Posts Tagged ‘Goals’
As 2010 winds down, we wanted to share with you a few posts that if you only have a few minutes on the KikScore blog we want you to read. As many of you know, we pride ourselves on publishing good content that covers small businesses, startups, entrepreneurship, while telling the first hand accounts of small business that sell online and trying at the same time to be a little humorous and even including some references to sports and pop culture.
So here are our greatest hits that we hope you check out:
1. Should Start up Companies and Small Business Release Their New Software Early or Wait Until Its Perfected? – This is our post that discusses the age old dilemma for startups on when is the right time to launch your product. We had some very personal experience on this issue. I am sure there are many startups that are facing this very issue right now so that is why it made our list.
2. Issues Escalation and Support Guidelines in a Startup Environment – This is a very detailed and thoughtful post about the process needed to approach the inevitable support issues that get escalated to your service department by your customers. The post frankly applies to many different types of businesses, from small, medium to large but is especially fitting for startups. It is a must read especially for software startups.
3. Lessons Learned for Small Business from Sandra Bullock’s Heartbreak – Everyone probably remembers the shocking news that came out this spring about Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James and his infidelity. This post is especially helpful to small businesses and startups that are looking to partner with other companies or use new vendors and contractors for key business operations. It gives key information and tips to help with conducting diligence before you make these important decisions. And we do this by tying it all back to Sandra Bullock and Jesse James marriage!
4. Our two posts on reviewing your business on Memorial Day (Check that BBQ and Your Business’ 2010 Goals) and Labor Day (5 Steps to Help Close 2010 Strong) – Every business should take the time to periodically conduct self-assessments to measure progress. These posts give detailed tips on conducting the self-assessment for your business at key times of the year and the Labor Day post also outlines concrete steps for taking the learnings from your analysis and acting on those learnings.
5. Building a Startup Company and Having a Family at the Same Time – Ever wonder how entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups balance work, life, family and crazy schedules. We all face this issue frankly and in this post we discuss tips on helping to find that work/family balance. To be honest, this is a post worth re-reading throughout the year to keep yourself grounded.
6. Manly Cupcakes and Tips on Finding, Understanding and Appealing to Your Target Market – This is a straighforward post that appeals to all businesses and startups. The reason why it is one of my favorite posts of the year is that every company should ask these key marketing and customer demographics questions about your product, customers and market. These questions and your answers to them will keep your business and startup more sharply focused and successful.
7. How Do You Judge a Website? – This post is important for every business because it frames the way potential customers, leads, partners and even investors get their first online impression of your business. It is a valuable post that businesses can come back to in order to remind them that no matter what you do, these key features of your website will drive the way key influencers view you, your business, your website and your product.
We hope you enjoyed all of our posts this year and we look forward to a great year of content in 2011.
We would love to hear your favorite posts as well as any feedback on our content. Also let us know if you want us to cover any particular topic and we would be happy to consider writing on a certain subject, especially if it helps the small business, startup and entrepreneur community.