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Shireen Qudosi

Why E-Commerce Has Conquered Black Friday

Nov 21 2014, 03:00 AM by

Why E-Commerce Has Conquered Black Friday You may feel like you’re missing out on Black Friday – the biggest pre-holiday shopping day that comes the day after Thanksgiving. Yet, recent years show that Black Friday cyber sales were up by at least 19% with average orders reaching a minimum of $135. In fact, it’s not just that e-commerce is doing well. It’s that e-commerce is doing better than brick-and-mortar sales on the same day.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Shireen Qudosi

Brainstorming the Best Company Holiday Ideas

Nov 19 2014, 03:00 AM by

Brainstorming the Best Company Holiday Ideas It’s around this time of year that some poor person at every company gets tasked with the near impossible job of find a great company holiday party idea. Often, this includes a terribly modest budget paired with a confident employer who just knows you’ll figure out “something great.” For those poor souls, here’s a creative guide to organizing this year’s company holiday shindig.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Shireen Qudosi

How to Mastermind Your Lead Generation Strategy

Nov 06 2014, 03:00 AM by

How to Mastermind Your Lead Generation Strategy There’s one thing no one really likes dealing with and that’s the sales funnel. Knowing where you next clients are going to come from is a heavy task and requires a strategy worthy of an epic battle. Yet, it doesn’t have to be this grueling. Whether you have a sales team or are an army of one, you can develop a systematic lead generation strategy that doesn’t have anyone panicking at the close of the month.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Shireen Qudosi

The 3 Simplest Office Perks to Boost Team Morale

Nov 05 2014, 03:00 AM by

The 3 Simplest Office Perks to Boost Team Morale There a few super selfish reasons you’re going to want to offer some awesome perks. The first reason is for sheer bragging rights. The more you offer, the more desirable your company is to work for and the more press you can squeeze out if it. This leads us to our second reason, which is the more attractive your perks are, the more likely it is that you’re going to draw in (and retain) top talent.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Shireen Qudosi

Here Comes CQ: Creative Intelligence Moves in on the IQ, EQ turf

Oct 16 2014, 03:00 AM by

Here Comes CQ: Creative Intelligence Moves in on the IQ, EQ turf We’ve delved into IQ and EQ over the last few months in which entrepreneurs and thought leaders began to realize the importance of emotional intelligence just as much as standard measures of intelligence. The newest intelligence marker is called CQ, and it stands for “creative intelligence.” Creative intelligence is first and foremost about curiosity. Where IQ is about nuts and bolts thinking, and EQ is about understanding people and their motivators, CQ is about ideas. More importantly, there’s one thing creatively intelligent people can do that high IQ and EQ people simply can’t.

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