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It’s Time For That Important Meeting: Do You Know Where Your Files Are?

An organized mind creates organized output in any endeavor they become involved in. A well-organized business means an organized mind is running the show, and that’s the kind of business that reaches goals. It’s easy to keep your physical space organized, but in terms of financial success it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Particularly, your computer files and folders. Without an organized computer, a spotless office isn’t worth a hill of beans. What Files and Folders on an Organized Computer Look Like An organized computer contains files and folders named and arranged so users can easily find what they’re looking for. Most people hold this intention when saving files and creating folders, but it doesn’t last long. All too quickly, desktops become cluttered, download folders overflow, and undeleted installation files consume a large portion of hard drives. New folders are created when existing ones can’t be found, and files are named whatever seems convenient at the time. That doesn’t work when you have to bring specific files to a meeting or when you’ve got a team of employees who need to access files on your server. By naming your files the first thing that comes to your mind, you’re creating disorganization. Organizing Computer Files Starts with Order File organization starts with a naming convention. A naming convention is a predefined template or structure for naming your files. For example, if you create Microsoft Word documents regularly, you might save them with a file name that begins with the date of creation. If your documents contain information compiled from different events, you might save your files as “date+event name+document description.”  This allows your files to be grouped by date first and event second within the folder. With a naming convention in place, when you look at a list of file names, you’ll recognize them immediately and be able to find what you need. Using a naming convention makes all the difference in the world, as you can see in these examples published by RevEngine Marketing. Any naming convention you use should be based on how you’re most likely to search…

What is Prezi and Is it Right for Your Business?

They might be nerve-wracking and tensely-awaited but presentations are a vital and often unavoidable part of the business world. Quality, successful presentations can be the key to winning new clients, promoting brand appeal and ultimately growing a business. But how do businesses get crucial presentations right? Enter Prezi, a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional presentation programs, such as PowerPoint, which focuses predominantly on slides. What is Prezi? Rather than using slides, Prezi utilizes a large canvas on which users can zoom in and out to specific parts to emphasize text, visual content and ideas. As well as supporting text and images, the Prezi platform supports the use of video. For businesses that are new to Prezi, the program provides a collection of templates for users to choose from, so they can navigate the system with ease and get familiarized with the interface. With Prezi’s drag and drop interface, it is easy to create timelines to show historical references and chronological data. The canvas-based presentation tool makes it easy to create diagrams to show and highlight specific information and data. Nurturing Collaboration With co-editing and collaborative features, the Prezi platform supports real-time collaboration, enabling different members of your team to communicate with each other directly from their prezis, regardless of where they are located. With presentations stored in the cloud, different team members, employees and clients can have access to the presentations and open, edit or link to them from a single, shareable location. You can even integrate Prezi with Slack to enhance collaboration with the presentations and build a community channel designed to improve business productivity. Remote Presenting With more and more small business teams working from remote locations and communicating with colleagues, customers and clients via telecommunication methods, having a presentation platform that enables you to host remote presentations makes shrewd business sense. With the Prezi tool, you can hold remote presentations seamlessly, which can be presented and viewed in HD without having to use screen sharing software. Prezi Analytics One challenge of delivering business presentations is knowing how the performances have been received…

11 Best Things to Try When You Absolutely Hate Your Job

If you’ve ever found yourself saying to yourself or someone else, “I despise my job, what should I do?” then know you’re not alone. Almost everyone has had a job that they didn’t love. In fact, most people could probably say that they’ve had a job they hated. Some people just hate to work, period, […] The post 11 Best Things to Try When You Absolutely Hate Your Job appeared first on Make Money Online.

How Tokenization will Change the Face of Real Estate Investing Forever

The rise and subsequent leveling-off of all things crypto has luckily caused a little “cooling off” period. There was what many investment managers might call a bit of irrational exuberance… Read more » The post How Tokenization will Change the Face of Real Estate Investing Forever appeared first on

Tips on Finding the Cheapest Auto Insurance Quotes

A lot of people do not realize that they need auto insurance until the time comes when they absolutely need it. You do not want to wait for this moment… Read more » The post Tips on Finding the Cheapest Auto Insurance Quotes appeared first on

Improving Your Customer Survey Responses Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, Read These 15 Tips

Surveys are a great way to get fast answers and collect valuable feedback you need to make important decisions. Did you know there’s a secret sauce to improve survey response rates? There is! Chances are you’re probably already doing a lot of things right. But there are so many tips and techniques that come into play when crafting an effective survey, that it’s good to always stay on top of your game. Here are 15 Ways You can Improve Survey Response Rates: 1.  Time it Right Timing is everything. Statistically, Friday surveys do not perform as well as polls that are sent at the top of the week. Your survey might get neglected if it’s timed poorly. Monday or Tuesday mornings work great when sending a survey; sending surveys early in the week gives recipients ample time to complete the survey throughout the week, and it also gives you time to send reminders on Thursday or Friday. 2. Keep it Short Keep your questionnaires short and sweet to maximize engagement. If a long list of questions appears on the user’s screen, chances are they are going to abandon ship and see it more as a chore versus an opportunity to provide feedback. A sweet spot of 5-10 questions that are quick to breeze through helps you raise your chances of a completed survey. 3. Make it Personal Always be attentive and warm towards your audience. If you’re a customer service representative who frequently sends follow up surveys to customers or leads, always be attentive and caring, thank them for their time, and address them by their name. After you’ve done the above, close your email with your call-to-action and survey link. 4. Tie In an Incentive If it’s appropriate, throw in an incentive. Incentives, such as tickets to a ball game or a gift card, are just one a few ways to excite people to participate in your survey. The chances of winning a cool prize or a free lunch makes it worth the effort for some participants. 5. Show your Audience that their Feedback Matters It’s nice to see feedback in action. For…

Is Your Small Business Ready for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday?

You might feel like a real underdog with all the major retailers slashing pricing and offering FREE shopping this holiday, but fear not. There are numerous ways that small businesses can maximize their profits during the holiday shopping season too, you just need to be prepared. In this article, we’ll talk everything Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. I’ll give my top tips on remaining in the black this holiday. Thanksgiving is November 22 this year. So game time is Friday, November 23th, Saturday, November 24th and Monday, November 26th. Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage holiday shoppers to support their communities by shopping at locally owned businesses. It’s common for the sales to begin before Black Friday starts and extend beyond Cyber Monday, so the time is now to finalize your plan. Often the majority of the deals are available both in-store and online, but as a small business it might make sense to mix things up a bit. Here are a few ideas to get ready for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Figure Out Now What is On Sale. Don’t be afraid to bundle a popular item with slower moving inventory. For online retailers, you might want to develop a code for an extra discount, and at holiday time FREE shipping is a must. Charging shipping fees is one of the biggest causes of shopping cart abandonment. If you sell professional services, consider offering a deal for services paid in advance. My cleaning service offers 10% off for 6 months of service bought up front, and that’s a deal. I’ve seen professional speakers offer a discount for speaking gigs booked in advance too. Develop a Marketing Plan & Budget for Holiday Promotions. If 4th quarter is your Super Bowl, you need to get together a marketing plan and a budget. How will you get the word out about your special holiday offers? Will you do mobile/text ads? Email blasts? FB ads? Direct Mail? Holiday discount cards? Etc. Run a contest encouraging followers to answer questions like, “What’s…

5 Steps to Become an Email Marketing Guru

The marketing landscape for businesses has changed drastically since the advent of the internet. Reaching out to potential consumers is no longer reliant on broad and impersonal TV spots, radio… Read more » The post 5 Steps to Become an Email Marketing Guru appeared first on

7 Mom Blogs That Make Money

Interested in starting a mom blog but not sure if it will make money? I know. You don’t want to invest in something that doesn’t produce results! But, I can also tell you that you won’t know unless you give blogging a try! Mamas – it is POSSIBLE that mom blogs make money. I want to share with you 7 mommy blogs that are generating income. I want to inspire you and let you know that if they can do it, then you can do it. At the end of this post I’ll share with you how you can get started in making money from your mommy blog! 7 Mom Blogs That Make Money Blogging 1. What Moms Love Aly’s blog, What Moms Love is a parenting blog focussing on family/mom/kids. She and her content team provide helpful ideas, tips and recommendations to make busy moms’ lives easier! I love this blog and all the content on it. Her pins are beautiful and are always on my feed! Her blog has many different topics and each post are mostly huge roundups with even more tips and more products. This is like a mom blog on sterioids! But you know what? This started with one mama and it’s grown to this magnitude! What Moms Love earns $30,000/month Income sources in order or highest earnings to lowest: Sponsored content Ads Amazon affiliate marketing 2. Swaddles n’ Bottles I love Caroline’s blog, Swaddles n’ Bottles (isn’t that just the best title?!). What I like about her pregnancy and new baby blog is that her content is authentic and personal. She shares her story of pregnancy and being a mom and you know that what she recommends to her readers are things she’s used in the past! If you’re pregnant or a new mom Caroline’s blog has all the resources for you! Swaddles n’ Bottles earns $9,000/month Income sources in order or highest earnings to lowest: Amazon affiliate marketing Affiliate marketing Sponsored posts 3. This Tiny Blue House Jenny’s blog This Tiny Blue House is amazing! It’s a frugal living blog but she has soo…

Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays

The current generation of marketplace startups has been incredibly successful. Airbnb, Lime, Uber, Lyft, Instacart, etc. I’ve been doing a broad survey of the best writing on this topic and wanted to share my list of 20 best links I’ve seen. Marketplaces at Andreessen Horowitz We look at a lot of marketplace startups at Andreessen Horowitz @a16z – and we fund a lot of them! – so it’s great to compile all the best thinking. To lead off this list, my colleague @jeff_jordan has an awesome preso that covers everything from the marketplace “wheel” – network effects, and how they’re different than ecommerce products. Amazing, thoughtful preso. Must watch. Solving the Chicken and Egg problem of marketplaces Now let’s get to the links. First, here’s a series of links on the “Chicken and Egg” problem of marketplaces. How to do you get the initial liquidity to get the flywheel turning? Here’s a few links on the topic. 1. Josh Breinlinger (early oDesk) on “Liquidity Hacking.” Couple ways to do it: Provide value to one side: offer portfolios, community, tools. Find aggregators: Physical aggregators (like campuses), enterprise clients, supply aggregators, or scrape listings. Narrow the problem: geo, niche, vertical. Curate one side. Read the whole thing here: 2. Here’s a nice podcast from Casey Winters (ex-Pinterest/Grubhub/etc) and Brian Rothenberg @bmrothenberg (VP Growth at Eventbrite) who talk about: The “chicken and egg” problem for marketplaces. Horizontal vs vertical. Online to Offline. 3. Eli Chait (ex-OpenTable) on all the ways to boostrap a chicken and egg problem. Single player, Fill seats for suppliers, Create a marketplace where the buyers are sellers. Read the whole thing here: 4. Anand Iyer (ex-Threadflip) writes about using trust throughout the product: Ratings, Curation, Customer service, Mobile first, Good onboarding, Frictionless Payment, Social proof. 5. Jonathan Golden (ex-Airbnb) on bootstrapping liquidity, adding host guarantees, reacting to competition, user experience. Current trends in marketplaces Next topic, the current crop of marketplaces has gotten huge for a reason. They’re doing a lot different, but going more “full-stack,” building deeper tools, etc. One important label is the new “market network” concept…

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