Mondays are the hardest. On Mondays, people are typically stressed out, wishing for the weekend to come sooner. Mondays are times for contemplating and wishing they are elsewhere—anywhere but work. This mindset can easily be turned around. Bob Gower discusses what a team should do first thing in order to avoid the immediate stress that [...]
The Idea Every great invention begins with an idea. There’s more to starting a business than just having an idea. The steps you’re willing to take to turn your idea into something real will determine your success. When you decide to follow through with your idea, you’re going to want to properly prepare for [...]
One of the most valuable tools for an investor trying to determine if a particular company is worth the risk that they are taking is the annual report published by the company each year. Corporations painstakingly prepare and polish the report before it is published, but despite the pretty pictures, the substance is going [...]
Ever wonder what stops you from being successful? You might not want to admit this, but it’s probably your emotions. And if you don’t want to admit it, then that’s your emotions getting in the way again. We sometimes forget to stop and think, because instead we stop and feel. We feel like a certain [...]
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Online presence isn’t just for online businesses anymore. All businesses need online presence to be able to communicate to their target market. Here are the benefits for having an online presence: Accessibility and Convenience Online presence gives people the gateway to communicating with you. It won’t matter whether your office or store is closed or [...]
How important is networking to you? If it’s really important to you, how do you or your company benefit from networking ? Do you even have a set goal? Writer Jeff Shuey states, “networking just to network does not make sense.” It’s true, it doesn’t make sense. If you’re networking, you’re not just there [...]
One of the most nerve-wrecking thing you’ll probably have to do in business is to negotiate. Negotiation is not an easy task. It requires preparation and a whole lot of confidence. Confidence is what many lack when it comes to negotiating. The root of lack of confidence is the fear of rejection. The amount of [...]