• STARTUPS
    Don’t Take These 6 Shortcuts with Your Startup Business

    Plunging right in and recruiting a top-notch executive for your startup who has tons of experience working in large companies might seem like a good idea. However, in reality, recruiting candidates without any startup experience can do your business more damage than good. Taking shortcuts might seem like a good idea to save you time, money and […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Motivation Is a Bigger Advantage than Your IQ Score

    The IQ test has been the most widely used tool for assessing intelligence and giftedness as well as predicting school and job performance. But is it really the best and most accurate way to gauge future achievement? Psychologists and educators have been looking in other directions to identify the qualities that give the biggest advantage […]

  • PODCASTS
    10 Expert Tips to Make a Great Podcast for Your Small Business

    Wailin Wong is one professional who has made use of podcasting for years. Wong is one of the hosts of Basecamp’s Rework podcast. And she’s previously hosted another podcast for Basecamp called The Distance. So Wong’s experience isn’t just about the logistics of running a podcast, but also about using the format as a way for businesses to […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future (Infographic)

    Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the competition by mining their data and generating meaningful intelligence. From mapping customer purchase trends to optimizing product campaigns, predictive analytics can be the digital […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    How Your Business Can Stay Ahead of the Game With Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence holds great promise for everything from employee productivity to marketing campaign success. With early implementations of technologies such as predictive analytics, about half of the companies in three major business regions — western Europe, Asia/Pacific and the United States — plan to adopt some form of AI within the next five years. While […]

  • NEWS
    70% of Your Employees May Want to Work From Home this Holiday Season

    In between opening Christmas presents and cooking the turkey, a whopping 66 percent of employees will be checking work emails on Christmas Day. This was the finding of a survey by West Unified Communications Services on remote workers and changing working patterns. The study, which surveyed more than 600 full-time U.S. employees about their holiday work plans, […]

  • NEWS
    How to Get Lenders to Want to Finance Your Business

    Many small businesses fail in the first few years, and one reason why is running out of money. If you’ve ever watched the television shows Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank or The Apprentice, you will know that one of the most important ways to achieve business success is to get the finances right. That means thinking […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    10 Expert Tips for Using Microsoft Teams for Your Small Business

    Microsoft Teams is a communication tool within Office 365 that gives small businesses a straightforward way to communicate and collaborate with employees. For those who haven’t used Microsoft Teams, it can help to get some valuable tips and insights from experts in order to make the most of it. Microsoft Teams Tips Simona Millham is a […]

  • SUCCESS
    Vlog: Define Success for Your Young Athletes

    In this week’s vlog segment, I explore the importance of helping your children to define success in their athletic lives. This discussion by parents with their children is so vital because the youth sports culture defines success in a very narrow and limiting way, namely, success is about winning. Of course, victory is a primary goal […]