12 Things Successful Business Owners Say No To

What exactly are business owners saying no to that makes them so successful? I’ve studied this theory and have discovered 12 consistences.

Successful business owners are saying no to:

1. Unnecessary Meetings

2. Short-cuts

3. Distractions

4. Putting themselves last on the priority list

5. Always responding immediately to emails

6. Discounting their services or products

7. Negative relationships

8. Not spending money to make money

9. Filling empty space

10. Making too many decisions

11. Extracurricular Business Activities

12. Exposure

Source: 12 Things Successful Business Owners Say No To

Thanks to Sam Hurley

The 9 Greatest Pain Points for an IT team

“Those brave soldiers tasked with managing the IT systems of an organization are faced with myriad issues on a day to day basis. “

These important realities are also provided here as considerations for business owners and enterprise decision-makers when planning and organizing budgets, staffing, and IT strategies.

Source: The 9 Greatest Pain Points for an IT team | Network Wrangler – Tech Blog


Thanks to Network Wrangler Tech Blog and Kerry Butters

How to prioritize feature building on your startup

“The scenario is all too familiar for product managers: there’s a million feature requests and ideas for development and just as many stakeholders with conflicting agendas about which should be prioritized. The solution – objectively determining what’s most important – isn’t always so easy to achieve.”

Using 21st Century social media tools accelerates your ability to gather input and make market winning decisions.

Source: How to prioritize feature building on your startup

Thanks to Itai Raveh and TNW News

Link Building Still Drives Web Success

In case you are trying to demystify the Google algorithm, here’s a huge clue.  linking.  Those who work in the field have always known it, but the automation – or simplification – of building links has not provided results that work.  The following survey explains the importance of the human element and content that matters.

“Link building a few years ago was rife with spammy, low quality, robot-centric activities. Building meaningless links from websites without any human traffic translated to value within search.

That was never Google’s intent, but they didn’t have the algorithmic sophistication to put an end to such practices.

Google’s Penguin algorithm killed the low quality link building arms race. No longer is building mass quantities of low quality links worth pursuing, especially for brands and companies making a long-term investment into online visibility.

Instead, link building is headed into the realm of legitimacy. Into an era of real humans, real editorial votes, hard work, creativity, and sweat.

Now, the only way to build the links that matter is through human connections, a value-added mindset, and an ability to speak convincingly of your own value. In short, the only links worth pursuing are from real websites curated by real people, earned through sweat and creativity.”

Link Building Survey 2014: Thoughts & Analysis – SEW.

Thanks to Search Engine Watch