The best ideas often happen in the most unexpected places and inopportune times when your mind is aimlessly engaged in a nonspecific activity. The best thing you can do under such circumstances is capture those fleeting ideas, thoughts, and feelings before they vanish forever. Some do it on the back of the napkin. The more organized ones do it with a notebook at hand.
One of the fastest and most-effective ways to get more business is to build a strong social media presence. Yet, like swords, social media cuts both ways. You have to wield it well for you and your brand to benefit from its immense potential. If you don’t, it can come back around and cut you. Bad.
Nobody particularly likes making mistakes. Yet, perhaps one of the greatest lessons in business is learning to not be afraid of this possibility. However, another great lesson in business is realizing you don’t always have to learn from the mistakes you make when they do inevitably happen either.
In general, trust is often talked of as the most important currency in business. It can the bedrock of a company’s success and the element that undergirds all employer-employee relationships. Without trust, no one will believe in the organization. Without that belief, no one is going to serve the business within the business and no one is going to buy – be it a product, service, idea.
In the age of too much information, just about anyone in the business world who wants to write entrepreneurship articles can put their own spin on another Top 10 list or how-to guide. The result is often coverage of topics that have been written to death and an audience that automatically tunes out whenever the same melody is played over and over.
Business success has a lot to do with recognizing opportunities and maximizing opportunities. Yet, what many fail to realize – or forget – is that it’s possible (and wise!) to make opportunities as well.
According to Elance, the leading platform for online employment, more and more companies are using social media to attract top talent. Their survey reveals that as many as 40% of young professionals employ social media to search for and get jobs. You can use this trend to your advantage and make your resume stand out.
Creativity is the cornerstone of imagination and progress. Is your business – are you – moving forward? Imagine, for a moment, you’re at a company-wide offsite. You’ve been placed at a table with several acquaintances (perhaps even strangers). You all work in different departments.
What is in a company’s “brand” exactly? A brand, if built successfully, should establish a market identity that communicates a general sense of how a company wishes to be perceived by its consumers. A brand should portray the level of quality that a company is able to provide.
Leadership and leadership development is a hot topic these days. Specifically, what does it mean to be a good leader and how do you become a good leader? One could argue everyone has a certain degree of leadership responsibility within an organization. Therefore, learning how to be a good leader is vital.