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7 Lessons to Learn in Business

By Ashutosh Jha → Wednesday, January 16, 2019
There are lessons to be learned in every aspect of life, whether it’s personal or business. No matter how these lessons have come about, they are extremely important, helping us to move forward in life and not to make the same mistakes twice – or to be able to repeat something that is definitely working for you.

7 Lessons to Learn in Business
If you are in business, what are the lessons that you can take away with you? What are you going to be able to learn that will help you in other aspects of life too?

It’s Not Just Hard Work

Hard work is one of the most fundamental parts of the business – it is absolutely needed, and without it, your business simply won’t grow; it might even fail. However, an important lesson to be learned is that business is not just about hard work; there is more to it than that. It is about knowing when to step back and when to take the lead. It is about knowing when to take a break in order to be more useful and productive when you return. There is always a fine balance in business, and learning how to strike it correctly will help you throughout your life.

Know Your Accounts

In business, it’s crucial to know what your accounts look like. Without this information, it will make it much harder for you to budget properly for the future. The same is true in life as well. If you don’t know what your financial situation is really like, it will be impossible to know if you are over-spending, or whether you are going to have enough money to pay for your next vacation or even next week’s grocery shopping.

Taking a deeper look at your financials may not be fun or pleasant in some situations, but it is vital. If there is a problem it needs to be fixed, but you can only start making things better once you know what the problems are in the first place. Understanding this helps you learn more about how to be careful with money and to enjoy it more in a sensible way.

Focus On What You Want

Running a business necessarily means you will be focused on your goals. Without a good business plan to guide you, it will be difficult to maintain that focus, and you will be much more easily distracted by new ideas that come to you. If you know that you need to be focused on business, it makes sense to know that you should also be focused in life.

You can even create a plan to help you reach your goals, just as you would in your business life. It doesn’t need to be a ‘corporate’ kind of plan, written out and presented in a folder (unless that’s the kind of visual that works for you), and instead it can be a vision board full of colorful images, or a scrapbook with lots of pictures of what you want to achieve stuck into it. Keep these goals in mind and ensure that everything you do relates to them in some way. Don’t get distracted, and stay focused at all times.

Take Your Time To Find What You Want

There is no point in starting something only to find that it’s not really what you want to do. It’s far better to spend time at the start thoroughly researching and thinking about your idea, determining whether it will work and whether you are going to enjoy working on this idea for many years to come. Once you are sure, then it is time you move forward and continue setting up your business.

In life, there is a similar lesson to be learned. There is no point in traveling down one pathway if it isn’t going to take you where you want to go. Life is too short for this, and it is better to stop, turn around, and find a new direction that will make you happy and let you be fulfilled. There is no shame in doing this; reinventing yourself is simply an exciting new chapter in your life, and should be viewed as a stimulating challenge.

Market Research Never Ends

Carrying out market research in business is a fundamental part of ensuring you know your customers and can give them what they want. It’s not simply a one time task, however. Times change and with them fashion and people’s ideas change too, so it is important to stay abreast of the coming trends and understand your customers thoroughly.
Market research is a business lesson that can be applied to life. Never forget that your friends and family – and yourself – are changing and evolving all the time. Their likes and dislikes will change, as will yours, and it is vital to stay in touch with them so that you can truly say you know them.

Trust Your Gut

We’re not saying that you should run your business in gut instinct alone, but it can be a big help in some aspects of the business. Over time, you will come to understand when you have ‘a feeling’ about something, and experience will guide you as to what it all means. This is an important lesson to learn, and a skill that will be useful in business and in your personal life – sometimes you just have to trust your gut instincts to at least help you begin to make a decision about something.

Add experience and research to those feelings, and the answer should become much clearer.

Have Big Dreams

Never be afraid to dream big. Without exciting dreams, your business (and your life) may well go along happily, building up slowly and bringing you a reasonable income, but will it ever achieve the successes it might if you were thinking bigger?

If you want to truly succeed in anything, thinking big is what you need to do. Have long term goals that might seem impossible but that, broken down into smaller ones, can be achieved. As you look back you’ll realize how far you have some, and that will push you to do so much more.

5 Super Clever Ways to Earn Money Fast Online

By Ashutosh Jha → Monday, January 14, 2019
Money. We all have some, at least for a little while, and we want more. The digital world created many opportunities for people to go beyond their 9 to 5 and earn money through online ventures. Many people live life paycheck to paycheck, but wouldn't it be nice to earn money fast online?

5 Super Clever Ways to Earn Money Fast Online
Far too many people have too much month at the end of the money and need a little extra. If you have a trip you want to go on, but can't seem to save, then a digital side venture might be just what you need to put yourself over the edge. Check out these money-making ideas for an online side hustle.

Blogging with Affiliate Marketing

Do you love pop culture or are an expert in something? People want to know what you have to say, so why not start a blog? You can start a blog for free on Wordpress.com or you can purchase a URL and create your own blogging website.

Affiliate marketing allows you to partner with companies and sell their products on your blog. They give you an affiliate link that people click on to order the products. You earn a commission for each item sold.

Use your blog to show your expertise in a niche and sell products within that niche.

E-commerce with Drop Shipping

The hardest part of starting an online business is dealing with inventory and shipping. Marketing to get people to your site is simple compared to making sure you've got enough product and getting it to the right place.
Drop shipping eliminates that hassle. You create your store and sell their products, but you don't handle the inventory or the shipping. Instead, when someone orders a product, a program notifies the drop shipper and they send it.

All you manage is the online store and the rest is all passive income. You might even make enough money to hire an employee to handle the online store for you. You can pay them and use a check stub maker to make the process simple.

Earn Money Fast Online with Freelancing

Can you write about a specific subject or build a website? You can earn almost limitless income as a freelancer. We live in the gig economy and people look for writers, graphic designers, public relations, web developers and more online.

Each job pays differently depending on the client's budget and your expertise. You can sell your services for $85 an hour and go after high budget clients or $20 an hour to gain expertise and a portfolio. There are plenty of websites that provide people with ways hire freelancers.

Create an Online Course

People constantly learn new things either for personal use or to expand their employment prospects. There are courses for everything from digital marketing to how to bake bread. If you take the time to create an interesting course that easy to follow, then it can make you passive income immediately.

Places like Udemy can help you craft the course and you'll make extra income in no time by teaching people.

Online Surveys Earn Extra Cash

You're not going to be a millionaire, but if you want to earn a little extra cash try your hand at taking surveys. Market research helps businesses understand what people want and view their products. It's important for their marketing efforts and brand reputation, so they're willing to pay for that information.

It's not a lot of money, but it adds up. You're taking a few minutes out of your day to give your opinion and get paid for it.

Make Money Instantly Online

We all want to earn a little more money, but there's only so many hours in the day. Your income is capped at your day job, you can earn money fast online. All you do is follow some of our ideas and that vacation you've always wanted is yours.

Many of these would perform even better with a marketing plan. If you want to learn more ways to earn money online or about creating a marketing plan for 2019, then read this blog.

8 Simple Ways to Drastically Improve Your Website Conversions

By Ashutosh Jha →
There are over 1.5 billion websites in the world today. That is a staggering figure. Are all those websites competing with your website? No. Thankfully it is far less. In fact, it seems around 200 million sites are active. How reassuring!

Of course, the number of websites competing with you will depend on which industry your business is serving. Still, it is fair to say the competition is high. So if someone lands on your web page, that is a precious achievement and you are doing something right. However, it is not enough.

8 Simple Ways to Drastically Improve Your Website Conversions
If you want to be successful, those users need to do something on your site that leads to income. In other words, they need to convert. The conversion rate is the percentage of users that actually do something when they land on your site versus those that don't.

In many ways, your conversion rate is one of the most important metrics that reveal the success of your business website. Here are 8 simple ways to drastically increase your website conversions.

1. Ask Less

We love forms and love gathering information from our website visitors. We think data is like gold. The truth is that users don't like filling in forms all that much and they certainly don't like them as much as we do.

As a general rule, it is smart to ask less. Ask only for the information you need. This will give you what you want, your potential client will not be irritated and it will take less time. That means they can move to a more meaningful call to action faster.

2. Nothing to Lose

Risk and the internet are a scary combination. It depends on your business and your product, but some of your customers may have very little direct contact with you. They don't want to take risks. So help them out by offering a 'nothing to lose' policy or 'full refund' anytime.

3. My Pen is My Sword

This is a twist on the well know saying that the pen is mightier than the sword. What is the point? Words are powerful. They have the ability to affect minds and hearts and move people to action.

Don't underestimate your word choice in accelerating people into action. Your website may be peppered with discrete and appropriate CTAs but if the actual verb usage is mediocre it may not motivate quite how you hoped. Go for verbs that convey a sense of urgency. Here are some tips for writing content for conversions.

4. Follow the Evidence

Yes, you guessed it we are talking about the skillful use of testimonials. We have all seen recommendations by others but this may have little value for your potential clients.

Give them concrete numbers and facts. My client thinks I am wonderful is not going to cut it. Social proof is powerful. The sheer number associated with certain downloads and product purchases can convey public confidence. Tap into this wherever you can and make it clear and visible.

5. Moving Pictures

If a picture paints a thousand words, imagine what a well-crafted video will do. Even if it is a simple video it can serve to put a face on your brand. That will go a long way in creating trust. This quality is essential if people are going to part with their money and even come back again and again.

6. Provide Clarity at Every Step

If a potential customer came into your shop on the high street, you would want to make sure you were available to converse with them and provide them with all the information they needed to help inform their purchase.

Your shop is your website and that conversation has to happen online. You need to be crystal clear at every step of the purchasing cycle. Fully explain your product. Explain what is different or special about your product. Help them to clearly see what exactly they are going to get for their money. If your site is an e-commerce site with stock, let them know how much stock is left.

Clarity clarity clarity!

Here you can read more about writing excellent copy.

7. Make it Easy to Pay

Sounds simple but not everyone is using PayPal. Make sure they have choices about their payment options. If they are purchasing from overseas help them out by offering suggestions on prices in different currencies.

Make sure payments are secure but they are also quick and easy. Any glitches in the payment process steps may lose you that paying customer for good. Also, set up your system so that repeat buying is easy.

8. Incentivize Payment 

Just because they have made it to checkout does not guarantee they will still purchase. Keep your buyer motivated until they have concluded payment. Offer a price matching policy, offer a bonus discount just before purchase.

Don't require them to register with your site just to make payment. The latter has practical benefits but you risk introducing further distractions from completing their transaction.

Website Conversions - Make it Happen Now

Increasing your website conversions should constantly be on your mind. This is especially true if your website is a major commercial part of your business. Keep reviewing your methods and make a checklist of these techniques and ideas and audit your site to see how many of them you are using.

Make sure the traffic is getting your website by using the best SEO techniques. You cannot convert people that never made it your site in the first place. Learn more here.

Improve Sales with These Visual Merchandising Tips

By Ashutosh Jha →
Sales associates have a high turn over rate because their jobs have an ever-growing list of responsibilities. It used to be that a shop employee just had to sweep the floor, handle simple returns, make sales, assist customers, and maintain a good attitude.

But in today's retail space sales associates have even more responsibilities while they work. They have to sign people up for email mailing lists, try to convince them to get credit cards, and still find time to stock the shelves.

Improve Sales with These Visual Merchandising Tips
That's why it's so important that you provide your sales associates with merchandising tips to make the most of their displays and limit the impact it has on their workload. Continue reading for guidance and make visual merchandising a part of your marketing plan for 2019.

1. Use a Mobile Merchandising App

Mobile merchandising apps are designed to allow managers and company representatives to visually audit sales displays using an iPhone or tablet. They can help you hold your employees accountable for your displays at all times.

There, retail associates can interact with the app and it will show them how the display is supposed to look and it will also allow you real-time visibility to ensure it stays looking nice. View here for more information about apps.

2. Make Use of Your Store Entrance

Some stores have very empty store entrances, but this is a mistake. Your entrance is the first impression you make on a customer and you should use this space to highlight some of your newest and most impressive items.

To really create an impression, make sure you have products at different heights so that your customers can interact with your display without messing up too many other items. Also take care to put your most exotic items on display up front.

3. Use Shelving to Create Ambiance

You may have thought that shelving was just meant to hold your products, but you should put much more thought into it than that. You need to consider how high you want your shelving units to be, how many products you want to stock on them, and where in the store you want to put them.

By purchasing smaller shelving units that don't go all of the way to the ceiling, your products will be more accessible for your customers to pick up and investigate. Plus you have the bonus of having a more open and visually appealing store.

4. Make Use of Product Groupings

When you have holiday and promotional items, you need to make sure that you get rid of them quickly and during the season. Don't put these items all over your store. Instead, make use of product groupings so that people who are searching for those items can see everything that you have all at once.

When you are putting together your product groupings, make sure you wait until all of the merchandise comes into the store before you begin to put it out. You want your customers to feel the full impact of your display.

5. Highlight Impulse Items

Have you ever wondered why they put the milk and eggs all of the way in the back corner of the grocery store? It's because if you are highlighting the items that your customers are looking for when they come in, then they won't have any reason to walk around the store and see what else you have to offer.

Take a helpful hint from grocery stores and use this same tips for your merchandising efforts. Think about what your customers are most likely coming in to buy and locate those items in the back of the store.

This strategy also works for sale items. Many retailers will put their sale section in the back of the store so that customers have to walk through the full priced items in order to get to the sale.

6. Create Visual Cues for Customers

When someone walks into a store, they shouldn't have to ask an employee which way to go to head to a certain department. You need to clearly define the areas of your store and create signs that show where they are.

The better your signage is, the more your customers will feel like they want to explore your store and see if you have any other items they need.

7. Rotate Your Merchandise

If your merchandise displays stay the same for more than a month or two, than your customers will think that you don't have anything new in. Make sure that you update your window displays and move older styles to the back of the store as new fashions come out.

Then, you will know when it is time to put items on sale since that section of clothing that came in together will all be ready to retire from the shelves once enough new products have come in behind them to replace them.

8. Make Your Customers Feel Something

When customers are in your store, they want to feel relaxed and like they have time to look around. Take care to create displays that stir their interest and provoke emotions.

Try to get your customers to forget about the work involved in shopping and help them get caught up in the experience. Then they are more likely to stay longer, and in turn, buy more items.

More Merchandising Tips and Advice for Businesses

The merchandising tips mentioned in this article can help you create the optimal store environment to appeal to your customers and increase purchases.

For more advice and articles to help your business grow, check out our blog today.

Why Good Packaging Design is So Important for Your Products

By Ashutosh Jha →
Do you have a product that you're excited to share with the world?

Creating and distributing a new product into the market isn't always a simple task. In fact, nearly 95 percent of products introduced into the marketplace fail each year.

While sometimes the primary issue may be the product itself, this isn't always the case. Instead, the leading issue may be that the packaging design simply fails to catch the attention of the consumer. When this happens, the product within the packaging becomes irrelevant and eventually lost.

Why Good Packaging Design is So Important for Your Products
If you're creating a product or designing your packaging, it's essential that you read this. We're uncovering six of the most significant reasons why good packaging is so important for your product.

While what's on the inside is what matters the most in life, it's typically the outside that grabs the initial attention of others.

1. The First Point of Contact

First things first, your outside packaging is the primary point of contact for consumers.

When a consumer approaches a shelf that contains a number of similar products, your goal is to create a product that naturally jumps out. In the event that your product is hidden within the packaging, use your packaging to tell a story about your product and prove it's worth.

Remember, good packaging doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the majority of consumers today will opt for packaging design that is clean, simple and contemporary.

Are you looking for inspiration for how to create an eye-catching brand? Check out these packaging design tips and tricks.

2. It Tells a Story About Your Product 

In today's day and age, the bests products are associated with the best stories.

Let's keep in mind that consumers today are interested in learning more about how a product came to fruition and what the company stands for.

Learning more about the brand helps the consumer feel a personal connection with the company. When this personal connection takes place, the consumer is more likely to support your business and invest in your products.

With that said, be sure to use your packaging design to tell a story about your product. This is a story that is going to resonate with your target audience and persuade them to believe in your product.

3. It Contains Information 

As much as your packaging design is focused on the desire to be visually appealing, remember that it also must contain information.

Your packaging design is your opportunity to provide text to your audience that speaks to the product. This is where you can list the qualities of the product that will appeal to the consumer and differentiate it from the competition.

If your product is produced locally, ethically or has a charitable component, this should be displayed on the packaging. These are factors that speak to consumers today and carry significant importance. When choosing between two similar products, a consumer is more likely to select a product that has an ethical component.

4. Can Justify a Price Increase

If you're looking to create a top-notch product, it's essential for it to be followed by top-notch packaging.

Without quality packaging, your consumers will simply not be willing to pay a heightened price. That being said, many consumers today are willing to pay more for a product that has a great brand and packaging design.

Remember, these are often products that are showcased throughout one's home. That being said, it's important for these products to be eye-catching and resist the temptation to be a visual burden. As a result, consumers are willing to pay more for a product that is visually superior to the competition.

5. Helps Showcase Your Brand

Today, the packaging design of your product is the best way to showcase your brand.

Consumers like to associate with brands that are a reflection of themselves and their beliefs. So, use your packaging to showcase even further what your brand is all about. In a way, this is a platform to communicate with your consumers without a direct line of communication.

Always ensure that your brand is entirely represented in your packaging. In the event that you have multiple products, it's also important to ensure that each product follows a similar packaging design. This will help to ensure that your products are recognizable to your consumers.

6. It's Part of the Experience

At the end of the day, your packaging design is all part of the experience of your product.

Nowadays, the experience of your product is more important than ever before. This due to the fact that so many purchases today are made online and the actual shopping experience can feel lost. In the online world, purchases are typically made quickly and the consumer must invest enough faith in the product.

Without the ability to see and touch a product in person, consumers today rely on the opening experience of their package. When a product arrives at the consumer's home, the packaging design is now their first point of contact for the product.

This is now where the experience starts for many shoppers and why the packaging is so important.

Uncovering the Importance of Packaging Design 

Are you in the process of designing your product packaging?

Today, branding and packaging design are more important than ever before. With advances in technology and a focus on creativity, the packaging of a product is a serious consideration for businesses today.

If packaging design was not a primary focus in your marketing plan beforehand, it's time to change that. After all, the outside packaging is how you are going to catch the initial attention of any potential consumers.

Let's consider that 7 in 10 consumers agree that packaging design can influence their buying decisions. Without a top-notch design, the product is unlikely to differentiate itself from the competition. As a result, the product will become lost and it's unlikely that the business will survive.

Are you looking for more tips and tricks for marketing your business? If so, be sure to visit our blog specifically designed for business!

Important Things to Know When Changing Insurance Companies

By Ashutosh Jha →
Regardless of the type of policy, from home to auto to life insurance, you should always look for the option best suited for your needs. For that exact reason, there's no shame in switching insurance policies! Switching policies may lead to a cheaper rate, additional coverage, or a better bundle than you could have thought of.

Important Things to Know When Changing Insurance Companies
There are many circumstances for changing insurance policies which don't necessarily have to do with pricing. Maybe you've recently purchased a new car or are expecting a child very soon. Maybe you have switched jobs and need to find new insurance that your company offers.

Regardless of what your situation may be, having the most knowledge will help you make the best out of your insurance switch. Here are a few things you need to know when changing insurance companies.

1. The Rates

Obviously, the price is a big part of the insurance plan. There is no reason to pay more money for the same or nearly the same coverage. Trying to understand the costs of your two insurance options, and knowing exactly what comes with it, is a vital piece of knowledge that you can use to your advantage.

When analyzing the rate of your policy, you may want to compare it to industry averages. This research can be done online and can go a long way in telling you whether you have a good deal on your hands or are better off looking elsewhere.

2. Form of Insurance Coverage

When people think "Form of insurance" they may think of home or auto or life. But, the forms of insurance are deeper than that. For example, there is a huge difference between claims made policy and an occurrence form. These forms of insurance impact how you can access your insurance and how it impacts your day-to-day.

Understanding the form of insurance you have, especially if you're switching, is important. This will give you further knowledge on the steps you must take to access your insurance, as well as how you can expect your money to be managed.

Be sure to look into Chip Berry Insurance and their breakdown of the different insurance plan forms and how to understand each one.

3. Compare Benefits

While rates and form of insurance may be important, what is the key to each insurance policy is the benefits. Understanding the different benefits that each insurance policy offers you is the only real way to qualitatively compare them. Be sure to understand both the scenarios and the amounts of the benefits.

Another key thing to look into is the exceptions of your coverage. For example, are certain medical conditions not covered by your health insurance? Do certain types of accidents not get reimbursed in your auto insurance? Are some disasters not covered for your home insurance?

Insurance exceptions and non-coverage points can be as important as what the insurance actually does cover. Be sure to do good research into exactly what is and isn't covered so that your insurance doesn't leave you stranded in a tough situation.

4. Dependents

Many of your workers will be looking to not only insure themselves but also their families. Most health insurances have policies for dependents, but some are very limited and can often leave your workers' families in a bad situation. In order to ameliorate this, be sure to look into dependants' coverage.

When wondering what type of insurance to get, always look at the coverage with more availability for dependants. Having that option for your workers, in case they need it, can be a great source for them and will make your workers' insurance policy choice easier.

5. Don't Cancel Immediately

When you finally find a good plan and stick with it, you may be tempted to quickly cancel your old plan. But, this may not always be the best idea. You should consider some form of "trial period" to allow your employees to use the policies and see if they have trouble with it.

Be sure to listen to employee feedback. With employees thinking that they have a great insight into an important aspect of their lives, they will respect you more and stay motivated. It will also give you a better idea of how the policy is working for your company overall.

6. Reputation

When changing insurance companies, knowing a new insurance's reputation is very important. Does this company have good support for customers? Are they timely and efficient with their claims? Are they a trusted, nationwide branch or a smaller local branch with a reduced following?

Understanding all of these aspects of the insurance company you hire can be key to ensuring happiness for yourself your employees. Typically, you want an insurance company that you can trust and that will be there when you or your employees need it.

Make sure to look at national reviews and reputations. You may also want to reach out to other business owners so you can understand their experiences with different insurance companies.

7. Taxes

Hiring a new insurance provider can sometimes come with an additional change in tax statutes. Some insurance companies are provided a break and can actually be a good thing for your business to hire in order to help your tax rate.

If your current rate is currently high, be sure to look into how changing insurance companies may impact your tax rate. If you can, involve your accountants in the process of choosing your insurance so that you can get a great deal all around.

Changing Insurance Companies: When to Pull the Trigger

Once you have done all your research and involved everyone, including your lawyers, accountants, and employees, feel free to pull the trigger on changing insurance companies. When changing, you may see a good amount of money saved for your company and employees.

Insurance is an important part of the benefits offered by any company, so be sure to get this right and do your research.

For more tips on how to grow and maintain your small business, check out our other articles

How to Create a Great Software Development Team

By Ashutosh Jha →
Did you know that the average software developer can make over 100,000 a year?

For what seems like such a simple task, it can be quite difficult to get the education and skills needed to be a software developer. And because they are in such high demand, it can cost a lot to pay them.

That's why, if you're looking to make a software development team, you need to know how to create the best one. Not only do you have to rely on them, but you also have to pay big bucks to have a good one.

How to Create a Great Software Development Team
Lucky for you, this article is going to break down what you need to know to make sure you hire a great team. You'll walk away with the tools you need to make everyone at your company happy with your choices.

Keep reading to find out more!

Do Your Research

Keep in mind that you might want to have a software team for different reasons, so you'll want to learn more about that particular area of software expertise.

For example, if you want to make sure that your potential team can help with creating an app for your marketing strategies, you'll want to know what skills an app developer needs.

On the other hand, if you need software to make in-house production run quicker, look for information on software development in the B2B world. Of course, there are other reasons for a software development team than this one, and you may want them for more than one reason.

Whatever it is, make sure you know as much as a non-expert can.

Articles like this one can help make sure that you find out what you need on your team. But after some time, you'll run into other problems with your software team.

You can read more about strengthening your software development team when that time comes. And don't feel like you should stop researching the different software teams once you're done with this article either!

Avoid Many Newbies

Having experience on your team is one of the most important parts of making your software development team work for you. That's why it might be best to avoid hiring people with little to no experience.

Hiring senior developers will cost you more. There's no doubt about that, but over time, this will pay for itself.

Senior developers will work faster than new people, and they often are more reliable than people who just graduated college. You can also expect them to have a better network of colleagues who could help when they run into issues.

Those colleagues could also become your employees when you need to fill a spot. Senior developers can practically fill a team for you.

Now, just because having senior developers tends to be better doesn't mean you shouldn't look at younger developers. Chances are they have fresh ideas, and they may even be more familiar with developing technologies than older people are.

Again, evaluate what your company needs. If you're looking for a new development style, you might want to consider more newbies than someone looking for a CRM.

Full Experts? Probably Not

If you're thinking that you need a full-stack engineer, think again. While they can be a valuable asset to your team, they aren't going to cut it on their own.

Plus, many full stack engineers don't like working with teams. Why? They're used to doing everything alone.

If you're developing a team, you want team players with creative minds. That means you might want to hire just a few experts in particular aspects of software development rather than one or two full-stack engineers.

Full stack engineers also often come with a higher price tag. When developing a team, you won't want to pay someone more than you would someone else for doing the same job. This is a waste of your money, and it might upset other team members.

Like with younger developers, don't rule out full-stack developers completely. Many younger ones might have a similar cost to those senior developers we talked about before.

Personality Matters

It can be easy to think that all that matters will a development team is the skill. But, believe it or not, personality matters just as much - if not more!

It's safe to assume that your software development team will be working full-time. If that's the case, they'll be in your building just as much as your other employees.

You'll want to make sure they fit into your company's culture. And you'll want them to be able to support your team's overall goals.

Personality also tends to be an indicator of creativity. Someone who seems stubborn or hateful will likely create code that will reflect that same sentiment. This will make it difficult for your team to get anything done.

Flexibility Is Key

Think about software as it is today. Now think about it five years ago.

Has anything changed much?

Yeah, it sure has. Even though many foundational skills are the same, enough has changed to make software development different.

So when hiring your software team, avoid hiring them just for skills that are valuable now. You want to make sure they are flexible enough to adapt to future software and coding changes.

At some point, they're going to have to learn a new system, and when they do, you'll be happy you hired a flexible team member.

Flexibility is also valuable when working with a team. An inability to adjust to a new team member may harm your software development.

Build Your Software Development Team

After reading this article, you should be ready to get started building your software development team. Keep in mind that you should always be looking for ways to improve your group.

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How to Recover Lost Data Free [Step by Step Guide]

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, January 12, 2019
Data loss is quite frequent in the industry and even in personal purpose. And it becomes even more trouble maker when you don’t have a backup. In such cases, it is much required for you to know how to recover lost data free.

And in this guide, we’re going to talk about the same techniques. We’ll see how to recover lost data free with the help of some software. The software that I am going to use is EaseUS data recovery software.


EaseUS free data recovery software

EaseUS is a leading data recovery software and they even allow free software. And you can recover up to 2 GB data for free. If you’ll need to recover more than 2GB data, you may need to upgrade pro version of the software.

Since the last 14 years, EaseUS is a leading product company offering different solutions for the users. Many of these are free while some are paid for the full version. More than 10 million customers are using EaseUS products.

What kind of loss can be recovered here?

EaseUS almost covers all kind of data loss. Be it accidental delete or corruption, EaseUS is capable of recovering those data easily. Here are some leading sources from where you can recover the data-

  • Accidentally Deleted Files Recovery
  • Formatted Recovery
  • Recycle Bin Empty Data Recovery
  • Lost Partition Recovery
  • Hard Drive Damage
  • Virus Attack Recovery
  • RAW Partition Recovery

What EaseUS free data recovery software does, it locates the files on the disc selected and gets you the list of all the deleted or lost data. The best thing is, EaseUS covers a number of platforms for recovering including- PC, laptop, hard drive, SSD, USB, memory card, digital camera, etc. EaseUS just make three simple steps and through this, all your lost data can be recovered-

What kind of files can be recovered?

EaseUS is capable of recovering the majority of available data formats. Here are some leading file types which can be recovered by EaseUS software-

  • Document- DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, EPS, etc.
  • Graphics- JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, SR2, MRW, DCR, WMF, RAW, SWF, SVG, RAF, DNG, etc.
  • Video- AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, MKV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, MPEG, etc.
  • Email- PST, DBX, EMLX, etc. (from Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.
  • Audio- AIF/AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, MID/MIDI, RealAudio, VQF, FLV, MKV, MPG, M4V, RM/RMVB, OGG, AAC, WMV, APE, etc.
  • Other Files- Such as Archives (ZIP, RAR, SIT, ISO etc.), exe, HTML, SITX, etc.

Here the technical specifications of the software which will help you understand the software.

How to recover lost data free?

Let’s start and see how to recover lost data free using EaseUS data recovery software. For this, you need to first download the software and install it on your system. Once it has been installed, you need to follow the below steps to recover lost data free-

Step 1: Select the location to recover the data

Find the location where you need to recover the lost data. Here that folder and data will be displayed which is deleted as well.

Step 2: Scan your system

The scan will be quick and will display all the deleted files either from the system or from recycle bin. Once this will be completed, another scan will be triggered which will do a deeper analysis and list all the lost data.

Step 3: Preview the lost data

The software offers you to preview the lost data. So, you can simply select the files shown and preview it to find whether that is the file you’re looking to recover. Once you are confident, you can click on the recover button and get it recovered. Make sure, you recover and save the file on some other drive compared to where it was lost.

Conclusion

These were all about how to recover lost data free with the help of EaseUS data recovery software. The best thing is, the software is available for both Windows and MAC. You can look for mac data recovery to get for the iOS version.

This way without spending a penny, you can easily recover the lost data with it. Do try and let me know if you’ll face any issue.

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