Business English

Developing Organizational Skills for Managing Email

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Organizational skills are an absolute necessity for anybody working online! The internet is the perfect breeding ground for information overload and unwittingly we allow our email to work against us in this way. The problem stems mostly from our own failure to better manage information that we receive in our in box and simply compounds over time. The result is a flood of email which we do not know what to do with therefore allowing it to clutter up our in-box.

Read more: Managing Email - Business English - November

Aligning Integrity And Finance - It Is Possible

The most common financial mistakes managers make

In many organizations managers are not taught how to manage their budgets. In some cases managers are given budget responsibility but not budget authority. In these organizations it takes 5 levels of signatures to get a few hundred dollars approved. Worst, managers are given both responsibility and accountability but little financial training. As a result, budget forecasts are a guess; managers tend to spend whatever they have, because they are afraid if they don’t, their next quarter budgets will be reduced. Revenue goals or plain budget goals are not based on data from customers or trends; they are simply numbers picked from the sky. If the organization grew 5 % last year then 10 % would be a better goal for this year. The problem with financial projections starts when programs and projects get either overfunded or underfunded based on the initial projections which were not made with financial integrity.

Read more: Aligning Integrity And Finance - Business English - October

Relationship Marketing has nothing to do with managing your family, it refers to forming a long-term and mutually beneficial arrangement with your customers, where both the buyer and seller have an interest in providing a more satisfying exchange. This approach attempts to transcend the simple purchase-exchange process with a customer to make more meaningful and richer contact by providing a more holistic, personalized purchase, and uses the experience to create stronger ties.

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For many people, there comes a time, at least once in their life, where they find themselves sitting across from someone who is interviewing them for a job. Whether initiated by their desire for a new position, or because of circumstances that led to a job loss, securing a job interview is their next step in moving their career forward. Regardless of how they came to be sitting across from an interviewer, the interview itself can be an intimidating experience.

It's vitally important that you prepare properly for your job interview. Expecting to go, unprepared, into an interview and "winging it" is a recipe for failure. It's a highly competitive business world out there with a plethora of qualified candidates looking for that next career position. Along with having the qualifications for the job you're interested in, job interview preparation is essential to giving yourself a chance to win the position.

Read more: Preparing for a Job Interview - Business English - August

The Business of Writing Articles…for Business


In today’s business environment, people are constantly searching for quality information. They want to understand processes, systems, products, services, and organizations better. They are always on the lookout for online and offline articles that present current and relevant information. In business, articles enhance an enterprise’s reputation when they impart practical information to readers in an organized and easy-to-read format.

So, how does a business, whether small, medium or large, use articles to enhance their business? They place their articles on their company websites and on their company blogs. Sometimes a business writes a search engine optimized (SEO) article intended for widespread distribution on the Internet. They provide links back to their company website in the author’s resource section at the end of the article. These articles build traffic to business websites.

Read more: Writing Articles - Business English - July