Year: 2017

Business
Personal Finance

5 Smart Strategic Moves to Improve Your Credit (and Your Business) in the New Year

We all know there’s a healthy hacker culture in the entrepreneurial world. For decades, coders have hacked their way to creating new products and businesses. More recently we’ve heard about “growth hackers” attempting to increase the size and reach of their companies. Or “bio hackers” who take Soylent or stick to certain diets to keep the weight off. Recently, I’ve started […]

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Startups

How to Keep Customers in Love with Your Product

You’ve probably spent years of your life honing your product or service so that people will like it and buy it from you. You’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into it. The unfortunate truth though is that most customers won’t ever see that or care. To them, the only real difference between you and competitors […]

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Employment

7 Red Flags Warning You to Turn Down That Job Offer

Job searches get old fast. They can feel like a part-time job all by themselves. When they get tiring, or when we get bored or desperate, we sometimes compromise our principles and take jobs that in hindsight, we know we shouldn’t have accepted. I did this myself some years back. I had just finished a run at a […]

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Business
Grow Your Business

How to Get More Online Customer Reviews

We know that, in today’s world, online customer reviews are the new word-of-mouth for your business. The better the reviews, the better the reputation of your business, and the more likely that the people who research your business online will end up being your customers. But the number of stars your business gets in the […]

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Business

8 Ways To Tell You’re Truly Serious About Career Success

We’re all after the same thing in life: happiness. And, for many of us, our level of success defines our happiness. Success is very appealing and almost every human being fantasizes about it. But, daydreaming about success and actually attaining it are two different things. Some people don’t take the steps necessary to achieve what they […]

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Marketing

How to Use Traditional Marketing to Promote Your Freelance Business During the Holidays

The holiday season is pretty much here already, and the internet is still probably the outlet of choice for much of your marketing. But, don’t count out traditional marketing just yet. Just as in-person interactions can personalize your relationship with customers and colleagues, print collateral can make a different type of impression on customers. For freelancers, the […]

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Workplace

3 ways to get everyone collaborating perfectly

The office environment has changed dramatically over the past few years, as businesses have discovered how much more productive everyone can be when they work together. Many aspects of today’s open-plan offices aim to encourage collaboration, even as teams are increasingly working remotely. When it is time to get together and work on a project, it’s […]

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Business

Want to Win? Science Says to Wear More Red

Humans are sensitive creatures. We perceive more than we believe we do from the outer world. Outer sensations affect our behavior, emotions, and state of mind. Psychologists know that very well. They apply different techniques that affect the senses to improve the mental state of their patients on a daily basis. But how can this strategy help you? It turns […]

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Health

12 Ways to Smoothly Start Waking Up Earlier

You’ve likely read the studies saying that those who wake up earlier are more successful. You may even have set the goal to adjust your wake-up time, sure that an extra hour or two at the start of the day is all you need. But deciding to wake up early and actually following through are two different things. If […]

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Business

Break These 7 Rules to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Interviews can be fun. People who do them a lot know an interview really doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking or difficult experience. The stigma that surrounds the interview is that you always think you have to project the best version of yourself. When you interview a lot you know that, more than anything else, you need to be real. […]

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