Five Great Apps for Growing Businesses

Five Great Apps for Growing Businesses

Among other things, running your business is a balancing act involving your time. In fact, time might be the most precious resource you have. (You can always make another dollar, but let’s see you make another minute.) Since no one has figured out how to cram 25 hours...
One Week to a Better Website

One Week to a Better Website

It’s hard to believe, but we are now about 15 years into the Internet commerce era. Just a few years ago a new contact at a business function would ask, “Do you have a website?” Today, it’s much more likely you will be asked, “What’s your web address?” But how is your...
Credit Scores and Hiring

Credit Scores and Hiring

Strange economic times can lead to strange…well, almost everything. Strange news stories. Strange public policy discussions. Strange moral arguments. Strange issues for your hiring managers or human resources people to wrestle with. Consider that Ohio, California,...
How’s Your Company’s Brand?

How’s Your Company’s Brand?

Apple Inc. is still on a roll. The computer and consumer electronics juggernaut is the most respected brand of any American company. That’s according to Harris Interactive’s annual public opinion poll on corporate brands and reputations. Apple beat out last year’s...
Turtleneck Not Required

Turtleneck Not Required

How many presentations, sales pitches, or speeches did you sit through in the last year? Fifty? A hundred? And, although many were probably quite good, how many were truly exceptional or memorable? One or two? There’s no need to fall into the “mediocre” category when...
How’s Your Elevator Pitch?

How’s Your Elevator Pitch?

As Jerry Seinfeld might ask, “What did they call these pitches before there were elevators?” Sorry. Could not resist. It’s not clear who came up with the phrase “elevator pitch.” Some people like the term, some don’t. Certainly, it’s a bit clichéd, but the other side...