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5 Tips to Manage an Effective Team for Your Business

Honest conversation with potential employees is crucial

Are you planning on hiring remote workers for your business? More and more people are leaning towards home-based businesses -- and it's proving successful. In the 21st century, working from home is considered a normal practice, so it’s natural to want to ...

by Jennifer Spencer  | July 15, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

All Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 4 Qualities

EY and Harvard Business Review explored the state of entrepreneurship over the past three decades

What are the qualities of an effective entrepreneur?In a recent study, professional services firm EY and the Harvard Business Review teamed up to look back at 30 years of entrepreneurship and 9,200 winners of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program to identify the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 05, 2017 10:00:00
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6 effective ways to onboard a new team member

A company’s success depends on their ability to quickly integrate them into the team.

My company, SkyeTeam, is growing; a new person joined our team this year, and at least two more additions are planned before year's end. Given that we are a small team, these employees represent a 100% increase in our full-time employees.Related: 10 Tips for Successfully Onboarding Your ...

by Morag Barrett  | July 13, 2016 01:00:00
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4 ways to keep employees focused on work

And not on their phones.

The smartphone is arguably one of the best and worst technological advancements in recent years. Thanks to the smartphone, people have quick access to information and apps that make their lives easier. But these devices are also an addictive productivity-killer.Related: This Man ...

by Andre Lavoie  | July 08, 2016 09:00:00
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6 ways to cope with Corporate Stockholm Syndrome

Stop holding the gun to your head and break free from being held hostage.

The workplace is full of incidents where people are terrorized by their boss but kowtow to them and even justify and defend their dissonant behavior. "Psychology Today" and others view this form of workplace hostage-taking through the lens of the Stockholm Syndrome (sometimes ...

by Ric Kelly  | July 04, 2016 06:00:00
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4 ways introverts become charismatic leaders

Introverts do not have to pretend to be or learn how to be extroverts in order to have charisma.

Shy, retiring, socially inept—these are some of the stereotypes that plague introverts.If you are looking to promote someone in your office, do not let a reserved demeanor take someone out of the running. And if you are a card-carrying introvert who has a ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 01, 2016 09:00:00
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Intellectual honesty is what defines great companies

Embrace curiosity and see your team grow.

Behind every successful company are good leaders. As someone who has worked with leaders from amazing companies like Facebook and Oracle, I have noticed a common thread in all of them who were not only good but great: they were intellectually honest.What ...

by Perry Tam  | June 09, 2016 07:00:00
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3 matchmaking tools to use in the workplace

Matchmaking isn't exclusive to dating.

For many years since the dawn of the matchmaking practice, people who wanted a partner might have relied on matchmakers to set them up with someone special. Matchmakers could be friends or relatives or, in some cases, professionals who specialize in bringing ...

by Tonya Lanthier  | June 02, 2016 08:00:00
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The science behind motivating your staff

Motivate your employees better and let them do their job on their own.

As a scientist, I am not a fan of “how to” lists and advice that comes out of nowhere. Before I became an entrepreneur, I studied computer science and medicine, and worked as a researcher in virology and radiology. I learned how to form ...

by Ijad Madisch  | June 02, 2016 03:00:00
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Integrate marketing and sales teams to increase revenue

Aligning the two teams can help create a culture of honesty and transparency.

Last week, I was asked a thoughtful, if slightly provocative question from an enterprise-sales candidate I was interviewing: "What’s your quota?" he queried. But I was not put off. As a former vice president of sales turned chief marketing officer (CMO), I ...

by Jason Wesbecher  | May 31, 2016 08:00:00
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5 kinds of lazy employees and how to handle them

You can either discipline or dismiss these employees, there’s no in between.

If you are an entrepreneur in charge of a growing business, you will eventually be required to hire employees. Ideally, these people will take some of the workload off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on meeting with clients and growing the ...

by John Boitnott  | May 25, 2016 05:00:00
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Turn your customers to brand loyalists with these 8 tips

Technology has set customers’ expectations to a new high and you better not disappoint them.

If you cannot provide a memorable customer experience, your startup will not survive very long these days. According to many observers, we can thank or blame technology for these higher expectations, providing information at the speed of light, leading everyone to expect more. ...

by Martin Zwilling  | May 25, 2016 03:00:00
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3 entrepreneurial lessons from Kanye, Kim, Bieber, Trump

Love them or hate them, these personalities get attention because of their business acumen.

Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West), Justin Bieber, and Donald Trump. What do these four people have in common? Whether you hate to love them or love to hate them, there is no denying these celebrities are great at what they do and ...

by Engelo Rumora  | May 21, 2016 01:00:00