Business

11 Tips for Improving Your Negotiation Skills

Are you looking to advance in your business or career? If so then effective negotiation skills will be absolutely essential. This is especially true if you are in the business sector where negotiation can be the difference between a promotion or losing it to someone more aggressive. Incoming managerial personnel will require acumen and strong […]
September 28, 2018 1,343 Reads share

Talent and Loyalty: How to Hire the Right People

As an entrepreneur running a small business or working on making your startup profitable, you’re used to hearing about the “right people.” A phrase that immediately comes to mind is “surround yourself with the right people.” But what does that mean? How can you find talented people who are also loyal, especially when there are […]
September 28, 2018 1,494 Reads share

4 Unpopular Opinions About Entrepreneurship

If you’ve read any of my other articles you’ll quickly realize that I don’t think like everyone else. I get tired of cliches and gurus. I’m a little old-fashioned. I don’t follow the crowd. I became an entrepreneur because of this, only to find the entrepreneurial horde doing the same things I detested in the […]
September 28, 2018 2,467 Reads share

Management

5 Things Your Business Can Implement Tomorrow to Wow Customers

You can have the best plans and intentions for your business, but if you don’t have happy customers, you won’t be able to bring in the profits that you hope for. Happy customers come from treating people like people and not a paycheck. Skills like patience, attentiveness, and communication are key to making your customer’s […]
September 28, 2018 2,349 Reads share

Technology

Running a Business and a Family: 5 Solutions That Really Help

Any entrepreneur knows that running a business takes focus, commitment, a good deal of hard work and long, long hours. But what if you also have to look after the family at the same time? The kids need your attention just as much as your business and you certainly don’t want to neglect them. At […]
September 28, 2018 1,295 Reads share

Growth

How to Beat Distractions and Stay Focused When Getting Work Done

No matter how calm and composed you are, it can be hard to deal with distractions especially when they are around every nick and corner – be it home or office. The thing about distractions is that they might be everywhere but can be easily avoided. Once you get into the vicious circle of distractions, […]
September 28, 2018 2,146 Reads share

Why Company Culture Is so Important with Startups

Unique workplace cultures are a huge part of the startup world. While working and playing hard seem to be par for the course, they matter for reasons beyond keeping employees happy. Company culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days, both for reasons having to do with the company’s […]
September 27, 2018 991 Reads share

Business

4 Smart Ways to Help Legally Safeguard Your Website

Most entrepreneurs running eCommerce stores are experts on their product, on top of current digital marketing trends, and have a vision for how they’d like to develop their business into the future. However, website security and legal compliance are often more tertiary matters. Noted, but (generally) neglected. This is a big mistake. As Facebook, Google, […]
September 25, 2018 2,724 Reads share

Business

Agile Metrics to Measure Productivity in a Software Development Team

The Agile methodology brings numerous benefits to Software Development. Specifically, agile metrics for software development must be carefully selected to bring the most out of any software project. As the Agile Manifesto states, “Working software is the primary measure of progress.” However, a working software only tells half the story. Usually, all the work performed […]
September 25, 2018 2,193 Reads share