Strategy

7 Steps To Becoming an Authority in Your Industry

[credit provider=”itsfeemarcal via statigram” url=”http://statigr.am/p/359985866227817512_30827790″] Becoming an authority in your industry can be a great way to promote your business and help you better serve your clients. It takes a consistent dose of education and risk, but the rewards can be well worth the effort.Why? Becoming a go-to person for industry […]
7 Steps To Becoming an Authority in Your Industry
Strategy

Ideas Are Worthless When They’re Just Sitting In Your Head

[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.
Ideas Are Worthless When They’re Just Sitting In Your Head
Strategy

Overthinking Big Decisions Is A Sign Of A More Serious Problem

[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 […]
Overthinking Big Decisions Is A Sign Of A More Serious Problem
News

6 Smells To Pump Up Your Productivity

[credit provider=”Flickr/ibsut” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/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 […]
6 Smells To Pump Up Your Productivity
Strategy

7 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time At Work And Don’t Even Know It

[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.
7 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time At Work And Don’t Even Know It
Strategy

3 Employee Personality Types That Will Drag A Company Down

[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 […]
3 Employee Personality Types That Will Drag A Company Down
Markets

7 Things That Make A Store Window Display Irresistible To Shoppers

[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 […]
7 Things That Make A Store Window Display Irresistible To Shoppers
Strategy

7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Store Owner Needs To Avoid

[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 […]
7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Store Owner Needs To Avoid