How to create a successful relationship with a Business Mentor

The ultimate goal is to land a great mentor. You will be in a personal relationship with your mentor intimate sharing your business dreams, hopes, fears and challenges, as well as your strengths and shortcomings or weaknesses; definitely not revealed to anyone. The mentor will help you move out of your comfort zone. Expansion, hiring, changing market evaluation, marketing, social media presence could be a few of the areas the mentor will compensate for your inexperience.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014 by Stephen

Do You Need to Be Romantic in Business?

Take the first step. Go first. Approach them. Contact them. Ask to know their interests. Invite them over. Be genuine interested in their presence. Open your business to them. Show them around. Let them understand how proud you are for what to have to offer, but most importantly how important it is for you to have them as customers or clients. Take a little time before you make an offer.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014 by Stephen

4 Ways LinkedIn Can Convert for Your Biz

Truth to be told LinkedIn has over 238 MILLION members! For biz owners looking to promote their services to new clients, LinkedIn is the platform to embrace. How would you leverage the power of LinkedIn?

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Posted on: September 15, 2014 by Stephen

How Is Your E-Commerce?

* Turn your website’s visitors to opt-in subscribers – Participate to the old “Tool Time” – Attend to your keywords. – Your website needs to be easy-to-navigate. -Take advantage.

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Posted on: September 8, 2014 by Stephen

What Drives a Business Leader to Success?

Once in a while, I look at the list below to remind myself what characteristics I should master in order to thrive as a business leader. It makes me humble, thankful for what I’ve achieved so far, and eager to master the characteristics I’m lacking. To support everyone who reads this blog, I’m sharing the list:

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Posted on: September 1, 2014 by Stephen

7 Ways to Help You Stay Motivated

Nothing should stop you from preparing budgets and plans of action, but take it one day at a time. Live to the fullest each day, being present to all turns of your business and customers.

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Posted on: August 25, 2014 by Stephen

Take the Bite out of Feedback, Employee Reviews, or Random Criticisms

Let me start by stating that there are two components in this situation: Delivering feedback … and how to receive feedback effectively. Can we all agree that even when we clearly make every effort to understand that the feedback we’re receiving is essential to our development, and we want to trust that the person delivering wants us to succeed; it can activate a plethora of triggers … even some as high as feeling we’ve been socially or professionally threatened?

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Posted on: August 18, 2014 by Stephen

Do you have a Growth Strategy?

When your goals are to win the larger market share, even when you have to sacrifice the short-term profits, you will need to apply a Growth Strategy. Companies and organizations often incorporate one or more of the following strategies to satisfy their need for a Growth Strategy: product development, market penetration, market development and / or diversification.

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Posted on: August 11, 2014 by Stephen

Why Images Can Positively Impact Your Brand and Your Business.

Tell your story in pictures is the latest way to reach your audience, impact your brand and promote your business. The shift has been made from telling (Facebook, and Twitter) to show and (Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr). Need to remind everyone the success of video (Youtube a Vine)? The speed of the picture that speaks a thousand words is the current trend in the world that “we’re all the time connected”. I believe the picture will connect your bran and your target audience emotionally.

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Posted on: August 4, 2014 by Stephen

4 Steps to Cultivating a Winning Culture for Your Employees

Is your business cultivating the necessary culture to prevent quality employees from leaving? Besides the amount of time and money spent on hiring and training, quality applicants will not necessarily knock on your door looking for work. So once you find them, how can you keep these “A” players?

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Posted on: July 28, 2014 by Stephen