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Maximizing The Value Of Your e-Commerce Business

Men and women throughout the business world have been capitalizing on this emerging e-commerce and creating new patterns of buying and selling a small business in the process. Now that these patterns have become more ingrained and reliable, Jock Purtle says we should take a look at what to do and what not to do in order to sell your e-commerce business for the highest possible price.

The Future Of The Remote-Working Model 

It is only a matter of time when organizations will need to optimize their policies about remote work and encourage a healthier work environment, insists Dominika Paciorkowska, Chief Managing Director of ClickMeeting.

Forget Balance! 3 Ways Leaders Can Navigate Imbalanced Lives

A perfect work-life balance is not possible for those in leadership positions. It’s more useful to strive for work-life integration, where you not only bring your work home, but also bring your home to work, says Sue Hawkes, author of "Chasing Perfection - Shatter The Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success".

10 Ways For Students To Save Money

Being a student, living off your loan and (if you’re lucky) financial help from your parents, can be difficult, stressful, and require some resourcefulness. Joe Levi, founder of Student Money Saver shares 10 top tips to save cash on everyday shopping and bills.

Idea: Mag Nation – Coffee And Magazines Do Mix

It may go against conventional thinking, but the marriage of coffee and magazines make so much business sense it's a wonder why no Singapore...

Don’t Follow The Buzzwords For Small Business Technology

While there is a strong temptation for micro businesses, small businesses and start-ups to be distracted by the latest technology fads, business owners should be very wary because information on new technology also comprises hype from vendors trying to sell products.

The Good Ol’ Boy Decline: 8 Tips To Help Women Take Over The C-Suite

Consider this: a 2011 Harvard Business Review study found that adding more women to a group increased the collective intelligence of that group. Adding more men? No increase in intelligence. Vickie Milazzo, author of "Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman", says it’s time for women to rescue the traditionally male-dominated business world from itself.

Four Money-Saving Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Company’s Computers

When it comes to your business’ technology, it can be overwhelming to know whether you are using the most efficient tools and devices. Brad Harding, a tech guru at Crucial.com, offers some tech tips can help you save money while offering optimal computer performance.

Microsoft’s Purchase Of Minecraft Maker Mojang Shows Commitment To Building Cross-Platform Appeal

For Microsoft, “Minecraft” is more platform than game, writes Jack Narcotta, analyst at Technology Business Research.

Eight Ways To Be A Better Customer This Holiday Season — And Get Better...

Especially during the busy holiday season, customers wait on hold for an eternity. Complaints go unanswered. Salespeople and customer service providers seem more like Scrooge than Santa's helpers. If you think customer service has taken a nosedive, you're right, says Ron Kaufman — but there's a lot you can do to change that. Read on for his tips for being a better customer.

Freud Would Build An App For that: Bringing Modern Tech To An Analog Practice

CEO of Talk Session, Melissa Thompson believes we are on the brink of amazing discoveries in neuroscience and impactful implications for mental healthcare treatment.

Four Tips To Prepare Women (And Men) For Career Success In The Smart Machine...

In the swiftly approaching tech age, women will finally be applauded — and promoted — for cultivating their strengths. Authors Katherine Ludwig and Ed Hess explain how both sexes can cultivate their "feminine traits" to stay relevant and hirable in the Smart Machine Age.

Time Is Money: Why Delegation Is an Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

Mark Hayes, the founder of Tiger Tiger, says understanding opportunity cost will free up an entrepreneur's valuable time and reinforce delegation and outsourcing as viable parts of the entrepreneurial tool belt.

These Web Entrepreneurs Started Young

What do Digg.com, Reddit.com, NeoPets and FaceBook have in common? Other than the fact they all made, and are still making, big splashes on the...

The Authentic Introvert Entrepreneur

How do introverts maintain authenticity in the face of calls to conform to an extrovert expectation, especially as entrepreneurs? Beth L. Buelow, author of "The Introvert Entrepreneur" looks at the six best practice habits of this particular type of person.

How Startup Culture Is Changing Enterprise Innovation

Startup culture has gone mainstream. In response, big companies are trying to become more entrepreneurial. Gareth Wilson of Fog Creek Software looks at how today’s biggest businesses are adapting to startup culture and approaching innovation in new ways

How Democratizing AI Will Impact The Future Of Businesses

The integration of artificial intelligence into our daily lives is an amazing thing to look forward to, argues Roland Polzin, co-founder and CMO of Wing AI.

Getting Small Business Loans Right – The Future Needs To Resemble The Past

The lending industry needs to take a more honest look at the small business, its owner and how the business is run on a day-to-day basis, rather than solely focusing on the lagging indicators such as dated tax returns or historical transactions, says Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage.

How A Document Management System Brings Better Talent To Your Business

As the millennials join the workforce, they are looking for other perks and benefits that your company can offer in order to tip the scales in your favor. A DMS can help you to offer those perks they’re looking for, Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

The ABC Process For Ranking Team Players

Leveraging the “people piece” is essential to enhance a company’s performance advantage. Bruce Hodes, author of "Front Line Heroes", shares his “ABC” process designed to give your company both a people and a performance edge.

Will NFC Technology Take Off In Singapore?

Nokia in Singapore recently announced various initiatives that showcased interesting applications of NFC technology.

The Customer Experience, Louis C K, And Shopping Your Own Business

Customer service consulting can be intensive. Technical. Highly detail-involved. But sometimes, the simplest things tell the most, says Micah Solomon, author of “High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service“.

Democratizing The Tools Of Design

As design thinking gains momentum and increasingly permeates the collective conscience of business, a struggle over who "owns" design has emerged, sa.ys Kevin Bennett, co-author of "Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works"

Why Humility Is The #1 Characteristic To Develop In 2016

We're all hardwired for ego-based thinking... yet, in the 21st century ideas economy, success depends on how well we can listen, learn, and collaborate with others. Professor Edward D. Hess explains why humility is the new key to success and why you shouldn't wait another year — or even another month! — to start taming your ego.

Supply Chain Strategy Tips For Technology Startups

As a technology startup, having a strong supply chain strategy in place can help an organization reduce costs and reduce certain risks. Gaining an understanding of the supply chain process and how to manage it for a hardware technology startup can be the difference between success and failure as a business, advises Andrew Armstrong.

5 Things To Look For In An Angel Investor

Your first investors can be your most valuable assets so when looking to raise finance you should always look beyond the capital to what else the angel can bring to your business. Co-founder and CTO at SyndicateRoom.com Tom Britton shares some thoughts on what to look for in a potential investor.

Hot Desking: The Musical Chairs Of The Creative

Imagine sharing a space with other like-minded individuals who come from all walks of life, who are interested in different professions but are all starting out or even working alone on a freelance basis? If that sounds like an environment that would help you thrive creatively, then hot desking in a collaborative space could be for you.

How To Be More Productive At Work

If you’ve made it your mission to get focused on tackling your goals and feeling ahead of your workload, not constantly feeling like you’ve got to play catch up, here are ways to make sure you “keep up the good work”.

Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons

When we say on-demand, the glorious image of Silicon Valley and its technological environs pops up in the layman’s mind, and even that may be too imaginative. For several different versions of the on-demand economy in other parts of the world, the term itself may be alien, its implications unknown, says Samar Singla, founder of Click Labs.

Financing Your Business? Consider An SBA Loan

SBA loans can be a boon to a business that might not be approved for "conventional" lending because the SBA allows approvals in certain circumstances even when the down payment or business' cash flow is too low, says Tom Pretty, Head of SBA Lending at TD Bank.