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Should you mix business and friends?

Should you mix business and friends?

In the business world, you’ll hear two answers to the big question: should you mix business and friendship? The answer will largely depend on the answerer’s personal experience. For instance, successful entrepreneurs who started companies with their best buds probably don’t think there’s an issue with mixing business and friendship.

Top tips for improving your public speaking skills

Top tips for improving your public speaking skills

If you’ve ever been in a leadership position in a company, chances are you’ve had to do a little public speaking here and there. In other cases, public speaking may be an integral part of your job or a position you hope to eventually hold. Either way, learning how to…

What traits make a good leader

What traits make a good leader

Good leadership is vital in any organization or company that wants to succeed. However, if you’re already a manager and are looking to promote another employee to a similar position, or if you’re wondering whether you’ll be a good leader yourself, it helps to know what traits make a good…

Tips for losing your ego

Tips for losing your ego

A person’s ego is an integral part of their personality, and it’s also crucial for business… to some extent. These days, far too many people place too much importance on their own egos. It’s true that your ego can give you the ambition and confidence you need to succeed in…

Can you teach someone to be an entrepreneur?

Can you teach someone to be an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship is something of a mythical profession, at least in America. We tend to venerate successful entrepreneurs and celebrate entrepreneurship as a kind of “pure” type of salesmanship. Entrepreneurs are often imagined as those who were once down on their luck, but then pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and…

Why consistency is the key to being successful in business

Why consistency is the key to being successful in business

There are lots of ways to be successful in business, and many other guides or mentors will emphasize adaptability and being willing to change. However, the opposite side of the coin is also valuable; in fact, being consistent is one of the keys to being successful in business. While you…

Why you need A-players in your business

Why you need A-players in your business

Any business needs great employees in order to turn a profit and grow in the long term. However, there are good employees and then there are great employees. While employees that do the bare minimum and keep the ship afloat have a place, it’s more often than not a better…

How to become better at adapting to change

How to become better at adapting to change

Change is a fact of life, and it’s a big fact of business. Yet despite this ostensibly being common knowledge, many businesses struggle to adapt to changes in their industry or the overall market. Being an adaptable business means you’ll be around over the long haul instead of earning modest…

Why investing in your personal brand matters

Why investing in your personal brand matters

Your “personal brand” can best be thought of as your overall professional image or reputation. It’s the way that you present yourself to your industry’s world and links your accomplishments, personality, and professional ambitions into a single expression you use for a variety of things. More importantly, investing in your…

How to work effectively from home

How to work effectively from home

These days, more and more people are taking the plunge and trying to work from home. Whether as freelancers or just by simply transferring their existing duties to a home workspace, professionals both at the beginning of their careers and experienced industry leaders are finding that they can do all…

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