or outsource your IT function using the new business models.
At the same time, large corporations have never been more vulnerable. A new survey by Right Management, … Read more
Without doubt the last few years have presented some extremely difficult times for leaders in organisations. After a number of years of buoyant times, leaders are having to face a very different outlook over the short and medium term.
In these challenging times it is easy to become incredibly despondent, lose focus and actually end up going backwards rather than going forward. So how can you survive in these challenging times as a leader?
Tip 1: Do Some Honest Reflection
It can be really difficult to sit down and do some honest reflection about what is and what is not working so well. After all, if it is our area of the business that is struggling, it is pretty normal to become defensive and start to justify. The chances are there are going to be things that are working well or performing well and you want to make sure that … Read more
Practical business growth strategies can be hard to come by in the ever-changing market of today’s tech based business world.
Never ever stop learning. If you stop learning you’re going to fall so far behind you risk never catching up! Seeking help from fellow entrepreneurs is probably the most sound advice anyone can follow in the business world. It may take some sweat equity and time investment, but it’s imperative that you are utilizing the most accurate info you can get your hands on. Integrating a new idea, product or software can sometimes be more challenging than finding said business growth tool!
Surviving the startup phase is, perhaps, the most challenging part of owning a business and if you’re at that stage I’d like to congratulate you! Now let’s get you moving toward the next phase in business. If you’ve been in business for any length of time you know … Read more
Starting a net business is very simple, but you must know what you are doing. You have to decide what you are going to promote and use techniques that will get you ranked on Google and other popular search engines. So how do you start making money on a net business? What if you don’t have a product to promote?
The first place you want to start is to start your training with a legitimate online marketing company. I suggest you do your research about the company you are willing to join and to stay away from “get rich schemes”! There are plenty of them out there and they all promise the same thing, and you will only lose your money. You will not get rich over night and it will take some time (depending on the effort you put in) for you to learn how and to market yourself.… Read more
Last week I was the MC and the motivational speaker for a MEGA Networking event. I had the opportunity to watch more than 100 people spend more than four hours making connections, exchanging business cards and learning about each others’ businesses.
Each person left that day with at least 80 or so business cards, and a whole lot of opportunity to build their network. In fact, I am sure that more than one person left that room feeling a little more than overwhelmed. I mean, how great that you made so many connections, but now what? How do you make your networking count?
To get the most out of networking you need to follow these simple rules:
1. Know Your Criteria — You meet a whole room full of people, you make great connections and now you have a stack of business cards thicker than a triple-decker sandwich. What are … Read more