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What’s Hot??

Spotting trends in the marketplace that could affect your business

We live in amazing times; I am told that my children absolutely NEED cellphones – by their GRANDMOTHER.  New computers, tablets and phones arrive on the horizon almost daily.  The internet is nearly ubiquitous.  People have changed the way they spend and invest their money.  Global warming is now more than a crackpot fantasy; we are experiencing it!  Each year more and more people are working remotely or building businesses out of their homes.

What does it all mean?

It means that if your company plans to do the same thing you have always done in the same way for the foreseeable future, you may end up out of business.  One of the components of building an extraordinary business is ‘Always be Innovating,’ meaning that the marketplace and industry are like moving targets.  As soon as you have the situation locked down, the situation changes.  If you aren’t innovating, you are getting left behind.

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Heads up! | Extraordinary Business

How to get visible and get ahead in the marketplace

imageMany times when we think about Google, Microsoft, Intel, Wal-Mart, Apple and many other companies, we think about them as simply huge businesses and global brands.  Have you ever stopped to think about where they came from, and how they got there?

Granted, each business has its own, unique, story.  However, the common thread is that they started out as very small companies and worked their butts off to build something that changed the way the marketplace works. They didn’t start with tons of money, but were focused to build a product or prototype and take steps to continue to develop and grow their offerings and their business.

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