Month: December 2017

No Passion, No Problem: Here’s 4 Other Ways to Build a Successful Business

A common piece of advice for a budding entrepreneur is to follow your passion. But what if you don’t have passion for business? What if your passion is for fun in the sun, for kicking back and traveling the world, or something other than buckling down and getting a startup operation off the ground? The trick with that piece of three-word advice is to use it as a beginning, not a guide. Learning to spot an opportunity, using your skills, crafting a very clear business vision, and putting in your best effort in what you do are four other ways to build a successful company. Continue reading No Passion, No Problem: Here’s 4 Other Ways to Build a Successful Business

Don’t Make Employees Your Emotional Partners: You’ll Regret It

A team is essential to the success of every business. As the owner, you want your employees invested in that success. When this is done well, it makes your employees feel connected and a part of the overall operation. Employees feel better about themselves, and perform better, when their motivation comes from within rather than without. But there’s a difference between that, and drawing the employees into an emotional connection that crosses the boundary between professional and personal. Continue reading Don’t Make Employees Your Emotional Partners: You’ll Regret It

The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

There are several different tips and tricks used by successful entrepreneurs to have a productive time. First, they make artificial deadlines to help get work done on time. Second, they ditch the smartphone for an old phone with no apps or internet. This helps them not be distracted by their phones during the day. Then, they can be most productive and get work done. Next, they take calls in the morning and get most of the hard work done in the morning before getting tired. Continue reading The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

4 Power Moves You Can Take To Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment continues to be a hot-button problem in today’s workplaces. The news brings new information of yet another harasser seemingly every day. It needs to stop. Power-seeking behavior that abuses coworkers or underlings is an abuse, plain and simple. When you take advantage of position or hierarchy for personal gain at the expense of someone else’s sexuality, it’s wrong. And workers are ever on edge, wary of being the next target for a harasser. Continue reading 4 Power Moves You Can Take To Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment

How to Understand and Solve Your Customers’ Problems

For business owners and marketers, the ability to understand and help solve customers’ problems is crucial to maintaining a successful business. Clients want to know that their needs are heard and understood. A professional who is able to listen to and articulate the customer’s problem, even if it isn’t necessarily related to the product or service being sold, is more likely to win over the customer. Customers are less interested in what is being sold to them and much more invested in knowing that they are heard and understood. Continue reading How to Understand and Solve Your Customers’ Problems

This is how you could sign into your accounts in the future

In a video, a cybersecurity expert discusses what the future can possibly look like for identifications purposes. Do you want to get rid of typing and retyping your passcode? Some industries are looking into ways to predict what you are thinking, or what your passcode is without having to keep anything in. The expert talks about how he thinks things may be a little creepy by looking into something and using biometrics to sign into things. In the end, he does believe that the public will decide what will work best — because people will have to either do it or not. Continue reading This is how you could sign into your accounts in the future

How To Balance Between Marketing Strategy And Marketing Tactics

Long-term strategy can seem difficult, but it’s a necessary part of a successful business. Tactics are important, but they’re the immediate problem. You’ve got to turn tactics into strategy, and keep your operation focused on where the best returns can be found. The problem with tactics is they’re the short game, they’re the moment-to-moment moves that are important, but can also leave you floundering when time comes to put it all together into something larger. Tactics are the trees, strategy is the forest. Continue reading How To Balance Between Marketing Strategy And Marketing Tactics

How To Master The Art Of Subtlety In Business

When running a business, one must have a new way of thinking. One cannot lead a group by ordering people around and making them feel insignificant. A leader nowadays is the complete opposite, an uplifter of spirits, a positive force among employees who focuses on the positive rather than the negative. How does a leader do this? By simply listening and not actually doing anything irrelevant. By listening to what the employees need and what they feel, the leader effectively finds ways to help the employees succeed. Continue reading How To Master The Art Of Subtlety In Business

Creative Financing Ideas for Small Businesses

For many who aspire to become entrepreneurs, one of the biggest hurdles they must overcome is acquiring financing. Granted there are some types of small businesses that can be started with very little money out-of-pocket, that is not true in every case and unless you’ve been socking money away for several years or have pristine credit, you may find it difficult in these tough times to acquire the money you need through traditional channels. When it comes to creative financing ideas, you might have to make some tough choices and venture a bit outside of your comfort zone. Continue reading Creative Financing Ideas for Small Businesses

3 Ways Young Professionals Can Combat Loneliness When Working From Home

In the modern era, office work doesn’t necessarily mean going to the office. More and more office employees are able to perform a greater number of their duties from home or elsewhere. Further, over two thirds of younger employees are actively looking for jobs where they can work remotely. While some of today’s employers are participating in the change, it is still something that demands attention to certain challenges unique to a remote workforce. Continue reading 3 Ways Young Professionals Can Combat Loneliness When Working From Home

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