Have you found just the right blog expert for the latest industry trends and information? In a time-strapped world, such a resource may be all you need to keep completely current.
Take a look for example at blog.staples.ca where industry specialists get right to the point with the latest news, breakthroughs and illustrative videos. Log on for just two or three minutes each time, or stay on the site a little longer to interact.
The opinions, quick tips and requests of others — in similar business shoes — is highly useful for keeping an eye on the technology, sales techniques, marketing, financing, training, staffing and more.
Three-minute video interviews cover topics like How To Get Small Business Publicity, Bookkeeping Made Easy, How To Make A Business Plan — and hyperlinked, is a list of the most important daily business concerns including Getting Organized, Growing Your Business, Tax Tips, Promoting Your Business, Importance of Networking as well as special interest trends in categories like Biz Tips, Tech Tuesdays and Earth Matters.
Blogs deliver useful tips
If you have no time for formal professional development or continuing education, find yourself just the right business blog for information and consultation, industry leaders say. It may take some trial-and-error to locate the best blog for your company needs, but when you do, just a few minutes each week will keep you right in the game.
“Staying profitable on the business speed train means keeping a constant eye on competition, technology, sales techniques, marketing, financing, training, support staff, and on all of the newest tools, gadgets and products,” says Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada.
“Since management generally has no time to spare, Staples designed its blog to get right to the point with the latest news, breakthroughs and illustrative videos. Log on for just two or three minutes each time to keep up, or stay a little longer to interact. The opinions, quick tips and requests of others — in similar business shoes — is highly useful and educational too.”
To avoid online trappings, time management specialists recommend this formula: locate the right resource; explore the design, format, and topics; bookmark it; return at a set time weekly (or daily) for bite-size updates. With regular, brief visits, the information will have far more value.
“Keeping sharp, keeping current, and keeping your creative mind engaged on all future trends can be done in just a few minutes every day with the right resource.”