Owning a business can be a hard, an all-consuming job. How many weekends have you worked the last few months? How many late nights? When you see your team members leaving the office at five-thirty or six-o’clock, are you jealous? Building a business is pioneering work; it takes continuous effort over a long period of
Many leaders are not aware of the great power and influence they have over their team. Both directly and indirectly, leaders set the tone, pace and emotional climate of a workplace. Consequently, their actions and attitudes are absorbed by every sponge-like staff member. When it comes to the subject of respect, every leader wants it
This month at EnMast, we’re talking about the value of business-owner communities. Within your community, I hope you are fortunate to have one or two (or three or four!) business mentors. As we often say here at EnMast, there is no need to reinvent the wheel in business; the answers are usually somewhere — you
John had been working at the piano store a couple of months. He had completed his sales training — but things weren’t adding up for him. First, the approved sales process involved leading off with price, and leaning heavily on talking about the value of the piano offered. Secondly, a large portion of the prospects
Writer and Content Strategist, Jason Konopinski invited Brad on his awesome podcast, Riffing on Writing this week to talk about how anyone — writer or non-writer — can crank out content that’s valuable and relevant. So if you’ve struggled with writing on your blog, website, or what-have-you, you gotta listen in. Check it out here!
For some reason, many business owners don’t consider themselves to be leaders. This fact alone can cause their businesses to suffer (or not thrive as much as they could). In this guest post for About Leaders, Brad Farris writes about how business owners must first embrace their roles as leaders, and then build and refine five
I’ve put significant time and money into our company website, but all those thousands of dollars and hours of effort haven’t made people come look at it! When I review my analytics, there aren’t even a hundred people a day visiting. How do I get more potential customers to come visit my website? First off,
Meals have a way of bringing people together, and this is especially true in business. In fact, business lunches are a great way to connect with prospects and contacts in an informal, non-threatening setting setting. That is, if you don’t screw it up! There is an etiquette to business lunches. A business lunch can completely