Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to build consensus among your small business team

“We need to get on the same page.”  When was the last time you said that to your small business team?  Getting everyone behind a decision is not the same thing as having everyone agree. In fact, the most highly functioning teams are ones in which members have strong opinions and beliefs about what is happening in your company and feel free to express them. … Continue reading How to build consensus among your small business team »

Google Glass Coming to Consumers this Year

In an interview with Joshua Topolsky of The Verge, Google Glass Product Director Steve Lee stated that the product should be making its way to consumers by the end of 2013.  Original estimates put the products release at 2014 and some even at 2015, but Lee seemed confident of a 2013 release date. “We are aiming on the team to have this out as a … Continue reading Google Glass Coming to Consumers this Year »

How marketing with a cause can help your small business

If you live in the California and spend a lot of time in your car listening to the radio – or are a fan of talk radio even listening over the internet with a headset on – you’ve probably heard the Sleep Train ads about the company’s work with California Foster Children. Sleep Train is the largest mattress retailer on the West Coast. The company … Continue reading How marketing with a cause can help your small business »

Mobile apps can make it easier to run your small business

Does your small business depend on mobile devices and the apps that are making them a powerful business tool? A recent survey of small business owners indicates that 72 percent use them on smartphones and tablets to run their business and 38 percent say they couldn’t survive – or it would be a major challenge to survive – without apps. Apps benefit your small business … Continue reading Mobile apps can make it easier to run your small business »

7 Tips to Gain New Accounts

Focus on a certain field rather than trying to spread to every organization out there.  Becoming an expert in a single market is much more valuable than spreading yourself too thin.  You want others to see you as the go-to person on a subject, and that will help you gain clients in that field. Know your target before moving in to acquire it.  Submerse yourself … Continue reading 7 Tips to Gain New Accounts »

Enterprise Mobility

Earlier in the week I posted a blog about BYOD, and I touched on how important it was to have a policy in place.  This goes for all mobile devices, not just user-owned devices.  Strategy Analytics recently did research showing that over 90% of organizations now have employees using smartphones at work.  Managing this many mobile devices can be challenging, and the best way to … Continue reading Enterprise Mobility »