A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is used often in business is used for evaluating a new product, getting the sense of a particular industry or market and more. But is there a way you can use a SWOT analysis to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses -- and come out the better for it in the end?
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What does it take to serve on your board of directors? Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council community answer the question: “What should I consider offering executives to join the board of advisors at my company?”
Whether you're a business owner or someone who rises through the ranks at a small to medium-sized business, management may be in your future. Here are some ways you can train for this eventuality.
You've heard of eSigh technology. The trend is an exciting one with plenty of implications for improving small business productivity. And now users of JotForm can have access to that technology too. Here are more details.
If you think cold, hard data will always lead to the best business decisions, think again. Clate Mask knows a few things about making such decisions, as co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft. Here he suggests another source of decision making you may find surprising.
Your small business can save a large amount of money if it begins investing in online and virtual meeting spaces as opposed to face-to-face encounters. Doing video conferencing right is key, however.
Good communications with clear goals could help develop that new client into a long-term relationship. Avoid these missteps to better ensure good communications with new clients.
How are you at delegating tasks related to your small business? A recent Gallup poll found out just how good or bad businesses are at delegating important responsibilities.
Arjun Arora, the man who sold ReTargeter earlier this year, is back working on a new app called Immediately. In an exclusive interview with Small Business Trends, he describes how Immediately integrates Salesforce and Gmail for salespeople.
If you think you already communicate effectively with your employees, think again. A recent survey suggests your employees would like more feedback and if you have Millennials on your team, this may be even more true.
Expressing gratitude can get you places in both your personal life and business career. But how do you express gratitude for the things that have gone well in your life, even when facing difficulties and hardships?
You want your business to be a success, but could it be that some of the practices you engage in every day are taking your company in the opposite direction? See if you recognize the bad practices on this list.