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Marketing and sales are two distinct services within a business, and their roles are clearly defined. They are often seen as separate departments, but they share some similarities, and do have some overlap that cannot be overlooked. In any organization, one of the keys to success, and perhaps also one of the biggest challenges, would be to get the marketing and sales team to be on the same page and work closely together. It may sound like a simple task to achieve, but there are often conflicts due to different perspectives on marketing budgets and its effect on sales performance.

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Businesses across industries are trained to tackle different problems daily. Employees inherit problem solving skills; however, they may approach issues in diverse methods. Similarly, accounting firms face a unique set of challenges that they must overcome head on to achieve their business goals.

A growth mindset is the idea that you view challenges as something to overcome. You view any obstacle as something to learn from, something that you can defeat with hard work. The idea behind a growth mindset is that by virtue of seeing challenges and failures as learning opportunities and chances to improve, you increase the likelihood of success by believing that you can overcome the obstacle. If you fail at something you may just give up and never try again, but if you see it as something that you can beat with enough work then you will want to try again until you succeed.

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Many reasons contribute to the rapid growth in the E-Commerce space, with Covid-19 being the main one. According to Forbes, in 2021, e-commerce sales account for $870 billion in the US, a 14.2% increase over 2020 and a 50.5% increase over 2019, representing 13.2% of all retail sales in 2021. The changes in consumer behavior in the past few years are driven by the stay-at-home policy as well as the fears of the spreading pandemic, bringing customers from brick-and-mortar stores to online stores. The convenience of being able to shop anywhere and anytime, and get it delivered to your doorstep without having to go to the store has influenced customers’ purchasing behaviors. However, the e-commerce industry is always changing and businesses continuously aim to improve their customer experience to enhance their shopping journey.

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Are you starting a business and want it to grow? You have to build a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage customer relationships. Building an effective CRM system is not an easy matter. In addition to finding customers, this system must also be able to keep customers loyal to a business.

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Email marketing campaigns can be one of the most effective strategies available to marketers. However, if your marketing emails are left unopened in the inboxes of your recipients then they aren’t doing anything to help your business. By utilizing proper email marketing techniques and practices, you can increase the chance people will open your emails and therefore see your message and possibly click on and engage with the product you are marketing.

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Your best asset…customer loyalty. Customers create purpose for brands and determine what they do and rather them depending on you, we the brand depend on them. Attracting customers is possibly the hardest part of running a business. However, being able to keep them around is even more difficult. For businesses to create customer loyalty and satisfaction, they must understand what this truly means.

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One of the most significant parts of a marketing strategy nowadays is social media, and there is no escaping it. Gone are the days of solely relying on traditional marketing, especially if you are a small business just starting up. If you want your business to reach out to as many audiences as possible, social media is your best bet for helping.

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With more and more businesses moving online it’s important to stay up to date with the tactics that are available so that you can compete in the digital age. Search Engine Optimization ( SEO refers to optimizing the content and data on your website to make it appear higher on the results from search engines like Google. Luckily SEO isn’t too complex and can be easily implemented once it is understood. Effective use of metadata, creating engaging content, using web analytics, optimizing performance, and having a mobile friendly site are some of the ways that you can start optimizing your online presence.

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The days of using simple techniques to climb to the top of Google's search results are long gone. Google strives to improve its search algorithm to provide visitors with the best possible search experience. This refers to search results that direct visitors to websites that have the most relevant and high-quality content and that can be done through the implementation of SEO. SEO has two main objectives. The first is to assist you in understanding what users are looking for on the internet so that you can provide high-quality content to meet their needs. The second goal is to assist you in developing a website that search engines can find, index, and comprehend.

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If you've been on Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook recently, you've probably come across influencers. Perhaps you've seen a fitness vlogger promoting workout gear or a beauty blogger promoting a new night cream. Influencers persuade a target audience to buy a product or service by leveraging their knowledge of a topic.

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Twitter has always been a place for controversy. The short and sharp nature of the platforms format means that its users can be quick to react to the world around them. Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX recently acquired Twitter for the jaw dropping sum of $US44 Billion, and the site, along with news outlets and other social media platforms, has been a stir ever since. But what does the acquisition mean for the Twitter. We look at what Musk is promising and the possible affect these changes will have on businesses on the platform.

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Influencer marketing has taken the world by storm and is currently one of the fastest growing industries with an expected market value of $16.4 billion in 2022. Currently the number of influencers across platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Youtube ranges anywhere between 3.2 and 37.8 million and spans all the way from mega to nano influencers. The sheer size and potential for growth of the industry all around the world makes it difficult for brands to keep track of payments, legitimacy of influencers and their insights, and even how to get information to them safely when it is so easy for people to hack social media, email and cloud sharing platforms.

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Metaverse is such an exciting technology coming into our world. It may change the way we operate and entertain forever by applying AR, VR, and block chain technology. Imagine we will have an entirely different world from our daily life, within that world we can do things that we can and cannot in normal life. It is an amazing new step in human development technology, and we are going to be the first generation to use it. Exciting, isn’t it? However, we will have to apply Metaverse smartly to avoid any unfortunate consequences to our society, and to get maximal benefits out of it for our business.

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Design thinking is a method used to solve human-related problems. It’s not about making a brand or a product look good in the eyes of the audience. Instead, it is a systematic approach to problem-solving that allows marketers to develop new and exciting ideas that speak to customers. 

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