The Everyday Person’s Guide to Privacy & Security: Avoid Identity Theft, Hackers and Data Breaches

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / February 25, 2019

Privacy is a hot topic in the 21st century… from Facebook’s blunders in Congress to Tom Brady destroying his cell phone after the Superbowl, everyone knows an ever-connected world means less anonymity.   First off, let’s be positive… I’m sure you have nothing to hide!! It’s not all bad–airlines are becoming more secure, criminals are easier to track, and anyone can check if their kid’s teacher is a…

The Missing Tools: 4 Things Your Lead Generation Strategy Is Missing

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 22, 2019
4 ways to boost lead generation

Is your business living up to its potential? Among small businesses, the answer is almost always “no.” That can happen for a number of reasons: Owners are too anxious to take risks, fail to focus, or haven’t cultivated a strong network. Luckily, there are simple tools that can help your business overcome these barriers. These four tools enable small business owners to take control of their lead generation…

How to Lead When Leading With Purpose Is Hard

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 20, 2019
Purpose-driven companies need purpose-driven leadership.

Marketers tend to make a big deal out of terms like “purpose” and “authenticity.” Why? Because research findings, survey results, and numerous other studies indicate that these things matter to customers. Brands that exist beyond mere profit — and can communicate that purpose clearly — tend to succeed. On the other hand, those that behave in a way that doesn’t match their message are penalized by consumers. They’re…

4 Signs You Should Swap Your In-House Agency for an Outsourced CMO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 7, 2019
In-house agency vs. outsourced CMO

The in-house agency, like most marketing trends, has had its share of leaps and starts. In 1986, Bank of America led the way with its internal agency, Enterprise Creative Solutions; in 1987, Fidelity Investments followed, founding Fidelity Communications and Advertising. Then, as quickly as it had come, interest in internal agencies waned. It wasn’t until the early 2000s, with the proliferation of mobile and digital marketing, that the…

Meet a Product Manager With These 5 Traits? Hire Her on the Spot

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 31, 2019
Hire the Best Product Manager

If you’re not a product manager, you might wonder why the role is sometimes called the “product CEO” or even the “second CEO.” Don’t those terms also describe the head of engineering? What about the CTO? Unlike the typical CTO or lead engineer, product managers touch every area of the business. They’re responsible for the product’s progress, of course, but they also coordinate with marketing, sales, procurement, and…

Here’s What Forward Thinking Business Leaders Do Differently

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2019
future facing company

There’s something to be said for focusing on the here and now. But to say that you can only control the present is a shortsighted view of business management. Smart leaders are equally focused on how they can prepare for the future. The Marks of a Forward Thinking Company As a business leader, you have no choice but to focus on what’s in front of you – the…

Forward Thinking: 3 Retirement Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Personal Finance / January 25, 2019
Retirement Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are persistent people and innovative thinkers, but if there’s one thing that they’re not very good at as a group, it would be saving for retirement. What’s the problem? Simply put, starting a business can leave entrepreneurs in a financially precarious situation with little money left to save or invest for their retirement years. What can you save when you’re running up debt and living on loans?…

4 Project Management Tips To Deliver Large, Complex Projects On Time

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 23, 2019
Project Management

Large, complex projects are twice as likely to be delivered late, go over budget, and have missing critical features. You can use the best project management tools on the market and still fall behind. Avoid a dismal fate for your next big project with the following project management strategies: Get your project managers PMP certified If you’ve hired a skilled project manager without Project Management Professional (PMP) certification,…

How Do You Track Progress in Your Business?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 21, 2019
Track Progress

A business should always be moving towards a set of goals. As soon as one set of goals is accomplished, a new set of objectives needs to be put in place. But how do you track how your team is doing in between goal creation and realization? The Importance of Tracking Progress  Whether it’s a fitness goal, business objective, or anything in between, tracking progress from the beginning…

Should You Take Out A Personal Loan To Fund Your Business?

by / ⠀Personal Finance / January 18, 2019
Personal Loan To Fund Your Business

If you have reasonably sound credit, it’s easy to get a personal loan – in fact, there are probably several companies actively clamoring to loan you money. When starting a business or trying to grow your company, though, steer clear of using personal funds. Despite the easy access, introducing personal funds into your professional endeavors can get messy quickly and leave your credit in shambles if things go…

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