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Not too many years ago, entrepreneurs and marketers had less to think about when it came to Black Friday, the infamous holiday deal day. Retailers simply made their deals available online or in person the day after Thanksgiving, or maybe a little earlier. Fast forward to Christmas 2019. Top retailers like Walmart are kicking off their deals more than...
5 Science-Proven Ways to Improve Your Memory
Memory creation and management is a complex process where the human brain collects, stores and recalls information that we need for various tasks. Yet these memories also play a more human role by helping you recognize and remember important people and special occasions. Some cognitive conditions, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, rob people of...
In the past, education systems all over the world used traditional, one-size-fits-all learning environments. Researchers eventually realized people don’t process information the same way, and teaching methods have evolved to fit how students best learn new information. Anyone can determine their individual learning style. Once you know it, you can figure out the best learning...
Here's the Best Way to Start a Conversation With a Toxic Employee on Your Team
While your goal as an entrepreneur and business owner is always to surround yourself with talented, driven people, at some point you’re likely to encounter a toxic employee. Whether it’s bad attitudes, gossiping, poor work habits, or other toxic behavior, you may have to step in and have a conversation with a difficult co-worker. The better prepared...
Curiosity may have killed the cat, as the old maxim goes, but it can also fuel productivity growth. Curiosity plays a part in creative thinking, which in turn helps you solve problems more efficiently and improves workplace productivity levels. A 2018 review of recent research in Harvard Business Review shows that when organizations and entrepreneurs encourage curiosity at all...
VA
One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs involves staffing and delegation. It can be hard to know when to hire full-time or put extra help in place and how to do it the right way. Small businesses and new entrepreneurs might want to consider the virtual assistant, or VA. A VA is basically an independent contractor or freelancer who performs support-staff tasks and functions, often...
5 Ways to Help Get to Know Your Customers Better
Due to seasonal shifts in customer preferences or needs, revenue often slows for many businesses during the summer months. While you can use leading edge sales methods to keep revenue consistent as well as find new customers, this quiet period may also be ideal for working on other aspects of your business. Summer is a perfect time...
Laying Off Workers
It’s no secret that large companies struggle at times to treat their employees humanely. Many businesses, especially one of my favorite punching bags, General Motors, still opt for a traditionally heartless approach to layoffs. Other companies have found slightly more generous approaches — recently Ford showed a little kindness by actually giving employees a few days to pack up their...
Hustle Culture
Two competing trends are fighting for the souls of millennials. On one hand, there’s the much-documented commitment to the hustle, side or otherwise. On the other, there’s a backlash to hustle culture. In other words, a commitment to long hours of hard work to earn success has been widely celebrated, but is this tendency turning toxic and actually hindering...
Budget strategies
The year is already halfway finished, making now the perfect time for business owners to assess their progress with strategic and financial goals. While qualitative analysis can be helpful, performing quantitative analysis to look at elements such as business cash flow is crucial. This means you’ll need to track your budget to determine whether your...
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