As the end of the year approaches, many business leaders are busy distilling their companies into mere numbers, determining how much remains in the budget, comparing this year’s profits to last year’s,
For this article, I’m taking a departure from my normal customer service angle. Almost all my speeches focus on customer service and customer experience. Except the one I just finished. I had the pleasure
Long before your favorite movie made it to a theater near you, it was presented in a pitch meeting. Hollywood screenwriters typically get three to five minutes to propose an idea, but it takes only around
The history of high tech is chockablock with examples of free software apps that utterly destroyed their paid counterparts. Users used to pay for web browsers, for instance. Same thing with personal finance
Setting goals without setting intentions is a waste of time. While setting goals is fixated on the future, setting intentions keeps you grounded and present in the moment. In order to achieve optimal and
Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business
Take it one step at a time. You get nowhere until you put yourself out there. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When I first started my business, I was so uncomfortable about
Whether it’s in your professional or personal life, how to finish that big project you started is often a major challenge. According to Harvard Business School professor Robert Kaplan and his colleague
"Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going." -- Carol Dweck According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, when we have a "growth mindset," we believe
Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong. Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban,
Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If each day, for an entire
• Laura Vanderkam's new book, "Off the Clock," suggests that we can eliminate many of our seemingly obligatory daily tasks without fear of repercussion.• For example, you don't necessarily have to work
Want to Attract Bigger Clients? Take a Look at How Luxury Brands Do it How to Use Branding to Target a Niche
Branding is more than just graphic design and brainstorming slogans. It's about telling a unified story across all channels that will resonate with your intended audience. How you brand yourself, then,
I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the
It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it. I'm no stranger to the pitfalls of forgetfulness.
Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and never-ending email chains, it can be easy to get caught up in your short-term office and
In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers: 1. Engaged Employees: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company.
So you've invested time in researching your prospective customers, writing an email that addresses their problems, and making sure to include an enticing subject line and lots of benefits in that message.