The Cost of a Earning a Gold Medal in Business

Since the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the world has been captivated by the world’s best athletes competing for the gold medal.¬†Inspirational athlete Gabby Douglas, who left her family at young age in order to achieve her dream, took the gold in the gymnastics’ all-around; and swimming legend Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all-time, as people around the world were left in awe of what hard work and dedication can achieve. While we are not all Olympians, and most of us will never know…

Upgrade Your Management Talents – From Marketing Skills to Managing Success

Many new entrepreneurs are absolutely brilliant at gauging customer interests and delivering on the desires of the consumer. When it comes to marketing and branding, well they just rock. The money seems to flow in like water, along with massive numbers of customers through referrals from there. Still, as fast as they are making money, it seems to go right out again with expenses. Their employees are into it, the customers love it, but there is little if any real efficiency or accountability. This is a recipe for future failure…

Three Ways to Recognize Great Content in Your Own Business

We constantly hear that “great content” is essential to authentic marketing, but would you recognize great content even if you were already sitting on it? Here are three ways to see the great content that is ready to be released from your own business. Does it help add value? Content that can help a person get more value out of your product or service always creates trust and invites deeper engagement. In other words, what are the side-benefits of doing business with you? Here’s one way this can work. If…

Five Mistakes In Writing Bids And Tenders Businesses Must Avoid

It’s no secret that bid proposals and tenders are difficult to write – you will need to allot enormous amounts of effort, time and resources to make sure that your end product is a document that can open more opportunities for growth for your business. Because of this difficulty, many business owners shy away from this task. However, writing bids and tenders may be necessary for some businesses, such as those in the construction and food supply industries.

The (Not So) Innocent Stapler

Most people think a stapler is innocent enough. As an entrepreneur, it goes without saying that you need a stapler. You can get a decent one for about ten dollars at your local office supplies store, and for a few dollars more, you can get a supply of staples that will last longer than the stapler itself. They are very inexpensive. It’s hard to imagine even a single work station not having a stapler either sitting on top of the desk or accessible in the most convenient desk drawer. And…