Block chain opportunities for entrepreneurs

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One of the greatest technological advances of all time is the Internet. This technology provides tremendous amounts of information, makes communication easier than ever, and has transformed the modern business world. For these and other reasons, a life without internet is hard to imagine. If you could go back in time, you could make a lot of money by investing in the internet. Of course you already know it, with a drop of 20/20. What’s harder is knowing how to spend your money and time now. How do you know…

Motivation in the Workplace

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Motivation: What Drives You? Why do you do what you do? You have chosen business as a major focus and, no doubt, are planning your life around that choice, but why? When there are so many other options in the world, what drives you to focus on business? Human motivation is a complex phenomenon that helps explain why we choose the paths we take and what drives us to persist at certain goals. Jessica is, by all accounts, a driven young woman. She works very hard, often putting in long…

Should Your Business Have a Social Media Policy?

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In today’s ever-connected world, social media is king. As a business owner, you want your business’s image and reputation to reflect certain values so, when trusted employees post questionable content on their personal social media accounts your business’s good standing can take a serious hit. The following are some of the most fundamental ways a social media policy can help protect your enterprise: First and foremost, a social media policy lays the company’s expectations for employee social media behavior out plainly. Your employees are a direct reflection of their leadership,…

Who is the First Employee You Should Hire for Your Startup?

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As an entrepreneur, you’re used to wearing at least a dozen different hats as you pull 18-hour days to get your startup off the ground. But now that you’re gaining momentum and clients the workload isn’t nearly as manageable as it once was. Who are we kidding? It was never really manageable, but you’ve made it this far relatively unscathed. So, now what? You’ve thought about hiring someone to take a portion of the workload off your plate, but who should be your first hire? Before you start accepting applications,…

How to Use LinkedIn to Hire Employees

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Did you know approximately 467 million people are using LinkedIn worldwide? Now the world’s largest online professional networking platform, LinkedIn is changing the way the recruitment and hiring process operates. Gone are the days of stacks of applications piled upon your desk – today’s hiring process involves more scrolling than shuffling. You could be using LinkedIn to hire employees. But in an applicant pool as large as LinkedIn’s, how can you best weed out the unqualified candidates and find the real gems with potential? For those who have only a…

How to Choose Outstanding Employees

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Successful Employees Great leaders know that the key to success is great employees. But how to choose employees that are right for you? These are the people who take that extra step without prompting, and who share your vision to strive for excellence. Like you, they take pride in being the best, and their personal integrity never allows them to submit an imperfect product. They’re there when you expect them to be, and focused on getting the job done. Now, how do you find these people? What’s more, how do you…