Month: October 2017

So Much Disruption, But Where is the Growth?

Within the world of business, there are several new tools that have emerged that promise results to drive growth and to increase profits. These tools include analytics, data-crunching software, and strategic consultants. Taken as a whole, these tools can be considered a “disruption” to how business was done in the past. However, these new tools, these disruptions, have largely not delivered on their promise of driving profits and growth. Continue reading So Much Disruption, But Where is the Growth?

Pieces of Advice from a Successful Entrepreneur

“An entrepreneur’s path to success is personal,” says William Craig, the founder and president of internet marketing company WebpageFX. In order to succeed in business, you have to remember some important pieces of advice and put them into action. Be successful by nurturing success. In this day and age, where more and more of our business practices are falling to social media and technology, one has to make sure that they are not allowing the foundation of their success to crumble by forgetting about the people that have helped your business be a success. Continue reading Pieces of Advice from a Successful Entrepreneur

Data Security for the Small Business Owner – Are You Doing All You Could?

Data security has never been more important, or more challenging, for small business owners. While large corporations have equally big budgets for IT and data security, owners of small businesses do not have that luxury. Continue reading Data Security for the Small Business Owner – Are You Doing All You Could?

The Entrepreneurial Leader’s Challenge: Knowing When To Hug And When To Kick

It’s difficult but very important as a leader to know “when to hug and when to kick.” Leadership in an entreprenurial setting is very difficult as challenges appear simple but are actually complex. The one true tactic in every situation is authenticity. You must reflect on your personal faults that influence behavior. If you have a deep desire to see your team and partners succeed, it can be a problem when left unchecked. Continue reading The Entrepreneurial Leader’s Challenge: Knowing When To Hug And When To Kick

It’s Not Your Marketing That’s Not Working, It’s Your Product

Sara Weinreb, an entrepreneur and business consultant, argues that there is no such thing as successful marketing for an unsuccessful or useless product. To support her argument, she offers two positive product sales examples. The first one was a tahini product that she sold in conjunction with a friend’s business. She states that the product was such high quality that no marketing was really necessary. Continue reading It’s Not Your Marketing That’s Not Working, It’s Your Product

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company’s Innovation Culture

There are eight ways to transform a company’s innovation culture: finding out the reason for innovation, coming up with an innovation framework, getting top executives’ support, seeking help from middle management, working with early champions, celebrating early gains, sticking to principles while being loose on tactics, and winning hearts and minds. Continue reading Eight Ways To Transform Your Company’s Innovation Culture

Playing On A Bigger Field: Hiring, Firing And Conscious Networking

Networking is huge when it comes to any kind of business. You need to be able to do this successfully for many reasons. You can network with potential customers, for example. You can get them interested in your business by telling them about it or by plugging it, if it comes up in conversation. You might also make contacts who can help you to advance in your preferred field. If you meet someone who has a business like yours, they may have resources you don’t know about, which could help you get ahead. Continue reading Playing On A Bigger Field: Hiring, Firing And Conscious Networking

Will The Most Freelance-Friendly Generation Reshape the Future of Work?

Doing freelance jobs online is already changing the way people work. Those that belong in Generation Z, the one after the Millennials, are more used to it. They use it a great deal because it gives them flexibility. They can pick and choose the work they want to do, and where they want to do it. Continue reading Will The Most Freelance-Friendly Generation Reshape the Future of Work?

4 Simple Tips For Validating A Business Idea On The Side Of Your Day Job

There are four simple tips for validating your business idea on the side of your day job: doing focus groups, looking at your competition, self-validation, and keeping track of your finances. Having a focus group is a clever idea that you can try out as soon as you can. To do it, you have to get 8 to 10 people in a room so you can show your product to them and see how it all works. You need to ask them if they would buy it, and how much they would pay for it if they bought it. Continue reading 4 Simple Tips For Validating A Business Idea On The Side Of Your Day Job

The Secret of Creativity: Make Mistakes

Would you like to be more creative at work and in your personal life? Would you like to run a more creative business? You should think about the number of mistakes you make. History shows that new thinking often comes from setbacks. Creative individuals are those who don’t view failure as an end point. Jonas Salk, who tried hundreds of vaccines for polio, reputedly said that he never failed, he simply had another opportunity to get it right. Continue reading The Secret of Creativity: Make Mistakes

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