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Should You Pivot Your Business Strategy?

Should You Pivot Your Business Strategy?

A company changes direction, or pivots its business strategy, for various reasons. Success is linked directly to the customers and the competition, so a company may need to analyze the competition and customer experience to find what isn't working. Everything may need...

When is it Time to Fire an Employee?

When is it Time to Fire an Employee?

It is never fun to fire an employee, and the decision can be very stressful. While conflicts with employees can happen, and everyone has bad days from time to time, sometimes companies are better off without problematic employees. There are some signs that it is time...

3 Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs

3 Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs

Time management is something that traditional schooling doesn't teach but is a skill that's absolutely crucial to succeed in business. On an average day, entrepreneurs are confronted with a myriad of menial tasks and pressing matters that require their attention. With...

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Franchising

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Franchising

Starting a business is a complex process that involves marketing and upfront expenses. For many individuals, starting a franchise seems like a straight-forward path to a successful business. Franchise opportunities have been available for decades and can be highly...

Cultivating a Growth Mindset as a Leader

Cultivating a Growth Mindset as a Leader

A fixed mindset leads to a toxic workplace culture for everyone beneath that leader, which is why a growth mindset is promoted by most progressive organizations. Rather than looking for somewhere to place the blame when things go wrong, a leader with a growth mindset...

Developing Yourself as a Leader

Developing Yourself as a Leader

There is a great deal of debate over whether leadership can be taught or whether it is just something you are born with. In many ways, however, it is something of a moot point. Michael Jordan may have been born with certain skills and abilities that had the potential...

Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur?

Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur?

There has been a great rise in entrepreneurship over the past several years. Each week, a number of brave souls turn away from their traditional jobs in pursuit of a financial future in which they will be able to call the shots. However, despite their high hopes, most...

Tips on Rewarding your Employees for their Hard Work

Tips on Rewarding your Employees for their Hard Work

Keeping employees satisfied in their roles can sometimes be a challenge. It's not only important that they feel they're an integral part of the team, but they must feel valued. When employees feel that they have a voice, and are being heard they understand that they...

Tips On Building Your Skills As A New Professional

Tips On Building Your Skills As A New Professional

New professionals can use these tips to build their skills. Show up to work early New professionals can get to work early and study the resources on their computers. They should remember the locations of specific files. Accessing information throughout the workday...