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By: Bizop Team
Published: March 8, 2017, 1:54 am
What is Augmented Reality? Mobile augmented reality is still quite young but it is already attracting a lot of attention. It is the process of overlaying digital information onto the real world. Think of experiencing an app by a rock band where you can insert yourself into the concert and jam right along with the band. Technically impressive…yes! The business model and how you can make money with it is clearly still evolving. That’s a polite way of saying mobile “AR” is really cool but no one knows how to use it yet but that doesn’t (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: March 2, 2017, 3:06 am
Why is omni channel marketing important? In 2002, the average Internet user would have interacted with two touch-points when purchasing an item. Less than 10% of users would use more than four touch points. Today, however, average consumers will use almost six touch-points when making an internet purchase. This means that sellers and business owners need to stay on top of where and how their audiences are buying their goods. The challenge is to make sure all channels are in sync. It also means that offline and online shopping experiences are becoming more and more congruent. This means that more (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: March 2, 2017, 12:52 am
Today we rely on computers more than ever before. Many small businesses do almost everything online and it makes sense. The internet provides the perfect place to buy, sell, update and engage customers, generate leads and promote your brand’s awareness. However, as online communication and reliance has grown, so too has cyber crime. Unfortunately for all of us, small organizations are often prime targets for cyber criminals. Statics show that 71% of cyber-attacks happen to businesses with less than 100 employees.   What can you do to protect your small business?   A security breach could cost you thousands (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: March 1, 2017, 9:33 pm
Source: Entrepreneur.com The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate with partners and engage with them regularly. In addition, you need to network with new people and improve your client relationships. Related: 5 Mega-Successful Entrepreneurs Who Are Introverts For an introvert, therefore, these responsibilities may seem intimidating, or even overwhelming, to deal with. Introverts tend to prefer quieter, solitary environments; but does that mean it’s impossible for them to be successful entrepreneurs? Of course not. If you’re an introvert, you have your own strengths (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 27, 2017, 11:33 pm
If you are looking for a franchise to invest in, there are a lot of different criteria to choose from. One of the ways you can compare franchises is by looking at which are currently growing the fastest. RELATED: TOP NEW FRANCHISES TO INVEST IN  Many of these franchises are quickly spreading across the country, and this is due to a lot of reasons, including their unique products, growing brand recognition and smart development plans. Similar to past years, the fastest growing franchise types this year were the following: Restaurant Concepts Fitness Centers Beauty Salons For restaurants specifically, the fastest (Read more...)

By: Laurie B
Published: February 25, 2017, 10:19 pm
The History of Bitcoin in Numbers Developed by an unidentified programmer under the name Satoshi Nakamoto and introduced in 2009, Bitcoin was the first decentralized digital currency and has endured a tumultuous inception into the mainstream over the majority of the last decade. In this article, Wirex offer insight into the history of bitcoin. How has the infamous cryptocurrency progressed in terms of both value and abundance? And how is its price influenced by extraneous real-world factors? In the beginning (2009-2010) Bitcoin – a P2P electronic cash system – derives from an internet-published paper of the same name, which described (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 25, 2017, 10:11 pm
Marketing on a Small Budget A major overhead of most many businesses are the costs of marketing and promotion. These expenses can cover a wide range of different services from branding and web design to content and social media. Sometimes a marketing budget won’t stretch to cover everything, and in many cases trying to do everything with limited funds means you aren’t using your budget effectively. Marketing agency every1 explains how a business can make effective use of a smaller marketing budget. Maximizing Effectiveness The key to using a small budget properly is identifying the areas where it absolutely (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 25, 2017, 12:36 am
Marketing on a Small Budget A major overhead of most many businesses are the costs of marketing and promotion. These expenses can cover a wide range of different services from branding and web design to content and social media. Sometimes a marketing budget won’t stretch to cover everything, and in many cases trying to do everything with limited funds means you aren’t using your budget effectively. Marketing agency every1 explains how a business can make effective use of a smaller marketing budget.   Maximizing Effectiveness   The key to using a small budget properly is identifying the areas where (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 24, 2017, 10:14 pm
Storage Ideas for Space-Starved Startups   Business storage; the how, the where and the when. It is the key to efficient selling and stock control. The bigger the space, the more complicated it gets to keep track of everything. Regardless of your stock level during the startup phase, putting methods and systems into place early can most certainly help you be organized and efficient into the future. Here are a few ideas for you:   Cloud Based/Online Storage  The smartest start-ups get their cloud storage organized as one of their first jobs, and as a matter of priority. For security (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 24, 2017, 9:36 pm
How to Choose a Manager for Your Business Business is booming, orders are up, customers are happy, taking on more staff, happy days…. Yes? Hmmm… This is what I’ve always wanted.   Why am I feeling so stressed? I can’t do everything. I’ve always thought I was good with people. But if I am going to build this business — and that was always the plan — I haven’t got time to deal with all the issues my larger workforce is bringing to me. I could carry on as we are, save money on manager wages and not have to deal (Read more...)

 
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