Business Success

Why Effective Workplace Communication Is Critical to Your Business Success

I still remember the day I got my first memo. I was in my second post-college job and although I’d worked since I was 13 years old, holding positions primarily in the restaurant and food industry, I had never, ever been given a memo from an employer as a form of communication. Usually, messages would just be shared from one shift or one person to the next. Sometimes they … [Read more...]

What I Found When Looking for “Simple Business Advice”

As a freelance writer who specializes in health and wellness, personal development, and self-defense related content, I spend a majority of my day online searching for the latest research and most current information in these life improvement fields. The more up- to-date I can stay on my topics of expertise, the better I can help my clients grow their online presence, growing … [Read more...]

3 Counterintuitive Lessons Artists Can Teach Entrepreneurs

We live in an age of unprecendented opportunity. Everywhere we look, technology is making everything easier. From the books we read to the groceries we buy, our lives are becoming more and more automated. Which introduces a whole new opportunity: Never before has the need for creativity been greater. We need you to make something, to launch something we've never seen, to … [Read more...]

New Survey Reveals Importance of Company Culture for Business Strength

The Alternative Board (TAB), an international provider of executive peer advisory boards with over 3,000 members worldwide, recently released the results of their September 2016 Small Business Pulse Survey. If you’ve not yet heard of it, this is a survey that obtained input from hundreds of business owners to determine the qualities that separate a strong company culture from … [Read more...]

How to Improve Workplace Communication (And Increase Your Success!)

Good communication between you, your staff, your clients, and anyone else you deal with regularly is vital. Ultimately, the more clearly you are able to share what it is you want, what you expect, how you want things done, what changes need to be made and every other piece of communication relevant to running a successful business, the more you’re able to grow in whatever … [Read more...]

How Developing Your Writing Skills Can Make You a Better Business Owner

As a community college instructor, I often hear students complaining about required courses that are not related to their major. “I’m never going to use this,” they grumble about certain classes. However, I like to challenge students about how core classes can help them succeed in almost any endeavor. Although writing classes frequently top the list of courses students … [Read more...]