Leadership Today – What makes an Extraordinary Leader?

I think most of us wants to be an extraordinary leader, or wants to be led by one…

So, how does one become an extraordinary leader? Laura Garnett  in Inc. identified seven things that you can do:

  • Lead by example
  • Empower your team and members
  • Serve your team
  • Know how to inspire and engage yourself in your work
  • Be aware of your unconscious biases and welcome diversity.
  • Be more curious, ask more questions.
  • Always be thinking about your team structure and how to optimize it.

However, you also need specific skills to become an extraordinary leader.

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Starting an Online Business or a Physical Business, or Both?

Starting an Online Business or a Physical Business, or Both?

Is starting an Online Business or a Physical Business a viable option for prospective business owners today? I suggest business owners and business starters should do both, and then do business in an omnichannel environment. For your customer’s sake…

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Customer Empathy in Business

Customer empathy in business is a hot topic right now. However, it needs to be practiced the right way and right away.

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A business that fails to practice empathy will quickly fade away to be never seen or heard of again. Indeed, practicing empathy is one of the best ways to understand the reasons for your customer’s behaviors.

Hence, by putting yourself in the shoes of your customers, you may better understand their feelings and perspectives, and then use that understanding to guide your actions. After all, the actions you take will hopefully not only be for your own financial benefit, but also to address the concern for your customers’ welfare.

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Your Changing Customers

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The only predictable thing about your business is changing customers. That’s frightening! Because there are so many unpredictable things in today’s business world.

In fact, changing customers can cause havoc with your trusted and tested business models. Indeed, they can destroy them quickly and disruptively. Or changing customers can destroy them over time…

After all, you need not to be caught off guard or let your business dies a slow death because the behavior of your customers has changed. In fact, if you’re closely, and regularly monitor the behavioral trends of your customers, you might keep up with their needs, wants and motivations.

However, being one step behind your customers buying behavior will probably be not good enough. You should surprise them and let them know that you know what they’re going to buy even before they’ve realized it themselves.

So, let see how you can predict and manage your changing customers.

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Three Good Reasons to have a Business Plan before Starting your Business

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It can be a rather disrupting thought, starting your own business… It’s tantalizing, smelling of power, glowing with esteemed status and good fortune. But this starting your own business thing is, sadly, mostly scary, and intimidating at best. It is something you can’t conquer without a plan. Hence, we suggest three good reasons to have a business plan before starting your business…

In spite of having access to more knowledge than ever before, you’ll need a well prepared and structured business plan to help give you the first steps on your new journey…

The three good reasons to have a business plan are as follow:

To focus on your business; To secure funding, and To get people to invest in your business.

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Written Content to use for Digital Marketing Campaigns

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Written content is for decades now part of our virtual world. In fact, I can’t recall a day that I haven’t visited the web to read something – news, an eBook, product info or a blog. Indeed, buyers that are seeking product info online usually ends up reading content on a company’s website or social media page.

So, if you’re a business owner with some online presence, you would enjoy buyers end up at your site and reading your content. Even better if they make a purchase thereafter…

Sadly, the written word has not benefitted much with the advances in digital communication technology. As a result, the winners here are mostly visual, voice and interactive content formats.

However, despite the exponential growth and use of alternative content, such as online videos, voice and interactive content, the use of written content is still relevant today. Notwithstanding, the success of the others, written content that is well planned and presented may render good results.

Indeed, you should make written content part of your digital marketing campaign.

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What about Crowdfunding to get Money to Start your Business?

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Crowdfunding to get money is rapidly gaining popularity as a way for start-ups to get their businesses going. It doesn’t require winning over investors, and it gains attention for your start-up before its launched. Additionally, it helps you evaluate what kind of demand there is for your product.

But even more, it gives entrepreneurs hope. So, if crowdfunding is well planned and executed, it may generate enough money for you to live your dream…

However, success doesn’t just happen. Indeed, with every success story comes a lot of guts, sweat and tears. In fact, running a crowdfunding campaign is no different.

What is Crowdfunding?

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The Matter of Growing Your Business

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Growing your business is a very important matter. However, it seems that companies during the times of the covid-19 virus lockdown are only focusing on strategies to survive and to minimize the damage.

But I think that for the open-minded business owners and entrepreneurs, this is the perfect time to think about growing your business.

After all, growth “is crucial to the long-term survival of a business,” notes nibusinessinfo.co.uk, pointing to these clear-cut benefits:

  • Easier to add resources
  • Locate and identify new sales opportunities
  • Expand range of products or services
  • Acquire new customers

So, surprise everyone and start growing your business like never before. Who knows if the opportunity will presents itself again…

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How to Write your First Business Blog Post

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So, you’ve decided that your business needs a website. After all, you’d spend a lot of time choosing your domain name, and sign up with a reputable ISP host. Even more, you’d followed the advice of your ISP host and chose WordPress.org as a CRM platform. But now you need to write your fist business blog post…

You’re probably scared as hell to do the writing of your first business blog. However, take a deep breath of air and just start where you think you should – at the beginning.

Here are the steps you should follow to write your first business blog post:

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Are Price Promotions a Blessing in Disguise or a Waiting Disaster for Business Owners?

Price promotions are for many business owners a blessing in disguise. On the other hand, it may turn out to be a disaster for your business after a while. After all, the value of using price promotions is that it may render a quick remedy when you cashflows and revenues are lagging behind.

However, if you rely too much on price promotions to get business, you may put your business in danger over the long-term. In fact, you may turn your loyal customers into greedy bargain hunters.

So, please view the video (above) for a richer experience of this discussion…

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