Business coach Ann Mehl says assertiveness is an essential but not always a natural skill for entrepreneurs.
Managing Your Business
It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.
Luz Iglesias of recruiting company Hirefly Inc. provides practical tips for small businesses looking for highly skilled talent.
Recently, I was asked to give a presentation at a company offsite on the subject of “productivity and time management.” In order to prepare for this, I polled a number of friends and colleagues on their individual work habits: ordinary people whose work styles I admired. Nobody I spoke to felt like they had enough time. It’s as if we’ve all become the proverbial “plate spinners,” those talented jugglers rushing from plate to plate in order to keep each one spinning in the air.
Whether you’re a startup or a Fortune 500 company, every business needs to communicate effectively with their clients, employees and vendors.
Nelly Yusupova is the CTO of Webgrrls, a networking organization that helps keep professional women connected to one another and leverage technology.
With the online masses crying out against the PIPA/SOPA bills this week, it couldn’t be a better time to do an assessment of your business, and make sure you are protecting your intellectual property, and not infringing on anyone else’s!