Here’s a riddle: how is a business card like a car?
Okay, so it’s not really a riddle—there’s a legitimate answer to this question. Just like today’s cars are faster and more high tech than the first Model T that rolled off Ford’s assembly line, today’s modern business cards are more cutting edge than ever.
That’s because these cards have to make instant connections at crowded networking events. And just like one slow car causes a traffic jam on your morning commute, an outdated business card can knock you out of the networking race. A boring card is forgotten and ignored in favor of anything that’s more interesting.
So how do you create something memorable? This quick and easy guide to creating business cards will teach you how to maximize your design’s potential to catch your audience’s eye.
Successful entrepreneurs come from all industries and backgrounds, but there are a few common habits that unite them. Having your finances in order is the key to building your brand from the ground up but many entrepreneurs get lost along the way. Developing good financial habits early on will help your business grow the right way. Learn the money management strategies the world’s leading entrepreneurs use so you can replicate that success with your business.
When it comes to tackling inefficiency and boosting productivity in the workplace it can be difficult to know where you start. A common problem area can center around the mid-afternoon ‘3pm’ slump, which is known and renowned for downtime of productivity. Everything from coffee to naps to yoga has been offered as a cure, but more often than not, this issue can be solved with a simple glass of water.
Up to 75% of the U.S. adult population goes through their normal day at least mildly dehydrated. While the US population certainly consumes our fair share of caffeine and alcohol, when it comes to water, often the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day is overlooked. Waterlogic’s recent piece on dehydration and how it affects our lives proves this is not confined to the workforce, but affects all Americans, from childhood through to old age.
As a business owner you need to acknowledge that should data go missing, it can be an incredibly stressful and worrying time. There’s no way to know what has happened to it immediately. You need to take the time to work out what’s gone wrong so that you can deal with the cause accordingly. Of course, that being said, it’s important that as soon as you notice that a piece of data is missing, that you start trying to work out what has happened, and recover the piece because the longer you leave it, the less likely you are to find and recover it.
Determining the cause of missing data isn’t always easy, hopefully, however, the tips and pieces of advice below will help you to do that.
If you’ve ever put salt in your coffee instead of sugar, you can understand the awful taste disengaged workers leave in employers’ mouths. When an employee plays video games or yaks it up on personal calls at work, it can feel like an insult to the company and to the hiring personnel who brought them onboard.
What’s more, disengagement hurts companies’ ability to turn a profit. Distracted workers cost U.S. businesses a whopping $350 billion in revenue annually. Why such a big chunk of change? Well, it may have to do with the fact that only 3 in 10 workers are engaged—meaning the other 7 are wasting their time and employers’ money.
Another side effect of disengagement is high turnover. Approximately 2.7 million workers quit their jobs each month, making employers spend more than $11 billion to refill all those empty desks.
For most modern businesses, projects are the lifeblood. But doesn’t it seem like business projects are getting more and more complex these days? It’s essential keep your head in the game and your mind properly focused on completing these projects, but it can really feel like an impossible task at times.
So with this in mind, here are you some tips for efficiently managing a mind-bogglingly complex project. It does not have to be overwhelming and the more that you complete, the easier it becomes.
The online world is rough for any business owner who isn’t already at the top of the market. You’ll face intense levels of competition, expensive costs to keep marketing at the right point and pressure to perform well from investors. Do you think you can handle that? Well, you might be right, but even if you can, there will still be outside pressures. You need to keep your customers engaged and interested. If you don’t do this, it’s likely that you’ll struggle to find any type of footing on the market. Instead, your business will become one of the many dead sites online that no one remembers. So how can you guarantee customers are always paying attention to your business? Read on to find out.