A valuable conference experience doesn’t just happen—it takes research, planning and execution. You work hard for your money, and even harder for your time away from the office, and choosing the right (or wrong) conference could have a big impact on your business. Answer these nine questions before you register for a conference and make sure you’re heading to the right one.
Most people who dream of running a business have to pitch to potential investors, clients, or employees at some point. We’ve come up with nine tips to help you feel confident while you’re doing it.
Self-employment is a growing career path, which makes networking a really important skill to master. Here are five tips on how to network in today’s world, and how it can help you find clients, grow your skills, and get support as an entrepreneur.
When you’re running a small business, communication skills are essential. Whether you’re trying to get funding, pitching to a potential client, or even negotiating with suppliers or vendors, your communication skills may be the reason you are (or aren’t) successful. Here are seven areas to work on to ensure you’re the former, and not the latter.
Many people find it hard to truly own their accomplishments, and feel like they’re one mistake away from everyone realizing they’re a fraud. Learn how to recognize imposter syndrome, and how to truly own your success.
When Stephen Hawking passed away this past March, the world mourned the loss of one of its greatest minds. Hawking may have been focused on the cosmos, but he also taught us a lot of life lessons that small business owners can relate to.
Customer communication matters—over 85% of our success in life is directly linked to our communication skills. We dig into quotes from six famous writers, thinkers and celebrities to learn strategies for better customer communication.
It doesn’t always make sense to think of work and life as separate things when you own a business, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your well-being. Follow our tips for a healthier, more balanced and more rewarding life.
Public speaking is the number one fear in America. People fear being judged and being rejected. However, there are many ways to overcome these fears.
This post by guest blooger Jody Rebak appears as part of our series Small Business 500.
This post by guest blogger Christy Nichols appears in our series Small Business 500.