business relationships

5 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Business Partner

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 5, 2014

When you’re fresh out of college or want to work for yourself, starting a business and partnering up with someone is the exciting way to go. Going into business with someone can feel very similar to falling in love. Everything seems beyond fantastic, you’re elated with joy and nothing seems impossible. A business relationship isn’t dating though; it’s a totally different relationship, but with comparable similarities. If you…

How To Navigate Office Relationships

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 17, 2013

  During your free time, you catch up with friends, have lunch with your family, and go on dates with your significant other. But when you open the office door, it’s already a different world. You also establish relationships inside the workplace whether you like it or not and you will have to deal with them every day. Office relationships are part of everyday human interaction. The people…

How to Build Relationships and Stay in Touch with Professional Contacts

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 14, 2013

One of the most common networking challenges people have, myself included, is staying in touch with people. It’s not enough to just meet someone once, you want to build a relationship over time for it to be valuable for both parties. Relationships require trust and rapport, which requires consistent contact over time. It can be easy for very successful or busy people to lose touch. The below strategies…

The Journey of Trust: Who to Trust and Why

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 6, 2013

One major problem that young entrepreneurs and business owners face is knowing who to trust as they build business relationships. Within the past ten years, there have been countless instances when big name companies spiraled downhill due to greed and dishonesty. The problem with fraudulent practices in business is the idea that instant gratification is the way to succeed. This idea is simply not true, however. Those who…