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17 01, 2019

3 of the Most Compelling Ways to Build a Business

By |January 17th, 2019|blog, Business, news|0 Comments

rawpixel / Pixabay “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will [...]

27 12, 2018

3 of the Top AI Trends You Need for Your Business in 2019

By |December 27th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 of the Top AI Trends You Need for Your Business in 2019

PIRO4D / Pixabay With the coming year, artificial intelligence (AI) is only going to become more ubiquitous. It's easy to mistakenly think that the only companies that care about AI are the giant tech corporation. Savvy small businesses are also keeping an eye on new developments and seeing how to incorporate it into [...]

13 12, 2018

5 of the Best Charitable Organizations to Give to in 2018

By |December 13th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 5 of the Best Charitable Organizations to Give to in 2018

pixel2013 / Pixabay It’s that time of year again where millions of people are grateful for what they have in their lives. When people become reflective, they also think about the broader world and making a difference. Philanthropic giving to charitable causes is an essential aspect of the holiday season, which kicks-off with [...]

29 11, 2018

The #1 Reason You Should Hire & It’s Not Talent

By |November 29th, 2018|blog, Business|Comments Off on The #1 Reason You Should Hire & It’s Not Talent

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay Many managers look at hiring through an imperfect lens for the 21st Century. They dutifully review resumes and talk about previous experiences, and then they make decisions based on that information. As a general rule, do not hire for talent, knowledge or skill. The number one reason I hire people [...]

8 11, 2018

How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

By |November 8th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

stevepb / Pixabay If you've been keeping up with the business news lately, then you are aware that there's been a lot of discussion about the next recession. Few who experienced the 2008 downturn were left untouched in some way, even if they held onto their jobs. Many people's pensions were wiped out, [...]

1 11, 2018

How to Leverage #GivingTuesday for Your Company Brand

By |November 1st, 2018|blog, Business|Comments Off on How to Leverage #GivingTuesday for Your Company Brand

By now you may have heard about Giving Tuesday, which is on Tuesday, November 27th, and perhaps you've wondered how to get your business involved. It makes good sense to associate your brand to the most prominent social good day of the year because it provides you with a competitive advantage. Savvy business leaders understand [...]

25 10, 2018

How to Close Your First Deal in Business

By |October 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to Close Your First Deal in Business

rawpixel / Pixabay Recently a colleague of mine reached out to me to see what he should be doing now that he was in the process of negotiating his first deal. It would be a sweet deal for the company in the six-figure range, so there was a lot of pressure on his [...]

18 10, 2018

The Second Act Comes as an Encore Entrepreneur

By |October 18th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Second Act Comes as an Encore Entrepreneur

Free-Photos / Pixabay A lot of ink is spent taking time to understand how to bend to the interests, ways of communications and, yes, whims of the bright shiny new generation. We all do it because it's an essential part of business. Millennials, increasingly, represent a large piece of the market share of [...]

4 10, 2018

Amazon Isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

By |October 4th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Amazon Isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

PatternPictures / Pixabay A few days ago, I went to the store to pick up a few items after work, which was the peak time in retail. When I went to pay, I looked at two registers with cashiers and very long lines. I then chose to contend with self-service, and when I [...]

27 09, 2018

YOU Matter; You Can Do Anything

By |September 27th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on YOU Matter; You Can Do Anything

sasint / Pixabay If you're a business leader, you likely have your share of critics. I know I have my own fan club. I've told this story in other mediums, but I think it bears repeating because sometimes the world can be a very tough place that seems to serve to beat people [...]