When Office Renovation Outweighs a New Rental

When Office Renovation Outweighs a New Rental

When it comes to choosing a new business location, making that final decision can be overwhelming. You might be wondering if you should stay and renovate your old place or get a new rental. After all, the type of building you have can affect the quality of the work going on inside of it or the kinds of clients and customers you attract. Luckily, there are a couple different factors that can make your decision much easier. Location If your office is already in the ideal location, then this would be a good reason to get a renovation instead of

4 Things Your Business Can Do to Make Sure You Hire the Right People

4 Things Your Business Can Do to Make Sure You Hire the Right People

When you need to hire new people for your business, you want to make sure you get the right person. Employees can make or break a company, so you need to make sure that you use your hiring process to find a great fit for the position. Here are a few things that you can do to help you narrow down your applicants. Know What You Need This may seem obvious, but if you aren’t clear on what you need, you may end up with a great employee who just doesn’t quite fit what you need for the position. It

What NOT to do in Facebook Groups- AKA confessions of a group owner

What not to do in Facebook Groups

I started the 60,000 strong Women’s Entrepreneur Network Facebook Group in May, 2015.  It has been a lot of ups and downs, but there are always those moments when you wonder as a group owner what exactly people are thinking, so I’m going to share some of those here. If you’re thinking of using a group to market your business, or if you are thinking about building your own group, this might give you a few insights into my world. First off-I know- People love to promote themselves.  There seems to be this misconception that you can just go from

Become a Market Leader

Become a Market Leader

Competition is very tough in almost any market. Add some volatility of market conditions influenced by politics, tough economy, and other critical factors, and you’ve got one pile of mess to take care of in business-that is, in case you don’t have the right type of plan having the appropriate strategies to execute it. But should businesses wait out better market conditions before making any important decisions in investments as well as expansion? Multi-award winning business leaders take into account a “wait and see” approach that a few big businesses make to be counter-intuitive. Within the distinguished international business leaders’

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent myths that simply refuse to go away. Here are a few of those that need to be addressed and debunked pronto. Myth 1: Women are Not Leaders by Nature This is probably the worst of all claims because it states that leadership is not a

Motivating Your Employees to Get Involved in Strategic Planning

Featured Image- Motivating your employees to get involved in Strategic Planning

It is vital these days for businesses of all sizes to plan ahead and have the right strategies in place in order to boost business success. Competition is stiff no matter what sector you are in, which means that developing effective strategies is vital. However, this is not something that you can do alone – you also need to try and get your employees on board to help with strategic planning and implementation. As all business owners know, your employees are the lifeblood of your company. With this in mind, it is important to involve them in the growth of

Why Leading With a Servant’s Heart Should Matter to You

servant's heart

My perspective on leadership is somewhat different from most. Anyone can yell orders or coerce others into doing what they want through a variety of strategies. But there is one way that will lead you straight into people’s hearts forever, and it’s not for the weak of stomach. It’s leading with a servant’s heart. That means putting yourself out there and taking care of those you are leading. There are so many examples of it in literature, from the story of Jesus washing feet, to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. Showing up and doing the hard stuff. Digging the

How to Dress Like a Smart and Successful Entrepreneur

How to dress like a smart and successful entrepreneur

~by Jenny Park~ . There are times when we try to look witty we tend to do unfortunate stuff that makes us look stupid instead. Some people tend to experiment with unusual words and even put on an excellent poker face when speaking, which, based on studies, can blow you up straight in the face. We have this feeling that we can be successful, that we can make our small ideas big. Those may bring you millions, and eventually, you will get famous because of your innovative ideas. Do you feel this? Do you expect it to happen because you

6 Signs You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Leader

6 Signs You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Leader

~by Jessica Whitton~ . Being a great leader is nоt a gоаl for mаnу, however, if уоu do want to be one, mаkе sure you hаvе the necessary qualities. Some people hаvе lеаdеrѕhір ѕkіllѕ іn their blood, but nоt аll оf them want tо pursue this as a career. Only one-third оf еmрlоуееѕ think that іn order to аdvаnсе their саrееr, they need to become a mаnаgеr. In a recent survey, it wаѕ noticed that only оnе out fіvе еmрlоуееѕ said that they would leave their соmраnу іf they wеrе not рrоvіdеd the сhаnсе to ѕhоw their lеаdеrѕhір ѕkіllѕ. Cоmраnіеѕ

7 Truly Awe-Inspiring Women Leaders Across the World

7 Truly Awe-Inspiring Women Leaders Across the World

While equality is still a distant dream for feminists, there are some women who have managed to rise to positions of leadership. As the cream that rose to the top, these are some of the most inspiring women in the world. Here are 7 women leaders who you can’t help but be awed by. 1. Angela Merkel As the Chancellor of Germany since 2005, Merkel has held her own on the political stage for 12 years already. Her supporters refer to her as ‘Mutti’, which means mother – showing that having a feminine and caring touch doesn’t have to make