3 Ways To Scale Your Business Fast

14 February 2019
Everyone want their business to be scalable, as the most profitable businesses with the highest growth potential are the scalable ones. You can scale your business if it’s built on a repeatable model that allows it to grow without a lot of overhead. If the business grows exponentially, the overhead and associate costs wouldn’t also increase exponentially. If your business model allows you to multiply your revenue and sell to more and more customers with minimal cost increases, it’s scalable. Other qualities of a scalable business are the potential to easily accommodate growth, the ability to acquire limitless customers, and a model that encourages repeat customers.  Online businesses are often the most scalable, as they require less associated costs to acquire customers, as well as less staffing and office expenses. For example, if you sell software online, the main cost was designing the software. Once the software is perfected and ready to be sold, however, i…

12 Signs You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset

05 February 2019 If you were pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to ’treps who know a success when they see one. Do the following traits, characteristics and quirks describe you? Well then, you might be an entrepreneur (at heart, if not yet in practice).

Image Source: List of 12 Signs You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset 1. You take action. Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and co-star of TV’s Shark Tank, says people who have a concept but not necessarily a detailed strategy are more likely to have that entrepreneurial je ne sais quoi. “I hate entrepreneurs with beautiful business plans,” she says. Corcoran’s recommendation? “Invent as [you] go,” rather than spending time writing a plan at your desk. In fact, she believes that those who study business may be prone to overanalyzing situations rather than takin…

6 Tips For Growing With An Entrepreneurial Mindset

01 February 2019

Much of the conversation about entrepreneurial growth narrows in on sales objectives, hiring the right talent and other similar objectives. The importance of the entrepreneurial mindset is often missing from these conversations.  The entrepreneurial mindset is about a certain way of thinking -- it is about the way in which you approach challenges and mistakes. It is about an inherent need to improve your skill set and to try and try again. But why is this important?

The entrepreneurial mindset is what you need to propel yourself forward. This mindset can dim as you get entrenched in the daily grind of entrepreneurship. But by making an effort to embody this mindset, you position yourself to meet everyday challenges and experience growth.
Image Source: Revisit Your Vision On A Daily Basis Much of the entrepreneurial mindset involves a steadfast commitment to a very narrow vision. This drive allows entrepreneurs to carry out the necessary steps to accomplish t…

10 Smart Business Ideas for 2019

Great business ideas for 2019
With a new year comes the chance to start new projects, so what better time to launch your own business? If becoming an entrepreneur in 2019 is on your list of New Year's resolutions but you don't know where to start, you might just need some inspiration. You'll want to start with an idea that has room to grow, so we've compiled a list of some great business ideas that we think will help you find success in the new year.

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Professional organizers help people declutter and minimize, enabling them to take charge of their belongings rather than feeling possessed by them. Minimalism is becoming extremely popular, but people often find it hard to part with things they've owned for a long time. Part of being a professional organizer is helping them develop a system for downsizing and keeping things that way.

Are you a highly organized person that enjoys making spaces more functional and comforta…

Compliance Success Starts With Change Management

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Within many organizations today, security and compliance teams are running in isolation. This introduces significant enterprise risk, as the security team might be doing what’s best to combat advanced attackers, but their actions may not be in compliance with corporate, industry or federal guidelines. Similarly, the compliance team might be laser-focused on adhering to regulations, but their strategy might be introducing security risks. Tim Woods, VP of Technology Alliances at FireMon, outlines the challenges of operating security and compliance in silos.

Every compliance initiative – whether regulatory or internal – poses the same central question: Are you monitoring for change? While the question is a simple one, for many companies, the answer remains elusive.

Whenever there’s a data breach, compliance failure or system outage, the first thing business leaders want to know is: What changed? And, too often, th…

Here's How HR Should Navigate The Tech-invasion At Work

Image Source: As part of Let's Talk Talent Week, leading industry experts discuss the tech-invasion that characterizes the world of work Whether it is L&D, talent acquisition or performance management, technology solutions are taking over HR and are making their presence felt right from enterprise grade products to bespoke solutions, from AI-enabled workplaces to analytics suited for every challenge. In a Facebook Live session with People Matters, as part of the Let’s Talk Talent Week, Shaakun Khanna, Head of Human Capital Management Applications, APAC, Oracle Corporation and Amit Malik, Chief People, Operations & Customer Services Officer, Aviva Life Insurance India Ltd discuss the state of affairs with regard to the tech-invasion at work and its implications for the future.

Digital marketers have a tendency to use people in ads. After all, human faces can add warmth and emotion that helps support an intended tone for a specific brand or product. The Broad Role T…

About Face: Why You Should Stop Showing Faces in Your Ads

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It can be hard to find an advertisement that doesn’t prominently feature an individual’s face. A quick image search of Moat displays an ad inventory for Wells Fargo that illustrates what I’m talking about: Almost all of the results feature happy people of various ages and races to support a request to “click to learn more.”

Digital marketers have a tendency to use people in ads. After all, human faces can add warmth and emotion that helps support an intended tone for a specific brand or product. Facing the Misconception Our eyes gravitate toward the faces of human subjects. On first thought, this might be seen as a strategic element: Simply use human faces in ads to draw in more attention. Unfortunately, getting attention is the easy part; keeping it is a challenge. This is seen in Facebook users on mobile devices who engage with content for an average of just 1.7 seconds before moving on.

Viewers have another tendency that marketers should take note of: Inste…