Keeping abreast of the latest trends can be an essential part of running a small business. Some current trends like AI and sustainability can be particularly relevant for today's businesses. See the tips below to get the most out of these trends with members of the online small business community.
Make AI work for you
Artificial intelligence has many potential benefits for businesses. And since technology is still evolving, people continue to find new ways to use it. This article by Jeff Paquette on Jobscience discusses some of the ways that AI can help you recruit for your business.
Use these product design strategies for a sustainable future
Sustainability is a major factor for businesses today. And product design can make a big difference to the carbon footprint of your small business. In this Crowdspring post, Katie Lundin describes some of the product design strategies you can use to make your business more sustainable.
Improve your online business reputation
There are so many factors that contribute to building an excellent reputation online. But maintaining that reputation can make a huge difference. In this CorpNet post, Maggie Aland offers five ways to improve the reputation of your online business.
Remember that the client is not always right
For years, it has been said that the customer is always right. But this old-fashioned thinking could cause problems for some companies. Rachel Strella from Strella Social Media develops in a recent post. And BizSugar community members comment on the post here.
Optimize your content for voice search
Voice research is becoming more and more important as more and more smartphones and home appliances are integrating technology. This means that your company needs to optimize its content for this type of search if you want it to be found. Kevin Cotch shares some tips for doing this in this TopRank marketing post.
Keep Your Productive Office Gossip
Live chat programs can help your small business team stay in constant touch and be productive. But if you drop your team, it can have the opposite effect. In this message from DIY marketers, Paul Comaroto offers four tips for making your office conversation productive.
Monetize YouTube video content
YouTube is becoming an increasingly viable platform for starting a business. Plus, you can monetize YouTube content in a variety of ways. Dorothy Cheng lists five of these methods in this social media reviewer post.
Build your own community with WordPress Forum plugins
Building an online community can help you create a truly engaged customer base. And there are many WordPress plugins that can help you achieve this goal. You can read some of them in this LoudTechie post by Alok Rana. You can also see what BizSugar members have to say about the post here.
Leading a Radical Change in Your Organization
As technology and trends evolve, it sometimes becomes necessary to make radical changes. In this Right Mix Marketing article, Anthony Bergs describes some of the methods you can use to drive this kind of radical change in your organization.
Finding the Best Virtual Office Location
Because many modern businesses are independent of their location, virtual desktops that offer you flexibility while providing important equipment can be beneficial. This position of Noobpreneur by Ivan Widjaya includes eight of the best virtual offices in the world to consider.
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