by Marc Mendelman December 20, 2016

4 Simple Business Tips to Try in 2017

One of the best ways for business professionals to increase their level of success in the corporate world is by implementing proven growth strategies.

You can use some or all of the business tips outlined below to ensure that you become increasingly productive and powerful within your respective industry:

1. Hire a Personal Trainer

To succeed in the business world, you need take care of yourself. However, with all the demands on your time, it can be difficult to be consistent about exercising and eating right.

In this situation, it’s helpful to hire a personal trainer. She or he can help you to develop a customized workout routine to improve your muscle mass, metabolism and posture.

2. Read Business Books

Many—if not most—successful business people will tell you that regularly reading books within your field is key to operating successfully within the industry. Knowing about current trends and being able to easily talk about best practices is a wonderful way to build a prospective client’s confidence in the value of your brand.

In addition to reading books that are specific to your industry, there are a number of more general books you can read to improve your personal and business skills.

Some of my favorites include:

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  2. Good to Great – James Collins
  3. How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Whether the books are about your industry or self-improvement, reading is one of the best ways to improve your business and personal skills.

3. Stay Up to Date Regarding Technological Advancements

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a corporate leader, it’s important to stay on top of technological advancements. In many cases, a new technology can make your life easier or your business more effective.

For example, there are a number of new, entertaining mobile apps you can use to improve communication with prospective clients. Alternatively, customer relationship management (CRM) software is a great way to enhance the lead generation and conversion processes.

Another form of technology that may help your business run more efficiently is the Mediacom webmail. This system provides users with a diverse range of helpful features like:

  • online storage of documents
  • tasks list
  • calendar
  • contact book
  • auto replies
  • mail filters

In thinking about 2017, one technology I would keep a close eye on is machine learning. As noted in Forbes, we will probably see a number of massive, machine-learning-related advancements during 2017. Some might include improving user experiences on analytics apps and offering products based on the consumer’s purchase history.

4. Hire a Digital Marketing Service

Another way to improve your business results is to hire a digital marketing service. In today’s online-first world, the strength of your online presence can have a huge impact on the success of your business.

Issues like poor website design can compromise your online conversion rates. There are a few ways to handle these problems on your own, but ultimately, the easiest solution is to simply hire a team of trained, skilled online advertising experts.

Some of the services you should seek out in a digital marketing firm include:

  • online reputation management
  • web design and development
  • social media optimization
  • search engine optimization
  • content marketing

Regardless of the exact services you choose, engaging a digital marketing firm can do wonders for your business’s online presence.

Don’t Delay: Start Working Towards Success Today!

If you’re serious about becoming a successful business professional, you need to start taking steps towards your goals right now. You can use some or all of the business tips listed above to help you remain on the road to personal growth and professional success.

Have any good advice to share? What other business tips would you add to this list?

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Marc Mendelman

Marc Mendelman

Marc Mendelman is a Junior HR consultant and a Contributing Editor at Today Assistant. He is passionate about identifying daily work hacks and creating ways of increasing personal and professional productivity.

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