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8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Entrepreneur

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health | Extraordinary Business

by Sowmya Rajamani

Sitting is the new smoking when it comes to health problems. There are shout-outs everywhere about technology taking a toll on our health and lifestyle, citing common effects like sleeplessness, weight gain, mental stress, etc. But there are two sides to every coin. While there is no denying the negative impacts of technology, as with many things in life, moderation is key. Karen Reed explains…

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Jun
2017
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Thought Leadership’s Journey to Brand Awareness | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Branding, Business Growth

Thought Leadership’s Journey to Brand Awareness | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

In the last two articles, ‘Importance of Thought Leadership for Corporate Growth’ and ‘Your Company’s Thought Leadership Has Eluded Business Development Success’, we focused on thought leadership. We talked about the importance of thought leadership for corporate growth, while also looking into factors in which a company might miss out on the benefits of thought leadership. In this article, we’ll discuss the connection between thought…

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Jun
2017
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Entrepreneurial Motivation: Step Up or Step Out | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial Motivation: Step Up or Step Out | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

When you started your company so many years ago, it probably seemed like it was going to be awesome. You see the “enviable” lives of entrepreneurs who build and sell multi-million dollar or even billion-dollar companies, repeatedly. They take vacations whenever they want to, have staff to do everything and “do what they love so they will never have to work a day in their…

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May
2017
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Are Your Employees a 3 or a 5 ? | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Guest Post, Staffing

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

by Kris Cavanaugh Castro

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…

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May
2017
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To Staff….or Not To Staff | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Staffing

To Staff….or Not To Staff | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

You are a business owner – an entrepreneur. Your company has been around for a number of years, has had decent, steady clients and the Company seems to be growing at a predictable rate. Nice position – but what is next. You are working around the clock to meet customer or client expectations along with running the business.

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May
2017
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Your Company’s Thought Leadership Has Eluded Business Development Success. Here’s Why | Extraordinary Business
in Business Development, Business Growth

Your Company’s Thought Leadership Has Eluded Business Development Success. Here’s Why | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

In the previous article, we talked about thought leadership and its importance for corporate growth. In this piece we’ll delve a little deeper, and examine the reasons why your company’s thought leadership may have eluded business development success.

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May
2017
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Importance of Thought Leadership for Corporate Growth | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Business Growth

Importance of Thought Leadership for Corporate Growth | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

There are numerous ways to enable business growth. Still, most companies focus solely on conventional ways such as sales, new markets, mergers & acquisitions etc. Few (and very successful) companies seem to value the power of knowledge sharing. Business leaders are constantly challenged by change management. Since no one has answers to all of the numerous questions created by the 21st century’s global market, we…

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May
2017
Maintaining An Environment of Continuous Innovation | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Innovation

Maintaining An Environment of Continuous Innovation | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

Continuous innovation and staying fresh in approach to work is a great way of thinking…sounds like an entrepreneur. Someone who has grown their business and is on the verge of getting bored with it? Have ideas, but are stuck with the daily grind?  Or maybe, you are a solopreneur who recognizes that they have to remain unique in the marketplace and continue to provide fresh ideas to…

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Apr
2017
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What’s Next?? | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Business Growth, Planning

What’s Next?? | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

As a business owner, how many times during the day do you simply want your staff to “get it done?” Do you find yourself getting frustrated, sitting down (or getting up) and doing the task yourself? What kinds of feelings does this incompetence engender in your line of thinking? Where does it go?

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Apr
2017
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Learning Loyalty Languages to Help Build Customer Loyalty | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Customer Experience

Learning Loyalty Languages to Help Build Customer Loyalty | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

According to Talech’s Retail Technology Report, 87 percent of consumers said they enjoy participating in customer loyalty programs, but only 11 percent of current non-participating retailers actually plan to adopt one. Maybe your business has adopted a rewards program designed to keep current customers happy, while enticing new ones to walk through your doors. But are you offering rewards your customers actually want? Today, it’s…

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Apr
2017
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Doing Something About the Difficult People in Your (Work) Life | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management, Productivity

Doing Something About the Difficult People in Your (Work) Life | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

So…we all know of that guy or that woman who is really good at what he does, who is IMPOSSIBLE to work with. He or she seems to be everything to the Company, whether it is bringing in more business, getting more sales, managing operations or HR or some other function; whenever you see these difficult people coming, your first instinct is to run away….

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Mar
2017
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A Strategic Advantage Your Firm is Missing: Innovation | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Innovation

A Strategic Advantage Your Firm is Missing: Innovation | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Where do you see your company in the next ten years? At the same place? Larger? Perhaps in more markets? If you are like most business owners, you have some vision for where you would like to take your company. The thing is: growth doesn’t happen by accident, and staying in business doesn’t happen by staying the same. Whatever your vision, you will need to…

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Mar
2017
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The Hidden Darkness of Business Leadership | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Management and Leadership

The Hidden Darkness of Business Leadership | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

Running a company can be very personal. Often the business you start and run is an extension of yourself, to the degree that the business might literally live and die with you. While we often discuss topics such as business development, marketing, products, finances, innovation and the like, we rarely talk about depression and other mental illnesses. As a matter of fact, I don’t think…

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Mar
2017
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Create Client Loyalty: 3 Strategies to Win Friends and Keep Clients | Extraordinary Business
in Business Development

Create Client Loyalty: 3 Strategies to Win Friends and Keep Clients | Extraordinary Business

by Rick Meekins

As a business leader of a large company, there’s no shortage of responsibilities on your shoulders. This is the way you prefer it — you can maintain oversight to ensure everything is running smoothly. But when it comes to maintaining client relationships, you know you have to let your employees take the lead so every client gets the specialized attention they need to keep their…

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Mar
2017
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What Is Innovation and How People Mess It Up | Extraordinary Business
in Blog, Innovation

What Is Innovation and How People Mess It Up | Extraordinary Business

by Fatima Mansoor

Innovation generally means creating more effective processes and products. For a business, it can mean the implementation of new ideas, creating dynamic products and improving current services and products. If handled correctly, innovation is a potential catalyst for business growth and success. It can also help your business adapt to and ultimately dominate a new market.

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Feb
2017
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