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Used judiciously, instant messaging (IM) allows your business to cut down on long distance charges, conduct real-time interaction with clients, and host chats and conferences with vendors. But used without guidelines, it can hamper productivity, embarrass you and even jeopardize your company’s trade secrets.
With prices falling, you should pay less for telecom costs these days. But you might actually be spending more than your competitors and not know it. To find out, benchmark your telecom costs against other small businesses in your industry.
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In the face of rising travel costs, look into swapping a pricey off-site meeting for a low-cost conference call.
Cultivate your most vital business relationships by making one phone call for every five e-mail messages to those contacts.
Visit their web sites periodically.
All the leaders at your organization need to make good decisions. But
they also need to adopt a “performance anatomy” that puts those
decisions into action. That means being adept at five critical tasks:
Find out what people are saying about your organization.
You can learn some lessons by applying evolution theories to business:
theories such as the Red Queen Principle and “punctuated equilibrium,”
which offer glimpses into the future.
At the end of the 19th century, Buffalo Bill Cody built the most famous
Wild West show the world has ever seen … and laid the groundwork for
the entertainment business as we know it today. Here’s how he did it: