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The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge …

Innovation

Profitable Business Relationships Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

78% of Business Owners feel "personality" is the most desirable quality in employees.<p>How do you build genuine business relationships? The kind of relationship that will eventually lead to long-term friendships, personal growth, and even hyper sales growth for your company? Being really, really good …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Innovative Ways to Sell Like a Boss

Sales are changing. Time to get creative!<p>So, you've got a great product. Your team is poised and ready and your website and offices spick and span. How do you encourage the sales to start rolling in?<p>Depending on your industry, you may have a lengthy lead cycle and a hundred hoops to jump through …

leads

Studies Show Narcissists Get Promoted More Often. But Do They Make Better Leaders?

There are a few things most people get wrong about narcissists.<p>While competent, hard-working employees may be the most qualified for the job, they're not always the ones getting promoted. In fact, studies show narcissists are more likely to be given leadership positions.<p>There's a good chance you've …

Leadership

3 Ridiculous Notions You Need to Grasp Before Starting a Company

Lets bring chaos into order with these three simple ideas<p>The world is littered with startup advice including this writer's crap. My advice - keep it simple and remove as much confusion as possible from you brain. The easiest way to think about a startup is to be honest with yourself.<p>Lets start with …

Startups

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> PR Daily <i>in June of 2017.</i><p>Coming up with fresh, new and exciting ideas for your organization isn’t easy.<p>Jeff Bullas …

Marketing

7 Startup Lessons From Successful Small Business Owners

<i>By Rieva Lesonsky</i><p>If you had the chance to live your life over again, what would you do differently? Most small business owners wouldn't change a thing—at least, not when it comes to their businesses.<p>Some 82% of small business owners in the most recent SurePayroll Scorecard have no regrets about …

4 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do for Their Employees

These common human traits seem so logical in every day relationships. Why are they so rare to find in bosses?<p>Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or …

Leadership

This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)

One of the main reasons startups fail to grow is due to poor time management by the founders.<p>In today's market, entrepreneurs and business owners get flooded with a massive workload. Truth be told, I personally work in excess of sixty hours a week. So, unless you implement a tactical approach, …

Time Management

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to …

Graphic Design

These 4 Social Media Tips Will Save Your Small Business from Failing

Adopt a future-proof social media strategy and protect your business from failure.<p>The online world is rapidly changing. Innovation that was a dream only a short time ago is now reality. As a startup or small business, ensuring that the wave of change doesn't pull you under is more important than …

Social Media

Want to Grow Your Personal Brand? Start Acting Like a Human Being on Social Media

Technology is great, but it will never take away the aspect of being human. Human curiosity is what will grow your brand.<p>With every new day comes a new automation--and people trying to build their brands on social media are no strangers to these shortcuts. In some businesses, they work well.<p>In …

Social Media