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John Barksdale Talks About How To Make a Business Profitable

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - May 25, 2018 - 9:08am

The main goal of every business irrespective of whether they are startups, small, medium or large scale is to make profits. However, making profits is not that easy since there are lots of things involved in it. In fact it is the profit through which the business’s success and score is measured.

Tips From John Barksdale To make a business profitable

John is the creative thinker, founder, and genius behind the overall concept of iAM Marketing. After graduating from high school at the age of thirteen, he started with his own technology company. He is in fact one of the most preferred motivational speaker, published author, mentor, marketing guru, and global entrepreneur. He leads with the talent that goes past the business spectrum as an outcome of his expertise in direct sales, technology, marketing, and manufacturing.

John Barksdale being a renowned businessman says that there are several ways by which one can easily make profit in business which are mentioned below:

  • Raising the cost at which one can sell the product is perhaps the best way to increase the profit. Certain business owners may hesitate to this but it doesn’t have to be a noteworthy increase to make a variation. One can in fact just raise the price by around three percent and this may not be too much, which enables a business owner to both increase their profitability and stay competitive.
  • In order to make a business profitable one should constantly evaluate the productivity gains that the business is experiencing. Ideally, a business owner should not hire someone without knowing the possible return on investment from them. Moreover, prior to buying equipment, supplies, or inventory, one should consider the direct or indirect influence the investment can have on the business.
  • In addition to this, one should research supply chains in the market area and ensure that they are receiving the top quality products at the least possible cost. One should stay familiar about the changes that may take place in the supply arena of the market area. This way one can always renegotiate the deals that they have with their own suppliers. If possible one can also reduce their supply cost. Keep in mind that just by keeping costs down one can make excellent profits
  • Businesses should think of offering special promotions and deals to entice the customers to buy more products. Each time a client reaches a point of sale they should be provided an upsell.

These are some of the tips by which one can make a lot of profits in their business.

John Barksdale has the ability to predict corporate trends and offer the clientele with pioneering and experiential solutions by combining foundational principles of the networking industry, conventional corporate structure, and online social media marketing. When not busy with this usual work, John Barksdale loves to spend time researching and reading for his motivational seminars that go beyond business and cover whole life skills training.

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Cooperatives Lauded As ‘Trailblazers’ In Community Solar

It's Our Economy - May 23, 2018 - 10:00am
Looking for community solar? Your best bet is in electric cooperative territory. “In terms of the number of community solar programs, cooperative utilities have been trailblazers,” states a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). The report finds 160 co-ops have a program, though NRECA puts the number at nearly 200. “This far exceeds the total in investor-owned utilities (31 programs) and public power utilities (37 programs) combined,” SEPA noted. Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association in Rockford, Minnesota, is among the co-ops offering community solar, and CEO Tim Sullivan said it’s a big hit. “We have almost 400 kilowatts of community solar in four different arrays and our members love it.
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UK-based Design Council's report explores links between public space and health

Shareable - Commons - May 22, 2018 - 3:14pm

Healthy lifestyles aren't just determined by what we do — where we do it can also play a key role. A recent report by the Design Council of the United Kingdom and Social Change UK, "Healthy Placemaking," explores the potential impact of urban design on human health.

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How these 3 citizen-led initiatives saved and restored public land

Shareable - Commons - May 21, 2018 - 1:41pm

Open spaces are key to the health and vitality of cities. Walkable, safe, green spaces increase the possibilities for people to meet and nurture relationships beyond family, friends, and colleagues. But a discussion about Sharing Cities can't focus on open spaces alone. Gentrification should be a part of that discussion.

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Cloud-Based Tekmetric Auto Repair Software

Confessions of a Non-Profit IT Director - May 19, 2018 - 10:50am

Despite the innumerable proven benefits associated with cloud technology, there are too many auto repair companies who insist on using outdated and inefficient modes of technology. If you want to take your garage to the next level, you are going to have to adapt. Tekmetricauto repair software operates on cloud, here are some of the main advantages.

You Can Work Anywhere

Have you ever left your office that’s an hours drive from your home, and then realized that you had forgot to do something on the computer? With cloud, you can log on anywhere there is an internet connection. There are multiple problems that arise when using one computer system that has the software installed on it. Firstly, if the system crashes, you have basically lost all information until it can be restored again. Second, you are bound to one location, desktops are not easy to move from one room to the next, and neither can you take it home or to the café if you fancy working there.

So, instead of having to stay in the office until all hours of the night, you can go home and log on to the auto repair software on your laptop and do your work in comfort.

Increased Reliability

Hard drives are eventually going to fail, there is no way of getting around this fact. If you are lucky and the failure is not that serious, there is a chance that you canretrieve the information. But a bad failure, means that you have lost important data and you won’t be able to get it back unless you have backed it up on an external hard drive.Such a catastrophic event can be detrimental to your business. One of the many great features of the auto repair software is that it performs multiple backups across all servers, so you will never have to worry about losing information.

Better Security

One of the main obstacles that prevent companies from switching to cloud is security. The assumption is that because of the name “cloud” their information is just floating out in cyber space, providing criminals with easy access. The full-time job of a cloud host is to monitor security. This is a lot more efficient than using security software which generally isn’t the most reliable, or a company will have an in-house IT team who has to deal with a broad spectrum of issues as well as security. A team that is not solely focused on security makes a company even more susceptible to security breaches.

If you want to try out the auto repair software by Tekmetric, you can do so free of charge for the remainder of 2018. There is no contract to sign and neither will you have to pay a cancellation fee if you decide it’s not for you at the end of the year. You will have full access to all features of the software as if you were a paying customer. Try before you buy is always the best option when it comes to software for your company.

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