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5 Social Media Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

5 Social Media Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Approximately 543,000 businesses launch in the US every month; however, the vast majority of those that open their doors shutter them within five years. The reason for this is due to low sales, which may come as a result of poor marketing. For a company to survive the...
How to Build a Positive Culture at Work

How to Build a Positive Culture at Work

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to get carried away with daily struggles at the office. With deadlines to meet and objectives to achieve, keeping everyone happy is often the last thing on a manager’s mind. Unfortunately, this oversight can can be costly, in terms of...
Keeping Cool: Strategies for Crisis Management

Keeping Cool: Strategies for Crisis Management

Crisis is inevitable, especially for rising businesses. Eventually, some communication mix-ups will occur; important projects will fall apart, colleagues will clash, details will be missed, and company missteps will blare across social media platforms. In situations like these, it’s easy for CEOs and team leaders to fall into a panic and begin rushing about attempting to solve the issue – only to find that their mad attempts to patch problems has made them significantly worse.

Needless to say, crisis management can make or tank a business. Successful entrepreneurs must fight the urge to panic and keep a cool head in order to guide their company through troubling times. A few strategies for handling unforeseen company meltdowns are listed below.

Engaged and on Topic: Tips for a Productive Meeting

Engaged and on Topic: Tips for a Productive Meeting

Admit it, you’ve fallen asleep during meetings before. It’s embarrassingly easy to do, especially when the room is just a little too warm and the presenter a tad too boring. You find your eyes fluttering and your head nodding down and then – you realize that you somehow missed the last five slides and need to come up with something intelligent to say so that your boss doesn’t realize you weren’t paying attention to his lecture. We’re all guilty of periodic inattention; but is that a problem with us as employees, or with the way we run our meetings?

How to Start the Day Productively

How to Start the Day Productively

We all have unproductive hours, mornings, or days; a glum day can bog you down long periods of pointless procrastination. But for entrepreneurs who need to work frantically in order to keep up with heavy workloads, these unproductive hours pose painful setbacks to a business’s forward momentum. Don’t get stuck in office purgatory – adopt one or more of these handy morning tips to set yourself up for success!

Do You Have These 5 Necessary Business Skills?

Do You Have These 5 Necessary Business Skills?

Entrepreneurs are revolutionary thinkers. Creative at heart, they see the potential of an out-of-the-box idea and run with it, often hoping against hope that an investor or crowdsourced audience will see the same flicker of promise that they do. Unfortunately, being...
Taking Vacations Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Taking Vacations Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the push to achieve; during the first few months or even years of launching a business, it can seem impossible to step out of the office for more than an hour, let alone for a few days. However, I firmly believe that leaving the office for a vacation now and again is a necessity rather than a luxury, and that doing so will actually improve an entrepreneur’s performance.