Posts Tagged“business”

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Despite the many joys and advantages of being your own boss, mental health rarely comes up in the conversation when it comes to being a solopreneur. Related: Content marketing tips for Solopreneurs That being said, loneliness and depression amongst remote workers is a very real phenomenon which can be attributed to a number of factors including: Lack of face-to-face communication with others: when working from home, we rarely are afforded much in terms of human interaction Health problems associated with being sedentary and not getting out of the house The “lone wolf” mentality: this isolation eventually drains us as we…

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Has the time finally come for your brand to have a mobile app by its side? If so, do you know where to go in terms of not only finding the right app for your brand, but also the right developer to put it in place for you? In a day and age when millions of consumers around the globe are turning to their mobile devices of all kinds to browse for and ultimately buy products and services, your mobile app is a necessity. That said knowing what your soon-to-be app can do, who will build it, and of course…

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As businesses grow, they increasingly need capital to fuel future growth efforts. Capital can come from different sources, including loans and new investment. For both start-ups and mature businesses, new investors are an excellent way of boosting the capital available and adding skills and knowledge. There are several issues that you should consider when recruiting new investors, including their background, and what they can bring to the business over and above the actual funds. Examine your investor’s background An investor offering money to your business will often require a stake in the business in return. For this reason, you need…

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Business owners come in all shapes and sizes; likewise, each and every entrepreneur has a different approach in terms of their lifestyle and how they carry themselves. Picture Mark Zuckerberg in his hoodie and flip-flops standing next to your stereotypical suit-and-tie CEO. Similarly, think about pioneers such as Steve Jobs whose bold personality and distinct style are unforgettable; likewise, Bill Gates, despite his seemingly timid demeanor, represents one of the most compelling success stories of all time. Sometimes what makes a successful business owner in any industry has less to do with what’s on the surface and more to do…

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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…