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Before you devise a business growth strategy, you’ve first got to establish the elements that set you apart from other businesses in your industry. What are the ideas, innovations or services that you offer your ideal customer to drive revenue?  The answers you give will inform the foundation of your growth strategy. Here are some of the steps you can take in preparing an effective business growth strategy.  Value proposition To secure a long-term growth strategy, you need to know what it is about your company that keeps customers coming back. Think about the kinds of associations that people make with your brand that you would define as your most outstanding ...
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A short internet search on the positive aspects of doing business in Japan is enough to convertany cynic. The Japanese market has long been considered a difficult one to get into. It would not be correct to say that this statement is completely untrue.  But what is largely misunderstood about Japan and its consumers is that they are not untrusting. Rather these are people who have a lot of disposable income, but they are used to superior products and services.  This, alongside the fact that Japan is the   3rd biggest economy   in the world, should be enough to convince people that there are great opportunities to make money. E-commerce The e-commerce ...
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Product quality is important but not everyone agrees on what constitutes high quality. That is precisely why customer feedback is so important as it provides hints on how to improve product quality, making them every more useful for customers. A company has to do whatever it can to maintain its reputation of consistently delivering quality products to its customers.  Quality products equal customer satisfaction Outsourcing solutions become necessary to meet the needs of any business and to streamline operations. At some point, a business will require help from contractors to help with work they’re unable to handle.  Outsourcing can become necessary for ...
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When you start a new business, you have the belief and trust that the service or product that you sell is second to none. It does not take long to figure out that the product and service and the quality thereof is not the only thing that ensures success. Communication with clients becomes the apex of your business.  Apart from the product or service, the communication between yourself and the client is the thing that ensures that your business grows. Here are a couple of tips on how effective communication can ensure new business growth.  Existing customers Whether you run an online store or a physical one, the customers that you already have are the ...
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(posted on behalf of @Ashley Roccapriore , PhD Representative) Staying on track? Time Management Strategies for Ph.D. Students During COVID-19   I know I can’t be alone when I say COVID-19 has made productivity great some days and extremely difficult on others. With many Ph.D. programs seeking or offering 1-2 year extensions for students to finish their dissertations and find great placements (Flaherty, 2020), it can be difficult to avoid the pitfall of procrastination even more than before. There is so much on your plate at once, between teaching, research projects, dissertation work and even attempting to maintain a social life, making ...
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(posted on behalf of @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan , Research Committee)  Entrepreneurship as Design By Tobias Pret and Aviel Cogan There has been vigorous debate about the nature of opportunities and whether they are created by entrepreneurs or exist independent of them, waiting to be discovered and exploited. Part of the reason why scholars have struggled with the concept is that opportunities can only be known to exist once entrepreneurs have successfully pursued them. Thus, the concept of opportunities does relatively little to enhance our knowledge of entrepreneurial processes that lead up to (un)successful outcomes. Indeed, the retrospective ...
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Drafting any legal document takes time, dedication, and focus.  But, when you’re dealing with tight deadlines and an immense body of material, it can be even tougher to edit efficiently with all that pressure and stress on your shoulders.  Keep in mind that when editing a legal document, you must ensure that it’s done correctly because you’re dealing with something that you’re going to be presenting in court. If you’re looking for tips on how to eliminate mistakes when editing your legal documents, you’ve come to the right place.  Read on for tips from the pros on how to edit your legal documents to ensure efficacy and accuracy.  Have an Editing ...
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One of the cheapest ways to raise your rental income is to ensure your property is well maintained, easy to heat and has no damp or condensation issues.  Giving it a good clean and some paint touchups will also help to make it more attractive to suitable tenants. Leasing faster and to higher quality tenants will increase your return. Here are some other ways to get the maximum rent out of your property.  1. Improve the front appearance of your property First impressions count and some simple aesthetic improvements can make a world of difference. Replacing an old mailbox or a street number, mowing the front lawn, painting the front door or adding some ...
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You’ve probably heard a million times by now how income and wealth are two completely different things. Some people can have an awesome income but not be wealthy. They can project a lifestyle that would suggest they have vast personal wealth, but still have little to none of it. Believing that income is what leads to wealth is what often propels people to go for the high-paying job, thinking that this is the way to become wealthy. And while it’s true that having a job that pays well might eventually lead to being wealthy, it’s not a given. So before you turn to   Big Law Investor   to find the services that will help you turn your income into wealth, let’s ...
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Here’s a great question to ask yourself – do you have room in your budget for expenses you don’t need? Because chances are that you’re spending money needlessly. It’s worse than that – you’re spending money needlessly regularly. That’s how you build up expenses that you can do without yet somehow find a justification in your mind. If you’re willing to go on a mini trip down the needless expense lane, buckle up. We’ll be visiting five of them.   Television No matter how you put it, that big box that used to be the center of entertainment in homes across the country is slowly but steadily being replaced by a computer, or better yet, a smartphone. So why ...
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Everyone's experienced a dropped call at some point. For the most part, you probably just get upset, but have you wondered why it happens? The following may help you figure out why your calls keep dropping so that you can find solutions. Rain Okay, if you are the kind of person who makes calls during the rain because it's romantic, you might have a problem. The high frequency wavelengths your cellphone needs to get and maintain a signal is interrupted by water. This gets worse the stronger the rain is because these signals can't travel through water well. Consider how you won't be able to hear a scream if it comes from under the water. Make your calls ...
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When finding yourself on the wrong side of a financial emergency, you are not alone. It happens to more people than one might imagine. However, how you deal with the crisis will define your experience and teach you how to handle another one, should it arise. While it is advantageous to save up money for a rainy day, few people have the financial resources for this. Fortunately, there are other measures to implement when overtaken by a pinch? Borrowing money Getting a loan to tide you over can be a blessing. However, it must be repaid, and you should ensure your capacity to honour such an obligation. Whether a loan is a good idea depends on the state ...
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If you have entered into a contract with someone else, you want to know that the agreement will be enforced in the event that there is a dispute. Thus, you will want to be as specific as possible in the agreement and always make sure that things are in writing. The first factor in determining whether your contract will be enforced by the court is if there is consideration for the contract. Consideration means that each party is promising to take a concrete step in performance of the contract. Agreements are generally that one side performs services or sells goods in exchange for money. Paying money and performing a service are each forms of consideration. ...
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Most people qualify for Medicare after turning 65. The insurance plans are designed to cater to most but not all healthcare expenses. An original Medicare plan has Part A and Part B. The first part covers inpatient costs while the second caters to outpatient expenses. When you go to a hospital, you will be required to pay a deductible out-of-pocket and about 20% for things such as consultation services, ambulance services, and tests. Generally, an individual is not required to pay a periodic premium for the first part. However, a monthly premium is payable for the second part. As a result, when many people turn 65, they purchase Medicare Supplement ...
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Social media is an influential way of launching and developing your brand in China. The Chinese are heavy social media consumers as they spend an average of 25 hours a week on Social media. China has close to 900 million internet users , and 90% of them have a social media account, in contrast to the United States, where less than 70% of internet users have a social media account. To increase your company’s presence in China, you have to have an active social media presence. Let’s look at the most powerful social networks in China. WeChat WeChat is the most popular social network in China. The platform includes voice messages, text messages, ...
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The medical condition is also known as bronchitis obliterans. According to medical professionals, it is caused by diacetyl. Traditionally, some companies used the chemical’s butter flavoring was used in making popcorn. After some time, the chemical started making employees in popcorn factories sick after breathing it in. As a result, it was removed from items manufactured by popcorn companies. According to some researchers, it is also causes deaths and many cases of popcorn lung. When a doctor diagnoses you with the disease, it means there is a scarring of the tiny air sacs in your lungs. This leads to the thickening and narrowing of the airways. ...
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The Medicare annual open enrollment is fast approaching. If it’s your first time at Medicare, now is a critical time to review the Medicare Health benefits. Additionally, if you’re already covered, you might want to make changes to your 2021 coverage. Shopping for a Medicare Plan can be somewhat challenging. There are various factors involved when it comes to finding the best plan for you. Identifying the best plan calls for extensive research and consultation. It’s best if you pay keen attention to crucial determining factors when choosing a Medicare plan. Below are the vital things to consider when finding the best-suited Medicare plan for you or your ...
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The year 2020 has changed a lot about how we work, relax, and shop. Many were worried that productivity levels would fall when employees started working from home, but some industries are seeing an increase in work completed. Benefits of Working from Home There are many benefits of working from home for employees who have a long or onerous commute. Additionally, office workers that used to spend time meeting a strict dress code have that time freed up as well. For some workers, this can mean hours back in their day for their use. If your commute gives you back an hour a day of your life, you can enjoy more time with family, or take ...
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The winner of the 2020 SAP Best Paper Award are Amanda Porter, Damla Diriker, and Philipp Tuertscher with their paper "What Does it Take to be Open? Sustaining Openness through Closure in Open Organizing Initiatives" Congratulations on winning the SAP Best Paper Award! Can you please briefly tell us what your paper is about? Thank you! We were so happy and humbled to have received the SAP Best Paper Award! Broadly speaking, our paper deals with how open organizing processes can be organized to tackle grand societal challenges. More specifically, using the constitutive view of openness, we look at openness and closure not as opposite poles, where openness ...
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The winner of the 2020 SAP Pushing the Boundary Award is Rene Wiedner with his paper “Sustenance Through Liberation: Vinyl Record Manufacturing After Disruption and Before the Hype” Congratulations on winning the SAP Pushing the Boundary Award! Can you briefly elaborate on what your paper is about? Thank you. The paper is essentially about understanding how a disrupted practice – i.e. a practice that suddenly loses meaning – can be kept alive. I follow developments in vinyl record manufacturing after the successful commercialization of the digital audio compact disc to identify relevant mechanisms in this respect. One of the key findings is that a resurgence ...
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