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Why Every Company Should Be Considered a Tech Company | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management, Strategy

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The concept of a “tech sector” is fast becoming outdated.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
4 Ways Technology Continues to Revolutionize Business Strategy | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Strategy

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
How to Measure the ROI of Your Marketing Strategy | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Guest Post, Marketing

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
How Do You Start Changing – Using Change Management Plan as A Strategic Tool | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

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
20 Powerful Marketing Words & Phrases That Sell or Repel | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Marketing

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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The Value of Change Management | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

The Value of Change Management | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

The Value of Change Management Change is inevitable. It’s going to happen. Managing change enables businesses to transform profits by transforming the mindset of business owners and employees from that of victimization to one of empowerment. Quite simply, managing the change that happens to a business is the simplest strategic step to take. Change can be “managed” by being strategic, deciding what changes to make…

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Dec
2017
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How Technology Supports Business Growth | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Business Growth

How Technology Supports Business Growth | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

How does technology support business growth? The short answer is that it can support business grown in just about any way you can think of. Technology has become a way of life today, cutting across business industries and markets. The power of cutting-edge technology, in whichever way it may be relevant to your business, makes more things possible than you may know. As you work…

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Dec
2017
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Can You Be an Effective Leader When You’re Under a Lot of Stress? | Extraordinary Business

by Jennifer

Even the most successful individuals in the world of business experience stress – some would even argue they encounter more. Based on a survey presented by Online Recruitment Magazine, 67% of business leaders struggle with stress and emotional instability. Moreover, they also shared that 42% of managers are too focused on work causing them to be unable to consciously take control of their own thoughts…

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Dec
2017
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Harnessing Change: A Blog Series to Transform Change Into Strategy | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management

Harnessing Change: A Blog Series to Transform Change Into Strategy | Extraordinary Business

by Megan Miller

Change Is Inevitable Have you ever recognized a need to change something in your business but don’t know where to start? When your business is right at the cusp of growing beyond your control, do you wonder how to start adjusting to growth? Do you ever feel like you are constantly catching up with the rest of the business world or your customers? These are…

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Nov
2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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