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Are You Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket?

February 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Is one big client giving you a ton of new work—so much so you can hardly keep up?Are you rubbing your hands together in glee at the thought of all the revenues about to roll in?Congratulations—but don’t get too comfortable just yet. Now is exactly the time when you need to start thinking about landing more clients. “How can I go after more clients when I can barely handle the work I’ve got now?” you may be scoffing.I hope you don’t have to learn this the hard way, but the reality is that in bus... Read More

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Productivity

February 21, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

We all know how hard it is for employees (and maybe even for you) to stay productive during the holidays. Maybe you just gave up, let it happen and swore to get back on track in the New Year.But what if that New Year’s resolution has still not taken effect? What if your employees still seem in holiday mode and can’t buckle down to business? Plus, if you have any football fanatics they may have gone straight from holiday distractions to obsessing about the Super Bowl (some estimates put the cost... Read More


Newport Beach Broker Open House

February 18, 2014 | By: pbcseo

Newport Beach Broker Open HouseAnnouncing our new location at 4000 MacArthur (former MindSpeed building) in Newport Beach.Join us for Snack, Beverages and a Tour Thursday, February 20th, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM4000 MACARTHUR 4000 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 600 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 769-7000CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TOURNewly built Koll Center Newport location at 4000 MacArthur. Located at MacArthur Blvd and Jamboree Road, this highly visible location offers stunning views, quick freeway... Read More

How to Put Twitter to Work for You

February 17, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If your small business isn’t already active on Twitter, a new study about its effectiveness might change your mind. The study by Market Probe International found that 86 percent of consumers are more likely to buy from a small business if they see a friend recommending it on Twitter. Twitter not only boosts sales, but also helps you build lasting relationships with prospects and customers—85 percent of whom say they feel more “connected” with a business after following it on Twitter.What Do Twi... Read More

Protect Your Business from Disaster

February 12, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Here’s a scary statistic for you: 95 percent of companies experienced a data outage in the past year. Here’s another one to rattle your entrepreneurial nerves: 32 percent of IT administrators do not test backup solutions for effectiveness.Now let’s look at the impact of natural disasters on small businesses: Did you know 2,700 small businesses applied for disaster loans due to Hurricane Sandy? That helped save many of them—but not all. About 30 percent of the small businesses affected by the Hu... Read More

Use Social Media to Conduct Focus Groups

February 10, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Have you ever conducted a focus group? In this method of doing market research, you bring together a group of people who fit your target customer profile and ask them questions to help guide new product or service development. Focus groups are valuable, but can be costly and time-consuming for a small business. Fortunately, social media offers an alternative to in-person focus groups that can work for just about any business.Here are 5 steps to using social media to conduct informal focus group... Read More

How to Use Visual Social Media

February 06, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If building your Facebook and LinkedIn traffic was part of your 2013 marketing plan, you’ve got a few more social media sites to add to your 2014 to-do list. And it’s time to think visually and not just textually.Here are six sites you need to know and use for visual promotions.Pinterest:There are only about half a million business accounts on Pinterest accounts, so putting your business on this virtual bulletin board now will still classify your business as an early adopter. There are millions... Read More

Give Your Social Media Presence a Checkup

February 03, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Social media trends are changing all the time. Is your business keeping up? As we start a new year, now is a good time to give your business’s social media presence a checkup.Here are 5 things to assess:1. Do you have clear social media goals?When social media was young, we all started off just wanting to rack up the Twitter followers and get more Facebook fans. That’s great, but today social media is more sophisticated and you need to set some goals. Do you want your social media followers to ... Read More

4 Ways to Have a Productive Virtual Meeting

January 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

We’ve already covered tips for having a productive meeting such as planning ahead and turning off distracting tech toys, but how do you stay productive when one or more people aren’t even in the same room? How do you engage participants who are across the country or even around the world?In its semi-annual State of the Modern Meeting Report, Blue Jeans Network, a video-centric collaboration service, found the five most common business uses for a virtual meeting include:Team meetings, especially... Read More

5 Ways to Reach Out to Your Customers

January 28, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

More than half of respondents in a recent survey by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business report they’ve had to deal with bad customer service. (Personally, I’m surprised the figure’s that low.)In the 2013 Customer Rage Survey, respondents say on average after receiving poor customer service, they had to contact companies four times to get resolution. With studies showing that 72 percent of profits come from just 20 percent of your customers, smart business owners need to mak... Read More

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