This is not a forever virtual business world

I know it’s fashionable for the talking heads in the leadership and workplace space to predict a business world that is “forever virtual.” However, let me be the first to burst that bubble by saying:

That’s not gonna happen!

Indeed, the COVID-19 housing boom indicates that I am wrong. The folks that sold their homes and fled to ones in their dream locations, far away from the business offices where they once worked, suggest that that they believe that we will remain in a forever virtual business setting.

Once more, there are many leadership teams that have communicated a commitment to remain forever virtual, including Microsoft, Novartis, Siemens and Salesforce, to name a few. But, in my humble opinion, that will change.

Let me suggest five reasons why I think the way that I do:

1. We need to develop the next generation of business leaders

Do you really think

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The World Is Going Virtual: How to Level Up Your Business Strategy

You have a passion for succeeding. You’re always looking for ways to take your business to the next level of success. And you’re smart enough to realize that these days, taking your business to the next level means expanding your share of the digital marketplace.

Leveling up in the virtual business world means combining new marketing and sales strategies, as well as new technologies, with realistic goals and a desire to succeed.

Establishing Your Goals

The first step is to develop realistic goals and create a plan to achieve them. This includes taking into account all the resources that will be necessary to achieve your goals. It also means establishing the metrics to track and determine your progress.

Let’s say your goal is to increase lead conversion – turning potential customers into paying and, hopefully, loyal ones. Every business needs new customers if they want to grow.

Lead Generation in

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County’s chambers of commerce team up for virtual business forecast


Local agencies team up for virtual business forecast

BUCYRUS – The COVID-19 pandemic made traditional forecast breakfasts impractical, so the Bucyrus Area and the Galion-Crestline chambers of commerce teamed up for an online-only event Thursday morning.

Jessie Furner and Miranda Jones, executive directors of the Bucyrus and Galion-Crestline chambers, respectively, took advantage of the format, asking speakers — including Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted — to film their comments in advance.

“It’s very, very important that we get the economy moving in 2021”

Husted, whose wife Tina is a Colonel Crawford High School graduate, said he and Gov. Mike DeWine believe 2021 will be “a year of recovery.”

“It’s very, very important that

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Slate of speakers announced for virtual Business Analytics Symposium

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