Winter Reading for Your Business – The Top 5 Business Books of 2018

With literally thousands of business books published every year, how do you decide which ones are worth reading this winter? Personal recommendations aside, many entrepreneurs turn to Google Books, Goodreads, and Amazon to browse in-depth reviews – and in many cases, entire sections - of the newest, most popular releases. Short on time? Opt for an audiobook, and start with this collection of the top 5 business books of 2018.

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How to Know When to Pivot

When we talk about a pivot in business, we’re usually referring to the way companies make substantial changes to one or more aspects of their operations. These changes may reflect anything from a revised pricing model, to a reworking of the new client acquisition process. Regardless of size or form however, the question on every entrepreneur’s mind is: how do I know when it’s time for a pivot?

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The Fundamentals of Lean Business Planning

A business plan is essential for any company that’s serious about success. But unless you’re seeking outside funding from a bank or private investor, the fundamentals of lean business planning are likely to benefit you most.

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Protecting Yourself from Ransomware Attacks – What You Need to Know

Ransomware attacks reached record levels in 2018. Airports, oil companies, shipping firms, and many other types of organizations across a wide range of industries continue to fall victim to cyber assault. Knowing how to protect yourself against a ransomware attack is vital – not just for major enterprises, but for businesses of all sizes.

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5 Lessons from Big Retailers

Rather than being intimidated by big retailers, your small or mid-sized business would do well to view them as an invaluable source of lessons learned. Large companies typically get large by investing enormous sums of time and money into figuring out how to operate as profitably as possible. So, save your own resources and take advantage of these 5 lessons from big retailers.

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How to Sell A Product Online: Your E-Commerce Checklist

E-commerce

If you’re considering selling a product online, you’re in good company. E-commerce is expected to make up 10% of all Canadian retail sales by 2020, and 17% of all US retail sales by 2022. Before you can ring up that first sale however, there are a few fundamentals you’ll need to consider.

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