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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.

Why your business needs a USP and how to find it

Why your business needs a USP and how to find it

A USP or unique selling point/proposition is a business term originally came about in the 1940s and 50s. In a nutshell, it describes what separates a company from all of its major competitors by boiling down all of its advantages and unique aspects to a single selling point. USPs are…

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…

Top tips for managing work/life balance

Top tips for managing work/life balance

Modern workplace culture tends to emphasize how great it is to rack up tons of hours at work. In fact, the proliferation of social media and the level at which we’ve transferred most of our lives to the digital space has made it all too easy to keep working even…

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…

How to be better at sales

How to be better at sales

Being a better salesman or woman is far from easy, as it’s the subject of countless books, guides, seminars, college classes, and more. But all of these resources take tons of time to get through and may not even result in you actually being better at sales. They tend to…

How to get better at negotiating

How to get better at negotiating

Negotiation skills are an important part of any leader’s toolkit. Negotiating is used in every industry and at all levels of business; it’s used when determining salaries between employees or between you and your manager, and it’s used when agreeing on business arrangements between your company and a potential client…

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 to get rid of toxic people ASAP

Why you need to get rid of toxic people ASAP

A business is defined by its employees and anyone else who interacts with it. Therefore, it’s a safe assumption to say that a business filled with positive and optimistic people will itself be a positive and helpful company. However, the reverse is also true; toxic people in business can create…

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