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Verizon Makes a Hologram Call with 5G, How Might Your Business Benefit?

Verizon Makes a Hologram Call with 5G, How Might Your Business Benefit?

In a move designed to remind everyone 5G is almost upon us, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) allowed its network to be used for making the world’s first holographic communication at the annual Mobile World Congress Americas. It wasn’t the same as Princess Leia asking Obi-Wan Kenobi for help, but the image was nonetheless impressive for the early days of holographic communications The technology was demonstrated by Voxon Photonics on the show floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The company used Verizon’s to send medical data from the […]

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In the News, a Survey Says 73% of Your Customers are Influenced by Content Marketing

? Before you create that next piece of content for your site or social media channel or YouTube channel or whatever, think … is this going to entice someone to buy something from me? To start this latest edition of This Week in Small Business, co-founder of SMB Group Laurie McCabe and I discussed that idea. We looked at Mike Guta’s recent article on the impact of content on purchases. A new survey from Clutch shows that 73% of those asked said content was a driving force […]

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Have Conversion Issues? Here’s Magento Payments

Have Conversion Issues? Here’s Magento Payments

, and one of the reasons is having an overly complicated payment system. Magento Payments has been introduced with the goal of increasing conversion rates by getting rid of the barriers which complicate the completion of online sales. The company says Magento Payments is easy to set up and configure. According to Magento, this will allow you to start taking payments in a matter of hours because it has reduced the operational complexity while improving the customers’ experience. Ultimately, merchants can focus on their business instead of […]

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Repcruit is a New Hiring Platform from PeopleKeys

Repcruit is a New Hiring Platform from PeopleKeys

When the job market gets tight, the many challenges of finding the right person for your company are amplified. The applicant tracking platform (ATS) from PeopleKeys called looks to make the hiring process more manageable with a set of tools for finding the right person for the job. PeopleKeys is putting 35 years of experience into the Repcruit platform with an online resource. With this technology, business will be able to gain more insights into each candidate to determine if they are the right fit for the […]

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3 Ways Management Can Prevent and Address Employee Burnout

3 Ways Management Can Prevent and Address Employee Burnout

The future of the workforce is, unfortunately, tired and stressed. A found that about two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout at work, with 23% of respondents reporting feeling burnt out very often or always. Another study found that than previous generations, suggesting that burnout is both on the rise and may impact certain positions in the workplace more than others. While burnout is certainly not exclusive to millennials and other young workers further down the corporate ladder, these team members do have less control over their careers […]

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12 Approaches for Sharing Important News with Employees – the Right Way

12 Approaches for Sharing Important News with Employees – the Right Way

Part of being the head of a company — of being a leader in general — is having to disseminate information to others. In times of success, that communication can be like riding a wave of victory. In harder times, sharing tough choices or unfortunate events can bring heartache, as well as spark rumors, all of which can damage morale. So what is the best way to share information? To find out, we asked 12 leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following: “You have important news […]

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