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Power up social media strategy with these 4 tech tools

While the increasing complexity of the social media landscape can be daunting for entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are plenty of tools to help you monitor, measure, and manage your performance across all social channels. To reach and grow your audience you need the right tools to sift through all the data, extract the relevant information, and convert it into valuable insights, writes Alice Oh. To help you decide which is the best solution for your business, she explores ...
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Online business tools you may not have heard of yet

While it's never been easier to set up your own online business, running a successful business is more of a challenge in today's competitive market place. You need to be both creative and efficient to stay ahead of the competition and doing everything manually can be time-consuming. "These days there are automation tools for pretty much anything," writes online marketer Zac Johnson. Here, he shares some top tips for boosting productivity, generating new ideas and creating a unique message o...
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Returnships offer employers ways to find skilled diverse employees

As an experienced professional, it can be difficult to return to your career at the same level after a lengthy break. Since Goldman Sachs coined the term returnship for the 're-entry internship' concept they launched in 2008, more companies have been following suit. While returnships were developed to help individuals update their skills or develop new skills, and to ease their transition back into work after a career break, companies are discovering they can improve inclusion and diversity in t...
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15 productivity hacks successful CEOs and founders use to get more done

It's hard to achieve your desired goals when they involve making significant changes in behaviour, and if you want to boost your productivity you need to change the behaviors that are holding you back. Although there's no single strategy that works for everyone, there are some very effective tools and techniques that can help you identify your priorities, improve your focus and maintain your productivity. From making Parkinson's Law work to your advantage, to using Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro t...
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Productivity tools for busy CEOs

 Is productivity rising or falling in our culture as a whole? It turns out it depends on who you ask. What we can say for certain is that in our digital age and with distractions at every turn, it can be hard to stay on task. We've look at productivity hacks in a previous post, and in this article, we're going to look at specific tools to help you be a more productive leader. If you're looking for productivity tools for busy CEOs, look no further than these apps, start using them and find e...
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How to apply the right automation and reporting tools to your business

Using technology to handle routine tasks frees you and your employees to work on other tasks that are particularly critical to your company’s success, and it can be a key factor in the growth of your organization, says Chuck Cohn. In this article Cohn explores how you can apply automation in three crucial areas of your business: Data and reporting, logistics, and project management. [Read the full article on Forbes.com]
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My 8 favorite tools for driving business growth

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get lost in the daily grind when you need to be focusing instead on growing the business, and yet there are plenty of tools available to help you be less busy and more productive. To help you choose the most effective tools for streamlining your digital marketing activities, entrepreneur and marketer Sujan Patel shares here the eight tools he recommends for boosting your efficiency. [Read the full article on entrepreneur.com]
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4 types of tools that every social media manager should use

Smart social media managers are always on the lookout for tools that make their jobs easier. With so many options from which to choose, it can at times become a serious challenge to find management tools that make doing social more efficient and effective. The busy business owner may also find it difficult to find the time to manage his or her social media presence while managing the day-to-day issues of a growing business. This is where the right mix of tools can save you time and money. Let me...
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