10 Mar 2014

Lessons from the Wolf of Wall Street

The recent Martin Scorsese film starring Leo Dicaprio tells the supposedly true and outrageous tale of the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, the self proclaimed Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is a roller-coaster ride, following Jordan’s rise to multi-million dollar success selling penny stocks, and his inevitable fall into greed, corruption and fraud. Although certainly not a business documentary, the rapid rise of the wolf has some compelling insights for business. Take a look!...

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26 Feb 2014

Automate referrals for your B2B business

As we all intuitively know, word of mouth is the most effective form of marketing. Referral customers come at a much lower cost, and convert roughly 30% better than leads generated from other sources (Tony Nissen, R&G Technologies, 2013). The Wharton School of Business found that a referred customer has a 16% higher life-time value....

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11 Dec 2013

Scientific study reveals the 3 rules all exceptional companies follow

In their new book “The Three Rules”, Raynor & Ahmed answer the ultimate business question, “How do a few companies achieve exceptional performance over the long term?” In every industry, there is a stand-out company that delivers exceptional profits and performance. So what makes them different? Data has been analysed on more than 25,000 companies spanning 45 years to uncover what makes a company highly profitable. It has been found that exceptional companies follow 3 rules, “better before cheaper”, “revenue before cost”, and “there are no other rules”. Take a look....

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20 Nov 2013

Name selection and protection for businesses, brands, services and products

In the international online marketplace, selecting a business, brand, product or service name that is available and protectable, as well as memorable and easy to spell, is a difficult challenge. We outline here a successful strategy for doing so, as well as provide some essential online checks and tools that you will need to achieve this creative and logistical task....

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22 Oct 2013

Social Media Update: Linkedin Endorsements

Linkedin endorsements are quickly becoming a widely used feature in the Linkedin network. In fact, since its launch in the closing quarter of 2012, Linkedin users have made more than 550 million endorsements! LinkedIn endorsements are a fast and easy way for people to endorse your skills and expertise with a single click, without having to write a full recommendation. In this article, we discuss how you and your business can benefit from this popular feature....

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27 Aug 2013

How colour selection can improve your marketing results

Choosing colours for your logo, website and advertising campaigns may seem simple enough. For experienced designers, colour selection may even seem like second nature. However, colour selection is more than picking out a favourite colour and using it in a layout. Some businesses go to great lengths to pick the right colour. Google once tested 41 shades of blue for the background colour of their toolbar to determine which shade creates the greatest user interaction....

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