Today’s global economy and advanced technologies allow us to include remote employees into our teams. With the use of various collaboration tools, cloud sharing apps, and video conferences, managers can effectively set goals, assign tasks, and get the desired results in real time.

Highly efficient and productive teams have become more important than ever before at pushing best-in-class products and services to the market ahead of competitors.

Call it a Seattle thing, but my son wants to invest forward by working for a Seattle-area technology startup for free plus stock options. Here’s why. We’ve decided its more important to learn how to work in his vocation than simply making money in an unrelated endeavor.

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Every preacher needs a pulpit to sermonize from. The other day I found an old fall conference message from 2011 that spoke to me: PIVOT! That was nearly six years ago and the early evidence was mounting the traditional SMB technology motion was pivoting away from server-side bits to cloud-based business solutions. The server box in the corner was quickly becoming the black box containing the magic of marketing analytics.

In this era of click bait headlines, this one is true both geographically and business-wise. Long time SMB Nation member Jamison West is undergoing a life reset. He has recently completed the transition from his MSP practice (which was acquired by Aldridge just over a year ago that I wrote about HERE.

West and family looked in the mirror

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Passion for Business

Passion is important in business. All small business owners need passion for their work if the business is going to succeed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 30 years, and I’ve created several successful businesses. How did I become successful? The number one thing that drove my business success was passion.

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.

 

ways use big data drive repeat sales

 

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CONTRIBUTOR
Founder of Soundwise. Host of Founders Nextdoor podcast.

FEBRUARY 21, 2017


Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business.

Former Amazon executive John Rossman shares his checklist for developing an internet of things strategy for your organization.

 

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The internet of things (IoT) may present the biggest opportunity to enterprises since the dawn of the internet age, and perhaps it will be bigger.

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Common Tech Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Can Be Avoided with Consultants

Running a small business poses many different obstacles that you must overcome. It is important for small businesses to address these issues before they become major hurdles to the progression of your company.