Entrepreneurs

10 Ways Outsourcing Can Benefit Your Business

Outsourcing is not about improving the quality of your work – although, as you’ll see in just a moment, that’s a big part of it. Outsourcing is really about improving the quality of your life as a business owner by enabling you to delegate the low-return, mundane, or flat-out irritating tasks that are part of business to a qualified, efficient person or company. As Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Workweek, put it: “The secret to happiness is not earning a fortune – but simply replacing yourself with someone cheaper.” “The secret to happiness is not earning a fortune – …

Listen While You Work: How Entrepreneurs Can Use Music to Succeed

Do you listen to music while you work? Many people don’t listen to music while working because they feel it will hamper their productivity or disturb others in the office. If you’re not an entrepreneur and you work for an existing company, listening to music while you work can even be an issue because of office policy. But studies have shown that listening to music while you work can help you focus better, be more productive, and make better decisions. It also improves your mood, an undeniable factor in how resilient you are and how likely you are to succeed. …

25 Inspiring Quotes About Failure That Will Boost Any Business Owner’s Mood

25 quotes about failure

Quotes about failure – that sounds like it has the potential to be depressing. Right? Not if you’re reading the right quotes.  The most brilliant and innovative people in history have been students of the school of failure. We use this metaphor because experiencing failure is a lot like going to school–it’s miserable when you’re there, but you know that it’s inevitable and will better you in the end. It’s often unfair and challenging, and besides, do you really need this class to graduate? Perhaps the best way failure resembles school is this: You get out of it exactly what you …

Top 5 Bookmarking Apps and Tools

The internet is full of great content (and really bad content, too). When you’re browsing online, it’s easy to forget where you saw a statistic, image, or other piece of usable content. And sure, you could always sift through your browser’s lengthy history to find them again. But after noticing that today’s date alone has 5 pages of results, you’ll probably wish you had some great bookmarking apps and tools that do the work for you. That’s why we gathered 5 bookmarking apps and tools that help you keep track of what you see online, and that includes great content to share …

5 Tips for First Time Startup Founders

If you’re building a startup for the first time, you’re very likely overwhelmed, exhausted, and full of doubts. That’s normal. However, if you’re in a state of perpetual exhaustion or confusion about your efforts and mission, you’re not likely to get anywhere fast. That’s where advice and learning from others’ experiences becomes important. We asked ourselves, “What do we wish we had known about building a company without learning it the hard way?” The result is this: 5 tips for first time startup founders that will help you get off to a good start and plan your steps a little …

Building a Tech Startup? These 10 Tips Are For You

Building a tech startup is a complicated process. You have to move quickly, and if you’re planning to disrupt an existing sector of the industry, it’s essential that you have strong, relevant relationships and connections. There’s a lot of advice startup owners have to share about building a tech startup, but it’s difficult to get all the good information in one place. That’s why we compiled the best 10 tips we’ve seen about building a tech startup. Read on and learn something that could make a difference in your startup! 10 Tips for Building a Tech Startup Do you have …

3 Types of Furniture Every Home Office Needs

Home offices are usually located in relatively small spaces. They don’t need to be very large for one person to sit down and get to work. But working from a home office can become a chore when there’s not enough space to move freely and things feel cluttered. Finding the right furniture for your home office can help you get additional storage space and walking room without betraying the design aesthetic you were going for. Here are 3 types of furniture every home office needs. 3 Types of Furniture Every Home Office Needs In order to be an effective and …

The 6 Types of Employees You’ll Find in Any Office [Infographic]

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You’ll come across many different types of employees in your office. All types are required to make the world run smoothly (and sometimes, a bit unpredictably). Every office is different, but there seems to be a careful balance: In almost every office across the U.S., you can identify a few people that roughly fit the types we’ll describe below. Tell us which types of employees you recognize from your own office–and which type you think you might be! The 6 Types of Employees in Every Office Vocoli put together an excellent infographic outlining the 6 types of employees you’re likely to run …

5 Employee Motivation Techniques That Are Proven to Be Effective

Motivating employees that seem to have lost their drive can be a challenge. Many business owners and supervisors are tempted to give exuberant raises, undeserved promotions, and implement expensive workplace changes in attempts to motivate employees. But research has proven that money and other extrinsic (outside the self) motivators simply don’t work long term to recharge employees. In fact, they can condition employees to continue the un-driven behavior that you want to change. Luckily, you can rely on motivation techniques that have already been proven to be effective. There’s no guesswork involved–if you want to boost productivity and workplace morale, …

How to Create a Virtual Office Right Now

Thinking about transitioning to a virtual office? Business owners who have made the switch say they are more satisfied with their job and personal life afterward. Running a virtual office is easier, cheaper, and more productive than a physical or “brick and mortar” location. Below is a guide for creating a virtual office today, including everything you’ll need and special tips and tricks to consider along the way. What is a Virtual Office? A virtual office is run from your home or a remote location. By working with third parties, your virtual office can have a trustworthy business address, a …

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