Last week at an association lunch I was asked what I thought was the most important thing to know in business. My answer was simple to come up with because I have given it so often.
You must be a life-long-learner!
I truly believe that to be moving forward in business you must be learning about business, about . . . → Read More: You Must Be a Life-Long-Learner! Here is Why
Are you turning off your clients, peers, and mentors by being the one that does all the talking? How much of the time are you being the listener? If you are really listening to others you will see an increase in your business. Everyone wants to feel like they are being heard. If you are controlling . . . → Read More: Is Your Talking Losing You Clients?
If you love business like I do and you are a woman, you should be thankful you live in a country like the USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, and Canada. These are the top 6 G20 countries to live in if you are a woman. Trust Law Poll has published some interesting statistics on being a . . . → Read More: Upward Trend for Women in Business
Once you get in the entrepreneur mindset, opportunity seems to be everywhere. The challenge with ‘everywhere’ is it requires more and more of your time and attention. Have you ever been at an event and you hear about a new application or online offering that could help you keep track of your clients easier, or streamline your . . . → Read More: Do you have “Shiny Object Syndrome”?
In the first part of this article (“Omnipresence” vs. “Omni-availability” Part 1) I asked you, “Are you always available for your client? Do you take calls in the middle of dinner, during your birthday party, and on your vacation?” We looked at how to evaluate the cost of running your business at times when you feel . . . → Read More: “Omnipresence” vs. “Omni-availability” part 2
The two sides of entrepreneurship are creation and sales. You must be able to do both in your business or you will stop producing, shipping, and selling if you have a challenge with either.
Some people are great at implementation. New ideas mean new things to develop and that is exciting. It drives them to get more . . . → Read More: Implementing versus Selling
My 2012 goals include paying off debt, growing my business, being healthy and losing weight. With all governments and economies struggling to balance budgets and stabilize I think there are many people feeling the same way I am.
Yesterday I was reading Inc. Magazine (March 2012 issue) in the library while I waited for my kids and . . . → Read More: What Do You Want This Year?
We know that someone coming right out of college or university has some great knowledge and a starting point for their growth as experts in their field. What is surprising is how often it is thought that having the education makes you an expert. There is no substitute for experience. There are so many variables in . . . → Read More: Teaching vs. Reproducing
Welcome to Sunday. It is a day for rest, church, and family for many of us, including me. I teach grade 7-9′s on Sunday mornings at my church and I always leave with so much positive energy from all their questions and insights about religion and faith.
I try not to spend time at work, but I . . . → Read More: What Can You Do Today to Get More Clients?
Do you ever meet people you just really want to be connected to and then you get the chance to meet and spend some time and you realize you have tonnes in common? Over the years I have met many people like this and I always take the opportunity to try and connect on a more . . . → Read More: To Be Connected You Have To Stay Connected