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Things to Avoid When Starting an Online Business

CommPRO Editorial Staff The idea of working on the internet is appealing to a lot of people. Starting a business is not that hard if you are willing to try your best, and these days, you have a fair share of sources to help you out.  Several examples include: the “How to Start a Business…

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The Business of Forgiveness?

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah College, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org   “To err is human, to forgive is divine.”  Alexander Pope’s adage applies to every person who has overlooked another’s offense or asked for forgiveness of their own, yet organizations often seem immune to any such ‘mercy mandate.’  At a time when many people are showing…

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What’s in a Bot? How to Stop Wasting Time and Automate Your Business Instead

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  So, you’re an entrepreneur, which means you’re probably familiar with that feeling of wearing too many hats and working too many hours- especially in these early days of your business. It’s likely too early to start hiring staff, or maybe you’re struggling to delegate appropriately to the staff you do have. …

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5 Crucial Ways to Improve Business Fitness

Susan Parks, Freelance Blogger With a trade war raging in China and concerns about a global economic slowdown growing, many small business owners are left wondering what to do. Do they stay the course, investing for growth and bringing on more staff? Or do they rein it in and take a more cautious approach? As…

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 “Just Ask” – The Most Valuable Two Words in Business

Jennifer Prosek, Managing Partner, Prosek Partners I often reflect on how lucky I am to have been taught, early on, the two most valuable words in business: Just Ask. I became an entrepreneur shortly after I graduated from college and I often felt I was in over my head. I also found that clients weren’t…

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Build and Protect Your Business with Purpose: Lessons from Whole Foods

Jay Coen Gilbert and Alexander McCobin  One of the most visible examples of the rising power of short-term shareholder activism was that of Jana Partner’s against Whole Foods Market last summer. What the storied grocer did right for over 30 years prior, and what its co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, wished he had done in…

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Eight Of The Worst Business Decisions Ever Made (Infographic)

Pak-Hou Cheung, Betway Casino From Mars’ meltdown to Blockbuster’s blunder, this infographic reveals some of the costliest mistakes to ever happen at the negotiating table. We’d all like to think that we can spot a good money-making opportunity when it comes along. But, just like in online casino, running a successful business is all about…

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How Starting Your Own Business is Not as Scary as You Think

Margie Hulse  Starting your own business seems like a big deal to a lot of people however it doesn’t have to be. Yes, there may be some legal aspects, depending on what area you are venturing into. These do not have to be a hurdle. There are many experts who are more than happy to…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Business

Heather Lomax, Media Relations Specialist, Financial Licensing Advisors There are many reasons that you might consider selling your business, aside from the obvious. Yes, in many cases, a failing business is a solid reason to sell it before you’re too deep in the hole, but there are other factors that you might not have imagined…

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5 Ways Automation Will Forever Change How We Do Business

Lauren Ruef, Research Analyst/Copywriter, Nvoicepay Fintech isn’t a trend, and now more than ever, businesses are starting to believe it. Governmental regulatory bodies like The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency granting Fintech a special charter to dodge regulatory barriers could fundamentally change everything about the future of finance. While many welcome this change with open arms,…

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9 Inspiring Quotes from PR Leaders that Work for Any Business Leader

Filomena Fanelli, CEO/founder, Impact PR & Communications Returning to the office after a Public Relations Society of America Counselors Academy spring conference is invigorating. Pages of notes in-hand, fresh ideas in my mind and dozens of LinkedIn invites later, I feel ready to grapple with the second half of the year, check back in with…

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CASE STUDY: MasterCard – Applying Social Media Research Insights for Better Business Decisions

One of the few steadfast companies that committed fully to research by making insights more actionable, and became more strategic, efficient, and successful is MasterCard. In 2011, MasterCard’s executive leadership challenged the organization to transform the B2B financial services giant into a more consumer-focused technology company. To do so, MasterCard created the Conversation Suite –…

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Making a Business Case for Snapchat

By Christopher S. Penn, VP of Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications There’s a fundamental rule in marketing and business: we cannot manage what we cannot measure. Unfortunately, Snapchat is not yet measurable in a meaningful way. Other than raw story views, marketers have no information, data, or analytics, and thus no insights, to guide their Snapchat…

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Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Rules To Follow

A business meeting can be informative or a time wasters.  You can be running the meeting or attending but certain rules apply to all. By following proper etiquette, you establish respect with the participants, help the meeting to run well and establish cooperation.   It’s your responsibility to help by following a few simple rules. 1.  Agenda – The…

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Are Great Ratings Key to Running The Country? You Bet They Are!

By Mary C. Long, Chief Ghost, Digital Media Ghost Smart businesses know that perception is everything – so do smart politicians. And with news sites becoming less substance and (alarmingly) partisan, offering angles better suited for the entertainment sites they compete with, successful politicians know that an exceptional online presence is key to getting elected today. So…

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