Category: Communication

Best Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Like most entrepreneurs, you’re probably juggling lots of hats and could likely could use some help with productivity and organization. Fortunately, we live in a time where everything has an app, from ordering your favorite food, keeping notes, and even relationship building. Phone apps are an easy way to take…
Read more

Having Problems Dealing With an Unfair Boss?

~by Susan McGuire~ Ever have an unfair boss who made your life miserable? What about a supervisor who had it in for you? These could be potentially damaging to your career… and to your health. But what to do about it? First, I shouldn’t have to state the obvious, but… managers are people too. Though…
Read more

Negotiation, the Art of Getting More of What You Want

by Maria Marc Negotiation — Did you know that women negotiate less than men? 57 percent of men negotiate their initial employment offer, while only 7 percent of women attempt to do the same, says Linda Babcock from Carnegie Mellon University. Do you, like most women, avoid negotiation because it is adversarial? Maybe you see…
Read more

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister…
Read more

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

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 –…
Read more

5 Communication Secrets All Coaches Need to Know

Being a great leader and having great coaching skills are important, but to be truly successful you need to know how to be a great communicator. What will help position you as an expert coach? Just a few communication secrets. Secret #1: Know your audience It isn’t about sounding important and using fancy metaphors. It’s…
Read more

online reputation

6 Tips for Establishing a Solid Online Reputation

~by Dixie Somers~ . As a business owner, you may understand that information posted on the Internet about your company can make or break you. People respond well to positive reviews, and they’ll carefully avoid companies that have a negative reputation online. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to safeguard your company’s reputation…
Read more

A Cohesive Marketing Strategy Can Help You Reach Your Goals

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . All too often I see businesses taking a spray and pray approach to their marketing strategy. They hire 14 different people to handle their marketing, but these 14 people aren’t familiar with all of the components of their customer’s marketing. And then they try to pick the “best of breed”…
Read more

How to Get Your First Speaking Gigs

~by Deb Bixler~ . Becoming a public speaker is something that many aspire to but few take action on. Whether you are a direct sales consultant who would like to speak for leads, or a leader and a trainer ready to take that next step, getting that first speaking engagement on the calendar may be…
Read more

manage projects

4 Ways the Best Business Owners Manage Projects Effectively

~by Rachelle Wilber~ . As a business owner, you will eventually start a project intended to grow the company. Perhaps you’ve already completed your first project but were left completely exhausted from all the problems that arose. Fortunately, running projects doesn’t have to be stressful. If you implement the following project management tips, your next…
Read more