Good morning out there Extreme John fans! It’s time once again to take a look at the business headlines in the Business Blitz here at Extreme John! Today I’ll cover a number of small business tips which include: How to Win a Trademark Battle Against a Goliath, No. 1 Reason Acquisitions Fail, Don’t Let Your Brand Hold Back Your Content and Seven Essential Apps for Your Sales Team.
Hot Business News For December 8, 2011
First up this morning: How to Win a Trademark Battle Against a Goliath. Trademarks are a tricky business and unless you know just what you’re doing they can be a real headache, but this article covers how you can win a trademark battle against even the biggest companies out there. This piece covers some big trademark battles that include the likes of Apple and Blackberry.
Also in news this morning: No. 1 Reason Acquisitions Fail. As a small business owner you may find that at some point you are looking at an acquisition, this article covers the biggest reason why these moves fail for business owners. What is this reason? Overpaying for the acquisition because you are too blinded with the concept of expanding your small business. This article includes some great tips on how you can avoid falling in to this trap.
Next up this morning: Don’t Let Your Brand Hold Back Your Content. Creating a brand for yourself is one of the bigger challenges as a small business owner but often we let that brand creation hold back our content and that is exactly what this article covers. What I love the most about this article is that it covers the concept that you really need to explore topics before you step out in to microniche’ing yourself something that I see bloggers doing all too often.
Finally this morning: Seven Essential Apps for Your Sales Team. This article caught my eye because I am all about apps. Apps make my life as a small business owner much easier and if there are apps out there that can help my sales team to be more effective then I’m all for it! This article covers seven such apps that can help your small business sales team to really step it up a notch including: Salesforce or 37 Signals, Scan Biz Cards and Tout.
My favorite article from this morning is the article on apps for your sales team, I am always looking for new apps and this article covers a ton of great apps that i’d never heard of before!
Have you used any of the apps listed in this article before? Leave us a comment and share your experience with any or all of the apps listed!