[credit provider=”statigr.am/hannahwallace96″ url=”http://statigr.am/hannahwallace96″] Ideas. They bubble up all day long, when we’re sitting at stoplights or standing in line for our mocha-lotta-frappa-no-whip concoctions. And, I’ve noticed, the idea supply chain goes into overdrive after a few shots of tequila.But ideas alone aren’t worth squat.
[credit provider=”Statigram/robingrt” url=”http://statigr.am/p/306556254712216221_53629845″] When you face a big decision in your business, it’s easy to start over thinking.As we debate the pros and cons, we often get stuck rehashing the same arguments in lieu of making a choice. Effective leaders develop the confidence to take decisive action, a skill that […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/trailers” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56k1xVAq290″] As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business.But who wants to slog through another lengthy how-to book on the entrepreneurial process?
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/6224908170/in/photostream/”] Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first tool you think of to help boost your productivity and grow your business, but maybe it should be.Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are part of the limbic system and directly […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Nadya Peek” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadya/4840775465/”] Fourteen months after starting her own insurance agency, Dawn Berry found herself surrounded by stacks of paper.Her inbox was brimming with more than 500 emails that needed to be answered or trashed.
[credit provider=”U.S. Army Alaska via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usarak/5404530491/”] The candidate Pierce Howard interviewed for a sales position at his consulting firm, CentACS, won him over with her work experience, friend-of-a-friend connection and good looks.But it didn’t take long after she started working at the Charlotte-based firm for her to prove […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Thai Pham” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/burntsienna/2834865755/”] Your window displays are like billboards for your store. They can be the make-or-break factor in whether a customer enters your shop or walks on by.Yet too often, small retailers create windows that are boring, cluttered or poorly lit. “If you just put some thought in […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / Andreas Solberg ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreassolberg/2285722894/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] When Kathy Hampton bought Ice Cream Renaissance in 2010, she inherited an inefficiently designed shop.Customers walked in and were greeted by a cash register on a small pedestal table, a giant sink full of dirty dishes and a cavernous seating area that was […]
[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Managing social media for your business can be a tricky endeavour.Which pictures should you share on Facebook? What industry news should you tweet about on Twitter?