Business Circle

Networking

6 Surprisingly Effective Networking Tactics They Won't Teach You in Business School

Stop networking like your grandfather, start making connections that matter.
Customer Loyalty

4 Strategies to Keep Customers Coming Back

A social-media complaint can cost a company millions and a review shape a restaurant's fortune. Find out ways that consumer feedback can shape product decisions.
Fear

10 Fears You Must Overcome When Starting a New Business

What's the difference between those who reap profits and the ones who fumble and walk quietly back home? Read on to learn how to stride boldly toward success.
Opportunity

How to Know When to Say 'No' to a New Opportunity

It's flattering when someone offers you a job or a business deal, but flattery can lead you nowhere.
Growth Strategies

5 Pieces of Your Business to Review Before the New Year

With only a few weeks left, now is the time to take a look back to set yourself up for a prosperous 2015.
Customer Engagement

Too Much Social Media Can Drive Away Your Customers

Your audience won't tire of quality content but the key word is "quality.''
Inbound Marketing

Want Inbound Leads? Here Are 5 Things You Must Do to Your Website.

A great website not only pulls organic traffic, but helps to turn that traffic into a steady stream of long-term customers -- the ultimate goal of inbound efforts.
Funding

Staying Out of the Shark Tank: What To Consider When Choosing Investors

Here are a few tips to make your experience with investors a positive one that provides a boost to the business.
Starting a Business

Want to Quit Your Day Job and Work Less?

The journey to your dream starts with these three simple things you can do today.
Business Mistakes

5 Behaviors You Need to Stop So Your Business Can Grow

An entrepreneur's business is a reflection of themselves. Sometimes, that's the problem.
Sales

4 Ways to Cut Down on the Hidden Costs of Sales

Empower your salespeople by giving them the tools they need and removing the distractions they don't.
Growth Strategies

How to Determine If Vertical Market Expansion is Right for Your Business

Taking your existing product or service to an untapped customer base can grow your company, but the decision should be carefully evaluated.
Hiring Employees

The 5 Traits in Addition to Talent You Need to Watch for When Building Your Team

When the time comes to hire new employees, it means what you are doing is working. Make sure the people you bring on board will help keep it going.
Goals

6 Surefire Ways to Realize Goals

Follow a strategic course to bring those noble company objectives to life.
Goals

Make a New Year's Resolution to Align Employee Success With Company Goals

Team members who are sincerely engaged are a company's greatest asset. Nurturing engagement is the leader's job.