To earn more, you've got to learn more. What you need to know to be better at business.

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…

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…

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…

How to get better at handling stress

How to get better at handling stress

There’s no denying that workplace stress is a huge issue, regardless of your industry or profession. Stress is far from just a mental condition; in fact, too much stress can have serious biological ramifications and seriously impact your general health. If you want to both be healthy and enjoy your…

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