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No other tool has been made as famous as the to-do list in the time management manuals. Invariably nicknamed as ‘tasks’, ‘remember’, and ‘to do notes’—the to-do lists have even made the foray into the digital assistance circles with considerable success. Rightly, ardent users cite the ease with which to-do lists allow them to track their productivity. However, the fact remains that they make the user more dispirited than they boost his or her morale. But a productivity hack is…

Do you dream of having a successful startup business plan that’s almost impossible to compete against? Follow this article and you will be amazed to learn the secret behind successful startups. It really does not matter at what stage your startup is operating; Being an early stage, up to series C. You can even be a solo entrepreneur with an idea who is planning to build a startup on your amazing business ideas. Believe me, a high portion of your success depends on getting a few business rules…

Every business must have a close relationship with two professionals – an accountant and a lawyer. The reason behind hiring an accountant is very clear, but not every business might understand the importance of hiring a business lawyer. An experienced and reputable business lawyer will provide legal assistance in almost every aspect of your business, and this includes copyrights, basic zoning compliance, trademark advice, as well as defending you in case of data breaches. Business data…

According to the Harvard Business Review, business budgeting is a critical function in a successful organization – it is a concise, mathematical expression of how management intends to realize its strategic plan. Previously I wrote about how the right business budgeting software maximizes the budget’s usefulness and functionality. Today I want to discuss the four functions of successful business budgeting. Function #1: Strategic Planning At its utilitarian level, the budget is a…

I’ve heard other businesses say angry clients can be so difficult, many won’t even bother to deal with them. I’m talking about the nasty, abusive, annoying son-of-a-gun you just want to strangle. You know who I’m talking about. You’ve seen them yelling at the Dunkin Donut’s cashier for making their coffee wrong. No one wants to do business with people like that, and if you’re in a position where you can afford to send them out the door, bless you. For…

In 1850, Swiss hotelier César Ritz coined the phrase le client n’a jamais tort which roughly translates to the customer is never wrong. If a customer complained of a bad dish at dinner, he was known to remove the dish and replace it entirely.  At the time it was a revolutionary concept, previously many businesses had been run with the philosophical mindset of caveat emptor which roughly translates to let the buyer beware. That principle made it the customer’s responsibility to find…

Anyone who has worked with the public has experienced it. A customer walks in and in a matter of moments ruins the flow of the workday. Perhaps the customer doesn’t mean to come across as aggressive or rude, but she does. Or, perhaps the customer has completely good intentions but still manages to drain one of your team members. Why Does This Matter? Being aware of difficult types of customers is vital to your overall success. Challenges with the public take a tremendous toll on workers these…

Whenever employees are called by top management to attend a business meeting, the first thought comes to the poor mind is – ‘It is going to be a total waste of time’. Many people squander a lot of valuable time in conducting business meetings. However, not every meeting is abysmal. Meetings are convened to solve management related issues, and to review the progress of the project and the employees. It is indeed imperative for exchanging various useful information via meetings. Here,…

Fast food, auto repair, hair cutters and hotels–in every case United States entrepreneurs and customers have embraced the franchise business model. McDonalds, Meineke Car Care, Sports Clips Hair Cuts, and Hamptons are all national brands that millions of Americans have utilized at one time or another. Just as customers have embraced franchise brands, newbie entrepreneurs have turned to them to dabble in a slightly more stable business venture. Entrepreneurs can open a McDonalds for an initial…

Becoming a motivational speaker can be a challenging, but rewarding profession for both you and your listeners. Motivational speakers are passionate about their subject, whether it’s finances, relationships or career goals. They wish to share this passion with their listeners and inspire them to take the steps necessary to achieve their goals. If you are similarly passionate about a topic and wish to share it with others while inspiring them to action, there are a few steps you can take…