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5 Signs You May Need to Develop a New Product | Extraordinary Business
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5 Signs You May Need to Develop a New Product | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

It’s easy to find information on how to build new products. For instance Ivan Kan, Co-founder of crowdfunding marketing agency Crowdcreate, talks about making products that people want. But often there’s an oversight regarding when you need to develop a new product. You need to recognize when to do so, sooner rather than later. Let’s look at 5 signs that you should watch out for.

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Apr
2018
Sustainable Change | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

Sustainable Change | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

Sustainable Change is Strategic – Creating a Culture of Adaptability Strategic Advantage An organization that can change can remain competitive. Conversely, an organization that can’t change will become obsolete over time. That is the simplest description of change as a tool – it can keep companies competitive. An organization’s culture can be its biggest strategic advantage. To change means to become different. An organization that…

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Apr
2018
More Than Great Products | Extraordinary Business
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More Than Great Products | Extraordinary Business

by Beth Bowling

More Than Great Products: A Journey to Product/Market Fit We all want to be the first to introduce a new product to the market. We dream of being the creative genius that brings the next best thing to market and makes a fortune. But lightbulb moments come and go, and if they don’t fit into today’s consumer needs like a puzzle piece, they’re worthless.

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Apr
2018
Change Management Models for Small Businesses | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

Change Management Models for Small Businesses | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

There are several recognized models for change management. Each model has its benefits and its sacrifices. Each model can, in effect, be tailored to a business and its leadership as indicated by Grant Shaw in his article 4 Change Management Models for Your Small Business. Some models have value as a communication tool to choreograph large-scale organizational change. This is useful during business process re-design/restructuring…

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Mar
2018
Business Development Strategy | Extraordinary Business
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Business Development Strategy | Extraordinary Business

by Beth Bowling

Business Development Strategy: A High-Growth Approach You hear them everywhere, acronyms and job titles that make you wonder what they’re talking about and what they do. When janitors are called Custodial Engineers, business meetings are filled with jumbles of letters you aren’t quite sure how to decipher, and sales, marketing and business development no longer mean what they did twenty years ago, it gets to…

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Mar
2018
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5 Technologies You Should Consider Integrating Into Your Company | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management, Software

5 Technologies You Should Consider Integrating Into Your Company | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Technology continues to touch our lives in more ways than ever before. This also rings true for the enterprise space. Companies are increasingly becoming only as good as the technology used within it, no matter how it is integrated. Let’s take a closer look at 5 technologies that you should consider integrating into your company.

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Mar
2018
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How This Woman Entrepreneur Perked Up Her Family’s Coffee Business | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

How This Woman Entrepreneur Perked Up Her Family’s Coffee Business and Jolted Sales by 300 Percent While millions of people love their morning coffee each day, it is a little-known fact that women play a major role in the production of coffee around the world. Over 500 million people are dependent on coffee for their livelihoods, 25 million of whom are coffee farmers. Here’s the…

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Mar
2018
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Business Health Check: What Do Your Company’s Vital Signs Look Like? | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Business Growth

Business Health Check: What Do Your Company’s Vital Signs Look Like? | Extraordinary Business

by Beth Bowling

We learn as we become responsible adults that the important things in life need regular care and maintenance. We see our doctor for a yearly exam to make sure our body is fit and running well, we take our cars into the garage every year for a bumper-to-bumper inspection to keep us driving safely on the road, and even the small but precious things such…

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Feb
2018
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How do Entrepreneurial Businesses Harness Change? | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

How do Entrepreneurial Businesses Harness Change? | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

There is a basic principle of change management that applies to both large and small companies – some people will embrace change while others will resist it. When faced with change, small business owners have the added pressure of having limited resources which means that making good decisions about investing in change is critical. There is not much room to make poor strategic decisions when…

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Feb
2018
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Why Every Company Should Be Considered a Tech Company | Extraordinary Business
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Why Every Company Should Be Considered a Tech Company | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

The concept of a “tech sector” is fast becoming outdated. In many ways the idea is already a relic of the past. And at the same time, the idea behind the tech sector is stronger than ever. The notion of technological prowess has been infused into all parts of the economy, cutting across all business sectors. From construction companies to equipment manufacturers to transportation companies,…

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Feb
2018
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The State of Social 2018 Report | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Marketing

The State of Social 2018 Report | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

According to a report by emarketer.com, nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide used a social network regularly in 2017. That is a huge audience to tap into! There is now a lot more to social media engagement than just driving traffic. With the everchanging social media trends, entrepreneurs and business owners find it even more important to adapt to these changes.

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Jan
2018
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4 Ways Technology Continues to Revolutionize Business Strategy | Extraordinary Business
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4 Ways Technology Continues to Revolutionize Business Strategy | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Accelerating Returns Technology doesn’t follow a clear straight line today, it touches and changes everything. It improves and revolutionalizes business strategy exponentially, bringing about growth to all it touches. When applied in the business world, you get accelerating returns instead of linear advancement. As Greg Satell, a former SVP at Publicis Groupe and Co-CEO of KP Media notes, ‘accelerating returns is the new economy‘. Let’s…

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Jan
2018
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How to Measure the ROI of Your Marketing Strategy | Extraordinary Business
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How to Measure the ROI of Your Marketing Strategy | Extraordinary Business

by Jock Purtle

Marketing is essential for the success of your business. It’s the way in which you generate new sales leads and ensure the revenue arrow keeps pointing up. This is a universal statement. It’s why we’ve gone into the marketing field and why we spend so much time developing marketing strategies for our companies. However, not everyone thinks like this, and people often need concrete evidence…

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Jan
2018
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How Do You Start Changing – Using Change Management Plan as A Strategic Tool | Extraordinary Business
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How Do You Start Changing – Using Change Management Plan as A Strategic Tool | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

There is a process for translating change as an abstract thought into a management tool. This process has been recreated over the years as the needs of businesses have changed and evolved. However, there are still basic stages of change, once it’s actively engaged, which have remained consistent. The following is an outline of the change management process.

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Jan
2018
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20 Powerful Marketing Words & Phrases That Sell or Repel | Extraordinary Business
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20 Powerful Marketing Words & Phrases That Sell or Repel | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

Language and words are powerful tools for generating conversations and gaining success in business. Your choice of marketing words can make or break someone’s decision to buy from you. It becomes all the more essential to choose marketing words and phrases that convey your specific message and influence people to buy from you.

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Dec
2017
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