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7 Steps To Successful Project Management

May 07, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Have you ever had a project for a customer or client that started off seemingly simple and then turned into a nightmare? Avoid project headaches and make sure you deliver what your customers expect with these seven steps to successful project management.1. Plan Early and OftenAfter meeting with your client, convey your client’s expectations to everyone involved in delivering the goods, whether employees, freelancers or independent contractors.2. Prevent Scope CreepYou know how projects often st... Read More

How to Take Your Contacts to the Next Level

May 06, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

How many times has this happened to you: You are networking at an event or conference and meet people who you really connect with, get their business cards and contact info, invite them to connect with you on social media, send them a few tweets or post a few times on their Facebook pages and then…nothing. Relationships you hoped would lead to new ideas, interaction and new business go nowhere.How can you prevent new social media connections from fizzling out and take them to the next level? He... Read More

Mobile Payment Processing Boosts Your Business

May 02, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

For a small business owner, a big part of success is maintaining your cash flow by ensuring you get paid on time and in full. If your business visits customers at their locations to provide services or deliver products, or if you frequently sell products or services at an outside location (such as at events or conferences), you could benefit from a mobile payment solution.Mobile payment tools work using a reader device that attaches to your smartphone and/or tablet computer and lets you accept ... Read More

Taking Time Off Increases Productivity

April 30, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Last year, small business owners were happy to skip vacations because that meant more business was coming in and taking time off had to be put on hold. But with the economy showing steady recovery, small business owners might be able to finally take a little time away from the office this summer.Whether or not you completely unplug depends on the state of your business and how comfortable you feel doing so. According to a survey by Prosper Mobile Insights, 78.8 percent of mobile users who go on... Read More

How Can I Get New Business From Referrals?

April 28, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Where did your last new customer come from? How about the one before that? If you didn’t say “a referral,” then you could be missing out on a hidden stash of possible new business from satisfied customers. An impressive 65 percent of new business comes from referrals, so you’d better have your referral marketing tactics well-defined and in action to grab your share.Here are some basics to remember:1. It’s OK To AskThe golden rule of referrals: It never hurts to ask—especially when a customer ha... Read More

5 Ways to Focus in a Shared Office Space

April 25, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Working in a shared office space has plenty of perks—flexibility, convenience and lower rent, just to name a few. Then there’s the added bonus of having plenty of other small business owners and professionals around who you can bond with, network with, bounce ideas off of and get inspired by.But what about for those times when the buzz of conversation around you isn’t quite so inspiring? Sometimes, when you need to focus and concentrate, being surrounded by other people can be a bit distracting... Read More

12 Ways to Generate Content for Your Blog

April 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you’ve got a business blog, you know how hard it can be to come up with new content on a regular basis. Here are a dozen ideas for generating content when you just don’t feel inspired:1. Keep an Ideal NotebookThis can be on paper or digital. You never know when ideas for a blog post will come to you, so make sure you can easily jot them down or record them whenever they arise—whether that’s in the car, as you’re dozing off at night or when you’re working out.2. Build Off Another Blogger’s Po... Read More

5 Ways to Go On An Email Fast

April 21, 2014 | By: pbcseo

Are you addicted to checking email? You’re not alone. To help people conquer their email demons, the fourth annual global No Email Day recently came and went on April 4, 2014. As a small business owner, can you ignore your email for a day? Before you ask why you’d even want to try that, you have to admit constantly checking email is an incredible drain on your time. It’s possible to spend your whole day checking and responding to email to the detriment of the rest of your business.What’s more, ... Read More

Springtime Client Appreciation Day

April 18, 2014 | By: MBurge

Here at Premier Business Center's Airport Executive Suites location in Irvine, CA we don't just tell clients how we feel about them, we show them how we feel by hosting a special event day we like to call Client Appreciation Day!This month we had a Spring themed get together to take a break from all the hard work that goes on in our office space. Not only did we have delicious food and drink, but we also had an egg hunt inside the building! Our egg hunt included the traditional candy prizes, but... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Social Automation

April 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

As a small business owner using social media to market your business, does your typical day go something like this? “Time to check my LinkedIn Groups, post on Facebook, tweet and retweet, don’t forget to Instagram that picture, hang out a bit on Google+ and oh yeah, pin some stuff on Pinterest.” Throw in a little Reddit, BizSugar and StumbleUpon; lather, rinse, repeat, and you could quickly find your whole day passing by in a haze of posts/likes/comments/pins.For the busy small business owner, ... Read More

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