From restaurants to sports equipment vendors, no business is immune from negative feedback online. With more and more people spending hours on the Internet every day, customers are quick to voice their opinions about businesses. And their comments aren’t always positive.
Business Intelligence (BI) software has helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses around the globe increase profits and improve efficiency. If you think your business will enjoy similar success by simply installing some software you are sorely mistaken.
As a business owner, you may think social media isn’t worth the effort. You may have dabbled in Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn and seen minimal (if any) results. Of course there are other businesses that do well on these platforms – like Nike or Google – you may think.
There is nothing worse for a company and its customers than being forced to close because of inclement weather. And with winter almost upon us once again, now is a good time to make sure your business continuity plan is prepared for anything and everything mother nature is looking to throw your way.
How secure is your business’s network? If your organization lost access to all data for 48 hours due to a cyber attack, could you still operate? Today, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly targeted by hackers. If your security isn’t up to par, you could suffer a drop in profits and a damaged reputation, and could even potentially go out of business.
Establishing a well-thought-out search engine optimization (SEO) strategy goes a long way in ensuring your website gets the top spot in search results. Unfortunately, most business owners fail to recognize the importance of SEO, and are taken in by get-ranked-quick schemes that will not only damage their website reputation but also get them penalized by major search engines.
Popular mobile instant messaging app WhatsApp was at the center of a recent security breach which saw the information of as many as 200 million users potentially exposed to the mercy of hackers and malware. The threat, which affected the recently launched web-based version of WhatsApp, was detected by an IT security firm in Israel and patched up before news of it became public.
You may have heard the recent news that a dislike button is coming to Facebook. And while you may imagine that now customers will have the ability to dislike your post or even potentially your business fan page, the truth of the matter is not so black and white.
Organizations are using business intelligence (BI) tools to gain insight about their customers, sales, and the effectiveness of their marketing activities, allowing them to make faster and better-informed business decisions. There are two forms of BI that organizations can invest in: the traditional version, and self-service.
For many small business owners, maintaining an active presence on social media can be a challenge. It takes time and money, and when you see little return on your investment it can be both perplexing and disheartening. If you’ve personally struggled with social media marketing, it may offer you some comfort to know you’re not alone.