When companies put a call out to new MBA graduates for entry level positions, they look for a variety of things, namely the quality of education applicants received, the extra-curriculars and projects they’ve pursued, and on-the-job experience (provided by internships and co-op placements). Without real world experience, companies can’t be sure that a prospective applicant […]
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Now that the 21st century is in full swing, an ever increasing number of workplaces are providing corporate wellness programs that support the health and fitness of their employees. These forward-thinking programs can improve your health and personal beauty, too. Want to know how corporate wellness programs work? Read on. Big bucks backing up corporate […]
The idea of a side hustle can sometimes get overblown, to the detriment of many people who read about it. Some outlets sell it as a second job, which can scare away many people who feel bogged down with their day job and other concerns like family. However, this mindset doesn’t paint a complete picture, as […]
While there are some incredible stories when it comes to how millionaires and billionaires made their fortunes, there are only a few people that have done it from a garage environment, whether theirs or their parents’. If you’re thinking about renting office space for your new venture, why not consider starting in your garage instead? […]
Recently, office furniture retailer, Steelcase did a study with pollsters, Ipsos. And what they found was interesting. They found that a whopping 90 percent of workers were dissatisfied with their workplace. Studies like these highlight the fact that workplaces aren’t always the best places in which to work. Most respondents to the survey said that […]
In this fast-paced world it seems there are constantly more things to do and less time to do them in. If can feel as though you’re juggling 100 balls in the air and praying you don’t have to catch them all at the same time.
Recently I discussed the concept of without attachment with a colleague here in New Zealand, which essentially means emotionally detaching from the outcome of a situation, to enable a higher focus on the process.
Many a would-be startup founder has sat there, chin resting thoughtfully and earnestly on fist, willing that idea to appear in a divine light from high above. However, instead of simply willing that idea to magically manifest itself, sometimes it’s actually better being a little more perspicacious about the workings of the business right in […]
Harmonious team play is pivotal to a team’s success, as any sports coach would tell you. Only the luckiest of us would ever find ourselves in a team where everybody magically gels together. In most cases, clashes among team members are inevitable. Major clashes, which lead to resignations, are also not uncommon.
Proposals have a special place in the mind of many sales people. They are one of the milestones of the sales process and are often the main weapon in the sales armoury. They are the ‘meat of the dinner’.
As technology moves ever forward toward instant access to information and communication, “old fashioned” ways of doing business can sometimes be cast aside, whether or not they ought to be. Not everything about the way people did business 30 or 40 years ago is completely out of date.
Your business creates an impression in the mind of your prospects and customers each and every day. You have ability to ensure that it is appropriate, consistent and positive. How well does your business create the impression with your prospects and customers that you want to portray?
Even I as a man who hates buying shoes due to my feet resembling something between a seal’s flipper and a rowing oar can appreciate the quality of skill that has gone into every Minnie Cooper shoe.
There is a huge difference between the products and services you sell and the business….that you are really in. People only come to you for one of three reasons:
Gone are the times when it didn’t matter so much if a few customers got upset or had issues.
In the 30 or so years we’ve been working as specialists alongside family businesses one thing has become clear – only one-third of them will survive the transition to the second generation. And of that one third that gets through to the second generation, only one-third will survive to the third generation. That’s not very […]