A fix for people at the lowest rung on the economy, while vitally important, will not provide the needed lasting solution for American economic resurgence. Rather, we should look at another glaring "inconvenient truth" - there is limited opportunity for people in the middle.
Brand ethics are not primarily intended as a strategy, they are reflective of who I am as a young business owner. I believe this perspective is incorporated intrinsically in the collective conscience of millennial entrepreneurs and consumers alike.
Social media isn't some magic remedy for your marketing dilemmas. It's also not something you can just "turn on," and expect to see results. But with regular updates and enough time and strategy invested in your efforts, you can turn your presence into a widely influential empire.
The important goal of self-assessment is to identify what your comfort zone and weaknesses are when leading your team. By learning more about your own personality and leadership styles, you will naturally become more aware of the other styles and the strengths and weaknesses that exist within them.
What's Gary's secret to success? He might tell you that he works harder than anyone else and that he's a builder, not someone who tears things and others down to reach the top. But overall, and in my opinion, Gary cares.
My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.
By all accounts, Small Business Saturday was a smashing success. Now, in order to kick the American economy into over drive, it's time to convert it from an annual event to a year-long one. That is why 2014 will be The Year of Small Business