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Is bounce rate a ranking factor?

This is pretty tricky question and many industry personals are divided on the answer. There are many arguments can be given either way. Let’s discuss those arguments first and then conclude. The possible answers to the question is YES or NO. Many people say a tiny one, I have…

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Added by Maulik Virparia on July 20, 2015 at 8:42am — No Comments

Financial Risks of International Business: Business Model of Neil Emilfarb

When a company considers expansion of the global market, and growing internationally, the financial risk is of course ever-present, and determining the variability of the return is an influencing factor of initial investment, and of course of the decision whether the company will take the risk or not.

This variability, being relative as it is and decisive for the trade off, which is again based entirely on that expected value, has to be thoroughly analyzed and processed before the…

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Added by James D. Burbank on July 17, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Kiosk - The Business Booster

The arrival of electronic kiosk devices have completely changed the business approach in the market, service providers are mainly focusing on the efficiency and to improve the work culture of the organisation. Kiosk System in India is gradually penetrating in almost all the business aspects, considering the potential business opportunity many multinational companies are investing kiosk companies.

                       

The role of interactive…

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Added by Shefali Lawrence on July 14, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

6 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Business in 2015

Being a business owner is a privilege, but it is also a responsibility – both when it comes to your employees and when it comes to society in general. Building an eco-friendly business is one of the best ways to give back not only to society, but also to the planet itself.

How to do it, though? How to be more eco-friendly? How to run a genuinely environmentally friendly company? Read on and find out more!

Be Smart about the Location of Your…

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Added by Alexandrina Fischer on July 10, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Key Resources in Future Business Models: Big Data & Intellectual Resources

As a vital part of any business model, key resources directly affect value proposition and customer relationship, and they are an influential factor of your channels’ distribution work and revenue stream. The types of these resources can be financial, meaning assets in a form of investments, physical, as machinery is, human, as an extension of every resource needed, and intellectual, which we will address in the following text.

While we are approaching the Era of the Big Data, a term…

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Added by James D. Burbank on July 6, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

A Simple Business Model Classification System for Every Industry on the Planet

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"There are three business model shapes in every industry on the planet." Rod King

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Millions of businesses and myriad business models exist in the world. However, every business or business model has one of three business model shapespipe, valley, or diamond. The graphic below presents a simple business model classification…

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Added by Rod on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Transparency: The Foundation of Future Business Models

I will allow myself to start this article with a summary that could be considered as almost vulgar, but in all honesty - it is necessary to address this matter in proper terms. We’ve insisted for a long time on clearing all data opacity, and we’ve put all of our efforts into the development of services and technology to build a completely transparent system of communications and information filtering for more productive business models, that, believe it or not, we actually made a significant…

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Added by James D. Burbank on June 24, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Launch of Innounity.com

Innounity is the first ever Business Model Innovation Community.

Head over to www.Innounnity.com and check it out.

Answer business model questions and distinguish yourself among the community of business model enthusiasts. 

Added by Innounity on June 19, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

5 Lessons on Innovation in Business

Innovation is one of the driving forces of the business world – and working at a speaker bureau gives a fascinating insight into the different ways that successful business leaders approach innovation. The buzzword of every conference is ‘innovation’; every guest speaker’s content revolves around it. But is it really as necessary as it appears?

Everyone can agree that innovative strategy is necessary for a company to develop and grow – but is it the most important factor? If…

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Added by Sheza Gary on June 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The New Business Model for Contemporary Financial Planners: Gen Y

Over the last few years we had a chance to witness the upbringing of the now eminent business model for financial planners, based on a personal involvement, virtual consultancy and a completely different revenue stream. In the following commentary we will try our best to explain the importance of adapting your own business model to the internet market and how to do it successfully, what do you need to pay attention to and what are the key factors of your possible failure.

This…

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Added by James D. Burbank on June 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

4Q-Business Model Strip: The DNA of a Faster, Simpler, and Scalable Business Modeling Tool

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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci

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Of all strategies for business growth, the approach of creating game-changing business model innovation is widely acclaimed as the most profitable and defensible way of growing a business. Extraordinarily successful companies such as Google, Apple, Groupon, Uber, and Airbnb introduced game-changing business models in their industries. From my perspective,…

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Added by Rod on June 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Business Plan vs. Business Model vs. Strategy. Eliminate the Blah-Blah-Blah in Startups & Companies!

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"Strategically executing and pivoting while tactically experimenting with your business model is most likely to translate an explicit vision and business plan into reality." Rod King

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In the world of business today, there are 3 “Musketeer”-questions for which there seem to be a virtually infinite amount of answers or “Blah-Blah-Blah!” Entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and educators alike are struggling to properly…

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Added by Rod on June 2, 2015 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Management by Business Models (MBM): A Better Way to Design, Analyze, and Manage Businesses

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"A business model describes the way a business sustainably makes profit." Rod King

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Throughout the decades, there have been myriad approaches for designing, analyzing, and managing businesses. One of the most popular and enduring approaches is "Management By Objectives (MBO)." Popularized by Peter Drucker in his 1954 book, "The Practice of Management," Management By Objectives refers to…

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Added by Rod on May 29, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How SEO Helps Small Businesses To Compete With Big Brands

It is believed that Google favors big brands, but at the same time the fact is that small businesses can compete with the bigger names for organic search engine traffic. Even though small businesses are tight on budget they can…

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Added by Harshada Thakur on May 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Are All Ideas, Plans, and Visions Useless?

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"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll

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A small but vocal group of consultants are spreading the idea that "ideas and plans are worthless." At best, these people are misguided.

To paraphrase, George Orwell in his classic book, "Animal Farm," I'd say: "All ideas are created equal but some are more equal than…

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Added by Rod on May 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

drop shipping business

Have you ever read about a business model called drop shipping? If not yet you can read this post here that shows what is drop shipping in more detail. To make things easy for you, drop shipping is a way of selling items online via amazon, ebay, your own store or on any other places without the need for having your product on hand. Instead, third party drop shipping companies will…

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Added by Amin saleh on May 19, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments

How you can choose Woodwroking as a Business.

No money-making venture can be more promising than one that involves something you love and do best. If you have a knack for creating things with your hands as a hobby, like creating items out of wood, this could be a good moneymaking opportunity for you.

 Woodworking is…

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Added by pritam on May 7, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Even if you own physical store at high street, still you should set-up online store

By studying customer’s buying behavior here I have concluded some points for all those people who have a well-established store at high street but not an ecommerce website. In this article I have explained how their investment for ecommerce store is worth. You can also get my thoughts…

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Added by Maulik Virparia on May 6, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

Business Model Strips for Customer Growth Hackers: A New Business Model Notation System

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“Customer Growth Hacking is at the heart of the Entrepreneurial Revolution (ER), the epicenter of which is in Silicon Valley.” Rod King

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First, let’s take a short quiz:

Who is a CUSTOMER GROWTH HACKER?

 1. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL BUSINESS PLANNERS obsolete?

 2. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL MARKETERS obsolete?

 3. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL…

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Added by Rod on May 3, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

Customer Growth Hacking for Lean Startups: How Silicon Valley is Creating Billion Dollar $tartups

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Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are becoming obsolete. Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are not keeping pace with the high rate of change and innovation in the startup world. Many startups are no longer using traditional business plans. Many startups do not formally start with applying Porter's Competitive Strategy or Value Chain. For the many billion dollar startups that…

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Added by Rod on April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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