23 Reasons Your Website Sucks

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Not to be harsh, but the reality is that plenty of businesses out there are running websites that do a serious disservice to their brand images.  Whether it’s because their designs haven’t been updated in the past decade or that their sites don’t render properly in a mobile environment, it’s important to be aware of the pitfalls that affect both beginning and more experienced website … [Read more...]

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!   1) Availability We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason to climb a mountain, but not a very good reason … [Read more...]

10 Smart Risks That Every Business Should Seek Out

10 Smart Risks That Every Business Should Seek Out

  Being a risk taker in business is not the same as being reckless. Nevertheless, the word “risk” has a negative connotation to most of us, implying danger and possible loss. For true entrepreneurs, risk is viewed as a positive, with its implied challenge to overcome the unknown and hitting the big return. In fact, risk is an integral part of life, as well as every business, yet … [Read more...]

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

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You're the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here's how to become the strategic leader your company needs. In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it's time for you to "be strategic." Whatever that … [Read more...]

7 New Facebook Changes Impacting Businesses

7 New Facebook Changes Impacting Businesses

Facebook pages are changing. And that means your business strategy will need to change. In fact, Facebook has made many new changes that will impact anyone with a Facebook page. These changes emerged from Facebook’s fMC 2012 Conference. The overall message was that Facebook is looking at pages as a “mission control” point (which is where the MC comes from in the conference title). Here is an … [Read more...]

New Concept? Ask These 3 Questions First

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To rigorously evaluate a new idea, business plan, sales pitch, or product feature, be sure you ask these three simple questions. They will save you. Before you waste your time with a business case, sales pitch, or SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats), put yourself in your customers' shoes. Then, answer these three simple questions: Why do I need a product or … [Read more...]

Google Gives Gregor Mendel a Cool Doodle

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Don’t be surprised if you see some green and healthy looking Google doodle today. Yes Google is honoring Gregor Johann Mendel with a cool green pea shaped doodle for the day. But who is Gregor Mendel? 1. Gregor Mendel is the Father of Modern Genetics. 2. He is famous for his pea experiments that discuss the dominant and recessive traits in heredity. I am guessing that this is the reason why … [Read more...]