Having preached about how email marketing is far from dead and taking a look at past mistakes in your campaign, it is time to take a long overdue look at the future. There have been massive strides made in the email marketing space in recent years but there is still plenty of room for improvement. As the lead support rep in North America, I am the first line of defence when a client comes in with a feature request, so I’ve heard it all. While there are some outlandish requests, like the ability to stop contacts from manually placing emails into the spam folder, there have been a number of ideas brought up that really struck a chord with me. Here, I will take the time to go over a few of these concepts and see how they could impact the email game going forward.
Auto-segmentation and Personalization
You may be saying to yourself, “wait a second, both of these are doable right now! What’s up?” And that is true, but no to the extent email marketers want or need. Yes, you can parse lists according to a number of different variables and even customize email content based on pre-set values, but it still largely has to be done manually.
What I’ve found to be a common request is the desire to do more in a fraction of the time. People want to import their list and then have the work done for them. While this may seem like the fantasy of a lazy salesperson, it actually isn’t that far from being a reality. With advances in AI happening so rapidly it isn’t out of the realm of possibility to create a thinking and growing email platform that can cut your workload in half.
Imagine automatically seeing your contacts organised according to age group, gender or location and then a template is automatically brought up based on those segments? It would be quite the convenience wouldn’t it?
The value of a flat out email list just isn’t there anymore; it is about all of the additional data you can collect about that list. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about a potential client the more versatility you grant yourself. With a system that could automatically sort through the information you input, create segments and populate templates with the best variables for that given segment a sales rep could get an exponential amount of work done in comparison to have to sift through everything manually.
An Interactive Age – Branching Campaigns
Much like the previous section, branching campaigns are not a novel concept, though they aren’t the norm either. But this idea expands on that even further. Take, for instance, a restaurant sending newsletters. Today you can have a static image of your menu, maybe an animated banner and links to your website. Wouldn’t it be better to have the entire interactive menu from the site proper embedded in the actual email chain?
Instant gratification has become a staple of the Internet, so why not let your customers interact with your site from the get go? The email routine today goes a little like this:
Email is received
Open the email
Client is interested
Client clicks link and is taken to the website
They then have to sign-in and search for whatever it was that interested them about the email.
Along the way they lose interest because of the back and forth
You can craft the perfect copy but the disconnect between the email and the actual purchasing process can lead to lost sales. If the interface of your email had the same level of interaction as your site you could essentially cut out the middleman and have them make purchases from directly within the message.
Which then leads us to the concept of branching campaigns. Based on the level of interaction a client shows you can trigger different phases of the campaign. If someone is showing a lot of interest the platform would automatically detect this and skip ahead a few follow-ups to take a more direct approach. If a prospect seems a little more hesitant they would be sent down a path with a bit more nurturing. It all boils down to advancements in AI and the ability to implement these ideas into an email without setting off every spam filter on the Internet, but it would be nice!
Building off of the interactive email concept, the ability to make a payment with a single click, through a fingerprint or retinal scan would be a huge boon to sales teams.
This would mainly be for the mobile markets but the ability to make the sale with a single button press would benefit potential clients and companies alike. As mentioned above, there is a current disconnect between the email and the purchasing process. External links are necessary, which leads to unnecessary time being spent and potential frustration building.
We live in a world of impulse buyers, and adding this tool may seem like taking advantage of the times, but isn’t that what we’re here for? If we aren’t going to capitalize on trends we may as well be in another industry all together.
Giving people the option to buy your product or service with the touch of a button will save both party’s time and energy.
As mentioned previously, all of these advancements rely on an expansion of the email platform in general as well as rapid AI development in the future. That being said, it isn’t too hard to imagine these actually coming to fruition in the near future. Nothing will ever beat a hand written letter to a potential client, but to be able to create that same feel in a fraction of the time is an immeasurable asset that shouldn’t be ignored.
The number of people who are working from home has been increasing over a period due to convenience that comes with it. Today, you can always choose from a wide range of jobs that you can get depending on your needs. In addition, you must have skills to be in a position to do them correctly whenever you need them. When you make that perfect choice, you will always be certain that you would make money right from the comfort of your home. Here is top three work from home jobs that you can do at your home while making money:
1.Banner and Logo Designing Jobs
Design Jobs are among the top paying home jobs in the freelancing niche or online jobs. Why say so? Banners and Logo often help businesses in attracting new customers, especially for their website at the same time making their business even more popular. Therefore, it is a requirement for the owners of such businesses to do the jobs.
Whenever you have knowledge about Banner and Logo Designing, you can always visit a place where you would offer your services when you want to make money from home. By studying the Logo Designing tutorials available over the internet, you can start to offer these services thus making some money.
By spending from 4 to 5 hours in a month in learning especially on these tutorials, you will get good knowledge when designing before you can start to accept jobs from high rated freelancing sites online.
2. High Paying Jobs that you Work At Home
Many jobs are today available for you to work from home. However, you will need some skills if you want to execute them perfectly while getting a higher payment. The jobs include web designing, writing, and blogging among others. However, you can always negotiate with the client on the duration of jobs when you want to make good amounts of money from home.
Providing services is one of the best ways of working at home through the jobs whenever you need the services. For instance, you can start offering writing services online. By choosing a website where your content is needed, you can always get them depending on what your readers to enjoy.
You can also write content that is necessary for the websites that want to highlight their products through sharing information of their specific products. With good content writing skills, you will use your creativity to highlight the specific products.
3.Web Development and Web Design
Web designing is another good category of top paying online jobs available today. You should understand that people who want to do businesses are developing many websites today that will enable them to market a wide range of products and services.
Provided you have skills and knowledge on PHP developer or CSS or HTML or as an expert or a developer, you will get major companies available online ready to hire you either on an hourly or even monthly basis. You will be able to make a lot of money when working online especially when you want to make some money.
In conclusion, the above are top three jobs that you can do at your home while making money without having to worry about leaving the comfort of your home.
These days for a successful business, you need to start with promotion via various online and offline marketing tools. Many of the marketing formats require a lot of budget and yield result which is low then the amount spent on promotion. So we need to create marketing plan by filtering out the most effective methods. Brochures are one of the evergreen methods that is successful and has low impact on your marketing budget
Brochure is an effective marketing tool for offline promotion of a brand. It requires a lot of creativity and hard work to bring in users with the help of brochures. Some valuable tips to design a great brochure are as follows:
Take note of your ideas
The first most thing for an effective brochure doesn’t require contacting a graphic designer or online design research. It requires your vision and primary factors that lead to the use of a brochure. So just grab a pencil or pen and sketch our the ideas and concepts that come up in your mind. Discuss it with your colleagues to see if you are moving in the right direction for your brand’s promotion
Know Your Audience
The brochure is not like another form of marketing as it can help you target a specific Geo location. Design a brochure keeping customers requirement in mind. It is not necessary that our customers will like what we like. For this do a market research and get input from your valued customers. You must focus on creating a brochure that your target audience will want to read
Always Remember the importance of cover pages
Think of your brochure’s cover page as an entrance to your business. You want to encourage customers to visit your business. The cover page should comprise of information and infographics that will make the customers to turn the page and find out more about the brand. Keep the message simple and clear. Use headings like exciting discounts, special offers to make them keep the brochure handy for the discounts you have been offering
Limit your fonts
IF you have little freedom in using the right kind of font, you can do magic with your brochure. Use different font styles and sizes to help your brochure pages to stand out. Every design requires font styles that should suit the infographics on the brochure. Always try to keep consistent and make use of 3 overall sizes – heading, sub heading & general text.
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In some cases, because of the lack of effective planning and strategies in the marketing space, the small size businesses lase track instead of getting recognition in the large market. Therefore, in this situation, they need an external helping hand to support them and develop the best possible strategy to promote the business so that they can introduce themselves to the world market.And the most efficient platform that the marketing consultancy firms provide is digital marketing.
Small Business Marketing Consultants
There is a difference between the normal business marketing consultants and the small business marketing consultants. The small business marketing consultancy firms are the firms who provide assistance to promote the small to medium size businesses. They help you to get the best result through their analysis and then develop more than one effective way to take your business to the top.And in this marketing consultancy, one of the best marketing consultants options are the small business marketing consultants, in Brisbane. They provide every possible marketing strategy so you can grow in the competitive market.
Services They Provide
Firstly, the small business marketing consultants, in Brisbane gather all the information about your business and then develop and suggest the best techniques to grow your business in the future. These techniques include the most common and advanced technology in the digital world through the internet and other digital devices like smart phones, digital display advertising, etc. Those techniques are given below:
• Search engine optimization (SEO),
• Social media optimization,
• Campaign marketing,
• Influencer marketing,
• Data driven marketing,
• Content marketing,
• Search engine marketing (SEM),
• E-commerce marketing,
• E-mail marketing,
• Social media marketing,
• Display advertising,
• E-books, etc.
We know that in this era the new generation prefers the digital world, but not only digital marketing – there are also some other physical ways to promote your small business – leaflets, banners, etc. These are the physical advertisements which can help to increase the interest in your business. Though these are the effective promotional ways, the most effective and efficient way is digital marketing. And the most important key in this world is search engine optimization (SEO). It gives the opportunity to increase traffic by making your business the top of the list and eventually convert them into your loyal customers.
How to Avoid Making Impulsive Purchases from Success-Promising Gurus
I recently attended a 3-day business conference in Vancouver. There were about 500 people in attendance, all business owners and entrepreneurs who where there to network, learn and be inspired.
All in all, it was a great event that resulted in my meeting new people and gaining valuable insights that I brought home with me to infuse into my business.
The conference boasted nine high-profile speakers including thought leaders like Jack Canfield, Dr. John Gray and James Malinchak. Their talks were entertaining, insightful, informative and motivating.
They certainly learned the craft of being an influential presence on the stage well.
But make no mistake, each of these speakers were there with the sole purpose of promoting their wares and influencing the audience to purchase their key strategies, programs and courses that promised business success.
And they succeeded.
The volume of people that ran to the back of the room to grab their limited-time, extraordinary low-cost offering before it was sold out was mind boggling.
As a member of that audience, I was fascinated by what I was witnessing. Perhaps it was my state of mind or the confidence I already felt in my capabilities of achieving further business success, but I was not at all tempted to be a part of the crowd to run to the back of the room and grab a purchase.
I looked around and saw men and women who were involved in a variety of different businesses and industries. Many of whom where desperate to get that SECRET FORMULA that would transform their struggles into riches.
And the speakers on the stage knew this and played right into their hands.
Throughout the 3 days, the audience was presented with lots of solutions, advanced systems and formulas on how to achieve success in their business. But the problem is, not all proposed solutions were ideal for everyone.
But what is a business owner and entrepreneur to do?
They are attending such events to help them with their business so are naturally attracted to the offers made up on the stage.
So to help avoid make irrational and emotionally-based decisions when faced with the pressure of live event and even free webinar offers, here’s 5 steps on what to think about first before jumping in with the crowd and grabbing your purchase:
1. Think things through first. Ask yourself if this opportunity is truly going to get you the return on your investment if you make the purchase. What are you willing to commit to in order to get the most out of that investment?
The key here is to understanding success is not just going to happen by signing up, but to actually do the work. Are you realistically willing to do the work? Are you going to be 100% committed to this or will you get home, set it aside, and promise to get to it when you get a chance?
None of these programs will get you the results these presenters are talking about if you’re not committed enough to follow through on every single step provided.
2. Be objectively critical. When these speakers are on the stage, they are sharing the best success stories possible – the cream of the crop. Often this reflects only a minor percentage of those who have taken the program.
Analyze. Be objective. And don’t make emotionally-based decisions that compel you run to the back of the room and purchase. This is exactly what they are counting on.
3. Decide if your business can truly benefit from what you will learn. Just because they are telling you this on stage doesn’t mean it’s a perfect fit for you, your business model and your goals.
As an example, if you have the gift of service and support, then more than likely will not do well learning to be a speaker on stage, despite that presenter saying “anyone can do this using my system and processes”.
If you have the gift of, say, music, then being a published author is probably not something you should pursue, despite being provided with a “fool-proof, iron-clad method that will get you on the Amazon best seller list”.
Ask yourself if what this presenter is offering exactly what you need to learn in order to reach your business goals or is there something better suited for you available elsewhere? Do you really need to learn all of this yourself or is hiring someone who is an expert in that area a better decision that will help reach your goals quicker without having to become an expert in that field first?
4. Recognize the emotional manipulation that’s happening. We see this all the time. Whether you’re attending conferences or online webinars, there’s always a “limited time offer” that makes it irresistible to pass up.
Don’t let these “One-time-only offers” lead you into thinking this is the only chance you’ll ever get to take advantage of what’s being offered. It simply isn’t true. It’s a sales tactic that preys on people who make emotional decisions and don’t want to be left out or miss out on an incredible opportunity.
These programs will all still be offered after the hype ends. Even if that means paying $50 more, so be it. Give yourself time to objectively work through the pros and cons and decide whether it’s worth your investment or not.
Don’t let your emotions be triggered by the slick sales speech or written sales copy on a page.
5. Do your research. This may not necessarily be the case for headliner speakers we see on the stage, but sadly, there are a lot of very smooth-talking “gurus” out there who are nothing but smoke and mirrors. They offer a lot of hype but little substance.
Do your pocketbook a favour; before investing in any kind of program or product, research the person selling it first. Do a Google search and see if any bad reviews come up. Ask people in your social media groups if they’ve had any experience with that person and what were the results.
Your goal is to make an informed decision, not an emotional one based on the promises of the sales copy. And if you do encounter negative reviews – listen to your gut. So many times wrong decisions are still made because, as human beings, we’re highly influenced by emotions and we can easily justify our actions based on those promises despite finding evidence to the contrary.
After reading this, you might think I’m against purchasing programs and courses all together but that’s not the case at all. I’m not saying not to invest in business growth strategies, but instead to make informed, objective decisions on which investments to make in the first place.
The sad fact is that marketing can be a very manipulative process that is meant to create fear- and lack-based, emotional responses. The people we see on stage, as well as those that do highly visible free webinars, are masters at pulling these emotional triggers.
Simply be aware of that manipulation and follow the guide I outlined above to help you decide whether or not your business can truly benefit from that investment you’re being asked to make.
Is your business secure? It may not be. Many unscrupulous individuals are operating online looking for new ways to exploit honest people.
I was recently pulled into a scam enacted by someone yet to be identified via a freelance work website. Because of how personally this affected me and my brand reputation, I’ve decided to write today’s blog post about securing your business online.
My personal experience involved Upwork.com, which is a website boasting about the value of freelance talent.
Well as the old saying goes: there is nothing more expensive than cheap labour.
Someone posing as me purporting to be a writer/editor from NYC took a job writing a book for a client and the results were bad. 3 chapters completely plagiarized bad.
Even worse – the fraudulent work got blamed on me! This person’s profile had my name and my photo and her client found me (the real me) through a Google search that matched my profile photo. You can imagine the shock I felt of being falsely accused of ripping someone off!
After realizing this was a clear case of identity theft, I immediately contacted UpWork to have the fake profile taken down. This person’s client did the same; we hope they were able to get a full refund of the monies spent on the useless book written for them.
Scary stuff. But compared to what others have encountered it’s small potatoes.
While hiring and supporting local talent has always been my thing, if you have to outsource (overseas or via those freelance sites), then a great idea to protect yourself is to insist on seeing a scan of government issued ID. Take your identification proof one step further and insist on a video conference before making any commitment.
Fraud is on the rise
2016 saw a significant increase in fraud over 2015. While the numbers show the amount stolen went slightly down the volume of theft went up. A lot.
While those figures relate more to consumer fraud if you’re the seller, you can be out of pocket money if the claim means sending the now used product back to you.
The point to take home is fraud is up so you need to take action to prevent yourself and your customers from becoming victims.
How to prevent and report cyber crime
According to The National Cyber Security Alliance there are several steps you should take to protect your business and customers:
• Evaluate Risks
Identify what types of fraud or crime you may be most susceptible to. Do you work with medical information? Financial information?
Even if the purpose of your business is simply B2C there are steps to be taken to protect yourself.
Users who purchase through your website are trusting you to keep their financial information safe so take steps to do so such as having SSL installed for any e-commerce or sensitive information and it’s wise not to store it.
• Monitor Threats
This can be as simple as making sure no spam messages are opened or any emails with attachments are scanned with some sort of antivirus software. While the software is not 100% effective it will stop the better circulated scams.
Click here to read more about potential threats. https://staysafeonline.org/business-safe-online/monitor-threats/
• Report Attacks
If you are the victim of a cyber attack you are going to get frustrated and with good cause.
Currently Canada is really vulnerable when it comes to cyber crime and your best hope is just to call the police. While promises have been made to address this, very little has been done and international criminals are impossible to go after.
If you are a victim of cyber crime contact local law enforcement and cross your fingers. But the bad news is you are likely to get no resolution. This is something to consider if you’ve been hiring anyone overseas.
In the US reporting cyber crime is much easier. You contact the FBI via this website. They have the capacity to address international criminals and recently America has cracked down on international crime operating within its borders.
For those reading from any other country I encourage you to do your own due diligence regarding protocol for reporting cyber crime so you’re prepared should you ever need to be.
• Execute a Security Plan
For this the recommendation is to work with your ISP on a cyber security plan. While your ISP may be worth talking to you should really speak with your website’s hosting company first and foremost.
The security of your customer’s info and your business is delicate so make sure your host knows to have things such as routine backups of all information made and stored on another server.
Most of the majors stay on top of things but it’s always worth calling them for a quick review especially if you have pertinent info for them that may help.
If you have been a victim already let your host know what happened. The information may help others down the road.
• Safeguard Your Clients
The suggestion found in this article of scanning all USB drives routinely is a good one. Sometimes the information can be air tight behind the most advanced firewall but it still gets out.
One of the easiest ways to exploit technology is social engineering. Many times the information isn’t so much stolen as leaked by someone internally.
Make sure all software is updated and that all computers connected to your network are running the most updated version of their operating system.
• Educate Your Team
This is an easy one.
Have protocol in place that ensures your employees follow all steps noted above.
All computers must be scanned when attached to a network and all USB drives as well.
Most people are accustomed to this now so don’t worry about implementing it suddenly.
By taking measures to protect yourself you’re ahead of the game should something occur. Scrambling after you’ve been a victim only helps the people who have stolen from you by giving them time to disappear.
Online business is only likely to grow even more and along with it fraud. The complexity of the scams will evolve and hopefully so do the solutions. In the interim I hope you enjoyed these tips and that you never become the victim of cyber crime.
According to forecasts by the International Business Travel Association, world expenditures for business trips will grow by 12% in 2017. This upward trend has been going on for many years despite world disasters, financial crises, and technological advancements that allow many problems to be solved from a distance. At the same time, travel conditions and preferences of business travelers have changed constantly.
1. Apartments for Rent
A major trend recently has been the use of private housing instead of hotels. This has reduced costs for companies by 37% on average!
Hotels are ready to do anything to stop the outflow of customers. For example, they assume that business travelers are no longer willing to pay for Wi-Fi or access to scanners and printers in business centers. Many now offer these services free of charge, and they’re working to meet other needs of business travelers.
According to surveys, most clients want more power sources and USB ports in the rooms. Hotels are reconstructing their premises in an attempt to provide guests with comfortable and convenient work settings.
2. Digital Wallets
In 2017, the Worldpay system predicted that payments through credit and debit cards will fall from two-thirds to half of all transactions by 2019, and will be replaced by mobile payments.
With a digital wallet, you can pay for lunch or metro travel by simply attaching your phone or smart watch to an NFC-sensor. You can also store boarding passes and loyalty cards.
3. Baggage tracking
New technology has significantly reduced the number of bags lost in transit. In the next few years, we can expect the appearance of home-printed bag tags, electronic receipts, automatic luggage systems, and GPS tracking to improve the situation further.
By next year, according to forecasts, 60% of carriers will send updates to your phone about the location of your luggage. Some brands already sell suitcases that notify you automatically of their whereabouts.
4. Designer clothes in hotel apartment
Carrying a lot of clothes, when you want to travel light, is tiring. Some hotels deliver fashionable designer clothes directly to your room.
Hotel guests can order garments in advance or call the reception desk to get a rack of clothes brought in for free. The Berkeley Hotel in London, for example, started cooperating with the clothing brand Vestiare Collective for this purpose.
5. Mobile booking of tickets
Booking hotels and air tickets is more often being done “on the go” through mobile applications rather than from an office.
However, despite the propensity of travelers to use the Internet to arrange trips, there are those who prefer to minimize their sharing of personal information.
According to recent studies, many people have no problem indicating their bonus card numbers or preferred seats on a plane, but they are not willing to report in on social networks or discuss where they were earlier in the day.
6. Negotiations on the Train
Saving time, or rather the rational use of it, drives the demand for holding business conferences while traveling by rail.
The Swiss even offer a special charter train, Red Double-Arrow Churchill. Sir Winston Churchill himself traveled on it 75 years ago, and now the train has been restored and equipped with the latest technical apparatus.
There is a conference car designed for 110 people and equipped with sound technology and Internet. In order not to burden business travelers with concerns about luggage, Swiss Railways has express delivery and transfer service from one hotel to another or to the airport.
7. Jet rent
It is not only ordinary employees who have to look for affordable options in business travel – so do their bosses. Sometimes this search for savings leads to the leasing of private aircraft.
Indeed, how else can one quickly move around the world, especially to hard-to-reach places where there are no regular flights? This desire to save time and money has allowed VistaJet, an airplane leasing firm, to significantly increase its profits in recent years.
8. Bleisure = business + leisure
The popularity of “bleisure travel” – when a mini-vacation is added to a business trip – is growing worldwide, especially in the US and Australia. According to the International Business Travel Association, so-called Millennials (those who are now 18 to 35 years old) are more likely to combine business and leisure travel.
On the other hand, “boomers” (those born from the mid-1940s to the 1960s) are satisfied with established practices for business trips and are less inclined to change anything.
“Co-habitation” is something between co-working and co-renting housing. Co-habitation allows a person to stay in a favorable environment together with like-minded people who are also on extended business trips.
Work is the main thing, of course, but equally important is the possibility of joint dinners and socializing. This situation is something like a modern commune for professionals.
10. Robotic Staff
According to market research, robots will eliminate 6% of all jobs in the US by 2021. For example, the McLean Hilton in Virginia has Connie, a robot with artificial intelligence that speaks several languages, working as a “concierge student.”
At the airport of Marrakech, Leo (also a robot) can register you for a flight, print baggage labels and carry your bags to the drop-off point. In Taipei, EVA Air has Pepper – she scans boarding passes, gives weather forecasts, and even poses for selfies.
It is interesting that, according to polls, even young people with all their love for Internet technologies, prefer to meet partners in person to conclude deals. So, forecasts about business trips increasing in coming years could prove to be accurate.
Modern-age businesses are in constant need for advanced product master data management solutions for intensifying the growth of the business in a sophisticated manner. According to the latest survey product management software is the single most significant tool which can accommodate proper data storage.
In today’s era, the business owners are seeking for hassle-free software which can consolidate their data and easily magnify their business potential. To encourage these concepts professionals have come with the striking notion of product master data management solution! This brilliant perception has enriched an unbelievable excitement and enthusiasm in numerous business workflows across the world. This astonishing system supports the companies to consolidate all the mandatory information like technical feature, product and customer’s information, etc. There are many constructive uses of product master data management, let’s catch up with those points.
Check Out the Top Five Prolific Uses of Product Master Data Management Solutions:
• Customer Retention: A relevant and sophisticated data storage system will allow you to amplify the marketing strategy and brand awareness. The product master data management solution is really beneficial to enrich the productivity, customer retention, and ROI. This astonishing software will allow the management staff to build a great relationship with the customer by providing them accurate information of the products.
• Hassle-Free and Time-Saving Formula: This astonishing tool can diminish the amount of time to generate and gather accurate data of the new product, suppliers, and customer. So, the administration doesn’t have to bother about time management issues. And also if you have well-organized data of your product and customer then you can easily switch on another operation without any hassle.
• Enhanced Efficiency: By employing product data management software in your workflow entrepreneur can enhance the operation efficiency of the organization. As we discussed above that this application saves a lot of time and the employees can use that time in some other production or maintenance work. It also can develop integration with existing enterprise function and can generate new opportunities which ultimately to enrich the efficiency and value of the organization.
• Generate Revenue Opportunities: According to the current analysis, the businesses which have trusted product data management software application to consolidate their data in a sophisticated way will always shine in the market. A reliable organization has the leverage to enlarge their business across the world through several channels and uphold the other revenue opportunities.
• Chain Integration: Undoubtedly, with the help of this systematic data management system entrepreneur can focus on the chain integration process. To run the business effectively, chain integration is the key factor. It has the ability to enhance the coordination with suppliers, manufacturers and product information like manufacturing date of the product, purchasing details and supporting services. Basically, they tend to put more efforts into feeding data with rich content for the sake of customers.
Above mentioned are some of the lucrative uses of the astonishing product master data management system. So, why wait? Try this amazing data management system with your business workflow and amplify your profits.
For a successful business, you have to keep a close watch on productivity and cost. If you do not adhere to project deadlines, you will lose your customers to other businesses. But, meeting client expectations doesn’t mean developing in-house capabilities for every skill that the client requires. And, with the constant developments in the IT industry, it is not possible for every small business to hire people with different types of IT skills. So, what is the solution?
IT Staff Augmentation makes meeting Deadlines possible
IT staff augmentation is a flexible staffing strategy that helps you to meet client deadlines and achieve business goals. With the help of IT staff augmentation, you will be able to ascertain the existing capabilities and then determine the requirement of additional skills. It ensures making optimum use of your in-house capabilities and hiring only when they seem insufficient to handle the rising demand.
Why IT Staff Augmentation is becoming a Go-To Strategy for Business?
If you hire an IT professional to work for you, you will have to consider the additional cost of insurance and payroll taxes. But, with IT staff augmentation, you can obtain specialized skills without the burden of training costs. It makes sense to shoulder the burden of the cost when you are going to need the IT skills throughout the year. But, if you need the services of an IT professional on a project basis, it is best to choose the flexible route of staff augmentation.
An Agile Business is a Successful Business
To stay ahead of other businesses, you must be agile and scale operations according to the changes in the internal and external environment. With IT staff augmentation, you can judge the capabilities of your existing employees and ascertain the need of additional talent quickly. It allows you to step up your output as and when needed and gives you an edge over competitors.
Acceptance from Existing Employees
Businessmen consider IT staff augmentation a better option in comparison to project outsourcing or managed IT services. It is because existing employees can feel threatened with the entry of an outsourcing company. The employees may worry about job security and it can damage the productivity of your business. On the other hand, employees may not find staff augmentation a problem because it includes integrating existing employees with new talent.
Total Control guaranteed!
Outsourcing forces you to lose control over business operations. As you are not able to monitor every step of the process, chances of errors increase. By outsourcing a project, you cannot keep tabs easily. However, staff augmentation can provide you the opportunity to exercise total control over delegation of work and work-quality. It will help you to deliver quality results to your clients and result in long-term client relationships.
Opting for staff augmentation has considerable benefits for a business. It allows you to scale your operations according to your requirements and doesn’t put additional liabilities on the business. So, next time, you are in a desperate need of IT skills, give a thought to the flexible strategy of staff augmentation because it can work wonders for your business.
A calendar is a tool for tracking or scheduling events. People use them for different purposes. Some people put everything in a calendar. Some may write personal things such as birthdays and some may use it to keep a list of official meetings. Some people even keep their calendar empty to write the actions by them taken spontaneously. They have flexibility in time. They could track their decisive power easily. Some people use it as a to-do list.
A calendar helps you in your business strategy
Successful marketing depends on planning and using a marketing calendar provides numerous benefits beyond basic scheduling. A calendar can be used for all aspects of your marketing strategy: identifying your set of people, planning, and goal setting, tracking goals, achievements, and more. Creating a comprehensive marketing calendar makes it easier to track goals and progress across marketing initiatives.
How A5 desktop calendar is going to help you in your business strategy?
An A5 desktop calendar can be used widely because of its compact size. Because of its small size, people try to keep things concise; sometimes in secret too. One may not need a portrait calendar to write the performances of the company, which is in mere numbers.
A5 desktop calendar is portable
The dimensions of A5 portrait calendar are 148mm*210mm and there are twelve pages for twelve months. So, we can come to an estimation of its weight by looking these figures. Because of this advantage of A5 portrait calendars, you can access schedule wherever you are and stick to the plan because fantastic journeys are always pre planned. The more time you spend on strategizing, the less time you spend creating real content that will influence sales (which is the sole reason to buy an A5 desk calendar).
A5 desk calendars can help you in being focused
Imagine yourself using a smart phone for checking whether you have any occasion tomorrow. You just saw that and the next thing you tend to do is to switch on the mobile data or Wi-Fi. You say yourself that you would stop after seeing notifications. You saw the notifications and at the same time, you saw a message from an important person of yours (A crush has more importance, generally). You give an excuse for yourself saying that it is just a matter of one message. An immediate reply gives you more happiness. You start texting until the other side turns down and finally you end up scolding yourself for wasting that time.
A calendar of the same size does not give any thought of texting (it is not even digital).You can have it anywhere as it needs a bit of place in your bag and eagerness in your work too. It helps you to become a better planner, better marketer or a better salesperson.
An A5 desk calendar is a good gift for many occasions. It is a better choice when you value someone. It is better to gift your colleagues or co-workers a calendar than wasting money on greeting cards.