Strategi and Plaining Business

How Can Outsourcing Benefit Small Businesses?

What is outsourcing? Outsourcing is the practice of using outside firms to handle certain processes or work usually done within the company. Small businesses commonly use outsourcing due to many reasons, among them to trim costs and the lack of manpower. However, in this digital age outsourcing can bring in greater benefits than previously thought of. Outsourcing helps you cut down capital costs. In this competitive market today, any...

A Look at the Many Uses of the Custom Postcard

Postcards aren’t considered among the more traditional forms of marketing for many businesses; however, they can make for a great addition to your campaign when used in the correct manner. The important thing to remember when looking to take advantage of custom postcard printing is that the postcard is both fairly novel and must also remain consistent with the brand messages that are conveyed by your other marketing materials....

Leadership and Trust – A Cautionary Tale

I once worked for a TV station where senior management wanted to get rid of one of the news anchors. Because of the stipulations of her contract, they couldn’t just fire her outright. So they came up with a plan. Their plan was to make her so miserable that she would feel compelled to quit. Now, how could I possibly know about this? At the time, I was just...

Try 10 Tips to Build Terrific Virtual Teams

Having tried and tested principles to guide you through the mire of leading virtual teams- technical and non-technical alike. You know, the kind of teams that are used to operating within geographical, functional or individual silos, don’t communicate with each other and so on.. Here are the 10 top tips that can turn make a difference to how teams relate to others, which is as important as technical savvy...

Craft Fairs – How to Know What Will Sell

You’re selling your handmade products at your local craft fair but aren’t sure what will sell. It’s not a matter of what you think will sell but about what has sold in the past. How do you find out? Follow these 10 tips to produce hot sellers for your next event. Keep Production Costs Low Craft fairs are not the time to bring out your artistic creations. The best...

How to Design Energy Efficient Homes In Australia

In Australia we have our buildings nominated with energy ratings. These mean that the buildings can compared to each other regards the cost of heating and cooling. In Australia most of our cities are in climates where 40 C (104 F) is not unusual. The capital of Australia gets to minus -50 C, while up in the northwest of Australia it gets to 55 C (131 F). So it...

Best Top 7 Time-Saving Tools To Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing WITHOUT Adding To Your Workload!

With all of the hard work it takes to get your business up, running, and profitable, it’s no wonder why so many entrepreneurs struggle to find the time to maintain their social media presence. That’s why I’ve invested in figuring out little social media “hacks” – tools and methods I can use to maintain my presence, grow my followers, and make money with social media WITHOUT actually adding to...

Consumer Behavior – How To Target Teenagers?

According to the consulting firm, American teenage consumers aged twelve to seventeen spend more than two hundred billion dollars on products every year. The consumer behavior of this age group has significant influence over household purchasing decisions. Following trends in the way teens make use of media can help small businesses deploy their marketing and advertising efforts in ways that effectively target the right customers with the most effective...

Control Room Design and Outfitting

Control rooms are technology driven environments where mission-critical activities are monitored and problems solved quickly and accurately. To work comfortably in these environments, operators require control centers with adequate space for the operators to move around and with furniture designed in shape and size for the work being performed. The equipment and storage requirements for the console workstations are the backbone of the design. Designing a control room for...