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Do you have big plans for launching an ecommerce business, but are unsure of where to start? The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make those aspirations a reality. Believe it or not, the process is not as complicated as you might think. With these 9 easy steps, you can have your online store up and running quickly. Pinpoint a High-Potential Product Of course, the first place to start is identifying the product you want to center your business around. The key is to choose a product that has both global demand and can easily be…

I spend a great deal of time working with businesses and trying to help them to achieve the success that they are looking for. One thing that always surprises me when I do spend time with companies, is how few of them have unlocked the potential of social media and the benefits which it can have on your business on the whole. If you too have not yet realized just what the power of social media can do for your business, and ultimately your bottom line, now is the time to learn and get yourself on social media as soon…

It often takes a long time before companies secure their top sales representatives, with much trial and error. The turnover in sales is incredibly high because it takes real analysis and understanding of the position in order to fill it properly. Not every hiring manager has done this work, or knows where to begin, and without deciphering what the true needs of a given role are, the job will continue to be tackled haphazardly by hires who aren’t well-suited for it. Thankfully there are ways to avoid making hiring mistakes or putting the success of your present team in jeopardy.…

No enterprise is perfect. If your company is like most, it could probably operate in a more streamlined, efficient manner. Many leaders integrate the Japanese practice of kaizen, or continuous improvement, into their business operations, reasoning that practices and procedures can always improve. The question is: How does a business owner or executive translate the need for efficiency into action?   Much has been written about efficiency-enhancing management tactics. As a leader, it’s in your best interest—and your company’s—to craft a managerial style that consistently brings out the best in your teams and keeps big projects moving along on schedule.…

Even M&A experts like Larry Polhill know that almost half of all mergers and acquisitions “fail,” leaving the combined entity less well-off than before.  There are many reasons that this happens, and while some of them might be beyond your control, other causes of failed M&As can be prevented with some planning and careful preparation before the transition.  If you are thinking of participating in an M&A, here are some pitfalls to look out for. Customer Service Gaps Customers are the life’s blood of any business, and the first priority before, during and after any merger is to make sure…