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4 10, 2018

Amazon Isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

By |October 4th, 2018|blog, Business, news|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 09, 2018

5 Simple Steps to Make a Career Change

By |September 6th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps to Make a Career Change

geralt / Pixabay With a new school year, many people turn to also look for a new career or work opportunity. Is this the year that you finally decide to break with a dead-end job that's taking you nowhere or a boss who causes your blood pressure to rise? Are you done giving [...]

4 09, 2018

Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

By |September 4th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

nattanan23 / Pixabay A few days ago I read a post about a small community nonprofit organization that was seeking advice on how to get funding. Creating a nonprofit is tough, and figuring out where to find the money needed to operate it can be a challenge. New charities rarely have any ability [...]

30 08, 2018

5 Essential Questions to Ask About Your Business Competitors

By |August 30th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 5 Essential Questions to Ask About Your Business Competitors

Sophieja23 / Pixabay Are you thinking of starting a new business or have you done it yet and wondered the crucial questions to ask about competition? America is a nation of entrepreneurs, and small businesses are the leading providers or work opportunities for people. We need great entrepreneurs to continue to propel the [...]

16 08, 2018

How To Close Your Business

By |August 16th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How To Close Your Business

We often talk about in business starting or creating a company, but there's another side to that coin. It's not something entrepreneurs often think about, but many times there comes the point where you want to close your business. Perhaps you had a revenue amount that you wanted to achieve before you cashed out and [...]

14 08, 2018

How To Recruit Young Talent to Your Nonprofit

By |August 14th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How To Recruit Young Talent to Your Nonprofit

geralt / Pixabay One of the best things you can do for your nonprofit is to recruit a diverse group of people, including race, ethnicity, and age. When you hire people from all backgrounds, you will inevitably get different, innovative and creative ideas. Millennials were born in the early 1980's and that generation's [...]

2 08, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

By |August 2nd, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

Free-Photos / Pixabay Every so often in my businesses, we get a significant client who's revenue stream is equal to or more than the combined total of many small ones. Sometimes, my team has been tempted to cater to the needs of our larger clients, but when I've seen this drift begin, I've [...]

28 06, 2018

How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

By |June 28th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

It happens. You’re not going to make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time. In my business, when we’re faced with a challenging customer, we call it an “opportunity.” That’s literal by the way. I've been in business for decades and in sales since I was a kid, and one of [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

By |June 21st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

rawpixel / Pixabay If you’re ever going to make a presentation to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, here’s a tip––don’t make a PowerPoint presentation. As noted in an article in Observer about Bezos’ approach, “In one episode of The Office, Dwight says of Ryan’s flashy PowerPoint slides, “PowerPoints are the peacocks of the business world: all show, [...]

14 06, 2018

Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

By |June 14th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

geralt / Pixabay As much as you hope crisis doesn't happen to your business, it's something that can happen, and you should be prepared. You never know how or why something occurs and simply having a crisis management plan that you can immediately set into motion will go a long way to easing [...]