Have you ever wondered how so many other business professionals are able to get so much done with their iPhone or iPad? Chances are, they've found some apps that you haven't, and that's allowing them to be far more produtive, even when they're out of the office.
One of the challenges in any business is in finding the right books and resources, as a business owner, to help you be successful. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to figure out which books to read, like looking at recommendations, referring to the New York Times bestseller list, and searching Amazon.
Searching Amazon? That's right! If you word your search correctly, you'll uncover a list of results, books, that have been successful in their own right. In this case, we searched "best books on business success of 2012" and found a treasure-trove of resources.
Have you ever wondered how people ran their businesses before they had modern conveniences like cell phones, laptops and the Internet? As smartphones and apps continue to advance in the technological landscape, it's even easier to manage your business remotely. Here are five must-have apps for any business owner:
Over the past year I have been the founder of Problemio, which is the company behind some of the most helpful mobile apps for planning and starting a business on iOS, Android, Kindle and the NOOK. Since I started creating the apps, they have had a cumulative download total of 150,000. Since the app offers chat-based help to entrepreneurs, I was able to chat with many entrepreneurs on my apps and learned that there are five very common areas where most people encounter the biggest challenges. In this article I will go over those challenges and suggest some solutions or workarounds.
Google+ Communities have been created for quite a few topics, with more being launched every day. One area that is still lagging though is virtual regional communities. As a St. Louis business owner, one of the first things I did when I started to join communities was to look for a St. Louis community. Initially there were only one or two of course, and since then a few more have popped up. Very few though are active, and the ones that are aren't focused on business. So, I have created a new community just for St. Louis businesses called St. Louis Networking.
In a great infograph from SalesForce, we can see quite a number of apps that small business owners could be using to help run their business from their smartphone. According to their research, roughly a third of U.S. small business owners are using these kinds of apps, for tasks like banking or customer relationship management. But that means that over two thirds of small business owners are missing out on this technological opportunity to be flexible in their management.
One of my personal goals for the coming year to do a much better job of studying, learning and incorporating Christian values and teachings into my business. That therefore begs the question, what does the Bible say about business? There are a number of authors like John Maxwell who teach on this very subject, and whom I am currently reading, but it seems fitting that we start this journey with some specific verses from the Bible. Here are 54 verses which speak directly about business, or can inspire you in your professional life.