10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner

Whenever possible, I encourage up-and-comers and established entrepreneurs to mentor the next generation of dream-seekers; for it is this insight and insider education that will provide the foundation for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. With that, here are 10 pieces of advice that I wish someone had given to me before I launched my first venture. Focus. Focus. Focus. Many first-time… Continue reading

Dont Make These Common Writing Mistakes

People judge you by your writing, so getting a word wrong can make you look bad. Be sure to avoid these common writing errors in your next email: Affect/Effect: Affect is a verb; effect is a noun. It affected him. The effect was startling. All Right/Alright: Although alright is gaining ground, the correct choice is still all right. A lot: A lot is… Continue reading

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type advice for people who want to start working for themselves. Frankly, the list is so good I think everyone would benefit from it. Below are my favorites. I’ve included links to research and prior… Continue reading

Note to Managers: Positivity Matters

Those who lead or manage others have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experience, they have the ability to influence not only what transpires within our work lives, but how we process those moments. A leader’s view of a challenging situation, including the psychological vantage point or “mindset” they… Continue reading