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Want to Win? Tackle These Issues and Stay Focused!

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 27, 2013

It is safe to assume that, if given one wish, most entrepreneurs would ask for more hours to their day. No matter what stage in its start-up life a small business may be in, time is precious and must be used carefully to ensure that the company stays on track and focused with what it’s doing and where it’s going. This is where the small items that sidetrack…

Creating a Crash Course for Your Industry

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 25, 2013

You don’t have time to keep up on industry trends. You’re an entrepreneur, marketing manager, or HR executive, with a schedule jam-packed with the day-to-day activities of your career — not sticking your head in whitepapers on your industry for hours on end. Believe me, I feel your pain. Running Influence & Co., I constantly felt that I was out of the loop on the overall trends in…

Google Plus: The “Ghost Town” that Helps Build Personal Brands

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 25, 2013

What If I told you Google Plus is no longer a “ghost town,” Would you believe me? I hope so. But don’t worry, this isn’t another how-to guide. This post is about opening your mind to how powerful a personal brand is. Specifically, how Google Plus can help you build a personal brand that makes people actually care about what you’re doing. How powerful is a personal brand…

Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 25, 2013

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes reading me. I have pitched to friends, family, investors, partners, consumers, at competitions and events, presented various works at middle-school, high-school and college, preached at multiple church services, bootcamps, sunday-school and real-time translated a dozen of preachers, and spoke at conferences in uni. From Portugal, to UK, to India, in different languages,…

Interview: Tiffany Tabar and UpSpring PR Focus on Design

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / May 24, 2013

  Tiffany Tabar is the CEO and co-founder of UpSpring PR, a boutique public relations firm specializing in architecture, interior design and product manufacturing. She and her co-founder, Sarah Nelkin, the company’s President, have built a strong niche in the hospitality, residential and commercial design markets, precisely by targeting clients working in these areas, such as the design of new restaurants. Their current roster includes a nice mix…

Want To Be an Inspirational Leader? 3 Pitfalls That Can Trip You Up

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 24, 2013

A “pitfall” is an unsuspected danger, a trap masquerading as a safe path. They’re easy to fall into –and even harder to dig yourself out of–which is why the best protection is a heightened sense of awareness that what seems safe may not be. Aspiring inspirational leaders starting or growing their businesses need to be on the look out for these seemingly safe behaviors that can, over time,…

Infographic: It’s Not Easy Being a Green Innovator

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 23, 2013

In today’s world, more and more people are becoming concerned with the environment – some to the point of dedicating their lives to trying to come up with innovative solutions to the world’s problems. Unfortunately, many of these people with great ideas don’t necessarily have the means to bring their concepts to life – at least, until now. Enter the great plane-leveler: the Internet! With the rise of…

Leadership Lessons From The Walking Dead

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 23, 2013

When was the last time you faced adversity? Hopefully, your office won’t be swarmed by a herd of reanimated corpses any time soon, but you and your team’s ability to face and survive adversity, from upset clients to industry melt-downs, is probably the single biggest influencer of your business’ on-going success. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is highly educational for us entrepreneurs. It’s brimmed with wonderful metaphors for business…

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