Your Email Signature is All Wrong

Your Email Signature is All Wrong

The world has become a global village thanks to the Internet. Today, writing emails has become a large part of modern business communication. We no longer use snail mail to send and receive letters and other important documents. We’re at a stage where email communication is used to promote your small business. We have started exchanging virtual business cards using … Read more

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You Aren’t a Strong Leader, Time to Fix That

You Aren’t a Strong Leader, Time to Fix That

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch (former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co.) Leadership styles of small business owners are different from that of the large corporations. The approach for running a small business is different from that of running a large organization. … Read more

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Boost Your Employee Morale

Boost Your Employee Morale

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton (American Author and Politician) If you want to put in place an effective retention strategy, it is mandatory that you do something to boost your employee’s morale. It is a fact that if the morale is poor … Read more

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Strong Financial Planning a Must for Start-ups

Strong Financial Planning a Must for Start-ups

Financial planning is a must for every individual – be it to run your day-to-day life or your business. When we say business, financial planning should be accorded top priority to weather uncertain times and also to survive times of recession. A proper business plan, a detailed research about your potential investors, having contingency plans in place in the event … Read more

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Data Security, a Growing Concern among SMEs

Data Security, a Growing Concern among SMEs

“Be paranoid about data. You can buy new boxes, rebuild the systems, reinstall software etc., but you cannot rebuild lost data” – Steve Burrows, IT director of Vanilla Group state in a column for Computer Weekly. Any small to medium enterprise that is not willing to invest in data backup is at risk of losing their data. Losing important information … Read more

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SMBs embrace social media to grow their business

SMBs embrace social media to grow their business

“The Internet is an important tool for business growth, and it is savvy SMEs who understand its potential beyond e-commerce,” – Katie Ledger, a Professional Branding Expert. A global survey conducted by Regus shows that seven percent more SMEs have found new clients through business social networks as compared to the second quarter in 2010. The report also states that … Read more

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Top 20 Project Management Experts to Follow on Twitter

Top 20 Project Management Experts to Follow on Twitter

In light of International Project Management Day (IMP day) coming up on November 3rd, 2011, we have gathered a list of Project Management Experts on Twitter for your viewing pleasure. Learn more about IPM day at www.internationalpmday.org/. Want a FREE Project Management tool? Check out Apptivo’s Project Management Top 20 Project Management Experts On Twitter View more presentations from Puneet … Read more

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Doing Business on the Cloud is Lowering the Barrier for Business women

Doing Business on the Cloud is Lowering the Barrier for Business women

Traditionally, the word “entrepreneur” is associated with men. Times have changed and there are many women entrepreneurs today. With the advent of the Internet and its technology, there are equal opportunities for both men and women who have entrepreneurial skills. However, it is up to you to tap the power of the Internet. Whatever may be the nature of your … Read more

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Blog Carnival on ‘Web-based Project Management’

Blog Carnival on ‘Web-based Project Management’

Hello friends, welcome to the Apptivo Blog Carnival — the first edition of this exercise. Here, we will introduce topics each fortnight, and invite blogs on the subject. The best blog posts would be taken online by Apptivo. The first carnival is on the topic Web-based Project Management. The focus is on – How can you efficiently manage your projects … Read more

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Eco-friendly: Going Paperless with Online Document Management System

Eco-friendly: Going Paperless with Online Document Management System

I have been visiting various builders and realtors to buy my dream home. Most of the builders gave me their brochures, which included the home plan and the price per square foot. However, an upcoming building company gave me a CD instead of their paper brochure. The sales manager told me the CD contains the plan of their entire project … Read more

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