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10 Ways to Help Your Home Based Business Succeed

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Owning a home-based business can be stressful. Without the traditional office/home boundaries, it can be difficult to stay on track and be productive with your time. It’s a challenge to stay connected to your employees and create a harmonious company culture. But operating your business from home doesn’t have to mean it’s doomed to be disorganized or chaotic. The fact that you’re reading this article shows that you are invested in your business and want to make it work against all odds. “When there’s a will, there’s a way.” We scoured the web and came up with a list of …

Why People Who Break the Rules Have Higher Incomes

Why people who break the rules have higher incomes

Breaking the rules might not sound like a clever thing to do, but it’s something that the highest earners have in common. People who break the rules, are stubborn, and misbehaved as children tend to earn higher incomes, according to the results of a recently released study that spanned 40 years and tracked 745 people. The study looked at the income and education levels of 745 people from Luxembourg schools in the 1960s. The children completed questionnaires about their behavior (self-reporting) and their teachers filed corresponding reports on the children’s individual traits and behaviors. Who are the rule breakers? The …

7 Keys to Small Business Success

Running a small business doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be successful. If you look at small businesses that have proven to be successful over time, you begin to notice a trend. Successful small businesses follow a process and adopt a mindset that seem to hold the keys to success for business owners that pay attention. In this post, we’ll outline what we consider to be the 7 keys to small business success and provide some actionable tips for implementing all 7 keys into your own small business. 1) Start small. Don’t spend everything you’ve got on your small business. Play it …

The 3 Small Businesses That Always Fail

Interested in starting a small business, or already own a business and wondering what your long-term chances at success are like? Apparently, if you own an independent restaurant, a retail store, or are a direct seller, your chances aren’t good. In fact, they’re pretty awful. Small businesses in general fail within the first year about half the time. A whopping 95% of small businesses close before they hit Year 5. More surprising stats about small business success and failure (you’ll see a lot more in the infographic): 40% of small businesses are profitable 30% break even 30% are steadily losing …

Sleeping Your Way to the Top: 5 Sleep Habits Successful People Have

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What makes successful people different from the rest? It turns out, a series of small-yet-significant decisions about their everyday lives are what separate the average from the stellar. One of the most noticeable things successful people do that unsuccessful people do not: Get a good nights’ sleep. But how? If you’re busy running a company, managing a family, and trying to make some time for yourself, how can you enjoy a peaceful slumber each night? Steal the sleep habits of the successful and sleep your way to the top. 5 Sleep Habits Successful People Have Sleep Habit 1: Ban blue …

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions

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Ready to hire an employee? You need to craft a job description that clearly states what is expected of the role. Writing an effective job description will help you appeal to the right job candidates, set a parameter for compensation, accurately describe the job role, and set performance expectations. What should be in a job description? Summary Your focus should be on making your job description clear and concise. Most job descriptions start with a short summary of the position. In your summary, you might include: Tasks involved in the role Preferred methods for completing these tasks How the role …

5 Ways to Get Better at Customer Service

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Customer service is one of the most important aspects of your business. If you aren’t paying attention to the way your business serves and interacts with customers, you’re losing out! Bad customer service results in more than just complaints–people will stop using your business, and if they had a really bad experience, they’ll tell their friends and colleagues to avoid your company, too. It’s important to focus on your customer service and the ways your company interacts with customers if you want to succeed (and we know you do). We know customer service well–it’s our business to, as a virtual …

Billboard Top 20 Songs That Describe Life as an Entrepreneur

Art forms have a way of cutting through the static and revealing what it really means to be human–or in this case, to be an entrepreneur. We looked through decades of Billboard Top 20 songs to find the ones that really nail what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Take a second to check out our list (and be sure to sing along with your favorites). Billboard Top 20 Songs That Describe Life as an Entrepreneur Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee “Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin’ for a train / Feelin’ nearly faded as my jeans” If you’ve …

3 Skills All Creative Entrepreneurs Have

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Entrepreneurs are a class of their own. Often above average in creativity, intelligence, and occurrences of mental health issues, there are pros and cons that come along with having an innovative, creative mind. Creative entrepreneurs possess a special set of skills that position them well for success in the world of business. Of those skills, three stand out as being unique to the creative entrepreneur. They are what differentiates creative entrepreneurs from entrepreneurs who struggle to come up with ideas and be innovative. They are often what predicts an entrepreneurs’ success. Let’s explore what those three skills are. 3 Skills …

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