Robert S. Block’s WBT concept works for micro- and small-business as well as for big enterprises. Block lays out the concepts of Whole Business Thinking in his new book for corporate executives, managers, entrepreneurs and small business owners.
It is important that we look to the past for guidance, look for ways to ensure sustainability and properly measure environmental impact before moving forward with large-scale physical and climate-changing projects. Commissioning environmental assessment reports helps both small and big business meet these goals.
Reading is a necessity for writing interesting content and anecdotal story-telling. Blogging wordsmith Jon Morrow proclaims your content sucks in part because you don’t read enough — start with these industry white papers, reports and ebooks. In case you missed these reports and white papers that should be part of your industry library, here are 10 covering marketing, social media, podcasting, freelancing and website optimization.
Forget expensive one-class-at-a-time training delivery models. Sales training videos are being served up via e-learning to everyone’s delight. Big and small companies are using learning management systems and online teaching platforms to manage video for informal learning and create formal sales training videos for employees.
Has the time come to leave the comfort of home and rent office space or lease a serviced or shared office? What’s involved in making the transition?
There are situations wherein home-based business owners, micropreneurs, solo consultants or freelancers will need to search for commercial office space or shared office arrangements. Let’s look at a few scenarios.
The shipping container is a marvelous invention, as it allows for the safe and efficient transport of materials within a globalized freight system — by roadways, railways and waterways.
But when shipping containers reach the end of their voyaging lives, what happens to them? They’re being re-purposed as homes, offices and even medical clinics!
Setting up a new office locally or on international terrain? Aside from the lease for the physical space, necessary expenditures include paying utilities, purchasing or renting office equipment, outfitting the space with furniture and accessories befitting your profession, and hiring support staff to keep things running smoothly. Reduce the upfront costs by moving into an executive suite or serviced office.
Known for her blogging collaboratives, social media management skills, and local search marketing prowess, small business advisor Gail Gardner @GrowMap.com helps grow business. Listed in Technorati’s Small Business 100, she also has a WordPress Plugin named after her (G.A.S.P.), yet she remains approachable and available. Here’s a glimpse into her world.