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Streamlining Your Business: Steps to Cut Overhead Costs

By TedLevin, published on Jan 27, 2014

In today’s economy, there is no telling what tomorrow might bring. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, or what products you sell; times are still tough. There is no way around it. In order for businesses to survive in such conditions, you have to think small...with overhead costs.

As you begin establishing a client base and trustworthy team to increase business, you have to always have costs in mind. Some costs of business are unavoidable; rent, paychecks, insurance, and so on. And while costs are unavoidable, it can seem like the more you spend the less you grow. It’s a catch-all... (more)

Tags: business

Why Motivation is required to Reach Your Goals

By NolanGrayson, published on Jan 19, 2014

“Motivation” is a word commonly used. It is a word that gets thrown around a lot. Most often people associate motivation with something positive but, in fact, it does not always encompass positive emotions. Fear is an effective motivating factor for many people. Stress is an example of how negative emotions trigger undesirable results. Many people freeze, break down, or panic when they are stressed--thus demonstrating a negative response to the motivation. However, someone who works harder and smarter to overcome the stress uses positive actions in response to that negative motivation.

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Tags: business, inspiration, motivation, speakers

How Businesses Can Pay Less for Their Air Conditioning

By VictoriaH, published on Jan 17, 2014

The larger a building is, the more it is going to cost to cool in the summer months. As a business owner, this can be a huge expense. There are several ways in which you can pay less for air conditioning. Using a few of the tips below and ensuring that the building is properly insulated, a reduction in cost should be seen nearly immediately.

Password Protect Thermostats

Employees have a tendency of adjusting the thermostat on their own if it gets too hot. To prevent this, install programmable password protected thermostats where only those in management can make the adjustments.... (more)

Tags: business, business expenses, air conditioning

Why Motivation is required to Reach Your Goals

By NolanGrayson, published on Jan 16, 2014

“Motivation” is a word commonly used. It is a word that gets thrown around a lot. Most often people associate motivation with something positive but, in fact, it does not always encompass positive emotions. Fear is an effective motivating factor for many people. Stress is an example of how negative emotions trigger undesirable results. Many people freeze, break down, or panic when they are stressed--thus demonstrating a negative response to the motivation. However, someone who works harder and smarter to overcome the stress uses positive actions in response to that negative motivation.

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Tags: business, inspiration, motivation, speakers

iDatix Brings Industry Leader On-Board for 2014

By Alexander Craddock, published on Jan 10, 2014

...including the Executive VP of Sales for Truist, a Washing DC based SaaS Company which provided financial transaction processing. Additionally, as a member of the strategy team at Gilt Groupe, Sullivan made 2010 the year that Gilt would grow 600% and hit $500M in revenue after only 3 years in business.

Larry Sullivan received both his B.A. in Psychology and his MBA from Marist College in NY.

When asked why Sullivan was excited to make the transition to iDatix, he had this to say: “iDatix is a rare gem – I immediately knew that when I saw such a successful technology... (more)

Tags: business, process, information technology, it, idatix, lean, bpm, process automation, ecm, erp, document management, big data

How Design Affects Your E-Commerce Sales

By VictoriaH, published on Jan 9, 2014

...transitions and less load times but still features all of the products. A brief product description should be visible without having to go to a different page as well.

Functionality is everything when you have an E-Commerce website. As stated above, users base their opinions of your business on how well the site functions while making a purchase. A website that is designed with too many graphics, outside advertisements and banners is unattractive. It is seen as gaudy. Advertisements should be kept to a minimum to help increase traffic and sales. Reduced graphics also help the site ... (more)

Tags: business, sales, e-commerce

Be a ‘Just In Time’ Person, not a ‘Last Minute’ Person

By Karthik Selvaraj, published on Dec 11, 2013

... things done in the nick of time isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can even unburden you off of your stress and endless to-do lists. The trick is to avoid being ‘last minute’ and be ‘Just In Time.’

First off, let’s take a look at how Just In Time (JIT) is defined in the business world:

"…a production strategy that strives to improve a business’ return on investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying costs."

Wouldn’t we all love that in our personal lives too? In the context of daily life, we constantly wish for better ROI... (more)

Tags: business, productivity, lifehacks, just in time, planning

15 Great Business Magazines and Repositories You Can Browse

By Karthik Selvaraj, published on Dec 10, 2013

Harvard Business Review

HBR is a general management magazine from Harvard Business School. Articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations. They focus on such areas as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.

HBS Working Knowledge

HBS Working Knowledge is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking from HBS faculty, and the opportunity to both influence... (more)

Tags: business, websites, research, management, articles, journals, magazines, insights, hbr

3 Words You Should Use To Gain Insight During An Interview

By Karthik Selvaraj, published on Dec 10, 2013

I love articles on career advice and interviews. A few years ago, it was both a shock and a revelation to me when I learned that an interview is not just the recruiter firing away questions at a candidate, instead it is a constructive dialog between the two parties. An interview is a short process. As much as a company wants to size their candidate up quickly, the candidate also needs to learn about the company.

To help gain insights about each other, three simple words you can use during the interview are: "Tell Me More."

Or some variant of it. Here are my thoughts.

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Tags: communication, business, jobs, interview, management

Tips To Get Beyond Small Talk

By Karthik Selvaraj, published on Dec 10, 2013

Isn’t life mostly about social interactions?

We meet new people everyday, sometimes every hour. And it becomes vital that we have the ability to communicate with these new people. While most of us are comfortable meeting others from shared backgrounds and cultures, we do not have that luxury in the real world. The folks we get to interact with have diverse walks of life, which is exactly what makes life fun.

To make such interactions fun and easy, I would like to share some techniques that I picked up a few years ago and found hugely beneficial:

- Small talk after... (more)

Tags: communication, business, professional, career, management, networking, small talk

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