Business Process Outsourcing (Infographic)

What is Business Process Outsourcing?

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the external contracting of services such as data management, accounting and creative design with a service provider. In contrast, manufacturing outsourcing involves businesses arranging for production of goods through a contract manufacturer.

This straightforward distinction can be more important than it might seem at first glance — while only companies engaged in producing goods will periodically use manufacturing outsourcing, all organizations in the private, public and government sectors can benefit from outsourcing various services to an external provider. For example, businesses of all sizes have functions like payroll and human resources that often require expert help from outside the organization.

Business Process Outsourcing

Outsourcing is becoming more common as companies [Continue reading]

Prospecting for Success

It’s the rare business that doesn’t want to increase sales and thus increase profits. Of course the most obvious way to increase sales is to get more prospects. However, prospects don’t just materialize out of thin air… you need a strategy to attract them. Notice that I said attract them and not hunt them down. A successful prospecting strategy is more like fishing than hunting. You need the right bait to get them to bite.

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SuccessThe key to generating successful business prospects is to step back and think for a moment about what sets your business apart from your competitors. Successful businesses are not afraid to study competitors. In a competitive business environment, it pays to find an edge. The key to success is [Continue reading]

6 Great Jobs for Left-Brained People

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The left brain-right brain theory began with the work of 1981 Nobel Prize winner Roger W. Sperry. Generally speaking, the left side of the brain tends to control many aspects of language, logic, learning and information processing. People who are … [Continue reading]

May’s “Terrible” Jobs Report

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On June 3rd the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its "surprisingly weak" monthly Employment Report which the media is touting as "terrible".  According to the media "only 38,000 jobs were created" in the month of May. Although experts were … [Continue reading]

Is the Government Fudging Unemployment Numbers?

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What is the True Unemployment Rate? Comparing Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers to an Independent Source There has been a lot of talk about the validity of the government generated unemployment numbers created by the U.S. Bureau of Labor … [Continue reading]

How to use International Commerce to get your Business “Booming”

How to use International Commerce to get your Business Booming

Untapped markets throughout the world are waiting for a product or service like yours. The problem is, you either don’t know they need what you have to offer and or you have no idea how to get it to the appropriate markets. While these are common … [Continue reading]

5 Things Employers Wish You Knew Before Applying For a Job

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Some maintain there has never been a wider gulf between employers and job candidates than there is right now. While this is debatable, there can be no doubt job hunting in the 21st century bears little to no resemblance to the job hunts of the … [Continue reading]

Six Careers for Natural Leaders

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When choosing a career, it is important that you consider both your interests and strengths. Certain careers are better suited toward people that are naturally strong leaders. If you take the time and consideration to choose carefully, you will be … [Continue reading]

Fast Track: How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

Fast Track How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

If your company is struggling to hire new employees, it’s time to review your hiring processes and change some of your practices. A sluggish economy that is compounded by competitive candidate market means most companies need to speed up their hiring … [Continue reading]

Finding the Right Career Path with Your University Skills

Finding the Right Career Path with Your University Skills

Your university experience provided you with tangible work, knowledge, and skills you can use when applying for a job. If you took lab courses, add that experience to your resume as proof of your abilities to follow instructions and achieve results. … [Continue reading]