In almost any real-world situation, you rarely have much time to make a first impression. A polished appearance is important, but that only goes so far - the first few things you say about yourself and your business (or, "what you do") is paramount to forging a new business relationship.
As a small business owner, are you constantly in a balancing act juggling activities, tasks, and events each day? Do you ever get to the end of your day and wonder where the time went? Having good time management skills will not only lower your stress level, but also allow
Enter [what’s been on my mind] Forgiveness is not a natural human response. At times, it’s even easier to forgive people for being wrong rather than being right. In a competitive environment like a workplace, forgiveness can seem more like a sign of weakness rather than a helpful step towards resolution.
By the sheer definition of who they are, entrepreneurs are risk-takers. Many have quit a 9-5 job to start their own business without a financial safety-net, living month-to-month, not 100% certain that the mortgage or rent (let alone everything else) will be covered next month. One of the biggest risks entrepreneurs
This week we posted a turkey on the wall and asked people to write down what they are thankful for. Here's a sample of the things that our community wrote: "My family, my faith, my health, my business, my friends, and my whiskey" - Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing "To God for His
Enter [what’s been on my mind] Many of the things that I’m thankful for also tend to stress me out. Blink [see a new perspective] As an avid list maker, I recently made two lists. The first list: ten things that stress me out. The second list: ten things that I am thankful for. In comparing
One of the biggest expenses for a growing startup is the need for office space. A garage or a spare room at one of the founder's house is great for initial collaboration and planning, but once you have a few employees, that probably won't work for very long. You could
The other day I was having a meeting with the founder of a local startup, who some have described as a "serial entreupreneur". I asked him the "secret" to his success, and without hesitation, he said it was simply about "relationships." I immediately knew what he meant. I began my official
Big, lavish corporate holiday parties are a great way to help startups and teams unwind after a very busy and stressful year. This is the one time of year where winding down is acceptable for startups, though investors are understandably very alert to overspending on holiday festivities and other non-critical tasks. So, what
It seems that everything we do today is done at an increasingly accelerated rate. I’m not just referring to the ability to quickly access movie showtimes or send a large file to someone across the world. Instead, take a step back and look at just how much you are asked