27 May 2022

6 Telltale Signs of Bad Leadership

Be it Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Bill Gates, these people are known for driving the growth of their companies through strong leadership. A good leader can take a failing business and turn it around, while a bad leader, on the other hand, can ruin even the most successful company. Leadership is essential to the… Continue reading 6 Telltale Signs of Bad Leadership

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27 May 2022

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Annual Appraisals

I remember the first time I was on the receiving end of an annual appraisal. My hands were sweaty, my stomach was tight, and my heart was pounding. This would be the first evaluation added to my “official record.” I crossed my fingers and hoped that my supervisor believed that my strengths outweighed my weaknesses.… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Ditch Your Annual Appraisals

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27 May 2022

Mindset Matters: How to Prepare Your Company for Ongoing Change

One of the lasting lessons CEOs have learned over the past two years is that there will always be unknowns when it comes to business. Whether it’s a global pandemic, “The Great Resignation,” or supply chain slowdowns, being prepared for unexpected issues can make or break a company. Amid ongoing uncertainty, successful leaders continue to… Continue reading Mindset Matters: How to Prepare Your Company for Ongoing Change

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18 May 2022

How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

A couple of years ago, I started to talk to strangers. That’s not to say I hadn’t talked to strangers before that, because I had. I’m the son and brother of highly social small-­business owners, and I’m a journalist, so talking to strangers has been both a way of life and a livelihood for me.… Continue reading How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

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18 May 2022

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath for a minute. You grab something to eat and then veg out in front of the TV. The next thing you know, you’ve just binge-watched five episodes of the latest Netflix show. While… Continue reading The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

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18 May 2022

The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

Respect is something not automatically given. It must be earned. When you’re in a leadership position, it is imperative that the people with whom you work respect you. They might respect your work habits, your intelligence, or your ability to close a deal. Yet, there’s more to respect than that. If you can earn their… Continue reading The 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected

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5 May 2022

The Richest Person on Earth Breaks Every Rule, And You Should Too

Who is Elon Musk? Is he an entrepreneur? An immigrant success story? A Twitter troll? Labels are important, because they give us context for what to expect from a person. Musk most recently earned the title of the richest person on earth, but I’d argue, “most influential person on Earth” might be more fitting. Musk’s… Continue reading The Richest Person on Earth Breaks Every Rule, And You Should Too

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5 May 2022

How to Successfully Start a Tech Company Without Technical Experience

Let’s talk about the biggest tech company the world has ever seen, Apple. Its co-founder, Steve Jobs, had no technical skills before the company started. There is no concrete proof that he developed the required technical skills along the way either. However, the success of Apple can be attributed almost entirely to him. Steve Wozniak… Continue reading How to Successfully Start a Tech Company Without Technical Experience

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5 May 2022

How Truly Great Leaders Overcome the Fear of Trusting Their Teams

Anytime we are about to make a difficult decision or try something new, we instinctively consider the risk. We ask ourselves a whole host of questions that begin with “But what if . . .” That phrase is then followed by any number of potential concerns with varying degrees of likelihood based on past experience,… Continue reading How Truly Great Leaders Overcome the Fear of Trusting Their Teams

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5 May 2022

Four profitable internet business ideas

Virtual marketing continues to expand. More and more people who want to start a business are turning to the Internet to sell their products and services. If you want to join this group of entrepreneurs, but you do not have a specific idea of the business you would like to start, here are some profitable… Continue reading Four profitable internet business ideas

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22 Apr 2022

Work-Life Balance Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Work-life balance is critical for entrepreneurs. Why? Because being an entrepreneur is tough. You have a lot of highs and lows, and not a lot of other people to help you grow the business. If your life is out of balance, you won’t be able to excel in any area. Working longer is usually not… Continue reading Work-Life Balance Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

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22 Apr 2022

4 Habits to Recharge Your Digital Stamina as a Busy Entrepreneur

The past two years have severely tested our digital stamina. Suddenly digital was responsible for it all — work, communication, networking, kids’ birthdays, you name it. On the outside, it seemed like digital productivity had surged. In reality, we’ve been going through an experience that Microsoft described as “high productivity masking an exhausted workforce,” with… Continue reading 4 Habits to Recharge Your Digital Stamina as a Busy Entrepreneur

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22 Apr 2022

6 Ways Practicing Self-Love Will Make You a Better Leader

Self-love, to me, is the fuel that drives your business. It allows you to grow alongside your business — as you grow in your personal journey, your professional one grows, too. Accepting myself for who I am and where I am on the entrepreneurship journey made all the difference in my business. Having the courage… Continue reading 6 Ways Practicing Self-Love Will Make You a Better Leader

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22 Apr 2022

6 Strategies for Making a Good First Impression During Business Meetings

First impressions matter. While they only take tenths of a second to make, a first impression will change the entire trajectory of a business meeting — for better or for worse. Here are six important strategies for making a good first impression to always keep in mind as you go into an important business meeting.… Continue reading 6 Strategies for Making a Good First Impression During Business Meetings

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15 Apr 2022

7 Easy Habits That Will Make Your Business More Sustainable

Businesses of all kinds are making sustainability a priority. In today’s world, a sustainable business model is practically a necessity. Whether you own a brick and mortar store, a tech startup or even a law firm, the time to adopt a sustainable business model is now. Although adopting sustainable practices might seem expensive or out… Continue reading 7 Easy Habits That Will Make Your Business More Sustainable

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15 Apr 2022

Your Team Is More Important Than Your Idea and Other Truths About Entrepreneurship

We know that while the trust-privacy paradox is difficult to solve, it lies at the heart of a secure digital future. We’ve begun our journey by helping businesses improve identity verification and compliance through smarter ID checks, facial recognition, and database access. I believe that as an entrepreneur, you’re never done learning. I don’t think… Continue reading Your Team Is More Important Than Your Idea and Other Truths About Entrepreneurship

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15 Apr 2022

5 EdTech Trends That Will Change Learning Between Now and 2030

The educational landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Traditional institutions are facing growing demand to prepare students for rapid economic challenges, as well as social changes, new jobs and technological appearance. According to World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Survey 2020, by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a… Continue reading 5 EdTech Trends That Will Change Learning Between Now and 2030

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15 Apr 2022

Why is customer focused strategy so important for your business success

Oftentimes entrepreneurs fail to realise that customer focus is a strategic choice, not a random one, and brings more results than an ROI-focused strategy. Why? It’s simple: Satisfied customers are returning customers and bigger spenders, thus, the ROI increases. Hence, creating a customer focused culture that puts the needs of the customer first is of… Continue reading Why is customer focused strategy so important for your business success

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5 Apr 2022

What It Means to ‘Make It’ as an Entrepreneur

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur and what does “success” even mean today? These are questions worth exploring, especially if you are just starting out. You can never be fully prepared for the slings and arrows of entrepreneurship. Starting a new company from scratch is one of the hardest things you can… Continue reading What It Means to ‘Make It’ as an Entrepreneur

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5 Apr 2022

Don’t Fake It Till You Make It — Become It

What if you fail, but what if you fly? Fear of failure is the thought that keeps every entrepreneur awake at night. All the time, energy and investment could be for nothing if the idea or delivery isn’t successful. For many of us, the thought of going back to an older version of ourselves isn’t… Continue reading Don’t Fake It Till You Make It — Become It

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5 Apr 2022

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding If Your Company Needs an Office

Since 2020, millions of office workers have transitioned to working from home, and some of the biggest proponents of long-term remote work have been SaaS (software as a service) companies like Twitter and Amazon Web Services. So as the future of work changes, it begs the question: Does your company need an office? Why we… Continue reading 5 Factors to Consider When Deciding If Your Company Needs an Office

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5 Apr 2022

How to Take Your Product From Idea to Reality

Successful entrepreneurs are strategic, and know that it is one thing to conceive an idea, quite another to bring it to the market. In a competitive world, you must learn to think ahead of other entrepreneurs; it’s the only way to stay on top of your game. A guide to how you can pursue that… Continue reading How to Take Your Product From Idea to Reality

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31 Mar 2022

5 Myths That May Be Causing Your Startup to Stall

Entrepreneurship is on the rise across the globe. More than 582 million people have embarked on the journey to create a new business, according to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. And seemingly there are just as many myths and misconceptions as there are people launching new ventures. So before you jump in feet first, use your head.… Continue reading 5 Myths That May Be Causing Your Startup to Stall

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31 Mar 2022

Why Business Management for Startups is Essential for Growth

Startup businesses are essential to the economy. They are job creators, innovators and filled with creators who bring new ideas to market. If you are leading a startup company, you know that it’s not easy and there are so many hats you need to wear as a business owner. One of the most critical and… Continue reading Why Business Management for Startups is Essential for Growth

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31 Mar 2022

3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Area for Your Business

The geographical area of your business can affect operating costs and, ultimately, how much you make. Here are three important factors to consider when establishing a location for your business. Location Obviously, it would be best if you were close to the customer. Think about being within walking distance or a short drive away from… Continue reading 3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Area for Your Business

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31 Mar 2022

How to Launch a High-End Small Business

Building a new high-end brand is a nuanced art that luxury brands have achieved over the centuries. Think about the French crystal manufacturer St. Louis, over 250 old, the leather goods Maison Hermes, 180 years old and fashion house Gucci, only 100 years old. All luxury companies have one thing in common: They have key… Continue reading How to Launch a High-End Small Business

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23 Mar 2022

The 5 Steps to Building Unshakable Confidence

We all struggle at times with self-confidence, yet it is such a critical skill to achieve anything in life. The truth is this: Everyone deserves to be confidentEveryone deserves to be the best version of themselvesEveryone deserves to build the life and legacy that they are meant to liveBut why should you in particular care… Continue reading The 5 Steps to Building Unshakable Confidence

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23 Mar 2022

7 Proven Strategies for Overcoming Distractions

Distractions can seem impossible to avoid. Statistics show that distractions cause a massive loss in productivity. The typical manager is interrupted every eight minutes, and employees generally spend 28 percent of their time dealing with unnecessary interruptions and trying to get back on track. So, how can you take back control of your time and… Continue reading 7 Proven Strategies for Overcoming Distractions

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23 Mar 2022

5 Mind Hacks Silicon Valley Founders Use to Stay Focused

Competition, constant pressure and a commitment to being the best all push Silicon Valley founders to find new ways to focus. Entrepreneurs, inventors, techies and dreamers experiment with everything — from fasting to “smart drugs” to physical exercises to cognitive challenges — in order to increase their concentration and daily output. If you want to… Continue reading 5 Mind Hacks Silicon Valley Founders Use to Stay Focused

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16 Mar 2022

3 Time Management Hacks For Business Growth and More Free Time

Time management is something that, as entrepreneurs and business people, we put a lot of emphasis on. We all want to find a way to make more efficient use of our time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Why then do so many of us find ourselves bogged down, working all of the hours… Continue reading 3 Time Management Hacks For Business Growth and More Free Time

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