Lyndon Brathwaite

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5 Things That Are Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals (and How to Beat Them)

It isn't what you are doing but how you are doing it that makes all the difference.<p>You dream of financial success and you want to make it real. You write the action checklists, schedule your time and move toward what you want but your results are mixed. Cash flow is always in flux and you keep …

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Get the Word Out About Their Small Businesses

Publicity for Good founder Heather DeSantis shares her most disruptive strategies.<p>Getting the word out about your business can be tough, particularly if you don't know how to effectively reach out and then keep the momentum going once you get some coverage. So how can you make the most of the …

Small Business

Introducing 'The Elevator Pitch: LinkedIn Sponsored Content Edition' | LinkedIn Marketing Blog

Here’s a short blog post about a short new video.<p>Sometimes, you need to do a deep dive on a product. That’s why there are ebooks and product …

Marketing, Meet Sales; Sales, Meet Marketing

Times have changed. The traditional “buyer” journey from prospect to deal has vanished, in part by the emergence and adoption of Social Media and the …

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers …

Do Your Suppliers Like You?

A supplier who trusts you can accelerate your growth when you need help the most.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We were broke. We were looking for every way possible to save money even though we didn’t have any. We had no choice but to be resourceful when we started …

Business Strategy

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

Photography Entrepreneurship 101: How to Create Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value

Dear friend,<p>I wanna write you an essay, or an attempt, at understanding this concept of “value”– how you can create value, how you can value …

Street Photography

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being …

To Change Your Strategy, First Change How You Think

It seems that everyone these days is looking for a disruptive business model. But a business model is only one part of the equation. Equally important is the <i>mental</i> model behind the business model, as well as a <i>measurement</i> model for both. It’s the combination of mental, business, and measurement …

4 Methods B2B Marketers Can Use To Generate Deeper Customer Insight

In dozens of conversations I’ve had with experts at IBM, Gartner, Sirius Decisions, Forrester, and others, one common theme has emerged: B2B marketing has become more dynamic, challenging, and sophisticated. Many experts suggest that while in the past, B2B marketers could learn a lot from B2C …

A woman who left her $500,000-a-year job to work for herself says too many entrepreneurs start off thinking about money all wrong

Now, she encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship through Side Hustle Academy.<p>Moore says one of the most common mistakes she sees among entrepreneurs who are just starting out is a skewed view of the role money will play in their success.<p>"Sometimes where there's a challenge is there's a …

Entrepreneurship

Alternatives to Cold Call Prospecting

Some salespeople rarely make cold calls. They've developed other prospecting activities that can produce the sales they need without having to spend …

The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The 6 Biggest Surprises That Came With Losing 280 Pounds

To say that losing weight is difficult is a huge understatement… especially in a country where Dollar Menu items are much easier and cheaper to …

Weight Loss

Sales Coaching Tip: 3 Words to Change Your Sales Results

What would happen to your ability to increase sales results if you just remembered three (3) words in all your interactions with sales prospects, …

LinkedIn

We’re in the Age of the Customer – B2B Marketers Agree

According to Forrester, we are in the age of the customer. “Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses …

What is an Inside Sales Manager?

Maybe you’ve taken on the responsibility of an inside sales manager – perhaps by default, without really clarifying the professional implications of …

How to cut through the noise and create sales pipeline

The sales challenge being addressed<p>The #1 issue confronting sales people in 2017 is 'lack of quality sales pipeline'. Digital sales strategies and …

Get Reliable Sales Forecasts With Short Meetings

It's not a coincidence that most deals are forecast to close at the end of a month.<p>Sue runs sales and business development for a consulting company. She hosts a sales meeting with her team each Monday from 9AM until 11AM. On the screen behind her, everyone can see the pipeline report from her …

Business Development

The B2B Buying Disconnect

To better understand the changing dynamics of the B2B purchasing process and the buyer’s journey, I spoke with Vinay Bhagat, CEO and founder of TrustRadius. TrustRadius is a B2B technology research and customer voice platform that serves both buyers and vendors. Each month, about 300,000 B2B …

How To Guide Every Stage Of The Customer Journey

Did you know that visitors interact with your brand six to eight times on average before they become customers? In fact, 57% of a typical purchase …

7 Steps to Achieving Optimal Sales & Marketing Alignment

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Cats and dogs.<p>Too often, companies’ sales and marketing teams have a complex, disconnected, and sometimes even …

Why Agencies Need to Take a More Modern Approach to Winning New Business

What Is Sales Coaching?

Getting your team to operate on their own and to be self-sufficient is always a critical goal. That's why, if you are a sales manager, you should …

You Need to Stop Making These 5 Customer Service Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customer experience is the mantra of many brands, but there is often a disconnect between what the customer experiences and what the business owners or staff experience.<p>When you do a deep dive into why customer service is so bad in many …

Customer Service

Supported Employees Mean Satisfied Customers

<b>Employees are an agency's most important asset when it comes to improving citizens' satisfaction with government services.</b> Failing to create a good …

Customer Experience

13 Ways Leadership Can Lead Employees To Provide World-Class Customer Service

When you’re a leader, it’s easy to say that you value great customer service. But how do you get this message to actually stick with your employees, to the point that they actually translate it into the great customer service behaviors that make a difference to customers? Here are thirteen ways to …