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Competition for top candidates is heating up.
When you look at the time you spend creating job postings as a wise investment in your workforce, you will be rewarded with a quality round of applicants.
Focus as much on the analytics as the aesthetics.
This insight will let you know how easy your site is to navigate, help identify any dead ends and tell you where you might be losing your audience.
Robert Cialdini’s “Pre-Suasion” describes a new aspect of the art of persuasion.
The power of persuasion doesn’t lie in the message itself. The power is found in the moments leading up to the message.
Bill Sarris of Sarris Candies explains the advantage of diversity. The company manufactures chocolate and other confections while operating a retail store, ice cream parlor and online sales platform.
On top of his game
Stefan Richter has entertained TV fans as a contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef." Learn how his personality influences his restaurant chain. Read Story »
Time to recharge
Russ Reynolds led the way on a supply chain makeover at Batteries Plus Bulbs. The store built its own platform and prioritized product lines, gradually moving them to a single warehouse. Read Story »
All in the Family
Sharon McGinnis Young, Noreen McGinnis Campbell and Bonnie McGinnis Vello have quadrupled the size of their Pittsburgh-based supermarket, McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores. Read Story »
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Student loan debt doesn’t have to be overwhelming and expensive. Consider a variety of tools to help manage it.
Cash Flow Challenges is a weekly blog that gives you insights on the top cash flow challenges business owners are facing today.
Hear Gene Marks, whose The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post columns on management are read weekly by hundreds of thousands of owners of small and medium-sized businesses across the country. Gene’s columns, presentations and frequent appearances on Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC are thought-provoking and entertaining.
Visa Online Toolkit: Explore Visa’s interactive, online toolkit for more information and resources on how to make a seamless transition to accept chip cards. View Toolkit »
Employee Training: Need help getting your employees trained on EMV chip card processing best practices? Learn how to show your employees ways to help your customers successfully use their chip cards on your chip-activated terminals. View Training »
EMV - Working out the Wrinkles: Being capable of processing EMV cards (chip cards) and actually processing them, however, are two very different things. Read Article »
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Blogging serves as an increasingly important tool for building and maintaining brand identity, but it can be a daunting prospect for those who don’t consider themselves writers. The good news? You don’t need to be Shakespeare (or Perez Hilton) to draw an audience; you just need to be you. Authenticity can define your brand and help it connect with readers. This podcast offers five steps to help you blog with confidence.
An easy-to-manage social media plan can help businesses connect with customers. Users spend almost 2 hours per day on social media sites and post millions of updates and videos every minute, as data from a 2015 GlobalWebIndex report and a 2015 CIO-dot-com report shows. This podcast shares three ways to engage and capture the interest of these active users: creating smart content; engaging customers; and driving social media users to business websites.
continue growing exponentially over the next five years. But according to a recent report from customer-service specialist TimeTrade, total online sales will still be a fraction of the 5 trillion dollars that U.S. shoppers are expected to spend in physical stores by 2020. This podcast reviews some highlights of TimeTrade’s report titled "The State of Retail 2015."
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