6 Signs You Are Not Ready for Entrepreneurship

Despite all the beautiful pictures on Instagram, not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship can lead to a life of freedom, and benefit the people a business serves. Or, it can be a nightmare if someone isn’t cut out for entrepreneurship. It’s not a one-size-fits-all choice for everyone. I took the opportunity to become an entrepreneur at 19… Continue reading

3 of This Past Year’s Worst HR Mistakes and How to Do Better

HR mistakes can have serious implications for a company. They can create distrust between employees and employers, reduce engagement and negatively affect an employer brand. In fact, in the 2015 SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey, the 600 responding employees ranked “respectful treatment of employees at all levels” and “trust between employees and senior management” as the top two… Continue reading

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success

Most first-time entrepreneurs seem to believe the myth that they need a minimum of a half a million dollars to start a business. At least that is usually the lowest number I see requested from our local angel investment group. In reality, over 80 percent of successful new businesses are self-funded for much less — often as little as $10,000.… Continue reading

5 Apps That Can Help Executives Strike Work-Life Balance

“There’s an app for that?!” I don’t know how many times I have heard that, and surely, you must have heard it too. There’s an app for almost everything these days — from note-taking apps that resemble traditional paper notes to productivity apps that replace Pas, through to bubble popping apps that mimic the annoying bubble-wrap bursting habit. Developers are… Continue reading

Poor Employee Engagement Is the Biggest Retail Fail of 2015

If you had to think of a list of retail fails, the majority of them would probably have to do with the way a company interacts with customers. Maybe a product launch left a lot to be desired, or perhaps customer service took it on the chin more times than you’d care to admit. While these are all important things… Continue reading