Word of Mouth: The Power of the People

Word of Mouth: The Power of the People Word of mouth is increasingly important as review sites like Yelp and Angie's List gain popularity. According to Vendasta, 78% of consumers trust online peer recommendations and reviews, while only 14% trust advertising. And according to the White House Office of Consumer Affairs, on average a dissatisfied customer will [...]

2018-02-19T10:07:48+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|0 Comments

10 Management Mistakes That Make People Quit

10 Management Mistakes That Make People Quit One of the most important parts of effectively managing a business is knowing how to work with people. People are what build a company and it's the manager's job to lead them down the path of success, not drive them away from the company. Bad managers tend to [...]

2018-02-19T10:19:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|0 Comments

12 Professional Groups to Join on LinkedIn

12 Professional Groups to Join on LinkedIn LinkedIn is a powerful networking site – no matter what industry you’re in, LinkedIn can provide useful tools for growing your professional circle. We’ve compiled a list of 12 professional groups to join today: 12. Turnaround Management Association (Official) This group, lead by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), [...]

2018-02-19T09:05:29+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Articles, LinkedIn, Professional Tips + Tricks|0 Comments

20 Best (and Worst) Email Subject Line Keywords

20 Best (and Worst) Email Subject Line Keywords There have been numerous studies on the effectiveness of using certain keywords in email subject lines. Alchemy Worx, a global email marketing agency, analyzed over 20 billion emails and concluded that these 20 keywords are the most effective, meaning that they got the highest open rates overall: [...]

2018-02-12T08:48:13+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|0 Comments

How to Be Proactive in Uncertain Times

How to Be Proactive in Uncertain Times We can only speculate at this point what government laws will take effect and how it will affect our economy this year. Times are changing rapidly, and with the recent government shutdown, there's no telling what else is around the corner. The economic uncertainty of the last decade [...]

7 Decision-Making Tips for Leaders

7 Decision-Making Tips for Leaders Every leader is faced with tough decisions on a regular basis. Here are seven quick tips for decision making that every leader could use: 7. Tackle your most difficult decisions first Always tackle your most difficult decisions first. It will not only take a weight off your shoulders, but you'll [...]

2018-02-12T08:45:23+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|0 Comments

How Successful Leaders Inspire Loyalty

How Successful Leaders Inspire Loyalty Here's how successful leaders inspire loyalty in others: They value communication Successful leaders are great at communicating their values and ideas, and they encourage their employees to share them as well. They push for open discussions and are not afraid of being proven wrong. Their employees never have to guess [...]

2018-02-12T08:42:31+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|1 Comment

The True Value of the Customer Experience

The True Value of the Customer Experience According to an American Express study, “Americans will spend 9% more with companies that provide excellent service.” Customer experience (sometimes referred to as CX) is the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their relationship. A good customer experience means that the individual's experience during all points of contact [...]

2018-02-16T08:12:22+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|Comments Off on The True Value of the Customer Experience

8 Most Effective Email Subject Lines

8 Most Effective Email Subject Lines About 47% of email recipients open an email based on the subject line. On the other hand, 69% of email recipients report email as spam based solely on the subject line. The point? Subject lines matter. A lot. Here's an infographic to further illustrate just how much subject lines matter: [...]

2018-02-05T08:29:56+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks|Comments Off on 8 Most Effective Email Subject Lines

Blockchains: Data Organization for the Future

Blockchains: Data Organization for the Future First introduced by Bitcoin, blockchains are now being called the most influential technology for the future of business. A blockchain refers to an expansive list of records known as blocks that are linked together and shareable. Records include all versions and copies, and are secured in a database. Blockchains [...]

2018-02-19T10:37:28+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Articles, Professional Tips + Tricks, Technology|Comments Off on Blockchains: Data Organization for the Future