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Many businesses fret about their Better Business Bureau rating, as they are afraid that the slightest complaint will make their company look like trash. Fortunately, it is easy to achieve a great rating like Robert Bassam has over the years. Here’s how to get it done… Dedicate yourself to providing great customer service The heart of any business that achieves consistently great BBB ratings is focused on delivering an excellent experience to their customers. Without happy consumers, a company will sink under the weight of the negative publicity that they receive, as people are far more likely to talk about…

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When it comes to running a great business that is successful and turns a profit, you have to be able to accept payments easily and quickly. That means investing in something like integrated card services. As small business owners, you might already understand the importance of creating a solid point of sale (POS) system for your business. Just in case you do not, however, let’s take a look at the basic POS requirements for a small business. Understanding these aspects can help you select the right service provider for your needs. Integrated Card Services Running a small business can be…

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When you’re running a retail business, you know all too well the importance of keeping that revenue stream flowing. With consumers having myriad of choices to go to for their products and services, retail business owners must do everything necessary to stand out amongst themselves. Otherwise, they’re just another number on the long list of selections consumers have in front of them. That said if the past year was rough for your retail business, what will you do over the next 12 months to improve upon that record? While you can work on customer service initiatives, try and produce and…

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So that your business can continue to chug along for the foreseeable future, you undoubtedly know that meeting the expectations of your customers is crucial. That said you also know that some customers can prove quite fickle. As the New Year unfolds, how confident do you feel that you are making your customers as happy as possible? In the event you are not doing what they ask (directly or indirectly) of you, you could see some of them head over to your competition. If that happens, your ability to continue growing your revenue stream could become murkier. So, are you…

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Within the world of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions play a vital role. A merger describes the action of two companies becoming one larger unity. An acquisition, by contrast, happens when one company swallows up a second company. Corporate mergers and acquisitions are very common, but surprisingly unsuccessful. The Principles of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) One of the reasons why M&As are often unsuccessful is because people don’t approach them from the right angle. The focus is, quite rightly, on money, but this has to be looked at from the right point of view, including future projections. You will likely…

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Some businesses do it very well, others struggle immensely – it’s just how the marketing world spins around. However, something that everyone who has tasted the industry knows is that there are more misconceptions that you could ever possibly count when it comes to marketing. If you’re looking for a foothold in the subject, to gain a greater understanding for your business, it’s time to tune in. While it can be very beneficial to read suggestions from entrepreneurs like George Bardwil, who have managed to take businesses across the country with a solid marketing plan, it can also be useful…

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When it comes to the issues effecting businesses in America, the perspective of John Binkley Dallas is one that is sought out by many leaders. With many decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, he has dealt with almost every issue that businesses face on a daily basis. This makes him a leader that ambitious professionals should listen to when he dishes advice. In this article, we will share some of the thoughts that he has shared lately via his Twitter account. Don’t neglect safety when it comes prepping your business for sale  One of John Binkley’s most recent tweets…

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Running a business in today’s world takes a combination of things. This includes smart planning and strategies, knowing where and when to spend money, hiring the best talent out there, not to mention having a little luck along the way. That said your company can’t typically succeed if you are not reviewing your business practices on a regular basis. Such reviews are necessary to make sure not only your products and/or services are up to par with consumer expectations, but that you also are marketing and advertising your brand as much as possible. So, are you doing all you can…

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It is interesting to notice the fact that most of the successful business leaders of today were faced with some sort of failure in the past. That is something that became quite common in business. As an example, previously president of Oracle, Charles Phillips is now Infor’s CEO. When he led Oracle, he did many great moves but he did have problems, mainly caused by others. He learned from that even if it was not a failure. He treated it as such and when he became CEO of Infor many changes were made. This led towards the huge growth that…

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There are a number of things that are indicative of having a poor work life balance. For Charles Phillips, Infor CEO,’s wife Karen, these things were all evident in her husband. She decided that he was ready for a change, and she became more involved in his work, while also showing him the importance of family time. She got through to him, and Phillips is now a role model for not just his staff, but also other CEOs and executives the world over. He spends time with his family, talks about his family, and expects the same of his staff.…