How do I grow my business? Where should I expand? Most business owners and entrepreneurs grapple with this dilemma, while dreaming and contemplating their next idea.
Future proofing is an idea that will help you anticipate and prepare for the prospects of several aspects of your business.
There's a right way and a wrong way to buy out your business partner—and the more amicable you are, the easier the process will likely be.
Committees don’t create successful startups. A single visionary entrepreneur almost always is the initial implementer of an innovative new venture...
There as about as many definitions of mentoring and its differences or similarities to coaching as there are mentors and coaches. Many would say that they are the same or a least cannot be clearly separated. What one can say is that having someone to talk to about issues that matter to you can make a huge difference. As to what works best in this regard, I have tried to sum up 12 key characteristics of mentoring:
People go into business for themselves for a lot of reasons, including freedom, control, and, of course, the potential to make more money. But few entrepreneurs truly appreciate how much potential lies dormant in their companies. The best way to tap into this potential is to learn as much as possible about sales and marketing, conventional -- and unconventional -- ways to generate cash flow, and strategies to develop low-cost, but high-quality leads.
A dynamic and brilliant person, Steve Jobs created products that have changed our lives, and built the world's most successful brand in the process. Many attribute Jobs' success to his intelligence and vision. If you look deeper though, you'll see that the foundation for his success was something more profound--authenticity.
We’re living in an age that celebrates technological innovation, and entrepreneurs are at the heart of it. The leaders of Silicon Valley have star power that rivals -- and in some cases, even outshines -- that of their companies. Just look at Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. They are all stars, even without their respective companies.
Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a grey suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major ecommerce company out of her garage. He might be the next salt-and-pepper-haired, barefoot Steve Jobs, presenting a groundbreaking new device at a major industry conference.