Community and Entrepreneurship

Community and Entrepreneurship

One of the key success factors in building a business is immersing yourself in your community. If you’re looking to build brand awareness and gain traction, an effective way to reach that goal is simply by networking and meeting residents within your community. If you’re also committed to giving back, volunteering will accomplish both of these goals in one swoop. Whether you’re volunteering alone or as a team, giving back is a positive experience that will give you a window into your community and ultimately your company’s audience.

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Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Talking about your weaknesses can be difficult, especially because they inevitably pop up in most job interviews. We’ve heard all the generic answers from the self-proclaimed workaholics and perfectionists, but how can you really answer this question in a positive way that gets your interviewer’s attention and demonstrates that you are a genuine human?

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Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

Problem solving is a broad topic that many applicants might put on their resume as a buzzword, but what does it actually mean? A problem solver will find a solution, it’s as simple as that.

Becoming a problem solver happens over time with a great deal of practice. Each time you’re presented with a challenge or obstacle that you find a way to overcome, you’ve gained experience in problem solving. This process often happens accidentally, so how can you get experience in problem solving in a more intentional way? We’ve rounded up some tips for how to identify problems and find solutions.

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Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

To disconnect or check in? That is the question most entrepreneurs ask themselves before heading out on vacation. If you have spent the better part of your adult life building a business from the ground up, it’s totally understandable that the thought of unplugging from your “baby” may give you a minor anxiety attack. Truth is, your reluctance to disconnect could have a series of negative effects on both you and your team.

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How A Love / Loathe List Can Benefit Your Team

How A Love / Loathe List Can Benefit Your Team

Positive morale is every leader’s ultimate goal amongst their team. It’s difficult to balance the necessity for the delegation of tasks and making sure that everyone is satisfied with the work that they are doing. Last quarter, our leaders introduced a ‘Love / Loathe’ list to the team, with the instructions to write down the tasks that we loved to do vs. the tasks that we’d happily let go of.

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What Makes A Cover Letter Stand Out

What Makes A Cover Letter Stand Out

There is no better way for a candidate to incorporate their personality into the application process than with a killer cover letter. When I’m sifting through applications, one of my favorite moments comes when I find a resume that catches my attention and then see that the applicant have a beautifully written cover letter to match that tells me more about them. I’ve highlighted some of the top ways a candidate will stand out to me in their cover letter.

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Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

As you mature in a role as an entrepreneur, it’s advantageous to look toward the greats who have forged the path as game changers in the world of startup businesses. I’m currently reading Richard Branson’s newest autobiography, Finding My Virginity, and it’s packed with inspiring anecdotes, life lessons, and quotes. From detailing how he made two new hires burn their business suits and ties on their first day, to retelling the night his home on Necker Island burned down with family and friends inside, this book covers everything that Branson has experienced fifty years after first starting his business.

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How to Host a Networking Event

How to Host a Networking Event

Networking is a huge part of creating business relationships. These days it’s more common for people to get jobs and make connections through who you know than it is through a job site or less personal means of communication. That’s why meeting people in the industry means so much now more than ever before.

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How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

The life of an entrepreneur is without a doubt chaotic (in a good way, of course).  Staying organized is essential to success, and for some, it comes more easily than others. For those who love organization, planning, and anything that requires a spreadsheet, we’ve rounded up some tips that we use regularly to help us stay on track.

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6 Leadership Skills of Effective Business Owners

6 Leadership Skills of Effective Business Owners

Good leadership skills are indispensable to running a successful business. You can’t fulfill your role without a strong team backing you, and your leadership will dictate morale, productivity, and overall office culture. From the employee-perspective, we’ve rounded up six leadership skills that we have encountered in business owners who are both successful and popular among their team

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