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80% of small businesses fail within the first 18 months and another 50% fail within the next 5 years. Understanding how these 8 key mistakes contribute to a business failing will help you survive these odds and thrive.
Networking is the art of making personal connections and is a vital component of your overarching marketing strategy. Effective networking gives you the ability to achieve more than just about any other promotional or marketing activity you choose to engage in.
Ever been to a meeting that dragged on forever and you couldn’t wait for it to end. You come away feeling, “Well that was a big waste of time and effort.” Consider the hourly rate of everyone who attends a meeting. This is a hidden cost most managers don’t think about.
Staying inside your comfort zone minimizes risk and reduces any kind of stress. Yet studies have revealed, if you want to be successful it means you must take a risk and step outside your comfort zone. When you are too comfortable, you lose your motivation.
Hiring the right person for the job is fraught with challenges especially if you are new to the recruitment process. Many think they know how to recruit and hire a candidate and wonder why they don’t work out. Don’t fall into the trap of buying personality over substance.
Conflict in meetings is not always a bad thing. It can be exciting and energizing especially when it comes to new and innovative discussions. However, when not controlled, conflict can disrupt important initiatives and cause a major breakdown in teamwork.
Business development is not an event, it’s a process. The basis is about creating long term growth opportunities yet many in small business confuse sales with business development. Understanding the difference means success or failure in business.
It’s easy for new managers and leaders to get caught up with the trappings of leadership because they gain power, confidence and control. This can also be their undoing as an effective leader.
We all encounter this relative power level called a power gradient every time you interact with others. There are times you feel powerful, and other times you feel intimidated. You don’t need a corner office or hold an important job title to use your power to get things done.
The fear of public speaking is one of the most common fears people have. If you have aspirations to grow professionally, then speaking at ease in front of a group is critical to your success. Here are 11 ways to avoid a public speaking meltdown.
Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur can be fraught with anxiety. However, knowing what to do before you resign, will make the process easier and successful.
Boosting your self-esteem and confidence levels is the key to all achievement. With confidence you become more marketable in the future which increases your earning potential. You become a person others want to get to know.
Getting a promotion at work or even a new job comes down to how well you communicate. So many people get hung up on the technical elements of role forget that being promoted comes down to establishing successful relationships.
Throwing money at an unplanned advertising campaign hoping your marketing message sticks is a waste of money. Taking a targeted approach results in a better return on investment.
Starting a home-based business has its pitfalls however when you include these 7 steps, you are far more likely to succeed. WHY, because there is more to creating a successful business than creating a business plan and having a few financial skills.
You would think being appointed to a management role that managers were qualified in leadership skills. They are told “you are a manager now – go manage’ without the necessary training and support to succeed.
Everyone experiences conflict in the workplace at some point. By understanding what causes conflicts to happen will help you find ways to resolve the conflicts amicably.
Managers and leaders are often nervous about giving feedback to others for fear of upsetting them and being disliked. Employees are equally fearful of being criticized unjustly.
If you allow stress to overcome you in the workplace, this affects your performance which in turn affects career and earning capacity not to mention the affect it has on your long term health.
Most people make a will which is a plan for when you die. But what making a plan to live an intentional life, a life you dreamed of. Follow the the Destiny Train for it is Your Pathway To Success.
To become debt free in business, it’s essential you plan carefully, establish enough working capital until you cash flow positively and employ the right outside contractors to offset what you are not good at.
Hiring the wrong type of salesperson is like expecting a duck to climb trees. You must first examine the needs of the business, create the role then recruit against the expectations of the role.
Difficult personalities in the workplace can make your life miserable. Learning how to identify difficult personalities and deal with them will empower you to bring about pleasing changes.
Why spend money on sales and marketing to new prospects only to lose them with poor management practices. These 7 crazy excuses for losing sales are easily fixed with a little focus.
If you are not having success as a manager it might be due to your management style which is killing your career prospects. Understand which styles work and which don’t will greatly increase your ability to succeed.
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