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Startup Tips

7 Factors You Can Address to Boost Trust in Your Business Relationships

Trust can be influenced when you understand its components and work to create a constructive environment

In one of the talks we give, we teach that business is about relationships. And that is so true: We entrepreneurs, after all, don’t do business with numbers or even organizations. We do business withpeople. So, business comes down to relationships -- individual relationships. ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 03, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

8 reasons why entrepreneurs need more business relationships and fewer friends

Because 'it's not what you know, it's who you know.'

Successful entrepreneurs understand the difference between a good business relationship with more people and having more friends. In fact, the focus on social networking platforms, starting with Facebook, has destroyed the meaning of the word friend and even changed it from a ...

by Martin Zwilling  | February 04, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How to turn business cards into business relationships

Level up your networking skills using your business cards.

Business cards that symbolize fabulous connections and conversations can easily transform into annoying reminders of lost opportunities. So how can you turn business cards into cash?First, the most common mistake is failing to collect cards. Many people give out their cards but fail ...

by Shari Alexander  | June 25, 2015 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Do you know who your friends are in business?

Everyone you do business with will surely have his/her own interests in mind. Thus, you should always aim to benefit from relationships with them.

Some entrepreneurs act as if everyone is out to get them. Don’t.It’s wise to assume that everyone you do business with is self-interested, because, well, that’s true of people in general. Instead of living in fear that someone is going to do ...

by Stephen Key  | May 19, 2015 07:00:00