I recently bought a 21-inch monitor online for my home office. I was so excited when I received the unit. But something was wrong. And that’s why I’m writing about it here. There was nothing wrong with the monitor and how it looks like. No dead pixels, no dents. The power supply is working. HDMI connection is displaying properly. The problem … [Read more...] about Strategy for Growth: Become a Company Customers Want to Do Business With, Not Because They Have To
Business Resources to Help You Create More Value
Most business owners (and individual consultants or freelancers) go into business without knowing or learning the purpose of business and how it fits into society. Below are a collection of resources to help you grow your business.
Control your costs. Manage your expenses. Reduce spending. Lower overhead These are phrases, or variations of it, that everyone has heard before at one point in their corporate career. However, if there’s one thing about expenses that people often don’t realize is that you can’t control or manage them. You can only cut them. That might … [Read more...] about Controlling Your Costs Is a Wrong Mindset to Use
Businesses often forget that increasing your revenues means you also increase your expenses. It’s only natural. As your sales go up, so does your cost of goods sold (COGS). For services, that would be your cost of sales. And that’s only considering the variable expenses. We’re not even talking about fixed expenses. At a certain point, this will … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Grow Your Revenues (Not Related to Advertising or Spending More Money)
Running a business is hard. Whether you’re a 1-man team or running a 10,000-organization, it can get pretty complicated. As an employee, you didn’t have to worry too much about other stuff other than your job. But as a business, you have to deal with them even if you don’t like it — financials, taxes, efficiency, tools and apps, and other … [Read more...] about The Only Formula You Need to Know to Run a Business
A website is necessary if you want to compete in today’s business environment. It gets you to the starting line. Without it, you don’t even get to be in the race. Without it, you don't exist. But another problem with websites is a lot of people tend to focus on fluff — the pretty things. Instead of focusing on the core functionality … [Read more...] about 4 Must-Have Capabilities of Your Website: The Rest Are Just Fluff
With a brand new year and a new decade, it’s a great time to step back and asses things in our life. No, you don’t need to add this to your New Year’s resolution. Rather, just take a few moments to ask yourself this question and answer it truthfully. "What is the purpose of your organization?" The reason I ask is that I met hundreds of … [Read more...] about The Real Purpose of Business: Why Does Your Business Exist?