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LinkedIn App to Offer Details About Who’s Emailing You

Are you ever hesitant to open an email from a name you don’t recognize? Now what if that email included a bio of the email sender with a photo and his or her title, all in your inbox? That’s exactly what the new Linked In app, called LinkedIn Intro, will provide to users. Read more for details about everything the app will include and how to use it to your advantage.

Do you think there are any disadvantages of having this information available?

LinkedIn App to Offer Details About Who’s Emailing You.

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Trouble Using iOS 7? Here Are 15 Tricks To Make The Transition Easier – Forbes

Still having trouble with the new iOS 7 update? Think you’ve mastered all the new features? Read more to find 15 tricks to using the iOS 7.  Whether you’ve recently updated or have been using the feature for a while, you might be surprised at some of the features you missed.

From an aesthetic standpoint, what do you think of the iOS 7 compared to the iOS 6?

Trouble Using iOS 7? Here Are 15 Tricks To Make The Transition Easier – Forbes.

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7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology – Forbes

Technology is constantly changing and evolving the way we live and work. This is no different for the HR and talent management space. Meghan Biro, Forbes contributing writer, gives her take on the latest trends in HR technology and where they are headed in the future.

What new technologies has your HR department implemented? 

7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology – Forbes.

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10 Nifty Mobile Apps for the Modern Traveling Salesman – Business 2 Community

Take advantage of new technology tools that help make traveling for salespeople a much more enjoyable experience. Whether you are traveling close to home or around the world, these 10 apps will help you get the job done with ease.

What apps would you recommend for traveling salespeople? 

10 Nifty Mobile Apps for the Modern Traveling Salesman – Business 2 Community.

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Key Business Success Factors

By Lisa Nielsen, Demand Media

Key Business Success FactorsSmall business owners and managers need a way of gauging their success, but the benchmarks for one business type may be different from another type of business. Still, critical success factors are common to most businesses that assist management in measuring whether they are on track toward reaching profit and market share goals.

Employee Attitudes Drive Growth And Change

Attitudes drive behaviors that result in change. If your employees do not take initiative, make suggestions, happily stay late when necessary and strive to do their best work all the time, your business will certainly stagnate. A key business success factor is a motivated and committed workforce. Without that, no amount of vision and planning will provide the framework for growth and prosperity.

Technology Utilization

Avoid keeping up-to-date with technology at your own peril. The company that utilizes technology to open up new markets, serve customers, increase efficiency and new product and service development has the better chance of besting competition. This success factor, along with your motivated workforce, can also help you weather business downturns.

Financial Success Factors

Most business owners will first measure success in terms of financial factors. But, while a business needs to make a profit to survive, if the right technology and workforce are not in place, profits will be more elusive. Profits, though, are a key measure of success along with positive cash flow, a manageable debt load and a drive toward efficiency in holding down variable costs, among others. Financial success indicators may also be different from one industry to the next.

Global Footprint

Even if your business is strictly local, the size of your global footprint is important to your future and is a measure of your success. In today’s world of instant communication, you have the ability to share information, develop new products and open new markets more easily than ever before. Examine ways to expand globally and make it a part of your plan that is continually reviewed and graded.

Marketing Consistency

Many firms make the mistake of not carefully overseeing their marketing message. They have different messages going out to the same audience at the same time which confuses potential and current prospects. Companies with a consistent message across all media platforms, such as websites, paid media and other forms of marketing collateral, are the more successful marketers. Marketing consistency is a success factor that any company should not overlook.

Lisa Nielsen is a marketing consultant for small businesses and start-ups. As part of her consultancy, she writes advertising copy, newsletters, speeches, website content and marketing collateral for small and medium-sized businesses. She has been writing for more than 20 years. She is also a business strategist, trainer and executive coach. Nielsen holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.