If you are an owner today of a merchant-based business, whether online or run from a brick-and-mortar establishment, it is difficult to make sense of the ongoing rage over mobile payments and how they will change the way that basic commerce, as we know it, is conducted in the future. Yes, smartphone technology will have a dramatic impact on merchant activities, but hold on, we have heard similar predictions before.The internet did change merchant commerce, as we knew it, but those changes did not happen overnight. Technology professionals are not bankers. They may be able to wire things together to make things work, but when it comes to money
Online strategist with a background in software engineering. I work with start-ups and small businesses to promote their products and manage their brands. Currently I'm working with Creately, a cloud software to draw diagrams. I manage my own blog network and do freelance consulting on digital marketing. I love to travel during my free time. http://rumblinglankan.com/ For the ones who are not familiar with the term, BYOD stands for “bring your own devices”. Both the employee and the company can benefit from a properly enforced BYOD policy. Some studies have shown that it increases
Bob is an author, public speaker and retired executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Microsoft Corporation. Before joining Microsoft, he spent twenty six years at Procter & Gamble, the last five of those years as senior vice president of advertising and information services. Since retirement, Bob has divided his time between working as a consultant for his own Herbold Group LLC and as writer and public speaker focusing on leadership. Bob has written three books. His latest, "What's Holding You Back? 10 Bold Steps That Define Gutsy Leaders" was released February 2011 by Wiley/Jossey-Bass.
You have been working hard on your personal branding of late, and stumble across the many trials and tribulations associated with defining âmy brand.âÂ For example, do you use your company name or your own name for your twitter account? Do you work on building up your own name or a business brand name? Which has more longevity? Are they mutually exclusive?Oh the questions, the conversations with your friends, colleagues, marketers, and yourself. Where does one start? How does it pan out? How can we define personal branding that will work for us?Speaking with entrepreneurs, business owners and clients recently, the biggest challenge they face
So youâre thinking of starting your own business, huh? Well, let me give you a little reality check. I donât mean to bring you down, but the Wave Small Business Report, a new survey on why entrepreneurs started their businesses and what they like (and donât like) about being their own bosses, offers some news you need to hear before you quit your day job.
First, the good: A whopping 86 percent of small business owners say they love what they do for a living, and 82 percent say the rewards far exceed the challenges. When asked if theyâd ever consider working for someone
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