Giving Thanks: 31 Inspiring Quotes About Thankfulness

Giving Thanks: 31 Inspiring Quotes About Thankfulness

Giving Thanks: 31 Inspiring Quotes About Thankfulness Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, I know that it’s not always easy to be thankful for what you have. As an entrepreneur, I have to make payroll, meet with prospects, find the time to work on my next book, and try to fit in some time for my wife, daughter, and...
How Do You Remain Competitive In This Cut-Throat Economy?

How Do You Remain Competitive In This Cut-Throat Economy?

Consumers’ behavior has never been changing this fast. We want a tailored and exceptional experience, making every dollar we spend worth it. Does your company business model translate unto this demanding world? Most entrepreneurs have great talent, usually the reason why they went into business in the first place, yet, consciously or subconsciously, they stall the progress of their company: they think they can do it all!   Leverage skills: What if you could use people that know more stuff that is useful to the company while you focus on generating income? Entrepreneurs have long seen outsourcing as a strategy reserved for big business but technology, accessibility and corporate drop-out have made it a more accessible tool to powerfully impact your bottom line. With highly qualified professionals as subcontractors on board, upgrade your skillset pool, execute at a higher level and save yourself the burden of paying payroll taxes, health insurance, worker’s compensation, etc. If you have space constrictions, it will also enables you to grow your company without increasing physical property expenses.   Manage human capital: Most businesses still consider consumers and employees as separate. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! People, clients and workers alike, are your most valuable assets.  They are the ‘raw material’ that create wealth. How you manage your human capital will directly impact your level of revenue. “Small business, augmented by a global pool of human capital, can compete directly with the biggest players in their space, and win.” says David Walsh, entrepreneur and author of Source Control, an e-book on effective small business outsourcing. So dream bigger and play in the major league!   Let go:...

3 Moves To Reap The gold Of The New Knowledge Economy

Breaking news! Mediocrity has died! R.I.P. It all started about five to seven years ago when social media started becoming a mainstream platform for interaction, news and entertainment. There became a devastating fight between Excellence and Mediocrity. Recently mediocrity has succumbed to its injuries and has died. How could this happen? According to the book “Intellectual Capital” (author Thomas A Stewart), we are in a knowledge based economy. ‘In this new era, wealth is the product of knowledge’, says Stewart. This means there are more intelligence and knowledge in products and services than there are parts and labor. For example a laptop today does way more in terms of processing, speed, weight and cost less than a desktop of five years ago. They have better chips, lighter cases, etc., all as a result of intelligence. Today’s products and services have made a paradigm and fundamental shift to be excellent. Why? Increased competition, abundance of information available to consumers as well as consumers being more discerning with who and how they give and spend their money. How do you transform your business in this new paradigm? Become the expert at what you do. Know and focus on your product or service so intently that when asked you can exude such confidence that you will leave no doubt in your knowledge, experience and ability to perform. Fill knowledge voids with knowledgeable people. You can’t be great at everything, so surround yourself or hire/outsource to people that possess the knowledge, experience and skillset to execute at a level you can’t. Everything is learnable, however the key is to understand what is worthy...

10 Mistakes Intelligent People Never Make Twice

10 Mistakes Intelligent People Never Make Twice Everybody makes mistakes-that’s a given-but not everyone learns from them. Some people make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit...