Guest Contributor's blog
The term "social media" is a broad one that may refer to any number of internet applications that are used as tools for communication. So while you might instantly think of Facebook and Twitter when you hear the term, it could also be used in relation to your website or your onsite blog, depending on how you have set them up.
Never before have the resources been available to start your own business, or to expand your business, as they are today. With the Internet, we have the ability to connect with people from all over the world with the click of a single button. This new frontier opens a world of possibilities for small businesses to garner the money and support needed for a start-up, for new products, and expansion. No longer do businesses have to rely on professional investors with the introduction of both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Here's how both concepts can help your small business.
If you're in a management position, then you probably already know that a part of your responsibility is to properly delegate assignments to the people that you manage. However, if you're a good manager, then you also know that this sounds a lot easier than it actually is.
Delegating is not about "pushing work onto other people so that you don't have to do it". It's about assessing various employees' strengths and weaknesses, along with their personality types and skills, and giving out responsibilities based on those conclusions.
If you want to compete in the workplace, there's no way (even legitimate reason) to get around the fact that you'll need a website. It's highly-effective when it comes to showcasing what your business has to offer, networking with other companies and connecting with an international client base that you wouldn't be able to any other way.
However, whether it's you or a web designer that you're considering contracting to build your site, one of the most important decisions that you can make as it relates to this very issue is choosing the best web host for your website. It may seem like a simple choice, but there are actually several key things that you need to consider beforehand. Here are five of them.