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in Cloud Computing - 22 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - no comments

Inside one of the most interesting strategic partnerships the cloud has ever seen. Image Credit:Courtesy Company Jordan Kretchmer founded Livefyre four years ago. Today, it employs more than 150 people and is still growing fast. Here, he’s pictured in the company’s new office near Market Street in San Francisco.   Livefyre’s latest deal just got […]

in Marketing - 14 Oct, 2015
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To find new monetization methods, companies are going to have to step up their game. Image Credit:Getty Images Ad block: good or bad? Throughout all the conversation lately around the use of ad blocking, many opinions have been raised around asking the question of what is going to happen to businesses without this revenue stream. How are […]

in Marketing - 14 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - no comments

Getting published isn’t easy. You’ve got to know how develop a story, good relationships, and understand the press. Image Credit:Getty Images I recently took a trip down to San Francisco to cover a story that was of interest to me at the Global Mobile Internet Conference. While I was there, I had a chance to sit down with […]

in Sales - 13 Oct, 2015
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Sales plans should motivate and inspire people to stretch, achieve, and grow but these 5 classic blunders will do just the opposite.      Image Credit:Getty Images It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, sales is the single most important part of how you will grow. Yet, far too many founders and CEOs struggle with […]

in Sales - 13 Oct, 2015
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Steve Jobs might be the most well-known example, but plenty of departed chief execs wind up coming back to pick up the reins. \ Image Credit:Apple   Sean Rad was demoted from CEO to president at Tinder five months ago after he was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Now he’s back in the old digs. […]

in Sales - 13 Oct, 2015
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Looking to up your sales total next month? Try using one of these. Image Credit:Getty Images   Sales is a challenging but incredibly necessary part of business. In many cases, the opportunity to effectively connect with prospects on a deeper level and differentiate yourself from competitors happens during the sales phase. Oftentimes, you get one […]

in Sales - 13 Oct, 2015
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If you want to truly improve your networking game, you need to carve out time every day to reach out to new people.   Image Credit:Getty Images   “I would think women would be better than men at networking.” That’s the reaction I got during a recent interview on NPR when I shared that women […]

in Sales - 09 Oct, 2015
by Lynn Perkins - one comment

New research sheds light on the small step that could immediately improve your chances of selling others on your abilities.   Image Credit:Getty Images   The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it’s your voice that’s your real secret weapon. New research suggests that spoken word (a.k.a., your voice) may well be what sells people on your […]

in Operations - 09 Oct, 2015
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If the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer is serious about competing directly with Amazon, it may have to spend well beyond a previously announced investment target for its plan.   Image Credit:http://www.inc.com/uploaded_files/image/970×450/getty_169961285_57266.jpg   (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said that it would take a different approach to online growth than Amazon.com Inc by using its large […]

in Operations - 09 Oct, 2015
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Over 1 million people are expected to visit Philadelphia this weekend, as Pope Francis heads to the city. Here are some companies getting ready. Image Credit:Getty Images If you had to, could you double your staff in one weekend for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? That’s what many companies are going through as they prepare for the […]