the Importance of Writing Professionally

Saturday, 02 February 2013 by

In today’s world written word is one of the most widespread forms of communication.  We converse with people through emails, texts and letters.  We have social media platforms that enable us to post our daily activities.  Writing is everywhere. With writing becoming a more prevalent way to communicate rather than face to face, people have

Importance of Personal Motives

Thursday, 17 January 2013 by

You may have many reasons for wanting to start a business right now.  Taking this challenge on at this point in your life won’t be easy.  You have to make sure your motives for wanting to do this are yours and no one else’s.  If you are doing this for someone else, you most likely

5 Bad Reasons to Start a Business

Monday, 31 December 2012 by

Starting a business is a wonderful thing.  It takes hard work and certain type of personality to be successful.  You have to have ambition, self-discipline and desire.  There are many reasons why someone would want to start their own business. Starting a business is not easy and if you are not truly dedicated to it,

If you’re working full-time you may often worry that work is taking over both your professional and personal life. You may be having trouble setting aside time for yourself and creating a balanced coexistence between work and play might even seem impossible. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way, as you can create a

Tips for Staying Focused

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 by

Whether you are working in your home or in your own office, it can be hard to stay focused.  There are distractions all around you. In my experience the follow three topics are the leading causes of distractions for most people.  If you struggle with any of these, either try these solutions or find your

Ethics in Business

Friday, 07 December 2012 by

When you feel you are at a disadvantage compared to your competition, you might feel the need to cut corners or lower your standards just to keep up.  The problem with that is that people recognize quality when they see it and when it’s missing. A company that is fair and accommodating to their customers

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A Good Leader Makes Decisions

Thursday, 08 November 2012 by

“Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” General Patton. Whether you are taking the necessary steps toward owning a small business or you already at that point, you have probably faced the fact that you will be presented with hard decisions.  It is inevitable.  Things happen every day

7 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by

Almost everyone who has ever held a leadership position has seen the effects of motivating their employees, or the lack thereof.  Learning to motivate comes naturally to some and for others it can be very hard.  It takes a conscience effort and hard work but it will have lasting effects. When your employees feel motivated

The New Age Marketing Mix: The 4 C’s

Friday, 26 October 2012 by

As technology today moves forward so do the methods consumers use to find, review and purchase products.  Most people who have become involved in marketing have seen this change.  We shop differently now than we did in the years before the Internet. Those who have studied marketing most likely learned about the Marketing Mix.  The

5 Ways to Improve Your Management Skills

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 by

Every manager should have a desire to improve.  They should always strive to not only strengthen the relationship between the company and their customers, but also with employees.  As a manager you have to learn how to lead and inspire your employees.  As you work hard and put forth an effort to recognize the work

How to Hold Effective Meetings

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 by

In order to hold an affective meeting, you have to take into account the preparation, the meeting itself and the follow-up.  Each of these times is crucial to the results you want. I have been employed by many different companies in various fields.  It’s easy to assume that I have attended hundreds of meetings.  The

Innovation Begins from Within

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 by

  You could be causing your company to flop without realizing it.  Think about your management technique.  Do you go strictly by the book?  Do you enforce specific procedures only because they seem to be doing alright for now?  When was the last time you tried something new?  You may know a lot about business,