GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - May 2011

Writing Effective Customer Surveys

There is usually a time in any business where you think it might be useful to ask your customers what they think and get their opinions.  This is particularly useful if you’re considering launching a new product or service and want to know whether people are likely to buy it. So if you do want to [...]

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New Social Media Options Aren’t New, They’re Sequels

“You see, Jason was my son, and today is his birthday…” – Pamela Voorhees, Friday the 13th, Paramount Pictures (1980) Our son is irritated with his grandfather. Wanted to wish him a happy birthday but…he doesn’t have a Facebook account…isn’t on Twitter…never looked at YouTube. For gawd’s sake, he doesn’t even have an email address! [...]

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ISO 9000 Document Control Procedures

ISO 9000 states that a procedure should be established and documented for the control of documents. This means that the various stages involved in the control of documentation must be identified and recorded. The standard suggests that only a single document is required to define those stages. But it is possible that various types of [...]

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Keeping Your Business Safe

No matter what you do and no matter how large or small your business is, technology is going to play a large part in your daily operations and probably your revenue too. Despite this dependency on so much technology the majority of businesses don’t take the threat to their IT seriously enough despite the fact [...]

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Improve Your Search Engine Marketing By Researching The Competition

I wasn’t a search engine marketer 10 years ago, but from veterans in the industry, I learned that it was much easier to rank back then. There was less competition and the search engines were fairly simple. All you had to do was insert keywords in the meta tags and the content to do well [...]

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Becoming Your Own Boss: Surety Bonds and Other Requirements for Running a Used Car Dealership

Three years ago marked the beginning of the recession. And, although the country is not entirely healed, signs of progress are visible. Americans have begun to trust in the economy again and spend. An industry that is experiencing financial growth and promise is used car dealerships. Sales within the car industry grew over 10% from [...]

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How Do Payroll Services Work?

What is a payroll service and how does it work? To a business there is perhaps no more important part of its infrastructure than its payroll service. The purpose of a payroll, simply put, is to make sure that each and every single person in a company’s employment is financially compensated for their work to [...]

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Taking A Business Page From Hollywood

“I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.” – Charlie Chaplin When you think about Hollywood – the motion picture industry, the first things that come to mind are usually a few hours of entertainment and the things movie bosses seem to [...]

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Payroll Solutions That Can Make You Money

There are few things that deplete an employee’s morale more than, having worked hard for a month, receiving an inaccurate wage which does not reflect their own levels of commitment. Be it late, or too little, wages not paid properly can make workers question all areas of their business; not least the competency of those [...]

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Have You Got The Courage To Ask?

During the last 16 years I have worked with many great salespeople and they all do one thing more consistently than their colleagues … they ask. If you want to increase your sales and grow your business you need to develop the ability and skill to ask for a variety of things. Ask more qualifying [...]

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Is Marketing About Being Organised?

Whenever I recruit for a new member of the team, I usually don’t ask for someone with marketing experience, but more for someone who is organised and has good admin skills.  Why? Because the vast majority of marketing I personally think is admin based and about being organised. Think about it:  Making calls to potential clients [...]

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Doing Multiple Tasks Isn’t Multitasking

“Mathematics… mathematics is never going to lead you to higher truth. Because it’s boring!” – Charles, “A Beautiful Mind,” Universal Pictures (2001) Multitasking…true, human multitasking is a fallacy. This came to mind when we visited our son in his room recently. His computer had four windows open plus IM going, his iPod was plugged into [...]

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Obama’s “Birther” PR Mistake

Orly Taitz will earn a brief footnote in history as the “Birther” movement leader. She was at the forefront of a movement of Birthers who doubt that the president’s birth place was the United States. She famously took the issue to a California court to find out if Obama was U.S. citizen and to hold [...]

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The 15 Most Important PR Questions

Time to launch your PR campaign? Make sure you’ve asked yourself the right questions to prepare yourself for success. Create a media relations checklist. Better yet, read this article and review the 15 most important public relations questions you can ask. Each business is different, so you need to supply your own answers, but the [...]

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Are Minorities Ruling Your Sales Decisions?

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) recently banned radio stations from playing “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits after it received a SINGLE complaint from a ‘minority group about the use of the word ‘faggot’ in the song. People who are familiar with the song know that it was inspired when Mark Knopfler overheard a [...]

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Good Conversations Build Relationships

“It is a choice, Wesley, that each of us must face: to remain ordinary, pathetic, beat-down, coasting through a miserable existence, like sheep herded by fate – or you can take control of your own destiny and join us, releasing the caged wolf you have inside.”. – Sloan, Wanted, Universal Studios (2008) Soon we will [...]

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Time Management And The Pareto Rule

Life can become hectic with schedules changing and tasks to carry out. I know a lot of you can relate out there, especially when it comes to juggling our day to day activities, whether at work or errands for your family and home. This is where time management comes in and having the insight to [...]

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Different Levels Of IT-Based Assistance For Corporate Structure All Across The World

Soaring Competitions Demand Something Extra Businesses all around the world have to face one factor generally, i.e. increasing competition. This is especially true for online business scenario. Though it seems unpleasant, but this is the factor that serves as the basis of technological evolution which is offering increased ease and convenience to end users. This [...]

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How To Get Payment From Clients

Although you might not think that getting payments from clients is anything to do with marketing, I would completely disagree. Because I think that there is nothing more demoralising that celebrating getting a new client and then finding that they do not pay. It can make you feel very low and be very stressful, which [...]

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