Coming up with products that people actually want to use and buy or services that people want to pay their hard-earned money for is not always the easiest thing in the world. It’s very easy to fail at it if you approach it in the wrong way. It’s all about putting the needs and wants of the customer before your own preferences. After all, you’re not the person who’s going to be buying from you when you eventually take your products or services to market. So, here’s what they should really offer.
It should hardly come as much of a shock, but a lot of people have a great deal of personal stake in their businesses. Not only are the vast majority of business owners financially invested in their business, but many have a huge amount of emotional investment placed in it as well.
This isn't exactly surprising when you think about how personal many businesses are to people. Even the largest business in the world started out as the culmination of someone's personal dreams, or their desire to provide the world with something that it was missing. Now, this is undeniably a good thing. A serious personal investment in your business means that you're always going to want the very best for it and that you're going to always be pushing it in the best possible direction. However, it's not always an exclusively positive thing.
The District's General Assembly brings together powerhouses Weebly, Square and Google Cloud to host a Summer eCommerce event!
Happening Monday, July 17 from 6:00-8:30pm attendees will learn how to boost sales with omni channel marketing practices and hear from some of the top D.C eCommerce owners and experts.
Editors note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Sohel Ather
A business’s processes and daily operations involve a lot of things. Of course, employees are nowhere less. Right from daily office work to occasional project or assignment related things, employees and managers handle a lot of things in a 9 to 5 day. This is all one point. But we never truly will know how many hours actually we are working and on what we are are spending our time. The reason I am saying this is because when we realize the number of works we are spending then we can much effectively and efficiently manage our time and simply accomplish our work goals.
From its launch in June 2007 up to its 10-year anniversary, this vid highlights the developments of each iPhone model and how it evolved over the course of the past decade.
The one billionth iPhone was sold last July, while the current flagship model, iPhone 7, is a world away from the original phone that was launched a decade ago.
Produced by Neon SMS, a bulk text marketing company in Ireland, this video takes us back to June 2007, when the late Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone to a captive audience.
The device was revolutionary, with its touchscreen interface and Internet connectivity unheard of for mobile phones at that time. After selling 3.7 million iPhones within seven months, Apple continued to implement sleeker design changes and more advanced technology into future models and the company now possesses 94% of global smartphone profits.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that just when everything seems to be running along smoothly, that is when disaster chooses to rear its ugly head. The same is certainly true in business. You may think that everything is going perfectly according to the plan until you are struck by an event that suddenly blows everything off course. It may be that you suddenly lose some major clients, you suffer a lawsuit or your company reputation is damaged. Whatever the case, here are a few of the top ways that you can defend your business from disaster.
There’s no doubt about it; if you read the statistics, the tech industry has a problem with the number of women who work within it.
Throughout the different forms of technology, there’s a gender gap that just keeps coming up again and again.
Let's take a deeper look into those stats:
If you’ve got a great idea and plenty of passion for becoming an entrepreneur, you might make it in the business world with your tech startup.
Of course, there is a very long journey ahead of you and plenty of challenges to overcome.
This quick guide will help you make a start to turn what’s in your head into reality and make you the head of your own tech company.
So what’s the big idea? Read on for more!
Whether you’ve got a small start-up business, or your tech is just for your own enjoyment, protecting your data is vital. From customer information to decades of photographs and documents, you shouldn’t ever run the risk of losing it. And now with advanced hackers and insidious viruses, it’s getting easier and easier to have your data deleted, corrupted or stolen.
So, how can you protect your data? Luckily there are a number of things you can do to help keep you and your data safe.
Starting a new business can be a very exciting venture. Not only may you finally be seeing your dreams start to become real, but you’re embarking on a very exciting journey. Whether you decide to go for it straight away or spend a few years working on your own at home, at some point you’re probably going to want to open your own office. But, to do that, you’re going to need to get some must-have tech. So of the basic things you'll need to have include laptops (though some startups have adopted a bring your own) attitude, and a website.
Here are a few things that may benefit your new office.
Technology has done a lot for our lives. That cannot be denied at all - look at one of the latest articles on this site for a great example! From moving home, to playing video games and starting up a company - tech has had a huge impact on each of these areas. Sometimes obviously, other times not so obviously. Tech has a huge role in modern life and never has that been so clear than through the device we hold in the palm of our hands. Yes - the mobile phone or the smartphone. A hugely impressive device that has changed the way we live, work and love. It fits in the palm of the hand as well! Incredible.
Moving shop can be one of the most stressful things that anyone can do - but let’s face it, if you’re a fellow tech geek, it’s even harder with all the equipment that you own.
Here are a few tips that might just help you next time you’re moving between houses.
Editors note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Sohel Ather
Every website is different in its own way but generally the process of building a website is more or less the same. If we deconstruct the web development process it could be broadly put down in five basic steps.
Starting with collecting information, working on website layout and design to content generation and coding. Conventionally, coding is the most important aspect of website development. It is the core tech part of web design which gives the website its look and interactivity. Once ready the website goes for testing, review and launch and finally it requires continuous support and maintenance to be a fully functional and current website.
Let’s take a look at these stages of web development process in detail.
If your business has lost it’s spark, then it’s time to find it again. And it’s time to find it online. As a business owner you're probably more than aware of the importance of modern, online technology in the world of business. You probably know just how vital it is that your business has some sort of online presence. But do you know just how vital it is? And do you know absolutely every way that you can use the Internet to your business’s advantage? If not, then make sure to take heed of the information and advice below.
When it comes to website design, more and more people are choosing to outsource the task to a specialist designer believing that this is the best option for ensuring that their site is well-designed and professional looking. While it’s useful that there are these types of services available, the downside is that this can mean a lot of website owners are unsure about how their website is being built and what pieces of technology are being incorporated into it.
Whether you are planning to design your website yourself or outsource the task to a specialist, it’s important to understand what is behind a brilliant website. What you need to realize is what makes some websites a cut above the rest and how you can ensure that your site meets those same high standards. To help you to do that below is some basic advice about what tends to be behind all of the best websites.
Modern businesses are now completely dependent on various forms of technology, and all that technology has a shelf life. This is true for everything from the dusty server room that’s making your whole IT infrastructure tick, or an app that undergoes weekly updates. If you want your business to be as successful as possible, it’s essential to consider the best way to execute this kind of shift. Here are some of the most important considerations when upgrading your business tech.
We are relatively well informed when it comes to tech in the home and for business. But how about in a completely unfamiliar environment? When it comes to traveling, you might think that you should leave all things technical at home. Afterall, who needs a laptop when they’re trekking rice paddies in Southeast Asia? Do you want to take your expensive cellular device into the sea with you on a snorkeling trip? Well, obviously not. But this general acceptance of leaving everything electronic at home is the result of a misconception regarding the use of technology on your travels. Here are some innovative products that can give your journeys an extra special touch.
If ever find yourself bored during the day, you might want to explore a forgotten area of the web. Type something into Google, it can be anything and once you get to the results click through until you reach page one thousand and something. It is here that you will find sites that are never, frequented at all. While many of these sites will technically, be active, they see no traffic. There are literally millions of blogs like this online that have been set up and then abandoned. There might even be business sites that never made it off the ground.
The growth of online technologies over the past 20 years or so has been nothing short of astounding. Digital communications have changed our lives in a whole host of different ways, and it’s hard to imagine a life without the World Wide Web. Sadly, though, many people miss out one of the best opportunities available: a better career.
When used effectively, online communications can aid your career with very quick results. Unfortunately, most people get it all wrong. Use these three simple points for guidance, and you won’t be one of them.
The career you want and deserve awaits.
Software implementation is something that all businesses need to think about at some point. If you want to experience the true benefits of the technology you are introducing, you need to ensure that all your employees are on board and that they know how to use it effectively. With that in mind, read on to discover some top tips for successful software implementation.
Laptops have given way to tablets, and the encyclopedia has given way to the smartphone. Work has become so much more interactive and fluid. Connectivity means you’re only a click away from being part of a board meeting or sharing new ideas with your colleagues. The expediency of accessing different functions merely at the click or press of a touchscreen have activated avenues in which technology is simply irreplaceable.
There isn't really anything in the world that hasn't been almost entirely altered by the presence of the internet. After all, what was once considered to be something of a niche that was purely the realm of computer programmers and hackers in dusty basements, is now something that very few people in the developed world could hardly consider going without for even a few days. The idea of communicating with people over vast distances with no delay once seemed like something out of science-fiction, but thanks to social media it's so simple even your grandparents can make sense of it. People can shop for everything that they need, from food to clothes without ever leaving the comfort of their homes. Of course, with all of these changes in the way the world works, it was inevitable that the world of business would change as well. The problem that many businesses have is that they simply don't realize just how important it is to move with the times. They assume that the things that have worked in the past will continue to work now. However, that's simply not the case. Here are just a few things that you should consider updating in your business in the age of the internet.
The news broke last week that Apple was the first company in history to break the $800 billion dollar mark. Given Wall Street’s obsession with round numbers, the milestone immediately got investors wondering whether Apple had the ability to make it all the way to $1 trillion, become the first trillion-dollar company in history.
Of course, pundits waxed lyrically about the “core strengths” of Apple and spoke at length how, as a customer-focused company, it would always pull in big money. But a more sober consideration of the facts reveals otherwise.
Editors note: Sasha Horne is an award-winning journalist turned digital media entrepreneur. A former TV news reporter, correspondent and CNN Fellow now travels the world helping startups, brands, and entrepreneurs craft their digital presence.
As a kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite cartoons. Raphael was my favorite turtle (always the prankster), but my favorite character was April O'Neill, the reporter for Channel 6 News.
From taking my dad's camcorder into the front yard to do "live" news reports to my 6th grade communication arts class where we produced our own television shows, for as long as I can remember my goal in life was to work in news.
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