The future for Jive is bright! This morning, Forbes included Jive Communications for their list for 2017 Next Billion-Dollar Startups.[...] Continue Reading.
You’ll face many challenges when working on small business sustainability. This article outlines common challenges and how to overcome them.[...] Continue Reading.
Hold music isn’t a particularly glamorous part of setting up a company. But having the right songlist can set the tone for your inbound callers. Enjoyable music can shorten their perception of wait times, manage customer anxiety, and create brand awareness. That’s why we’re going to hash out what your hold music should accomplish. We’ll also offer a few tips on how to pick the best hold music for you.[...] Continue Reading.
There are simple marketing strategies that any small business owner can implement. One of the most effective is the free printed promotional materials.[...] Continue Reading.
How do you get a 1-800 number? Good question! This article tells you how toll-free numbers work, the benefits, and how to purchase a toll-free number.[...] Continue Reading.
With the increase in communications channels connecting businesses and customers, it isn’t hard to find cringeworthy examples of business communication fails. Here are a few examples of various business communications channels (email, social media, and branding/PR) and how they can go very, very wrong.[...] Continue Reading.
If you’re managing remote employees, skip to the head of the class by learning from these experts. Here are 28 tips to effectively manage remote workers![...] Continue Reading.
Whether you’re new to trade shows or a seasoned veteran, here’s a timeline to help start and/or refine your preparation. By following this timeline, you will put your best exhibit forward at the next professional trade show.[...] Continue Reading.
The most venerable 2 x 2 strategy tool is the Product-Market matrix. Conceived in 1965 by Igor Ansoff it defines four archetypal growth strategies, ones that define the broad categories of options available to firms. It looks like this, and asks the question: “Should you expand by focusing on new markets or new products?”[...] Continue Reading.
Have you worked from home? If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you will in the future. So whether you currently work remotely, or plan on taking advantage of future opportunities to do so, we recommend developing these characteristics.[...] Continue Reading.