Worlds apart

Have you ever interacted with a business/organization that the experience was absolutely terrible yet while you were waiting you saw their mission statement on the wall in the foyer that made you wonder if it was the same entity? The next question that comes to mind is if you are guilty of this conflicting image emanating from your organization? Think about the improvements that you can make to enhance the experience of those who interact with you. Read more [...]
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Caribbean Tourism – Are we business ready?

Just today I was doing some work on the computer when a post came in from a friend. It showed a rough day at work; to say they're picturesque is an understatement. However they got me thinking. During that process I flipped the script of the problems the media sees happening with in the USA and looked for the opportunities. I realized that based on the suggestions within the news that the Caribbean's tourism can benefit significantly if the plans are well executed. Without casting any blame Read more [...]
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What’s in a Business Name!

What's in a business name. Today I'm not looking at the marketability of the name, but the thinking behind it. There are some people who name their businesses after family members and relatives. Some may think this to be noble; that is until the actual functionality is observed. There are people who name their businesses after their parents, they then do their parents' names a great dis-service in that rather than honoring the legacy their parents may have developed over their life time, they Read more [...]
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Internet, E-commerce & Hosting Statistics for 2016

http://www.iblogzone.com/2016/12/internet-e-commerce-hosting-statistics-for-2016.html Considering your online marketing just got a "little" easier. Internet statistics are available, but how is that applicable to you? The numbers are vast and your business is small, so how does that translate? As you read the information, how can you use it to advance your marketing? All worthy questions as you read through, and necessary for you to maintain perspective. Take a look and see for yourselves.   Read more [...]
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United’s carry-on baggage ban show airlines and customers don’t agree – Business Insider

When I saw this article, I got to thinking if this happened to us in the Caribbean what impact would it have on the business traveler. This would severely hamper the speed at which we could conduct business.

Take a look at the article yourselves via the following link:

http://www.businessinsider.com/united-airlines-carry-on-baggage-ban-customer-communication-problem-2016-11

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Apple, Salesforce, Google Among Top 25 Companies For Women, As Voted By Female Employees

The issue of equality in the workplace continues to be a point of contention. Some companies seem to be coping, and tney happen to be leading companies. Take a look at what they’re doing to overcome differences.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2016/11/18/apple-salesforce-google-among-top-25-companies-for-women-as-voted-by-female-employees/#141a13fb266d

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Offshore Outsourcing Alive and Well in Barbados | CIO

In this 2001 article, Barbados was suggested to the be place where outsourcing was a viable option. The advantages were touted within this article. Now in 2016, there has been a fall off. Why is this so? Where have we lost the advantages once had? Were we not paying attention to safeguarding those advantages and growing in value as an outsourcing specialist? Read the article below and discuss. I would love to hear your feedback. http://www.cio.com/article/2441240/outsourcing/offshore-outsourcing-alive-and-well-in-barbados.html Read more [...]
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17 Of The Best Motivational Quotes About Gratitude • Inspower.co

This is a compilation of quotes that came in via my social media account. It’s so good that I thought I would share it with you so that you too can experience gratitude that someone took the time to compile them. They serve as great reminders that we have so much to be thankful for. Check them out below.

http://inspower.co/best-motivational-quotes-about-gratitude/?utm_content=buffer0dcaa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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8 Unusual Ways to Pump Yourself Up Before a Sales Call | Inc.com

When I read the headline, I thought, what could they possibly have come up with this time. The intrigue worked and got me to reading. The information wasn’t new, but was a great reminder for those who work in sales. The thing is, the suggested methods actually work…

Here’s the link below!

http://www.inc.com/heather-r-morgan/8-unusual-ways-to-pump-yourself-up-before-a-sales-call.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter

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Quiz! How Did This Leader in Women’s Fitness Wear Create Millions of Loyal Shoppers?

Sometimes innovation of the business system(s) is what’s required to move from zero to hero. Here a link about how another retail giant emerged using technology and saving money at the same time. They became attentive.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/282786

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