For the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, and video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.
There are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but IMHO they are 6 of the most important.
The world of angels and VCs is still a boy's club, and men apparently tend to invest in other men -- something investor Adam Quinton of Lucas Point Ventures (who actually does invest in women-led companies) calls "unconscious bias."
Entrepreneurs who have the courage to authentically share their unique story and the generosity to share their best insights have an amazing opportunity to quickly build a world-class, antifragile reputation.
Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.
Do you have a compelling vision that sets you apart in your industry? If not, take a few minutes to write down your dream for your organization. If you have a vision, what evidence shows that your employees are behind it?
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You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.
I don't care who you are, we all have a favorite Turtle, and that got me thinking: What if the whole ninja thing didn't work out and they became email marketers instead?
While anyone can (and does) share celebrity gossip, Perez Hilton not only has his finger on the pulse of what is happening, but also has a unique connection with his audience -- plus he got his start as a blogger.
How To Quit a Job,
How To Start a Business,
Quitting Your Job,
The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.
Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.
SEO plays such a major role in the online success of a business, contributing to high rankings in the search results as well as helping with the branding of a company as well. Here are six reasons why your business needs SEO.
Health And Wellness,
Paid Time Off,
Paid Vacation Days,
Paid Vacation Leave,
Paid Vacation Time,
Unplug And Recharge,
An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).
Your credit score impacts a lot in your life, from buying a car to buying a house and even, sometimes, to getting a job. (Believe it or not, some employers check your credit report.)
You owe it to yourself to know exactly what your credit score is, and how you can go about making it better.
Workers who entrust their lives to corporate entities make a big mistake. Out of self-respect and to make a living, employees should do their jobs as best they can while realizing that companies are self-interest machines.
Like many small businesses, it's tough to know how to effectively get your message out to your ideal customer. Regardless of your level of marketing expertise, you can follow this advice to avoid these five biggest small business marketing mistakes.
I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.
To learn how to make the most out of this relationship, Fundastic interviewed Celina Lam, a CPA with three decades of experience working with small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the Q&A.
I've been using e-mail since 1981 (yikes!), so I've probably made or received every e-mail mistake possible. It has definitely given me some insight into e-mail etiquette.
Your brand identity is not about what you do, it is about how you do what you do, what makes you unique and what it means to you and others.