Last week I discovered a social media platform called Amino. I had never heard of it, and that made me wonder what other social media apps were out there that I'd never heard of. So, I decided to Google "Social Media Platforms.
We hear it all the time, "mistakes happen". We're told it's part of life, and therefore part of business, but it doesn't feel so great when you're faced with an angry or disappointed client, a bruised ego, and a reputation to mend.
Do you know that your business has an identity? That's right. Customers, investors, and employees all have an image in their mind about what your company stands for.
Small business owners understand the concept of wearing multiple hats more than most people.
Do you have a business plan? If you're like many small business owners, you don't have a positive answer to that question. Most believe that a business plan is only needed when investment or loans are part of the equation, and consider it an unnecessary headache.
It’s almost impossible to be in business without hearing about mentoring and coaching. These days the number of business coaches seems to be growing exponentially, and around every corner, there’s someone who knows how to help you get sales, build your email lists, convert prospects into paying clients, or build your brand.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly and community minded, many people look only at large corporations and what they’re doing. Yet climate change and positive community development affect everyone, and modern consumers are demanding a reaction from even small businesses.
Many small business owners use the terms ‘businessperson’ and ‘entrepreneur’ interchangeably, with some preferring the latter because it sounds more sophisticated, modern, and enlightened. They believe they need to embody the entrepreneurial spirit in order to get ahead, and chastise themselves and others in the pursuit of that ideal.
If you’ve attended any business seminar, coaching session, or entrepreneurship training in the last few years, at some point someone would have asked you “Why?” Why are you in business? Why are you an entrepreneur? Why are you doing what you do?
When you hear the word ‘entrepreneurship’, chances are health is not the first thing which comes to mind. In fact, while research shows that the most successful people view their health as a priority, the average small business owner doesn’t practice healthy habits.