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It can be difficult improving the morale in your business. It can also be challenging to try to please everybody and for everyone to do their job correctly.  As a result, here are some suggestions on how to improve the work environment within your business and employees. #1. Study your work environment and the people who work there As a business owner or manager, it is important to get a feel of every person who works there. Take some time to get to know your employees and ask questions about…

Is your business in the summer doldrums? Does it need a shot in the arm by either revitalizing its core or by expanding into a related area? You need to start looking at your business through the eyes of a venture capitalist. Fortunately, you don’t have to win a Shark Tank audition to do this; you just need to tweak the way you think and take a long hard look at your opportunities.   Think Big. Think Different. The first step to thinking like a venture capitalist is to grab the IMAX…

We have had email in our working and personal lives for some time now and despite the way technology evolves so quickly, it is still a very relevant and effective form of communication. There was a time when SPAM was more likely to be associated with the cheap tinned meat but thanks to emails, we are all more familiar with the electronic version these days. Not that this seems to deter the email marketers who actually managed to achieve an open rate of just under 20% in 2012. You can take a…

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell These are four examples of effective leadership in the digital age. #1. Autocratic Example and Challenges: The late Steve Jobs greatly exemplified this while he was still with Apple Inc. and made sure that the company only brings excellence, if not perfection, to the table. He created a heightened sense of tension in the workplace, even fear among employees and often neglected employees’ time, such as their…

For micropreneurs like me, going on vacation means completely closing down shop. Or working while I’m trying to relax, and I’m not a fan of that. So I’ve come up with some pretty sneaky techniques to make it look like I’m still in the office when I’m actually, in fact, digging my toes in the sand somewhere far from my office. #1. Schedule Your Social Media  I do this whether I’m on vacation or not. Use a social media dashboard like HootSuite to set up…

Many companies focus on marketing to the public without putting a focus on retaining the customers they have already earned. While building a book of business is important to thrive and succeed in the business world, retaining customers is just as important. One way to retain your clients and build a stronger professional relationship is to improve your customer communications. Strong communication is key if you would like your customers to believe that they are your company’s priority.…

I know many of you are expecting me to mention Jay Z, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, Mark Cuban or Daymond John when describing a serial entrepreneur, but I’m about to flip the script. I’m going to set this off by citing the godfather of serial entrepreneur, Mr. Benjamin Franklin. To many, this name resonates in American history along with the likes of George Washington, John Adams and James Madison, among others – the Founding Fathers. But very few know that Franklin was one of the historical…

What can a person do when the night before they have to go to work, their anxieties and fears overwhelm them? For example, a panic attack could overwhelm you with anxiety or your other mental health issues can paralyze you with fear. The problem is that you have to go to work the next morning. Here are some tips on what a person can do when this situation happens. #1. Distract yourself If a panic attack occurs, it is best to find a way to distract yourself from the current situation. Remember…

One of the exciting things about getting a job is when you are inducted to your new office. No matter how good or plain it looks the first time you see it, you’ll always imagine ways to make your workstation more you. But once you’ve turned your cranny into something that looks like your room, you get lost in the forest of paperwork, office supplies, and toys you’ve accumulated. The same thing goes for when you start your own business at home where you converted your study to a…

Many college graduates and young people have a very difficult time in getting the job that they want because they lack the experience for the job. Even worse, the company will only hire somebody who does have experience. This process can be very frustrating. Instead  of getting upset, the best way is to learn how to conduct an effective job search.  In terms of not having enough experience,  here is what you can do resolve this situation. #1. Determine Specifically What You Want To Do When…