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Leadership and Management: What’s the Difference?

Precisely among most frequently rehashed topic for debate and discussion in the field of business are the concepts behind being a leader and a manager. Taken from their exact terms, leaders are meant to lead people, while a manager is expected to manage tasks. More often than not, however, the two ideas are misrepresented and [...]

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Survey: Franchisees Unhappy Over McDonald’s Costly Business Decisions

Recent reports of McDonald’s dwindling overall sales performance has created a stir not only among executives and investors; franchisees are expressing dismay over the issues plaguing the world’s largest hamburger fast-food chain. A recent survey by Janney Capital Markets revealed how franchisees, which have reached some 14,000 stores scattered across the United States, are becoming [...]

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Is Owning a Franchise a Business Risk Worth Taking?

For many who are reaping the benefits of franchising, the business model is a highly ideal one. Leveraging known brands often works better and invites more benefits than going through the whole process of creating and establishing their own. Entrepreneurs are also basking on the strategic support that franchisors offer, while also spotlighting the potential [...]

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Female Entrepreneurs Reshaping Small Business in Detroit

As the role of men and women continue to evolve, society is seeing the latter present breakthrough capabilities and demonstrating their significant contributions. In the business arena, for one, the playing field has certainly leveled. Women are proving they can do business and mean it. Just as more and more women now proving themselves worthy [...]

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Social Media … Targeted Marketing Until They Turn on You

“It’s not a mistake. They don’t make mistakes. They don’t do random. There’s always an objective. Always a target.” – Nicky – “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004) The world of new media – widgets and social applications – it’s a great big beautiful marketing hunting ground. Imagine people flocking to Web 2.0 locations where they blog. [...]

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Concentrate on Results … Not on delivery

I came across a very interesting formula the other day, which was shared by a sales guru based in the US called Lisa Sasevich. She was talking about the fact that when many of us talk about what we can do for customers, we concentrate on how we can deliver the product or service and [...]

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Do You Know Your Why?

When people used to ask me why I wanted to achieve a particular goal in my business or get to a certain turnover, I never used to be able to answer them and I always came away from that interaction thinking the same thing: Why do you want to know my why? After all, I [...]

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Apple Scores Just Enough to Put Big Points on the Board

“They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Terence Mann, “Field of Dreams,” Gordon Co., 1989 In the name of full disclosure: – I don’t worship at [...]

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Cloud, BYOD, Bad Judgement Changing Business Landscape

Crowd Pleaser – Tell people there’s been an accident or a train wreck and they rush to the scene to survey the damage. They will watch for hours and say under their breath, “thank gawd that’s not me.” Hollywood studios and businesses around the globe are watching Sony Entertainment’s virtual business drama unfold as personal [...]

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More Good Video Choices Coming Out on More Devices

“The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the island. There are no guards inside the prison, only prisoners and the worlds they have made. The rules are simple: once you go in, you don’t come out.” – Narrator, “Escape from New York,” AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1981 I didn’t really think I’d [...]

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Eliminate User and Security Breaches, Hacks Will Be Solved

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…” – Sir Laurence Olivier, Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with his Battle Fought at Agincourt in France), 1944 We recovered from Heartbleed and now Bash vulnerability/shellshock emerges as the next great “discovery” that’s going to cause massive data breaches (think Sony [...]

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Two Factions Are Making M&E Better, More Available

Old Sign, New Business – With the content industry rapidly transitioning to new digital options, new opportunities have emerged for the M&E industry even though it’s sometimes hard to realize with the land seemingly shifting under your feet. As long as you don’t think about it too hard, today’s entertainment is great. Think just a [...]

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Spinoffs are Board Games Played with People

“That is just the beginning. I’ve seen things you’ve only seen in your nightmares. Things you can’t even imagine. Things you can’t even see. There are things that hunt you in the night. Then something screams.” – ‘Alan Parrish, “Jumangi,” Columbia Pictures, 1995 A while back, I figured out that the CE (consumer electronics) industry– [...]

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Finally, Ransom Notes Have Joined the Digital Age

“You pick me clean, you put me in a coffin with a rotten, stinking cat, and now you strip me bollock naked.” – Robert Agar, “The Great Train Robbery,” Sterling Films, 1978 Think how great it’s going to be in 2020 with 50B connected things. Not just your notebook, tablet, smartphone (if they’ll even be [...]

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Surprising Shift to Mobile Shopping Will Improve Holiday Sales

“Cash is the fossil fuel that keeps our economic pistons pumping.” – Walter, “Home for the Holidays,” Paramount, 1995 Well, my daughter is busy lathering her fingers with ranch hand cream (she found it online and swears by it) to get ready for the holiday shopping season, has charged her “old” iPhone (thrown out hints) [...]

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When Should You Stop Chasing A Potential Client?

You have been to see a potential client and then dutifully gone back and sent over a proposal. And then, radio silence. Nothing back at all. You know you’re going to have to pick up the phone and that thought doesn’t fill you with joy – what if they say no? Here’s the bad news. [...]

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The Secret To Writing Great Copy

How many times have you read something – maybe on a website or in a sales letter and thought “that doesn’t make sense” or found it hard to concentrate because the way it was written wasn’t very interesting? Well, let me tell you something. When I first started my business, that’s how the information that [...]

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Keep You and Your Stuff a Little Less Available to “Them”

“Folks that throw dirt on you aren’t always trying to hurt you, and folks that pull you out of a jam aren’t always trying to help you.” – Jack Beauregard, “My Name is Nobody,” Refran Cinematographica, 1973 If you think it’s all about you … you’re right! Samsung, Apple, Ford, M&Ms, Johnson & Murphy, Dos [...]

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Just Because You Have a List

I think there is definitely an expectation in marketing that just because you have a list of contacts, be it from a bought list, networking event, LinkedIn connection, referral and so on, that everyone on that list should be interested in what it is that you do. Let me give you an example. A client [...]

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The Recipe for Everything You Want, Need

“The Kanamit seem friendly and assure everyone they have nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they offer to share wonderful technology that will provide limitless energy, cure all disease and convert deserts into lush gardens. For the people of Earth, paradise has arrived.” – “To Serve Man,” Twilight Zone, 1962, Cayuga Productions I recently [...]

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