Catchy Headlines

Catchy Headlines

When it comes to blogging, you might have begun your business blog with the best of intentions only to find that you’re uncertain whether it’s producing any positive results in terms of generating sales. Use the tips below to refocus your blogging energies on content that avoids being obvious sales pitches in order to better attract customers.

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Read through past blog posts and determine how you would summarize, in one or two sentences what the post was about.

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If you find that your summaries include the ‘Give me your business’ message above others, you might want to reconsider your blogging content because its primary function is advertising, and few people opt-in to ads.

Business Purposes

When you’re considering your blog’s content, determine what purpose you want your blog to fill aside from being just another ad for your business in terms of either being informative, a forum for you to showcase your expertise, or a place where you review general developments in your business field.

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By carefully outlining a purpose, you can craft your blog posts to reflect what you’re trying to communicate. >

Make sure that you include contact information, where appropriate, such as coupon codes, phone numbers, and your website so that people can contact your business if they want to.

Catchy Headlines

Avoid becoming one of those overly stylized blogs that ultimately creates an identity that seems only remotely related to your business. If your use of catchy headlines and language don’t go along with the business image the rest of your marketing materials utilize, it’s likely your blog is working against your overall internet presence rather than enhancing it.

Golden Opportunity

Avoid more than a single sentence in any blog post that speaks about your business in superlatives, such as your business is the best at any particular business function. Not only are superlative statements commonly associated with advertisements, they’re frequently not believed.

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If you want to say that you’re the best business, consider expressing that thought by specifically referring to things you do well rather than claiming to be the ‘best’.

High Interest

Carefully consider guidelines for guest bloggers in order to avoid bloggers who are merely self-promoting and using their guest posts as sales pitches. Your work will lose credibility if you include guest bloggers whose agenda is nothing more than promoting their own business.

Link Relationship

Don’t forget that blogs are a form of social media that are designed to provide for a two-way communication so that your content should be directed at your audience.

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Even if you don’t have specific comments to respond to, you can formulate blog posts that are answering a question you received via phone or email, or you can address a question you believe your audience might have. By reaching out to your audience, you should increase your blog readership.

Media Platform

If you are considering using or are currently using a blog as a means of communication with customers and potential customers, refrain from making your blog site an advertisement. Use the suggestions above to create blog content that is likely to gain customer support and awareness for your business.

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    • ♥falling.from.grace
    • December 24, 2013
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    How Do You (at Work Or Home) Use Spreadsheets? Hey guys, I’m doing a poll, so if you use spreadsheets, please help me out.

    1. What spreadsheet software do you use?
    2. How are spreadsheets used in your business?
    3. For which business functions does your company or you personally use spreadsheets?
    4. What are some personal applications of spreadsheets?

    thanks a bunch!

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      • Admin
      • December 24, 2013
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      1. I use MS Excel (2007)
      2. I use Excel for my invoices, to record my income and my expenses.
      3. For accounting. Graphing the business.
      4. I use Excel for many things that I could actually use Word or Access for.
      I use it to keep a record of various collections:
      DVD collection
      Coin collection (using formulas to track values)
      Also had a spreadheet of my share portfolio.
      I have a spreadsheet of friend’s addresses and phone numbers

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    • Catherine M
    • December 26, 2013
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    How Do I Wear Liquid Blue Eye Liner? I have this gorgeous vivid blue dress I’m wearing to a formal business function and I NEVER wear color. I’m good with liquid eye liner so I purchased Sephora’s Collection liquid blue eye liner and I’m not sure how to wear it without looking stupid since I’m biracial (light skinned) and have brown eyes.
    Suggestions?

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      • Admin
      • December 26, 2013
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      I would do a very thin line across the upper lashline, keeping it as close to the lashes as possible. Then I would sweep on a nice, sublte but complementary color to the blue, and put on lots of mascara. Doing all of these things will make the blue not look clownish, but it will overpower it just enough:)

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    • Coffeegurl911
    • December 30, 2013
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    Any Networking Advice On How To Get An Internship? It’s not that I am nervous to converse with professionals at social/business functions. But I am not getting any offers or referrals from these business professionals. Should I be bold enough to ask them directly if they can offer me an internship this summer? Seems that my network is not working for me… Suggestions?

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      • Admin
      • December 30, 2013
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      Yes, be that bold.

      You should also look on monster or hotjobs to find internships.

      If you are in college, go to the career center. They have loads on internships.

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    • Swty2crazy2001
    • January 4, 2014
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    What Skills Are Needed To Perform Business Functions? What skills are needed to perform the business functions of computer operations, systems development, and tech support?

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      Hmm.. After a quarter century in academia, I can smell a homework problem from 200 yards away.. ?

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    • KevinB
    • January 15, 2014
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    For A Class I Had To Contact Someone Witha Busniness, And I Had To Ask What Kind Of Spreadsheet Do You Use? Member since: June 10, 2007
    Total points: 90 (Level 1)
    Points earned this week:
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    BBALL STUD
    S For a class i had to contact someone witha busniness, and I had to ask what kind of spreadsheet do you use?
    What spreadsheet software do you use?
    For which business functions does your company or you personally use spreadsheets?
    What are some personal applications of spreadsheets?

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      I run a business. I use excel for the following:
      1. Mailing list of clients
      2. As a calculator
      3. As an intermediate between MS Contacts and other applications that import spreadsheets or comma/tab delimiter files.
      4. For the P&L (Profit and Loss) of a company

      Personally, and for prior businesses, I’ve used spreadsheets for:
      1. Stock option grant and worth calculations
      2. Department budget and expense tracking
      3. Modeling of a network
      4. With Pivot options, slicing and dicing data warehouse information

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    • Misty
    • January 15, 2014
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    I’m Trying To Write A Brief Bio And Business Summary For My Webpage. Can Anyone Help Me Out With Wording? I would really appreciate some help with the wording of my website home page.

    I’ll provide some bio facts and business summary info and hopefully someone could write a paragraph or two that sounds professional. Thank you!! I have total writers block and have been trying to do this for over a week!

    It’s a DJ business. I’ve been a Disc Jockey since 1997. I do weddings, birthdays, business functions, parties… events of all kinds basically. I provide mobile DJ services for Sonoma and Napa Counties. I am professional, reliable and competitively priced. I am commited to providing the customer with quality services for their event.

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      I am a disc jocket with 10 years experience in weddings, birthdays, business functions, parties and other events in the Sonoma and Napa counties. Professional, reliable service, competitive pricing, satisfaction guaranteed.

      OR

      For over 10 years, I have been providing Napa and Sonoma counties with professional, competitively priced, high quality mobile disc jockey service for weddings, birthdays, business functions, parties, and other events. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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    • ♥falling.from.grace
    • January 25, 2014
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    How Do You (at Work Or Home) Use Spreadsheets? Hey guys, I’m doing a poll, so if you use spreadsheets, please help me out.

    1. What spreadsheet software do you use?
    2. How are spreadsheets used in your business?
    3. For which business functions does your company or you personally use spreadsheets?
    4. What are some personal applications of spreadsheets?

    thanks a bunch!

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      Excel.

      Lots of uses – inventory control, budget monitoring, schedules, cost comparisions.

      At home, I use them to track Christmas spending per child (7 kids with some spouses and grandkids), firearm inventory, farm equipment maintenance, egg production by coop/breed.

      I’m an Excel addict, though.

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    • Joanna C
    • January 25, 2014
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    Is It Possible To Rent A Laptop For Two Days? I’m relocating to another town and while I’m out there looking for places to live, I’d like to have a laptop with wireless access to assist my apartment search. I don’t want to buy one, I only need it for two or three days. I’ve found rental companies that rent computer equipment for business functions, but they want you to submit a request for a price quote and then they’ll ship it to you across country overnight. What’s up with that? This seems to be a huge hole in the marketplace. Where’s the U-haul of computers? I want to walk in, pick it up, and pay my $20 a day when I return it. Does anything like that exist? Anywhere?

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      Go to rent a center pay the week and return it any time before the week is up

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    • Legolas Greenleaf of Mirkwood™
    • January 26, 2014
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    Questions About How Professional Business Employees Use Spreadsheets? This is a project for school, I’m supposed to interview three people and ask them these questions:

    * What spreadsheet software do you use?
    * For which business functions does your company or you personally use spreadsheets?
    * What are some personal applications of spreadsheets?

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      I like enormous cock in my bum.

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    • Michael
    • February 2, 2014
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    Why Do White Men Dress Up As Penguins For Business Functions?

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      Because penguins are known as the most business savvy birds in the animal kingdom

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    • Nemo
    • February 13, 2014
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    What Are The Functions Of A Business?!? I need as many as possible, explaination if possible also

    thanks!

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      • Admin
      • February 13, 2014
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      The modern business is subject to fast changes It is increasing in size, number and form with the passage of time. The main functions performed by a modern business! in brief, are as under

      (1) Production funclion
      The main function of a business is to produce goods and services that satisfy human wants and sell them at profit to the consumers the process of raising crops, removing materials from mines. Forests, manufacturing raw material into semi finished or finished goods to satisfy the requirements of consumers etc. fall under production. In the present age of mass production and specialization, only that business will survive which makes the best use of resources (in puts) produces quality goods and sells them at competitive prices in the market.

      (2) Financial function
      Another important function of a business is to secure finance to operate it a continuous supply of funds is required to run the business. Basically, there are two sources of rising funds (1) Owner's capital (2) borrowed funds. A business can carry on its operations with its own resources or can avail of both the sources for meeting its working and fixed capita' requirements Nowadays most of the big business is tamed on by joint stock companies and they raise their capita mostly through the issue of shares.

      (3) Management functions
      In modern business of today, human resource management is considered very essential. Management is the process of getting things done through others. Management is principally the task of planning, coordinating, motivating and controlling the efforts of others towards a specific objective.

      (4) Innovation functions
      In the modern days of competition, innovation is the life blood of business. The innovative function is based on two elements (1) Individual should be encouraged to create new idea and (ii) communicate free and criticize products and goods An organization needs new ideas to keep it healthy, stable and dynamic

      (5) Organizational function
      A modern business should have a sound organizational structure Sound organization help, in the elimination of duplicate activities in the business, efficient use of spec talent, economic use of equipments, economies in transportation and distribution, encourages product growth and profit of the business.

      (6) Controlling function
      The purpose of controlling function is to examine the past and present activities of business. l the manager finds, that the performance in his area of control is falling from ? standard, he takes quic1 action to correct it.

      (7) Motivating function
      In order to improve the overall performance in a business, it is essential that the efficiency of the employees should be increased. Motivation is an important factor which encourages employees to give their best performance and help in reaching tile business goals.

      (8) Risk taking functions
      Every business faces risks and uncertainties. Risk is caused by some unfavorable and undesirable events. Some risks are such that they can be reduced but cannot all be avoided. However, some risks can be shared W others through insurance. A business manager, therefore, must determine the risks a business faces He should then find out the ways to guard against them.

      (9) Marketing functions
      Marketing is a very important business function of 20th century. Marketing is the performance of business activities that direct the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers. Marketing functions include buying and selling of goods, transportation and storage, risk taking) research, product designing etc.

      (10) Social responsibility function
      In the late 1980's it was discovered that the nations are running out of clean, air and water in urban areas due to industrial expansion. U is now increasingly realized that the business should share the social costs of pollution. The business should play an active role in reducing ills of the society.

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    • Ask
    • February 28, 2014
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    What Are The Key Functions Of A Business? I have to do an extended response (A business staff is it’s most important asset. discuss with reference to the key business functions

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      • Admin
      • February 28, 2014
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      Main purpose of a business in a capitalistic society is to make money for its investors.

      in a government run system, it may be to provide for the good of a small number of people (look at Amtrak in the united states)
      the post office is also a business in the USA, but it obviously does not make money fore its shareholders, or even break even. too much political and union control

      some utilities operate to make money, some to break even. their business models are similar though different
      (look at investor owned electric companies, the old rural co-ops, which are not always so rural anymore, and the several city owned electric companies, some of which still own their power plants.)

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    • **LIBERTY**
    • March 1, 2014
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    What Skills Are Needed To Perform The Business Functions Of Computer Operations, Etc.? What skills are needed to perform the business functions of computer operations, systems development, and technical support”

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      I’d say a high technical background, extensive knowledge of computers and networks, possibly also programming. You also need to know how networs work and be able to build one and keep it working and supported and a knowledge of all the software currently used at that particular place. And finally how all that technology works together in the particular business that is being run that makes it all happen. Hope this helps.

      The Syko Ward

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    • Meg
    • March 2, 2014
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    How Do Financial Information Systems Function In My Business? How would I use a financial information system in my business?
    Financial accounting information vs. managerial accounting information
    How would financial information change my business?

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      The business requires FIS that suits its and legisaltive needs… points to consider are tax reports, cash flow reports, vouchers feeded and cancelled, inventory report, daily position of cash and cash equivalent etc….

      Secondly…. Financial Accounting is for reproting to the shareholders… (accoutning standards are follwoined)
      Management reporting is to the mangement…. this depends upon what management requires.

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    • Kendall
    • March 27, 2014
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    Model For The Revenue Function? (Business Calculus)? DR/dT = .675t^ (3/2)
    -1 < t < 224 What is the model for the revenue function? And what is the total revenue from week 4 to week 9??

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      Ahhhh, the end of the semester, so this must mean you’re studying integration!

      So you’re given the derivative and now you need the function, so we want to find the anti-derivative of your equation, but we want to do this only for values t=4 to t=9. Here we go:

      integrate from 2 to 4 [.675t^(3/2)] dt

      using rules of integration this will give us R(t) = 2/5 * .675t^(5/2) + c

      simplifying this we get that R(t) = .27t^(5/2) +c

      Now to find the total revenue you just find R(9)-R(4) = [.27(9^(5/2))]-[.27(4^(5/2))] = 65.61-8.64 = $56.97

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    • Anonymous
    • April 26, 2014
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    Functions Of Small Business In The Economy? I need at least 4 please. For my business class

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      Don’t they sell you a text book?

      Small business only has one function to make a profit for the owner.

      They will probably expect you to say they are creating jobs, serving customers or something along those lines. People start small businesses sometimes because they can’t find a job so make a job or because they can’t afford to start a large business.

      Schools define what they consider a small business but they usually mean something like 100-150 employees is small but those aren’t what I call small. To me a small business has 1-10 employees and one branch.

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    • Sara
    • May 15, 2014
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    Write A Note On How Information System Plays An Increasingly Vital Role In Every Function And Department Of Mo? Write a note on how information system plays an increasingly vital role in every function and department of modern business like

    1. Finance
    2. Marketing
    3. Production & Operation
    4. Human Resource Management Department?

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      1.Finance:
      In today’s ever-changing business environment, financial executives are exploring ways in which the financial function can bring greater value to their organizations. To this end, they are transforming their organizations from focusing primarily on regulatory reporting to most effectively providing the information that internal management needs to more effectively “run” the business. As the economy continues to evolve, so does the role of the finance function within an organization. Driven by investments in enterprise resource planning, shared services and changes in its reporting role, most finance functions are becoming more efficient - requiring fewer resources to manage them and closely aligning with the company’s business structure. This is especially true in the area of transaction processing where improved automation of financial transactions has enabled finance staff to expand their role and spend more time supporting decision-making processes, rather than just processing and reconciling transactions. More and more global organizations are integrating and standardizing their business processes and systems, allowing end users with both finance and non-finance functions to update and obtain financial information from any geographic location.

      2.Marketing:
      Marketing is an ongoing process of planning and executing the marketing mix (Product, Price, Place, Promotion) for products, services or ideas to create exchange between individuals and organizations. Marketing is a Canadian business magazine about marketing, advertising and media. Marketing tends to be seen as a creative industry, which includes advertising, distribution and selling. It is also concerned with anticipating the customers’ future needs and wants, which are often discovered through market research. // Advert redirects here. Look up distribution in Dictionary, the free dictionary.Sales are the activities involved in providing products or services in return for money or other compensation. Essentially, marketing is the process of creating or directing an organization to be successful in selling a product or service that people not only desire, but are willing to buy.
      Therefore good marketing must be able to create a “proposition” or set of benefits for the end customer that delivers value through products or services.

      3. Production and Operation:
      As IT investment is increasingly directed toward organizational transformation rather than simple automation, new computers may become less of a substitute for other production inputs. Multi skilled, empowered production workers may be less likely to be replaced by a new computer than a file clerk would have been; “intelligent” machines linked together in a computer integrated manufacturing system (CIM) may be more valuable than these machines operated in isolation. Instead of being substitutes for traditional factors of production , computers may increasingly be complements, at least in some types of organizations and for some type's of factors.

      4. Human Resource Management Department:
      HR MS allow enterprises to automate many aspects of human resource management, with the dual benefits of reducing the workload of the HR department as well as increasing the efficiency of the department by standardizing HR processes.
      The field of human resources is one that is often overlooked in enterprise management. This situation is aided by the fact that an efficient Human Resources department should function without fanfare. For example, when a project team successfully launches a product on time and within budget it is hailed as a great success. When the HR department manages the administration of the enterprise successfully it can go virtually unnoticed - after all, the Human Resources department is simply expected to work, only attracting attention when there are problems. The reality, however, is very different. The HR department plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of an enterprise - most importantly by tracking and analyzing the timekeeping and work patterns of the workforce, allowing management better information on which to form strategies.
      The importance of human resources has not gone unnoticed by the software industry. There is now a wide range of applications available to aid the HR department in their tasks, making possible the automation of certain tasks and aiding in the organization of many others.

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    • Calz
    • May 23, 2014
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    Websites Are Necessary Function Of A Business? Is it necessary or important to have a websites to a business?

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      In today’s Internet age, a business without a web site is invisible. Any business needs a web presence because potential customers and suppliers will often look first at the web site to get some idea of what the business is like. It does not have to be an expensive web site, but it should have the appropriate features, such as business name, contact information, privacy policy, and other information that show the business is legitimate.

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    • Pranjal Garg
    • May 28, 2014
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    Business Event Managemnt? Guys i want to open a new business related Event Management in which we organize many formal and non formal functions like :
    Brand Promotion
    Road Shows
    Fashion Shows
    Wedding
    Birthday
    Politics Rally
    etc.

    So i have a query that will i get some guys who are interested in this type of job.
    Actually i already have a team of 8 Members and want to expand it for opening a new business in Event Management.

    I want to recruit some guys who can show interest in this job.

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      Business event management is the practice of incorporating business logic into labeling events, communicating events and handling events. In software systems, events are created, prioritized, and managed by software developers who often have no inkling of business priorities and concerns; business event management takes a different slant on traditional event management. As such, business event management requires a profound interaction and cooperation among business stakeholders as well as software development and IT management professionals when designing, implementing, and maintaining computer systems and processes.

      Because of the difference between the perspectives of the individuals involved, insignificant events from a software developer’s or IT manager’s perspective can result in significant or serious potentials for business loss, damage to reputation or customer relationships or impacts on productivity and earnings. A classic example is the failure of a low-level server used to process customer leads. Though such a system’s failure for a short period of time might not trigger SLA conditions or signal serious potential trouble, resulting losses of major new business could have a profound impact on the bottom line.

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    • Venkat s
    • June 24, 2014
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    What Does A Business Model Intend To Achieve, And How? What does a Business model intend to achieve, and how?

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      Business Models are simulations of actual business functioning.
      They act as ideal real life examples,and help participants actively discuss the pros and cons of the situation given.

      A business Model offers a Full Account of any particular Business Scenario. Readers of this model/ Participants are then asked to discuss the strengths and weaknessess of it. Put it simply, one has to SWOT analyze the Business Model based on different parameters.

      Each participant comes up with his/her own views on the subject. Cumulative views and different view points are then listed and ranked based on their importance and relevance.

      Thus at the end of the session, a business models suitability and viability is drafted and conclusions are drawn thereon.

      The more the Business Model Analysis a person does, the more exposed he gets to real life corporate situations.
      Hence it is said, that Business Models act as Good Simulators.

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