Who is your company and how do you reach them? A lot of companies seem to take the “strategy of throwing noodles on the wall to see what sticks. In this blog post, Bill Warner explores the making of a successful plan to find qualified leads. Photo from Free Range Stock
Early warning signals companies should look for in the external environment include all legal, political, competitive, technological, economic, and social changes that affect them. Regular review of social media, trade periodicals, business publications, and newspapers will help to keep you current. A technological advance, for example, often affects buyer attitudes and expectations, thereby causing social […]
Last night, we had the opportunity to open our newest innovation center in Chatham County, located at 288 East Street in Pittsboro. At the Grand Opening, we were fortunate to have the economic development team, the town manager, the provost of the community college, banking representatives, real estate professionals, and an array of other participants. […]
People who want to start their own business do so for many reasons. Some want to change the world, others just want to be free from the 9 to 5 life. If you want to start your own business and you already have an idea, it’s easier, but what if you have the desire, but […]
Managing finances and employees can be tough when the economic outlook is uncertain. Being cautions with your budget, boosting productivity and communicating effectively with your employees so they don’t feel like they are being kept in the dark can allay anxiety and make your business run more smoothly.Read on for more advice on managing in an […]
Entrepreneurship is an important aspect of the American Dream. In our country, anyone with drive can be upwardly mobile. During these tough economic times, many have questioned the Dream. In reality, a boost in entrepreneurial spirit is just what this economy needs. Read more about how more companies can boost the economy and how we […]
Who is your customer? What do they need and how will they use your product? Fully understanding your customer’s needs before writing your business plan is essential to the success of your business. Read more about identifying and targeting your customer base here. Story first published on hippotential.com. Used with permission. Photo from FreeRangeStock.com
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) just released their Global Entrepreneur Indicator, a semi-annual survey of 8,000 entrepreneurs across 40 countries. As it turns out, entrepreneurs in the Triangle are feeling pretty good about the prospects for 2013.
The two tools for business productivity that are the subject of this post have been around for years. But for 2013, they have broken through to the “must-have” category.
All businesses want their website to come up high in a search of the internet. But to many, their website ranking is a mystery and happens by sheer luck. Not to CIC resident Durdana Ricchiutto.