As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Many successful business owners have failed in a business venture at some point in their entrepreneurial career.
Entrepreneurship is a path that very few people have the ability to pursue and stick with. The challenge of entrepreneurship goes beyond the simple day-to-day tasks or even the skills required to achieve success.
We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.
What many successful companies are discovering and exploiting is that getting more women into sales leadership roles is not only good for business, but is critical for paving the way for them to ascend to the highest executive ranks.
Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.
If you've never hired secret shoppers for yourself, here are some common messages they have to communicate to their clients. Are these same issues persuading your own customers to walk away without leaving clues?
We all hope we can take our incompetent employees and somehow make them competent. We put them on 90-day plans, give them additional training, and coach them. But in the end, we usually find ourselves terminating them.
If you look at all these questions, the underlying issue is talent. How to attract, recruit, hire, onboard, mentor, develop, coach and lead a team of people who fit the organizational culture and produce results for your organization.
What are your natural gifts and talents? I know that this is easier said than done, but a career change may be in order for those who have found themselves in a career or business opportunity that doesn't align with their aptitude.
A balance owed to the IRS could result in large fines and put a ding on your credit report. So if you missed the tax deadline, be sure to follow these steps to hopefully avoid most of these consequences.
All of us want to believe we are contributing more meaningfully to the real challenges in society, and often in the corporate world it's hard to see that connection -- which is why many people (including you, perhaps?) often think of leaving it.
From that moment, Twitter was part of the problem. I had an account because I had a teenager. Isn't that how we all ended up on Facebook (eventually chasing them off)? But I had no intention of tweeting or retweeting. Ever.
Chances are that you competitors aren't making use of responsive designs, which means that they are losing out on potential customers. And, that is where you can stay ahead and take those customers away.
The most common piece of advice someone will give you when asking how to break into any industry is to network. But just the idea of networking makes an introvert's palms cold and sweaty, erupting images of funny looks from strangers.