Entrepreneurs are, generally speaking, smart and innovative people. Getting your employees to think like entrepreneurs can help your company grow and innovate. In fact, most entrepreneurs would love to engage employees who are as passionate about the business as they are. But creating an environment where employees feel like owners is a particularly thorny problem. Entrepreneurs must carefully curate a culture where employees feel like they can implement their ideas without incurring risk or punishment, feel like they can take risk, and personally benefit from the outcome of their actions. Here are some steps you can take as a small business owner to fully engage your employees in an entrepreneurial atmosphere without incurring undue risk.Read More >
When entrepreneurs and other innovative professionals speak of leadership, these are usually conversations around courage, resiliency, confidence and determination. These are people who are in charge of their enterprise who revel in leading others to success.Read More >
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Doctors are busy people, but virtual assistants can help them manage schedules and to help them focus more of their time on the patient. With changing mobile technologies, less support staff, different healthcare and insurance models, and changing rules for medical records, even the most experienced doctor can feel lost in a crowd. Here are some of the ways that virtual assistants can help doctors modernize and be more efficient.Read More >
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Growing your business means getting new clients or selling new services. In order to do that, your sales team must be on point and your first impression to prospective clients must be noticeable and memorable. Here's how to do it.
Working at a startup is a full-time commitment, often involving overtime. Several shops in the Bay Area have even moved to mandatory 10-hour days for their employees in order to meet their goals. But it doesn't need to be impossible to have a life outside the office as well. What are some ways you can switch from work mode to your everyday life?Read More >
The holidays are upon us, and as a small business owner, you'll want to ensure that your business is prepared. From employee vacations to inventory orders, what steps should you be taking to make sure your small business runs smoothly during the holiday season? Let’s take a closer look at some innovative ideas to maximize profits and improve operations over the holiday months.Read More >
Working remotely makes it easier to get work done whenever and wherever you are. But is it a more efficient way to work? For some people including freelancers and creative types, it’s the only way to work because it frees those individuals up to pursue their passions and unleash their talents. However, some middle managers believe that working remotely creates more setbacks because employees working at home are more likely to be distracted by food, the television, personal calls and other domestic interruptions that usually don’t come up in an office. Instead of debating the issue in an age when working remotely has become a standard practice, let’s take a look at the conditions under which remote workers thrive.Read More >
Consultants are a rare breed. They choose to eschew the stability and financial rewards of a day job in order to bring their unique perspectives and leadership abilities to many clients, sometimes all over the globe. But today’s consultant isn’t usually part of a large firm operating out of a traditional office. One can find consultants whose offices are really in coffee shops, co-working spaces, or other non-traditional office spaces. They need to be on a plane to where the client needs them to be at a moment’s notice—without worrying about how to pay the rent on traditional office space lying unused at the moment. This is why virtual offices are the perfect solution for today’s modern consultants.