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May
2017
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Are Your Employees a 3 or a 5 ? | Extraordinary Business

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If you had to individually rate the performance of your staff on the following 1 – 5 scale, where would they fall?

1 = Extremely Poor Performance – Termination Probable

2 = Minimum Performance – Executes the basics of what’s required and nothing more

3 = Satisfactory Performance – Fulfills job requirements with a decent attitude

4 = Great Performance – Shows Initiative and helps out where needed

5 = Excellent Performance – Consistently goes above and beyond what’s required

I’ll bet most of your employees fall in the 3 range, and only a minor percentage of your staff fall in the 4 or 5 category.   Am I right?

What would it be like if MOST of your staff were at a performance level of 4 and 5?  How would your business function then?  How would your customers benefit?   How would your checkbook benefit?

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22

Aug
2013
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3 Areas To Address: Turn Those You Know Into Paying Customers | Guest Post

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The revenue you seek is under your nose.

Right there on your computer, in a stack on your desk and right there. Look, now!

Oftentimes, from a sales and marketing perspective focus is put on raising awareness to people and businesses that you do not know yet.

This is not wrong. You need to keep on ‘filling the funnel’, right?

However, more often than not, businesses have assets in the form of contact information right in front of them. Piles of business cards, excel lists, CRM databases, address books and just about any other place where a name and contact details can be written.

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15

Aug
2013
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Five Things You Might Not Know About Twitter | Extraordinary Business

Tips and Tools to Enhance Your Company Twitter Streams

Depositphotos_10159093_xsSocial media is one of those topics and activities that seems to be everywhere today. It appears that most businesses have some sort of online presence beyond a website. Often, they are engaging people through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumbler, and a number of other tools.

The problem that many businesses and business owners face is determining how to justify the commitment required to build an audience and maintain a presence, then how to leverage these virtual relationships.

Blogger Holly Glendale shares a post that details five different things about Twitter and ways that you can use them to enhance your business visibility and boost good feelings toward your brand.

As always, we welcome your feedback.

Enjoy your day and your read,

~Rick

Why does your company need to be on Twitter? Why not? Twitter has more than 140 million active users in the US alone, Media Bistro notes, and if you’re selling a consumer product, those users could be your customers.

Using various Web tools for your company’s Twitter stream can affect your account and the number and quality of followers you have. Here are some tips and tools to either get started or grow your Twitter presence:

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14

May
2013
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Your Business, Your Baby | Guest Post

How to plan for and monitor your small business growth stages

imageMuch like a child, the growth of a business takes on a relatively predictable pattern of development. And just like a child going through their terrible twos or fearsome fours, each stage of business growth embodies its own unique challenges. Finally, just as a mother must transition from breast-feeding to bottles and from diapers to potty training, businesses must be prepared to transition from one norm to the next and tackle new challenges head-on.

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