As people mature and start to learn more about themselves, it becomes clearer what they want to do with their life as far as their career goes. Sometimes it’s a relatively easy transition from where they currently are, whereas other times it’s a pretty big jump with a number of steps in between. If you’ve decided to pursue your online MBA degree so you can go on and have a job in a management position, such as project management, energy management, or construction management, then you are in for a challenging yet rewarding career. While your online MBA program will certainly teach you what you need to know about the position and the theory behind it, it’s up to you to figure out if you’re ready to be a leader in the workplace. Management Positions Can Be a Reality Check So many people … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Be a Leader in the Workplace?
Blogging is a very powerful, well-known method of promoting your business online. But, the fact that a blog requires a lot of time, dedication and effort to be effective often puts many business owners off from starting one. But, running a business blog needn’t be as challenging or as time-consuming as you might think. And, once you get started and get it off the ground, the benefits certainly make all the effort worth it. So, we’ve listed some of the main reasons to start a blog. Reason #1. Target New Customers & Clients Although the content in your business blog doesn’t necessarily need to be directly promoting the products and/or services that you sell, don’t let this fool you into thinking that it isn’t a worthy marketing strategy. In fact, by discussing your industry and … [Read more...] about Five Reasons to Stop Putting Off Starting Your Business Blog
Social media is a fantastic way for companies to market and advertise their products or services, and for individuals to make a little extra cash from running popular social media platforms through the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you’ve seen these social media savvy individuals who blog, vlog or upload aesthetically pleasing images softly promoting beauty products or a brand of clothing. They’re popular, and although the beauty and fashion blogger industry is doubling in size each and every day, it does not mean the more obscure hobbies or trades cannot make a dime from social media. In fact, it pays to be different. Sport, especially football, is a heavily popular industry, with a large, loyal following. Therefore, if you are knowledgeable about the sport and … [Read more...] about How Football Fans Can Make Money Through Social Media
Social media can often be a little daunting for businesses just starting out. While there is so much to learn and many platforms to choose from, you should bear in mind that the channels have the potential to grow your company exponentially, if you use it well. So, instead of being afraid of the marketing tools, you should embrace each one available to your brand. To help you get started, read our informative advice on how to integrate social media into your online business. Prioritize Your Social Channels Before you start signing up to various social media channels, we advise you to take a step back to focus solely on the networks your target audience will use. You should, therefore, develop a buyer persona that indicates your ideal followers’ age range, gender, income level and … [Read more...] about How to Integrate Social Media into Your Online Business
Perfecting your professional appearance goes well beyond wearing the proper attire for the proper function. Everything from your hairstyle, to how well manicured your nails and your choice of attire matters. But a large aspect of it sits right on our faces. Facial hair has been deemed in the past to have an aggressive overtone for men in the business world. Facial hair is considered to be the epitome of manliness, and we men have been wearing facial hair since immortal times. Perhaps it is because we cannot see the entire face that some see it as an intimidating and aggressive feature of men. In the business world, a clean shaven face usually depicts a nicer, kinder, and more approachable man. But due in part to the Silicon Valley boom and more entrepreneurs walking into board rooms, … [Read more...] about How Business Men Can Perfect Their Professional Appearance
Many of you know about my undying love for Twitter. It's the best platform to connect with people. Thanks to Twitter, I’ve built my brand even though I live in a small historical town that you probably have not heard of (Malacca, Malaysia) Earlier last month Brand24 monitored over 2,000,000 tweets and ranked the top marketers based the number of mentions that they have on Twitter. I was fortunate enough to be ranked #51 among some of the best marketers in the world. I owe that to the connections that I've managed to built on Twitter. That's the topic that I want to discuss today. CONNECTION. So, recently, I decided to tweak my bio. I did one minor changed which resulted in MORE emails and more opportunities. I simply added my email address to my Twitter … [Read more...] about A really smart way to connect with people on Twitter