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Finding The Right Font For Your Brand | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Branding

Finding The Right Font For Your Brand | Extraordinary Business

by Jack Cameron

From choosing a logo to deciding upon a color scheme, any aspect of visual presentation of your company name tells a story about the brand image you’re seeking to convey. This also includes the selection of font in your branding, a decision which might not seem like make-or-break but requires plentiful consideration by a company’s marketing team.

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Nov
2017
5 Ways Your Company Can Use Technology to Improve Customer Service | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Customer Service

5 Ways Your Company Can Use Technology to Improve Customer Service | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Customers expect more from companies today than they ever did before. But the best in business don’t make the mistake of considering these rising customer demands as a “problem.”  Rather, they take them as signals to adapt the way they conduct their business, which includes evolving their treatment of customers. Let’s look at five ways your company can use technology to improve customer service.

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Nov
2017
Should You Work With a Business Coach? | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

Should You Work With a Business Coach? | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

According to Harvard Business Review, “The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: To make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” A Business Coach is focused on creating successful businesses, and helps owners of small and medium-sized businesses with their challenges, no matter what stage their business is at. It encompasses any area of business from marketing to hiring to operations management.

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Oct
2017
Successful Strategy Made Simple | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Strategy

Successful Strategy Made Simple | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

The first step towards making good decisions is simply to stop making bad ones. The same principle can be applied to developing business strategies. In order to stop following bad strategies, you must recognize the absence of good strategies. Richard Rumelt gives a great example of how to define a good strategy. He states that a good strategy has “coherence, coordinating actions, policies, and resources…

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Oct
2017
The Importance of Developing Global Leaders for Company Growth | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management and Leadership

The Importance of Developing Global Leaders for Company Growth | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

A lot of companies describe global leadership as a major constraint to growth. Global leadership essentially refers to those individuals (managers and leaders within a business) who work in more than a single cultural and/or geographic arena. The best of these are eager to leave their country of origin and undertake assignments that might require the use of a new language or adapting to a…

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Oct
2017
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6 Top Business Strategies by Jeff Bezos to Save You Years of Failure | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Strategy

6 Top Business Strategies by Jeff Bezos to Save You Years of Failure | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics states that roughly 80% employees survive past their first year of operation. However, around half of all businesses no longer exist after five years. Only one-third make it past their tenth anniversary. One of the major causes for business failure is attributed to the lack of coherent business strategies.

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Oct
2017
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6 Human Resource Trends the Best Companies Follow in 2017 | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Recruiting

6 Human Resource Trends the Best Companies Follow in 2017 | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

The best in the business employ the best in the business. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than hiring the right people. The ability to negotiate what is becoming an increasingly complex labyrinth of HR processes is crucial. Let’s look at 6 crucial human resource trends that the best companies are following in 2017.

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Sep
2017
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You Can’t Be CEO and COO at the Same Time | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Operations Management

You Can’t Be CEO and COO at the Same Time | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

In the words of Stroll Founder Dan Roitman, “If you’re going to grow revenue, you also need to be able to tame chaos.” Dan runs a consulting company, Growth Harmony, which holistically helps seven and eight-figure companies go to the next level. This serial entrepreneur stopped by Modern Ontrapreneur to chat with Landon Ray about the producer vs. performer relationship, cracking the CEO / COO…

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Aug
2017
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Business Training: Why It’s So Important To Continue Training Employees Throughout Your Business Operations | Extraordinary Business
in Guest Post, Operations Management

Business Training: Why It’s So Important To Continue Training Employees Throughout Your Business Operations | Extraordinary Business

by Steven McMeechan

As many effective business leaders are aware, training is not a one-time thing. In any industry, employee training is a constant process – a recurring theme to keep employees at their best, drive innovation and improve profitability. In addition to initial training or onboarding, employee training should be a constant endeavor for a number of reasons, all of which will strongly benefit your company. Below…

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Aug
2017
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Why It Just Ain’t Working | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Operations Management

Why It Just Ain’t Working | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

4 reasons business process management is critical to your company’s “leveling up.” So, he got a new client. This one is a BIG one. He gets his team scrambling to get paperwork, initiate billing, schedule meetings and God knows what else as he thinks only about how to keep the client now that he’s finally hooked them!  He feels that it is up to only…

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Aug
2017
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4 Customer Service Insights Every Successful Company Leader Must Develop | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Customer Service

4 Customer Service Insights Every Successful Company Leader Must Develop | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Rock stars and movie stars are nothing without their fans. The same relationship exists between companies and their customers. While this may seem elementary, there are still scores of companies who get it wrong. According to a survey by American Express, 78% of consumers didn’t complete an intended purchase because of poor service experience. So, what differentiates the best in customer service from the rest?…

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Aug
2017
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Are You a Work-aholic or a Passionate Worker | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Productivity

Are You a Work-aholic or a Passionate Worker | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

Many people are claiming they are passionate about their work, and that they are happy about working more to build their career. Work-aholism has now come to be dubbed as “the addiction of the century.” Crossing the line from working out of passion to being a workaholic takes a good toll on people’s health, family relationships, and their lifestyle. But how does one become aware…

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Aug
2017
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Executing on Innovation | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Innovation

Executing on Innovation | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a good idea or two. Or, perhaps, you have new ideas just about every day. How many of those ideas actually hit prime time?  How many of those ideas actually achieve the goals that you have set for it?  Why or why not?

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Jul
2017
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Best Practices of The Best Service Leaders | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Customer Service

Best Practices of The Best Service Leaders | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

It’s hard for any customer to forget a really good or really bad customer experience. For instance, how can you forget that hotel manager who went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate your last-minute travel plan changes? Or, on the other hand, who can shake off the memory (despite wanting to) of that brooding server at an expensive restaurant who clearly didn’t…

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Jul
2017
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What Vs. How – Content Strategy Vs. Content Marketing | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Branding

What Vs. How – Content Strategy Vs. Content Marketing | Extraordinary Business

by Theresa Harris

People often interchangeably use the terms Content Strategy and Content Marketing. Some people even merge the two together and call it content marketing strategy.  So what’s the difference and why does it matter? Simply put, content strategy (the WHAT) should always define the goals and the content marketing tactics (the HOW) are used to achieve those goals. Depending on the size and structure of a…

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Jul
2017
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Plan for Business Growth | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Business Growth

Plan for Business Growth | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

When your business grows quickly, things don’t “naturally fall into place” like you might hope or think.  Many businesses actually go out of business as a result of growing too fast and not having the infrastructure to support it.  The way to avoid some (and I do mean some) of the surprises that go along with business growth is to have modeling and a process…

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Jun
2017
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