I quit caffeine. I’m from the “Coffee Achiever” generation and the truth is, I love the stuff. There’s nothing like the aroma and rich flavor of a good cup of coffee. In fact I’m drinking one right now while I’m writing this — it’s warm, and relaxing! The other great thing about coffee is caffeine!
If March Madness was about creating jobs, instead of scoring hoops, then small business would be the little NAIA school with a few hundred students who sneaks into the tournament and, against all odds, defeats the big well-funded, well-advertised, Division 1 school with tens of thousands of students. Oh, and in this metaphor, the NAIA
A good book can change your perspective, polish your skills, or completely alter the way you approach life. If it’s really good, you’ll be better because of it. Reading helps us sharpen our minds and is a great way to keep learning and expanding our creative capabilities even after traditional education ends. For business owners,
I recently got some feedback from someone I really respect, and I didn’t like it. People have opinions and feelings about what I say, do and decide. Since I’d rather not let those feelings sit and stew, without any response from me, I ask about them. And people tend to give me their feedback. Whenever
Small business owners and entrepreneurs don’t have a whole lot of practice hiring and interviewing. Let’s be honest — many of us wing it, especially with our first couple of hires. Jill and Brad discuss their best tactics for interviewing, and share their top interview questions that they ask when hiring a new employee. It’s
Nothing makes an entrepreneur start yawning faster than talking about business insurance. And insurance premiums? They can seem like such a waste of money. That’s good money that you could be investing in your business. You already have to pay for workers’ compensation, unemployment, and maybe even disability insurance for your employees. (And don’t get
Why getting feedback is so valuable Behind every great business is an entrepreneur who's pretty sure she's screwing up — John Jantsch (@ducttape) January 30, 2014 Last month we focused on clarity. (Did you identify your ideal client?) Clarity is an important precursor to feedback because when we aren’t clear we have too much feedback,