Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.
And to young women who are starting out their careers with high hopes and big ambitions, I would say: absolutely ask for the promotion, get the raise, go out and build the start-up.
To run a business successfully, you need to bootstrap and find free resources wherever you can get them. I have tried my hand at picking some of the best free software for businesses. These are not free 30 day free trials, but actually free software.
We instinctively want to do well, to contribute, and to be included on the winning team. Yet many organizations often become harvesters of politics, power, control, arrogance, and egos that fill them with invisible signs saying, "don't go there," "you can't do this" and "you don't know that."
It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using t...
"As a card-carrying MGAP member, you will pee anywhere on the course at any time. It doesn't matter if the Senior Ladies League is playing the adjoining hole or a family of four is barbecuing in their back yard that faces the 14th fairway. We go where we damn well please."
Plenty of business people find themselves traveling to New York City for work. And while New York has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers, it can b...
Business people seem to spend their lives making presentations, both formal and informal. Many of us get to the point where we think we can "wing it" in practically any meeting or venue. That's generally not a good idea, though.
Please cease and desist from using the phrase "we're moving in another direction" when it comes time to letting consultants know you've decided NOT to engage their services. It may seem like a small thing, but it's not.
We are used to thinking that business revolves around companies, and because we believe this, we pay good money for a share in companies. But the new theory of business genes casts unwelcome doubt on whether we are right.
Many years ago, deceptive practices ran rampant in the sales profession. But, fast forward to today, and the customer has at least as much information as the salesperson.
These properties are sure to please any productive vacationers, so you'll have just the right mix of business with pleasure. Enjoy your bizcation!
Whether you're negotiating an acquisition, recruiting new talent, trying to ink an elusive client, or even just asking for a raise, you need to be well versed in the powers of persuasion.
Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?
We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...
The conventional wisdom in classical economics is that we humans are "rational actors" who, by our nature, make decisions and behave in ways that maxi...