Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.
When you pitch, you need to grab the listener's attention quickly, and communicate all of the core elements of your idea in a clear and concise manner. In order to do this, the Founder Institute recommends using the simple one-sentence pitch format described below.
Just like we see during March Madness, small businesses have an opportunity to beat more experienced businesses and win the hearts of consumers with their own personal Cinderella stories.
Last year marked the strongest year for hiring since 1999, but rather than expanding their offices, many U.S. employers have started fitting more employees into less space as they seek to reduce their real estate expenses and embrace the open-office model.
It's hard to ignore the mounting evidence that more gender-balanced leadership teams correlate with better business performance -- and the tax profession is no exception.
Over the last three years, I've had to answer seemingly endless questions asking if we were staying, how it felt to be in a dying neighborhood and if we were threatened because "all the gays left." Let me be clear about this: Chelsea is NOT dying.
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Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.
When you are grateful, it all tastes so good.. your life experience is one of abundance, as opposed to one of lack, and I am endlessly humbled that it is my job to be a shepherd of that abundance.
Steve Schwartz is a master tea blender and founder of Art of Tea. The 39-year old entrepreneur oversees a 25-employee business that sources and hand crafts the best organic and specialty teas for hotels, restaurants and cafés worldwide. His mission: to infuse origin with craft, and create a delicious experience.
Connecting with customers is getting more and more challenging. Your consumers are getting smarter, refusing to listen to one more hard sell or pitch. And even though it seems like they're "connected" around the clock, all that technology they're hiding behind doubles as some excellent personal security.
Entrepreneurship is less about building a business and more about creating the freedom you want for your life. Kimanzi Constable was trapped in a job that he hated, working 60+ hours a week and 170 pounds overweight. Until one day, Constable decided to stop living a life that sucked.
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Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.
This week I celebrate the six-month anniversary of my small PR business and I can't help but reflect on the main goal that I set for myself just 26 short weeks ago.
Brands that create a holistic, memorable and exceptional experience for customers know how valuable brand loyalty is. It encourages buyers to evangelize your product, allowing you to keep marketing dollars in your pocket.
Technology makes getting quality work done on the go easier than ever. You can take an active role in meetings from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from different locations, and track everything from inventory to security from your couch. If approached thoughtfully, the resulting flexibility can help create a near perfect blend of business and personal time.
Many friendships between men and women are punctuated by attraction which is never acted on, but keeps the relationship exciting and alive. In the end, though, it isn't just about that energy and flirtation, it is more about knowing each other well and having each other's backs.
Born and raised in China, Pocket often heard her father often say, "Create jobs for people, instead of waiting to get a job from them." And while female entrepreneurship has become more visible in China these days, entrepreneurship wasn't a path she wanted to pursue as a twenty-something.
If you want your business to be successful in today's world, you need to be online. Even if you target local customers for your brick and mortar store, an online presence is vital.
Everything doesn't always go according to plan. Which means that unfortunately, you sometimes have to give a customer or client badnews. To help you out, we polled 9 entrepreneurs on their best tips for softening this blow.
House legislation seeks to provide greater access to capital for entrepreneurs by expanding the amount available to small business investments through the SBA's Small Business Investment Company program