Book Recommendation: The Road Less Stupid

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Book Recommendation: Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham   If you were given the option to make a new decision or go back in time and fix a wrong one, which one would save you more money? This book suggests fixing the wrong choice would save you more money. As leaders, we have all made mistakes and will probably continue to make some more. Going forward, instead of focusing on making more right choices maybe we should focus on making less bad ones.      “It turns out that…

The Millionaire Mindset – 5 Skills You Cannot Ignore

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When we are born, we are given a clean slate to start anew. The world is out there for us to learn, grow, and thrive. We have innumerable opportunities to make the best of our lives. Thus, it is possible to become whatever and whoever we want to be; if we want to make millions or even billions, or if want to do social service, or if we want to get into politics to enact good laws and serve the people, any and all of that is possible.  Listed below…

How to Keep Your Team at Work Accountable

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How can you keep your team at work accountable? The responsibility of holding a team accountable is the work of the team manager, irrespective of whether or not the situation causes discomfort. The process of holding a team accountable consists of many variants, including instructions, regular advice, and explorative questions that assist in unlocking the inner ownership of the team. The meaning of accountability can be understood via the two phrases, i.e., to be accountable, which means offering a description of what’s occurring in a specific section; and to hold…

How to Create a Strategic and Operating Plan: Free Presentation Download

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There is a lot of value in having a plan when running a business or implementing a new idea. There is more value in writing that plan down. Then there is also even more value in presenting that plan to others so that they can also understand and buy into the idea. Strategic plans vary from project to project or company to company but there are similarities to what is included in them. In order to create a successful strategic and operating plan, there are certain things that you should…

5 Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

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More and more young people are starting out as entrepreneurs right after finishing college. Some even begin their journey into launching their own business after finishing school. While owning a business can be exciting and can go a long way into the growth of the economy, there are some critical mistakes that need to be avoided. 5 mistakes that young entrepreneurs can avoid Lack of knowledge about core clientele: It is important to know who the customers are and will be after the launch of your startup. It is not…

Have an Idea for a Startup? What to do First

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Most of us have at least one idea that is unique and can be used to build a startup. However, most of us do not have the capacity to become an entrepreneur and launch a startup. This could be due to varied reasons, one of the most primary being diving headlong into the launch of the product without understanding the market conditions, the limitations of the product, and consumer preferences, etc. Also, a lot of us are not prepared for the long haul! Starting a company is not a one-day…

How Entrepreneurs Stop Being Entrepreneurs

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How do entrepreneurs stop being entrepreneurs? Why do entrepreneurs stop innovating? All the startups stop innovating at some point in time and it is expected that innovation cycles tend to end. After a certain number of years spent on innovating, creating, evolving, and expanding the product, all entrepreneurs go all out towards an enormous sales push. This is when innovation becomes just another department instead of being the core of a startup. Increased focus on sales and growth is a natural step in the life cycle of any company. However,…

Solar Company Acquisition- Press Release Example

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Press Release-Solar Example A press release is a written, official form of communication to the public. These statements are often intended for media outlet use in order to spread the message further. Typically, a press release is something that is deemed newsworthy and carries some importance or relevance. A good rule of thumb is to keep the press release under 500 words and have the most important information in the first sentence or two. Even with a short statement, not everyone is going to read the entire document so summarizing the…

3 Things You Should Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

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What it is like to be an Entrepreneur? Everyone likes the idea of being an entrepreneur; you are your own boss, you get to work as per a schedule of convenience, you can work from home or office, and you get to jet-set around the world. But being an entrepreneur is not a bed of roses. Presented below are 3 top things that anyone who wants to launch a start-up should know about being an entrepreneur. Effectiveness is More Important than Looking Pretty It is important to have a proper…

Book Recommendation: The Talent Masters

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Hiring the right people for the right job is one of the most important things you can do as a business leader.  “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers” by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan is in my list of must-read books for leaders at all levels. If you are unable to read the book right now or would like to know more about before reading then take a look at these condensed notes below: THE TALENT MASTERS 1. Talent is the edge By repeatedly putting people…