5 Tips to Start and Finish The Year Financially Strong

This year has been one for the books and if there’s one lesson that continues to ring true it’s: prepare for the unknown while staying committed to your financial journey. We’ve all had our shares of financial challenges – but it’s possible to overcome financial setbacks. As we wind down and begin to evaluate our strategy for the years to come, take a look at some tangible ways we can reignite our financial focus.

Take Inventory Of The Wins (And Lessons) From The Previous Year

Imagine yourself from the perspective of someone else — – if you weren’t aware of your own financial makeup and history, how would you assess yourself? Are there patterns, purchases, or spending habits that you would like to change? Pull back the layers and reflect on your financial decisions, setbacks, and accomplishments,  month by month. This exercise can help you identify patterns that you may Read the rest

3 Ways AI Can Transform Your Business Now

Most companies are in the early phases of determining how best to put AI to work for them.

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Putting the future promise of self-driving cars and precision medicine aside for a moment, let’s look at how AI can already support a handful of crucial needs. 

These smaller-scale implementations are definitely not what you would call splashy, but they have the power to impact your bottom line in meaningful ways. Best of all, each of the ideas covered here is based on existing technology that can be implemented in a reasonable timeframe and at a reasonable cost.

Related: 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Quickly Embrace AI Without Big Data or Programmers

1. Automation of business processes

In nearly every area of business, a huge amount of employee time is dedicated to executing rote and repetitive tasks.

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NFL Legend Jerry Rice’s Energy Drink, G.O.A.T. Fuel, Announces Partnership With GNC

G.O.A.T. Fuel, a family-operated business co-founded by NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, has developed a new retail-partnership with GNC.

GNC will be featuring G.O.A.T. Fuel’s line of health-focused energy drinks in select locations across the United States. G.O.A.T. Fuel is available in Blueberry Lemonade, Tropical Berry, Peach Pineapple, and Pink Candy. It is now available to be purchased at GNC.com, goatfuel.com, and in addition to GNC stores nationwide.

“GNC is one of the world’s leading brands in sports nutrition (or health and fitness) which makes them the perfect partner for G.O.A.T Fuel,” Rice said in a written statement. “I’m very passionate about what I put into my body and share the same core values and beliefs as GNC to inspire others to Live Well by consuming health-forward products like G.O.A.T Fuel. We can’t wait to bring G.O.A.T Fuel to the world and motivate our community to … Read the rest

5 marketing resolutions for 2021

Resolutions aren’t just about reading more books or getting to bed earlier or finally breaking your addiction to oatmeal creme pies. Resolutions, like the marketing resolutions here, are also great tools to help you make critical decisions and improvements in your business.

Try out these marketing resolutions

Here are five marketing resolutions to make in your business for 2021:

  1. Trust the data.
  2. Align your content.
  3. Try something new.
  4. Manage your planning.
  5. Reduce, reuse, repurpose.

Let’s get started!

Resolution 1: Trust the data

When you’re caught up in your business’s day-to-day activities, it can be easy to start relying on your gut instinct to see what’s working (and what’s not).

In 2021, resolve to review and act on the in-depth data available from your marketing systems. Here are some key things to look at:

  • Overall website traffic: Are you getting more or less traffic to your website? Are your site
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