NickBrandt

Nick is a keen internet consultant and developer who has focused on the Internet since '95 and been involved in most aspects of the Internet business in positions ranging from web designer, developer, to manager of websites, databases and online projects. He headed the web for Teletubbies.com, "We Are What We Do, Plastic Ain't My Bag and Industria Web" with Ericsson in Italy. He won the Cisco IBM E-Commerce Award 2000 and E-handels konferensen 2001 (The annual E-commerce conference - Copenhagen). He is currently the co-founder and CTO for Zenvoy.com & Citronworks.com and active in several other online projects.

Overcoming the Time Zone Challenge When Working with VAs
Posted by Nick Brandt 3 weeks ago

Bringing a VA into your remote team mix can sometimes mean working across time zone. That’s part of the beauty of remote work, after all. You — and your team — can work from anywhere! But this also creates a few challenges, namely in the way you communicate.   When several time zones separate you […]

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Best project management tools for 2021
Posted by Nick Brandt 4 weeks ago

Finding a project management tool is not like finding a needle in a haystack. Quite the opposite, actually — with hundreds to choose from, the tools are the haystack. They each work a little differently in terms of interface and functionality, but ultimately accomplish the same key goal: to make your work life easier.  Here are our top […]

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3 Ways to Cut Costs without Hampering Growth
Posted by Nick Brandt 1 month ago

There’s little question that the global economy is struggling thanks in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that’s been dragging on now for about a year. Despite a huge amount of uncertainty and fragility, the IMF projects that the global economy will grow more than five percent this year. That’s good news, right?   Yes and no. While […]

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Measuring Return on investment (ROI) When Hiring Virtual Assistants
Posted by Nick Brandt 1 month ago

Businesses hire VAs (or any type of employee, for that matter) with one main goal in mind: to get a return on their investment.   They have too much work to do and need to spread it around, so they bring in a VA to offload some of their tasks. This can be a savvy move […]

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3 Things Remote Work Companies Do Better than Anyone Else
Posted by Nick Brandt 1 month ago

Today’s business world moves exceedingly fast and is getting faster all the time. Companies constantly need to need to adapt to new circumstances and economic realities quickly and effectively, or else potentially face being put out of business by a faster-moving competitor.   Even prior to the pandemic, remote work was a growing trend, particularly among tech […]

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The Ins and Outs of Search Engine Optimization
Posted by Nick Brandt 2 months ago

Let’s face it: It’s really hard to have a successful business today without a website. Even if you do have a website, it doesn’t guarantee the right people will see it, explore it, and become a customer or client. There are a wide variety of factors that go into having a website that converts traffic to leads […]

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How to create evergreen content and when to update it
Posted by Nick Brandt 2 months ago

There’s the little question these days that evergreen content is king in the marketing world. Despite content marketing costing about 62 percent less than other outbound marketing activities, only about 24 percent of businesses said they’ve shifted budgets from traditional advertising channels to content marketing, with 37 percent saying they’re not spending any money on traditional advertising. In fact, due in […]

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How to Scale Your Business Quickly
Posted by Nick Brandt 5 months ago

With easier access to technology, it’s also getting more and more competitive to scale your business quickly. By definition, scaling a business means adding new customers. That’s a given, but it’s not the only thing businesses should consider doing in order to achieve scale. Businesses that scale quickly rely on creating efficiencies, both in terms of customer acquisition […]

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How to Develop a Content Plan for Your Business Part 2
Posted by Nick Brandt 7 months ago

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on how to develop a content plan. You can read Part-1 here.  Developing a content plan that works requires a multi-faceted approach that takes into consideration a number of factors about your customers. Ideally, you’ll have done some of the basic parts that make up a content plan, […]

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How to Develop a Content Plan for Your Business part 1
Posted by Nick Brandt 7 months ago

The phrase, “Content is king,” is something you’ve likely heard used frequently over the past 10+ years in relation to marketing. And for a good reason. In today’s world, storytelling is more important than ever before. Storytelling helps people emotionally connect to and understand a brand, and has been a major marketing vehicle for decades.   In […]

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