The 4 Biggest Productivity Killers in Your Office
By Kate Taylor | May 12, 2014|
If it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, perhaps you need to make better use of your time.
A new infographic designed by Pulp-PR identifies the four top productivity killers: meetings, surfing the internet, email and traveling. While these four activities are pillars of the modern workplace, there’s still hope – and solutions.
10 Things Your Mother Taught You That Will Help Your Business Grow
By Ted Devine | May 11, 2014|
Here’s a look at 10 classic bits of motherly advice that can help entrepreneurs:
1. Stand up straight. Whether meeting with potential investors or clients, negotiating with suppliers or interviewing job applicants, projecting an air of confidence helps. Eye contact, good posture and a clear voice (no mumbling) communicate that someone is trustworthy, competent and a good risk.
2. Clean up that room. Disorganization costs time. If a business owner doesn’t have a system for organizing files on the computer, tracking tasks, keeping office space clear and managing long-term plans, he or she may end up stressed out and overworked. Entrepreneurs juggle dozens of tasks, and pausing each time when switching gears to figure out where something is saved seriously cuts into productivity.
3. Share. Coopetion (or cooperation between competing companies) can be incredibly valuable to entrepreneurs. It might allow for, depending on the industry, cutting costs, boosting revenue or bringing in new clients. It’s possible to set up a referral program with another business owner, order supplies jointly, share office space or otherwise pool resources or divide costs. Find potential coopetition buddies at networking events….[Read more…]
Best Advice from Billionaire Investors for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)
Virgin Empire founder Richard Branson’s first job was selling Christmas trees. NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s first job was selling garbage bags. Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson’s first job was selling newspapers. Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky’s first job was selling carpets. And Elon Musk, the founder of Telsa Motors and PayPal, started his working life writing video games.
From their humble beginnings, all of these self-made billionaires have changed course scores of times. [Read more:]
Are You a Small-Business Owner or an Entrepreneur?
The Difference Is Important.
By Melanie Spring | May 15, 2014|
National Small Business Week
Entrepreneur is on the ground in cities across the country for National Small Business Week. Our insightful features and videos will bring you the latest trends and tips from today’s brightest thinkers.
It’s National Small Business Week. Hooray! Small businesses are the backbone of this country. They create jobs, come up with new ways of doing old things, and help keep money in the local community. Without small businesses, we’d be in a bigger economic mess.