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Best Mobile Apps for Business [iPhone Edition]

Best Mobile Apps for Business [iPhone Edition]

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.

The Top 20 Books on Business Success from 2012

The Top 20 Books on Business Success from 2012

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.

Get the Best Apps for Your Business

Get the Best Apps for Your Business

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:

5 Biggest Issues Faced by First Time Entrepreneurs When Starting a Business

5 Biggest Issues Faced by First Time Entrepreneurs When Starting a Business

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.

A Google+ Community for St. Louis

A Google+ Community for St. Louis

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.

Can Your Smartphone Run Your Business? [infograph]

Can Your Smartphone Run Your Business? [infograph]

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.

Christianity in Business - 54 Bible Verses to Study

Christianity in Business - 54 Bible Verses to Study

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.

How to Create Your Business Email Signature

How to Create Your Business Email Signature

Though it is often overlooked, your email signature is one of the easiest and most effective marketing tools that every professional can use. Many people like to make their signatures fun and catchy, to try and reflect their personality, while others may skip the exercise entirely. We'll explain why signatures are important and what some of the best guidelines are to ensuring your signature's success.

Why Your Email Address is So Important

Why Your Email Address is So Important

One of the easiest ways to promote your business and your website is through your email address. Instead of advertising for your internet service provider, you could be advertising your domain name!

If you own a domain and web hosting, you should have the ability to create professional email addresses for yourself. If your website is hosted with The Social Media Hat for instance, you can have as many email addresses, forwarding accounts and auto responders as you want.

Then, each time you send an email or share your address with someone, it should include your domain name.

Enjoy the Holidays with this Eggnog Recipe

Enjoy the Holidays with this Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is a traditional element of the Christmas Season. The exact origins of eggnog are unknown, but by the 1600's it was popular in Europe and England, where the aristocracy would drink the sweet, creamy mixture with Brandy or Wine. Due to the taxes on imports, American Colonists turned to Rum from the Caribbean. When the American Revolutionary War disrupted all coastal activity, domestic whiskey and bourbon was substituted, resulting in the recipes and varieties we all enjoy today.