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Five Things To Know This Week:

1) 12 Best Ways to Delight Your B2B Prospects
2) 6 Best Note-taking Apps
3) Are You Hiring?
4) Do You Get Enough Free Time During the Day?
5) Resource of the Week: Zoho One

 Brian Moran, CEO
 Small Business Edge
Brian Moran & Associates


  12 Best Ways to Delight Your B2B Prospects

Do you own/work for a B2B company? As you well know, the industry has changed, particularly in how you find and attract clients.

HubSpot says it’s never been more difficult to be in B2B sales. “You have to manage heightened expectations, battle against a multitude of competitors, and make sure you have time to meet the needs of everyone in your pipeline.”

Of course, HubSpot doesn’t leave it there. It presents the challenges facing B2B salespeople today and the solutions that can help you succeed.

Read more about 12 ways you can delight your B2B Prospects.


  6 Best Note-taking Apps

How do you take notes? Do you neatly write it out in a notebook, or are you more of a scrawler? Do you take notes online? In a word processing tool? Or do you use a specific notetaking app?

However you like to take notes, Zapier, an app integration platform, maintains that “there’s a notes app out there that can handle all your weird quirks and note-taking needs.” It examined nearly 40 “general-purpose note-taking apps” to find the best ones that are quick and easy to use and accessible from any of your devices.

Learn more about the 6 best note-taking apps.


  Are You Hiring?

According to the July Hiring Report from Alignable, while 51% of small businesses are looking for new employees, 45% have put their hiring plans on hold due to high labor costs and inflation.

Of course, the actual numbers vary by industry. And minority business owners are particularly impacted—58% say they must immediately implement a hiring freeze so they can “stay afloat.”

Check out the July Hiring Report to see what others in your industry are experiencing.


  Do You Get Enough Free Time During the Day?

As the classic song from Porgy and Bess goes, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” Except for business owners. Time management and productivity coach Alexis Haselberger says that to carve out more free time in your day, you first need to define how much discretionary time you’re looking for.

As a busy business owner, if you had too much free time in a day, it would likely mean you’re not very busy at your company—and that’s never a good thing. Haselberger says the sweet spot of free time is between 2-5 hours a day.

Do you think it would be impossible to carve out two hours a day to relax? Haselberger tells you how and provides a free 8-step framework.

Read more about how you can find more free time in your day.


  Resource of the Week: Zoho One

Zoho One is a unified platform with over 40 integrated applications to manage, connect, and automate business processes across your entire business. They offer a free 30-day trial with no credit card required and offer free versions for many of their products.

Zoho cares about their employees, their customers, and making the planet a better place. I attended their conference last month and was impressed with their purpose over profits philosophy. Check out their Zoho One platform and let me know what you think.

Learn more about Zoho One.

Listen to my podcast with Kaaryn here.


Jek Lorenzo

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