Getting a business up and running is a difficult thing to achieve. It’s a scary statistic that half of the businesses don’t make it past their first year and nine out of ten don’t make it past five years. It isn’t the most encouraging of stats when you’re trying to make your business a success. We look up to those big, established companies and we can see the divide. While not all of their strategies will apply there are some tips that we can take out of their book in order to create a successful business.
So, do you want to build a digital marketing team? Great decision! In today’s world, including digital marketing within your overall marketing campaign is no longer a luxury — it’s a necessity. You’re probably already aware of the multiple benefits of digital marketing, but in case you need a little more convincing, here’s a quick summary of why you need to give due importance to digital marketing efforts: If used effectively, digital marketing will yield high conversion rates, keep your audience constantly engaged, and allow you to reach millions of potential consumers with no geographical boundaries. The key words here are “if used effectively.”
Good communication is the key to every successful business. It can improve work performance, overall productivity, enhance teamwork, morale, and entire business success. Without appropriate communication, your company will fail to meet planned goals.
Criticism can give you a new, different perspective in your business, so it will give you a chance to see things that you have missed or didn’t consider. More importantly, it will offer you opportunities for improvement which is vital when you’re trying to grow your business.
In 2016, I saw a lot of successes and a lot of failures in my businesses. Some of them grew, while others closed down. I’ll share with you some of the most important digital marketing lessons I’ve learned from the past year and how you can use them to improve your own business.
Do you feel like your mornings are rushed, you get off to a frantic and uncoordinated start, and you’re feeling sluggish by midday? It’s because you’re making too many unimportant decisions in the morning. You see, decision-making is actually an exhaustible resource. Making too many choices results in fatigue and poor decision-making. And when you make a lot of them in the morning, you’re wasting energy. The key is to make as many decisions as possible the night before.
During the work day, we do a lot of little tasks that are distracting. From checking email to managing social media, we engage in activities that take only a few minutes of our time, but we divert our attention to them several times a day, if not several times an hour. Yet every time we transition to these small tasks from what we were doing, then transition back, we lose time. We also lose mental focus. By doing these tasks all at the same time, we’ll save time and be more productive.
Over the many years of working with teams and projects, I’ve never come across anything as robust as Asana. It’s my primary project management system and the one I recommend to every team. If you’re an individual that manages a lot of different projects, or you have a team of any size – Asana is the tool the for you. Here’s why.
If you’re at a job where you stare at a computer screen all day, then you probably find yourself falling asleep a lot. How can you keep yourself awake for hours on end, and still be energized by the end of the day? Here are a few tips:
We all hate meetings. Even if you’re the person running them. They’re dreaded, unproductive, and usually a waste of time. But meetings themselves aren’t boring, it’s the people running them. By rethinking how you conduct meetings, they can actually be useful. No, seriously.