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Cultivate a reputation for fairness.
For many years, I served as a recruiter for the printing industry. It never ceased to amaze me how many times the same position would become open again after I’d filled it. I discovered this was because some of the client company owners did not act in good faith with their employees.
One of the easiest ways to show good faith is… Read More
Don’t be fighting yourself when you should be focused on your business.
In my first role as a leader, I was still in my early 20s. The three people on my team were considerably older than me. They used to talk about stress and I had no idea what they meant. Well, that was a long time ago and now I understand it much better.
As a business owner, you may as well receive a great big box of stress when you incorporate your business. You realize that everything is riding on your shoulders and you may have a lot at risk. Stress will probably be your constant companion for quite a while. But have no fear! Here are four easy ways to silence stress… Read More
Turn problems into selling points.
It’s amazing how many people miss the opportunity to turn a problem into a positive. When you use a little ingenuity, you can turn lemons into lemonade.
If you’ve ever tried to sell a house, or buy one, for that matter, you know that making sure the basement doesn’t leak is a primary concern of each party. If you’re the seller, you… Read More
When you connect others, everyone wins!
I frequently see people who go to Chamber of Commerce mixers every month with their coworkers. I’d be surprised if some of these people ever get a customer from their endeavors because they spend all of their time talking to the same people every month. While there’s nothing wrong with deepening relationships, if you go to a mixer and talk to the same people who you work with every single day, it’s unlikely you are going to get much new business there.
The key to successful networking is… Read More