5 Things We As Professionals Should Remember!

I have been on the road a bit the last few weeks and I have noticed several things that made me scratch my head – figuratively not literally, of course. Just small things, nothing major, but all of them made an impression on me. Let me know what you might add to the list or if you are guilty of any of these in your business. 1. Leaving Messages: SPEAKSLOWL Y. Just like in the television show Taxi when Jim asks “What does a Yellow Light Mean? ' when taking…

Entrepreneurs Go Where Others Fear to Tread

Most entrepreneurs begin their dream of successful self-employment whilst still working for an employer. The magnetizing vision of working from home, being your own boss, controlling time to suit their lifestyle and seeing an improved standard of living proves to be an irresistible draw. However, with roughly twenty percent of new business start-ups failing in the first year and fifty five percent failing four years after starting up, it takes a special type of tenacity to become a survivor and earn the respect of others in your chosen field or…

Working With a Life Coach to Give Your Business a Head Start

As a novice entrepreneur, you are fully dedicated to your business. You work hard. You are constantly under a lot of pressure. You are full of enthusiasm, but at the same time you have doubts and fears as well. You can overcome the things which are holding you back and step on the path to success with the professional assistance of a life coach. You can do better not only in business, but in every sphere of your life. Clear Vision for the Future Do you know exactly what you…

Reinventing Yourself For Business Success

All Saint's Eve or All Hallow's Eve, better known as Halloween was one of my favorite holidays while living in America. Not because of the unthinkable yet delectable recipes that would be brewing in many houses, or the aura of mystical excitement that lingered in the air, nor the amazing prettifications and creative adornments that had a way of pleasantly surprising me every year, but, mainly, because one could choose to be anyone they wanted to be and celebrate with their friends on their new one day creation. It is…

RIPping Of The Rear View Mirror – Sometimes In Life, You Have to Forget the Past – Good Or Bad

I come from a very large polygamous family and have 2 favorite brothers that have taught me a lot about life and how to treat people with respect and dignity. One's in Finland and the other one's in America. They are both hard workers and know much about planning and operating a business – in fact, most of my rudimentary business lessons have been learnt from them. They both imagine solutions and or invent fresh approaches that leave me amazingly surprised as to how I never imagined that would work…

The Energetic Pitfalls of Networking

Do you ever feel “energetically exhausted” after attending a networking event or other large-group business meetings? Many introverted entrepreneurs experience these feelings, and perhaps you are one of them, as well. This energetic exhaustion often happens when you are literally fatigued from interacting with and being around people after a certain amount of time. You may feel mentally or emotionally exhausted after attending networking events, conferences or other business-type events. Most introverted entrepreneurs tend to feel most energized when they have “alone time”; that deep urge to connect with people…

Getting the Most From Your Marketing at Expos and Fairs

It's fair and expo season! I love going to fairs and expos. They are not just informative and fun, but I get to evaluate businesses on their expo and fair acumen. It never fails. I can find at least ten businesses that just don't know how to really promote themselves at these events. Every company – big or small – should know how to put its best face forward. Here are six “must do's”: Be personable. You would be surprised how many people at booths just sit there and don't…

Start a Computer Repair Business

In today's world of ever-changing technology, the need for individuals that can help with installing software, upgrading hardware pieces and even protecting your system from network threats is increasingly important. The skills of those in the computer-related industry can vary significantly, depending on the current trends, working knowledge and training. If you have an interest in computers, you can look into starting a computer repair business of your own. There are many avenues you can look into when starting a computer repair business. The two significant areas include software related…

How to Deal With Tax Preparation?

One of the most important responsibilities of a citizen is to file returns when April 15 comes. This relevant duty is the source of money for the government to realize the projects they have in store for their subordinates. Thus, it is only necessary for people to take action and bear some of the responsibility by filing their returns well, with accuracy. And this comes with a lot of hard work. One needs a great deal of patience, time and effort to ensure that everything will be accounted properly. When…

Keys to Being A Great Leader

Any person can learn from the practices that the best leaders use to make their companies great, but it’s also important to look at what they don’t do. “Slowly but surely, getting bogged down in the wrong tasks will bring down even the strongest executives,” says Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal, CEO of SKA Management, a NY based business management, event marketing, event production, SEO & SEM marketing, entrepreneurship and lifestyle management company that works with big time clients like Stubhub, Ticketmaster, American Express, and World Concierge. In his 10 years working…