Early in any small business, it’s extremely difficult to turn a profit. Even after you gain a little traction, it’s easy to get caught up in the never-ending details. This means you have no time left for the things that will actually increase your revenue.
We’d be willing to bet that pretty much every leader is on the lookout for ways to run better meetings. It’s a delicate balancing act to find the right combination of problem-solving, voicing concerns, and collaborating – and if you mess up that balance, you’re unlikely to get anything done in a meeting at all.
Adjusting your home’s thermostat and hot water heater back to normal temperatures as you board a plane on your way home isn’t just cool, it’s incredibly handy. However, the network of these and other connected devices – often called “the Internet of Things” (IoT) – poses one of the biggest security problems of the modern era.
Host an event. In B2B companies and small businesses that have a highly specific and local customer base, a big appreciation event can go a long way. Just make sure to view attendees as friends rather than customers you’re trying to close on.
Personalize your services.
Leaders need to stay mentally sharp to effectively lead their teams. Here are seven things that truly strong leaders never, ever do.
They don’t mask their insecurities, but instead maintain their humility and acknowledge their mistakes and weaknesses.
WARNING: Your Business Is More Likely to Be the Victim of Cybercrime NOW than Ever Before … Take These Steps Today so You Don’t get Hacked!
Though we’re in the midst of an unprecedented rise in high-profile cybercrime incidents, it’s easy to assume that our own much smaller businesses are safe. Sure, we think, hacking into the data stores of J.P. Morgan, the U.S. Government, or Virgin America can net hackers millions and millions of dollars.
Cybercriminals Confess: The Top 5 Tricks, Sneaky Schemes And Gimmicks They Use To Hack Your Computer Network
The contemporary world is rife with digital thieves. They’re penetrating the complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax, scooping up the personal information of millions of people. They’re releasing sensitive customer data to the public from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison.
Change is a constant. Ho-hum, right? Everybody knows that. But, if you really do expect change, what are you actually going to do about it? If you’re committed to making your best even better, you won’t just react to change. You’ll create it.
Everyone knows the saying, “If you build it, they will come,” from the 1989 film Field Of Dreams. Well, the same rule applies to the type of work environment you create, and, as a result, how diverse your team becomes.
By Andy Bailey
To put it simply, if you can’t take a month off to travel to Italy (or to write the great American novel or do some other time-intensive activity), you’ve got a job.
When I started my first company, I thought I was out of the grind of a job.