If you were to ask me what the hardest part about owning my business is, I’d tell you that managing a remote team is harder than anything else I do. Yes … it’s harder than increasing sales year-over-year, harder than managing finances and P&L statements, and much harder than giving up most of my personal life. Managing a remote team takes more than a firm but fair management style — it takes tools. And lots of them. Here are the five tools we can’t live without as an extremely successful remote team.
Though the process of starting an online business is easier than ever, establishing an online presence is not. The World Wide Web is flooded with options for purchasing the same products and services from different outlets. And while there are plenty of legitimate sites looking to sell their products and services to customers using virtual means, you really have to shine to attract the right online consumers. Here’s how to ensure your online presence stands out from the crowd.
Does your Facebook strategy involve telling your unique story? Helping, and not hard selling, your unique audience? Posting often, but not too often? Does it provide a mix of media types? I’m here to tell you, that’s probably not enough. If you think you can handle the truth about what it means to have a well-rounded Facebook strategy in 2017, keep reading.
Building an online business is easier than ever. All a potential online business owner needs to do to get started is build a website from a pre-designed template and purchase a domain name. This is why 543,000 small businesses are started each month. Although the initial steps of opening up an online shop are simple enough to encourage hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs to start a business each month, business owners who are serious about building a profitable company must also take steps to protect themselves and their businesses from potential threats. Here are the four most pressing areas business owners should look to when protecting their online business.
Online security breaches and e-commerce website hacks have been a common theme in mainstream media for the past several months. From the Dyn attack that took place in October to the alleged foreign hacking of the U.S. election that’s been uncovered in the past few weeks, the tail end of 2016 has been rife with reminders of how vulnerable our online world truly is. Here’s how to protect your e-commerce website.