“A lot of people will say no to cookies throughout the year,” says the pint-sized snack maven, but “you’ve got to keep on moving and keep on getting those yeses.”
Girl Scout cookies are pretty irresistible to a lot of buyers. But that doesn’t mean Francis is any stranger roadblocks in her sales efforts. The important part is that she keeps going and keeps asking more people to get to those who say yes.
And that’s a lesson that you can apply to your small business as well.
If you find meetings to be a time-waster, it may be time to challenge yourself. Increase your leadership by taking command of the meeting, inviting more discipline, and enforce healthy boundaries around time and attention.
By the year 2020, Gen Z (aka Post-Millennials), will account for 40% of the US population. It’s time for businesses to start thinking more actively about this generation in everything from recruiting to direct sales.
While answering a question during a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout as to whether YouTube embeds can slow a site’s loading time and reduce its Google speed score, Google’s John Mueller said that it might. Google doesn’t make exceptions for YouTube, AdSense or other embeds that they run versus competitors or third-party companies, Mueller added. But he said YouTube shouldn’t be slowing things down too much since YouTube players are well optimized.
Are YouTube Videos Slowing Down Your Website?
Back in June 2016, Google introduced a Test My Site with Google free tool to check website performance. The tool is pretty easy to use. You just need to type in your website address and you will receive a score. You can also download a complete report that suggests ways you can improve your site’s performance.
Google followed up on their Test My Site with Google tool with the Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP project to make mobile pages much faster.
In a nutshell, AMP is a stripped-down form of HTML that allows pages to be designed for fast loading. The concept is already being used by leading publishers around the world, including CNN, Forbes, NFL, The Financial Times, CBS News and The New York Times, among many others.