Whether employees sit one desk over, or telecommute from two thousand miles away, most companies have issues with internal communication. In fact, according to results from an Interact/Harris Poll, 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down.
I don't think there's any question that it's a lot harder than it was 30 years ago when there was no real alternative to shopping locally, but I still believe there are things that we, as businesses, can do to make it less likely for our customers to hop online and leave us.
As the fourth largest city in the nation, and the home of NASA's Johnson space center, Houston has its fair share of tech savvy entrepreneurs. So, we've gathered the top tech names in H-town that you really need to know and added our thoughts on what we can learn from each of them.
It’s not unusual for business giants to flock to a particular location in a country or city. This could depend on factors such as business-tax rates, financial programs that might be on offer there, or the cost of living and how this compares to the national average. While places such as Silicon Valley may be well-known destinations for businesses, there are many more affordable and feasible locations in the United States for companies to set up shop.
The Emerald City is not green when it comes to being a tech hub, in fact it’s pretty firmly established. With two of the biggest names in tech (Amazon and Microsoft) and one of the biggest names in Aerospace (Boeing) in very close proximity, this bustling young city has some amazing tech endeavors founded and run by some incredible Seattleites.
With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to have a clear plan of how you’re going to market to your customers (existing and prospective!) during this period. I recently wrote about how to create a holiday marketing plan, but what about some low cost practical marketing ideas to go with that? That’s what I’m going to look at here.
Every year the holiday season creeps up on me. The leaves begin to fall and the temperature starts to drop and before I know it there are holiday ads on the TV and stores are stocked floor to ceiling with decorations, stocking fillers and gift wrap.