Having SMART goals for things we want to do and working towards them is an important part of being human. Goals big and small can be the stepping-stones to a successful business and the way you set them can make a difference to achieving them. The path towards our goals may not always run smoothly or be easy. It is important to use the SMART method of developing and setting your goals: READ MORE »
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In the same way that styles are an easy way to change the look of document TEXT, themes provide a quick way to change the overall look of the DOCUMENT as a whole. A theme consists of a set of coordinated colors, fonts and object effects. There are forty themes available in Office 2010. Themes are a new development that first appeared in Office 2007. If you’re using an earlier version of Microsoft Office, this tool is not available. READ MORE »
The sales process, or the steps of the sale, should complement the channel you have
selected. You are at the pinnacle of the sales process and the most fun- deciding how to sell the product or service.
Before we create your sales process, let’s review how something is purchased. We will assume for this chapter that when something is purchased there is an exchange of money for the product or service. READ MORE »
How do I know when it’s time to reinvent my services or products?
Here are some warning signs of business stagnation and decline:
Feedback from Customers/Clients. When you start hearing questions like: Do you have anything else? When will something new be in? Are you offering any more services? Have you thought about branching out? Clue after clue, the writing is on the wall. If you don’t reinvent your business in some form or manner, you will not have a demand for you to supply much longer. Take feedback seriously and begin to plan for and implement change throughout your business if you want to stay in business. READ MORE »
If you are reading this Rule of Thumb for Business blog you are looking for ways to make your work life more productive and successful. Am I right? I thought so.
As an entrepreneur, I know you understand the concept of planning. Yet, how often do you practice planning? At the beginning of a venture, whether starting a new business or modifying some aspect of a current business, planning takes a front seat, and yet, I know the complications of everyday tasks can, and do push on-going planning to the back. READ MORE »