Category Archives: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Planning Ideas for Next Year

Planning Ideas for Next Year Ah, fall… my favorite time of year on the east coast—crisp fall mornings followed by gentle afternoon sunshine. For me, these weather changes provide a sign that a new business year looms around the corner. And it’s also time to do some high-level business planning, or at least to start…
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Is Your Workplace Innovative?

Is Your Workplace Innovative? Whether you’re in a team of 1 or a group of 1,000, an innovative workplace will become important for your business to maintain competitiveness in the long run.  An innovative workplace is also a benefit for your employees: it creates a fun and exciting place to work.  So If your business…
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What Should You Do When Employees Bring Personal Problems to Work?

I've been managing people for years, but I continue to be conflicted about how to deal with employees who bring personal problems to work.  According to recent research, by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates concludes that forty-seven percent of employees say that problems in their personal lives sometimes affect their work performance. We all know that…
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Getting Through a Dark Business Situation

Did you ever feel like you were in a truly dark business situation? So far deep into the woods that you wondered, “How did I get here?” That you asked yourself, “How do I get out of this mess?” I’ll certainly share my dark business situations with you, but I would rather illustrate this point…
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Five Things I Wish I Knew About Business at Age 18

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have the knowledge that you have today, but at a younger age? Being older and wiser, then going back to an earlier time, would remove a lot of stress from life—and it could even be fun! The formative years of middle school, high school, and…
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Is Your Marketing Supporting Your Sales?

What Is Marketing? Why do so many businesspeople today confuse marketing with sales? I feel sorry for people who mix up marketing and sales when trying to generate new business. Closing a sale is hard enough with marketing support, let alone without it. Have you ever tried to sell someone a product without marketing it…
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How Do You Deal With Being Ignored in Business?

Have you ever sent an email or left a message with someone and only heard crickets? How about that proposal you wrote at the request of a prospective client? You sent it on time and followed up with emails and telephone calls, only to receive no response. How did it make you feel—angry, disrespected, ignored,…
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