May 2012

Reputation is important, but character is the key

All business owners and executives know that reputation is important. Especially with growing consumer access to the internet, disreputable companies and individuals are subject to public ridicule and alienation from potential partners and customers. However, a person's character is every bit as important as his or her...
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How businesses can hire, motivate and retain top quality employees

All business professionals want to work with other talented individuals. However, many employers may be unsure of how they can best go about motivating high-caliber workers in a way that builds their interest in the job and sense of loyalty to the company. One highly effective strategy for maintaining employee loyalty is...
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Advice for forming partnerships with large companies

A business of any size can benefit from forming a partnership with a large corporation. Well-established companies can offer insight into how the industry works and what your business can do to survive and thrive in the future. Of course, you have to make certain that your team is ready for the challenge before jumping...
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New research looks at importance of soft skills

Many positions demand specialized skills or training, but new research is looking at the increasing importance of "soft skills" in the modern job market. A recent study by Millennial Branding, using Experience, Inc.'s data pool, explored the current needs of employers and the trends affecting hiring decisions. Although...
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Never ask a busy executive to meet you for lunch

A lot of people probably assume that those who work in business are always meeting each other for lunch, based on the way such meetings are portrayed in popular culture. In reality, there is a very good reason why most executives rarely have lunch meeting. It is a huge time sink. Between driving to the restaurant, waiting...
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Cast a wide net when fishing for talent

As anyone in business can tell you, it can be tough to find high-quality candidates, especially when a critical position is left vacant at an inopportune moment. There can be a lot of pressure on a company's leadership to fill an empty position as quickly as possible. But, conducting a talent search is time consuming,...
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Optimize your business abilities with worldly experience

As much as everyone draws comfort from familiar surroundings, it is essential that business owners and other decision makers at a company have experience from outside of their comfort zone. Narrowly focused individuals, even if they excel tremendously in one area, will ultimately find themselves at a disadvantage when it...
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Economists predict steady job growth will sustain recovery

A survey of 32 leading economists points to strong job creation in the first few months of the year with optimism that the trend will sustain greater economic growth throughout the rest of 2012. Unemployment was 9.8 percent in November of 2010, but the economists surveyed predict that it will drop below 8 percent by...
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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett shares keys to his success

Businessman Warren Buffett recently spoke at a shareholders' meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway. In what one attendee referred to as "the best one day economics seminar in the world," the billionaire investor offered advice on getting ahead financially, as well as general predictions for the future....
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Maximize the effectiveness of your networking efforts

A commonly repeated phrase is that "it's not what you know, it's who you know." But, getting to know the right people is often a challenge, as the best potential contacts tend to be the busiest individuals. A company in need of financial project consulting can obviously send a representative to the next...
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