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5 Retail Trends in 2019 Every Business Owner Needs to Know

iStock-961118078If you think retail brick-and-mortar is dying or that retail doesn’t matter to your business – you’d be wrong. Find out what these 5 retail trends mean for your business in 2019. 

 

Now that the first quarter of 2019 has passed, we’ve assessed 5 retail trends that every business owner should take into account.

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What Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Really Means for Data Centers

Technician walking in hallway of server roomSince energy is the largest cost for data center facilities, it’s important to measure Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) to optimize power usage. Learn more about PUE and 5 easy tips to improve it.

 

Data center operators and facility managers are facing new challenges in energy efficiency, power outages, and rack space. But with energy as the largest cost for data centers, the need to optimize power to avoid big costs is greater than ever. Additionally, not only are tenants demanding greater energy efficiency and renewable energy facilities, large capital providers are putting greater importance on reducing their impact on the environment. So, it’s no wonder data center operators and managers are struggling to keep up with the growing industry demands while reducing costs.


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5 Lessons from Netflix about Rebounding from Failure

Lessons we learn from NetflixBusiness failure doesn’t necessarily mean going out of business. Learn these 5 ways from the highly respected and successful business, Netflix, on how to grow your business out of failure.


Owning and running a successful business is a major challenge for both new and experienced business owners. According to the Small Business Administration, roughly 1/5 of startups fail in the first year, roughly half of all businesses fail within 5 years, and only about 1/3 survive 10 years or more.   

 

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5 Unexpected Ways Being Challenging at Work Can Grow Your Business

Developing leadershipDevelop your leadership and management skills and improve your business relationships by being challenging.


It may seem contradictory, but being challenging at work—in very specific ways—can actually help your business succeed. Most leaders feel a bit uncomfortable delivering criticism to employees or giving difficult feedback to clients but relaying constructive criticism is absolutely necessary for the success of your business.  

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