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

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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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The Value of Change Management | Extraordinary Business

The Value of Change Management

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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 and how to make them within the existing organizational structure. What is special about taking a proactive, empowered approach to managing change is that change is done successfully. A successful change can be defined by the value it creates for the organization. Change management creates value by “addressing the people side of change” as businesses adjust to new organizational norms created by making decisions (Creasy, 2017).
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How Technology Supports Business Growth | Extraordinary Business

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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 on growing your business and expanding your organization, technology will support you in numerous ways. Let’s look how technology can support you with different aspects of business growth.
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Can You Be an Effective Leader When You’re Under a Lot of Stress? | Extraordinary Business

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

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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 all common issues that can be solved by learning how to manage change in your business. This blog series will address some of the main ideas, solutions, tools, and strategies for adjusting to change. An overview of the upcoming series is below.  We look forward to sharing it with you.
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Finding The Right Font For Your Brand | Extraordinary Business

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

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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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Should You Work With a Business Coach? | Extraordinary Business

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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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Successful Strategy Made Simple | Extraordinary Business

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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 so as to accomplish an important end.” (Rumelt, 2011, p.11). Fortunately, business has provided countless examples of good and bad strategies that provide unofficial guidelines for the do’s and don’ts of strategy making. The following are examples of tools and methods that any company can use to identify, build, and sustain good strategy development.
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