4 Types Of Leaders And How They Affect Bottom-Line Success

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It’s one of the oldest maxims in recorded human history: “know thyself.” That may seem like a simple instruction, but in my experience it can be deceptively complex, especially for business leaders who really do need to know themselves since other people are affected by their actions.

Best Breakfast Foods for an Aspiring Entrepreneur

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner the obsession with food comes into full effect. Tis’ the season to throw away self-control and indulge in the treats you deny yourself the rest of the year. However, as businesspeople, we are genetically programmed to be on the move no matter what time of year it is. Food can have an important impact … Read More

Top 5 Tips to Get Your Business Going

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You’ve decided to start your own business, great! Now what? There is a multitude of tasks and stresses awaiting you on this exciting but nerve wracking adventure you have set out on. So, how did I narrow this list down to only 5 things? By importance. These are the top 5 things you must possess in order to get your … Read More

5 Errors That Can Undermine Your New Business

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The dream of launching a business runs deep in the American psyche, but more often than not, those dreams go bust. Half of new U.S. companies fail in their first five years, according to Gallup. Expand the timeframe out to 10 years and the failure rate reaches 70 percent. In a way, I don’t find that surprising. The skills it … Read More

What is the Entrepreneur Qual Card?

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What is the Entrepreneur Qual Card, you ask? Well, you may not have asked, but it’s an important tool to help you discover where you stand as a businessperson and how you can rise to become a Qualified Entrepreneur. A Qualified Entrepreneur possess the vision, the personal skills, the perseverance, and the nuts-and-bolts knowledge that your company will need from … Read More

3 Inexpensive Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Build Their Brand

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Marketing is a crucial part of any company that wishes to deem itself successful. In order to gain the exposure that keeps a company relevant in today’s news, the CEO must spend a significant amount of their budget on hiring an internal marketing department or outsourcing to another company who specialize in this exposure. These 3 tips show a few … Read More

6 Roles Every Entrepreneur Will Fulfill

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Many people want to become an entrepreneur. Living independently by one’s wits and skills is very alluring. However, “Entrepreneur” may be an appealing title, but starting out that word encompasses far more than you might expect. To succeed you must invest an immeasurable amount of time, money and energy to make your dream a reality—and sometimes you’ll end up taking … Read More

Where there’s No Accountability, Goals won’t be achieved

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Thomas Edison once stated, “Vision without execution is hallucination.”  There’s certainly wisdom in applying Edison’s principle to the many aspects of running your company. That’s especially true regarding accountability, which is one ingredient that motivates employees to strive. Establishing accountability is something that comes with the territory of being in a leadership role, and it’s necessary for a company’s survival. … Read More

Values-Based Leadership

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Any business reflects the values on which it is founded. If you’re the leader of an established brand, then it’s likely your values led you to this point. You’ve done your best to hire employees who share these principles, which, of course, have been the basis of your work.  This should not be an early part of the business cycle. … Read More

What is Your Leadership Personality Type?

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Whenever you think of the qualities that make someone successful in what they do, leadership often comes to mind. Think of the most successful athletes, doctors, professors, or military generals, for example. Yes, they all have to have the right training to make them superior at what they do, but what makes them the most successful is their ability to … Read More