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How to be Successful in Business

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Kira Saini's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:28 AM

This article is describing how to be successful in the right way. The key factor in order to be successful is to persevere, don't be held back by something, have high expectations, your goal should be to do your best, LEARN  from your experiences, and use the knowledge to do better in the future. According to this article, success is more about learning than proving how smart you are

Ivo Nový's curator insight, October 25, 2014 11:14 AM
Although you may not be 100% successful in whatever you do, your goal should be to do your best, learn from your experiences, and use this knowledge to do better in the future.
Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 21, 2015 5:27 AM

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Three Fundamental Laws Of Success in Financial Management

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:05 PM

These very basics are a start but I wouldn't say that you could end there. Part of being able to do this well is to understand your profit drivers. To do this you need to understand your costs, your sources of revenue, and your competitive position. With this understanding, you are in a better position to spend wisely and invest differentially. 

harish magan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:02 PM

A key tenent to becoming a successful business owner, is to avoid making serious errors in financial management, and the best way to do so is to develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of financial management.

 

Far too many businesses fail to survive due to their disregard for these fundamental laws, and every business owner should make it their business, to develop a clear understanding of the laws of success in financial management.

 

This good article, suggests that there are only three things you need to do to be financially astute in business, and it provides a simple explanation of each law and how it should be applied.

Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:05 PM

Three rules to lay the groundwork for a suvccessful business!

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Five Steps To Business Creativity

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John Zinga's curator insight, October 23, 2013 7:02 PM

Here are some good insights on keeping your company fresh.

harish magan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:01 PM

Many businesses get stuck in a rut, not knowing where they should redirect their efforts, in order to remain relevant and competitive in today's fast moving markets.

 

In the search for ideas they can use in future to help their businesses to remain market relevant,  business owners are often their own worst enemies, as they hinder original thinking by not giving their teams the room they need to be truly creative.

 

This excellent article, suggests that creativity is essential to success in the modern competitive world of business, and it offers a five step process to create an environment where business creativity can flourish.

4twenty2's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:48 AM

This is an interesting article but what it has shown is that these 5 steps can be applied to many business situations.  Imagine, for instance, applying them to your sales approach.

 

1.  Doubt everything ..... All those preconceived ideas about what your clients wants - doubt it - instead find out what it is they are looking for 

 

2.  Explore options ..... having thrown out all your ideas of what you thought your client wanted you now have a fresh idea and should consider fresh approaches - maybe the product or service you had in mind is no longer appropriate - do your home work - be prepared and explore your options

 

3.  Generate new ideas  ..... work WITH your client to find a solution - it maybe something new,  a remodel of something you have, don't be afraid to think outside the box at this stage .... Often fun  comes  with creativity and enagagement Something that seems way off, even laughable, can become something workable.

 

4. Converge. Evaluate and Select....... the ideas , projects, products or services that fir your clients needs and follow them through to the end


5. Re-evaluate relentlessly..... This is key.  A product or idea that worked last time maybe won't work this time - a brilliant idea has a shelf life .... don't let it become "out of date"

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How Small Business Leaders Can Build Resilience

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santina kerslake's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:38 AM

The 4 tips are sound advice.

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:26 PM

How resilient are you? Being a small business owner is hard but rewarding work. With the right attitude and proper support structure, you can make a go at it. 

Ciara Turner's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:29 PM

 

Small business owners will always feel like they have a lot to prove as well a lot to lose. Especially, for the majority of the business owners that life has been devoted to keeping their business afloat. They have invested too much of their time money and effort into their business. According to the article it stress that a business owner MUST have resilience as a leader. They must be able to take on any obstacle that comes their way.

 

With the understanding that they still-fragile economic recovery, the difficulties small businesses face securing funding, and the importance of finding and retaining the right employees, places enormous stress on leaders today. Which is understandable however the business world does not wait on anyone? The competitors feast off of those that show weakness. By developing a true resilient mindset, small business owners can continue growing their business regardless of the obstacles around them.

 

In the article it gave a couple of tips on how to improve business owner’s resilience mindsets. It was four steps; don’t go it alone, accept people help, keep your eye on the goal, maintain a positive outlook.

 

Reach out to other trusted business owner or consultants for ideas and support. Small Business owners need to realize they are not in it alone. Once you have reached out the next step will accept the help that is being offered. It is not a sign of weakness. Business owners should keep their eye and mind on why they started this company to reinsurance themselves when time gets hard. Which can help them keep a positive outlook on any situation that comes up to sufface.  

 

With that being said I think that smaller business should engaged more into the Chapter 9 topic business to business relations. Which chapter touches on a couple key points for this particular article the fact of building and maintaining a relationship with other local businesses. On page 194 in the chapter someone suggested and I quote , " one-one-one discussions, partner advisory councils, surveys, and collaboration. the idea is to understand their issues and help partners grow."   Having an understanding that it is a competition however what a competition is if you have no one to compete with.

 

From a PR stand point I think that having that open minded mind set and such with only help you and your community thrive for better prosperity.

 

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The Secrets of Successful Selling

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laura owen's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:38 PM

Great

Ade Omomo's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:45 PM

A good collection of high level tips showing all the stages of the sales process

Tia Ribary's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:00 PM

Rarely does a sales article put it so plainly, in clear steps, on how to open, support and close the sale, as well as overcome client concerns. I've had a fair amount of sales training in my day (and supported numerous sales teams). Although written rather technically, this is a good go-to article for what to do...when you need it! And, all small businesses need to make sales!

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Top Tips on Outsourcing for Small Businesses

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Sudeep Sirur's curator insight, March 16, 2015 2:18 AM

Brilliant post on Outsourcing for small B2B companies.

Suntech iPark's curator insight, April 29, 2015 10:09 PM

Thinking of business transformation?

Dmytro Ternovyi's curator insight, November 3, 2015 11:31 AM

Outsourcing tips from TheGuardian experts.

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Small Business Owners are Optimistic about Economy and Finances, but ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Nurture talent and watch your company grow - raconteur.net

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Investing in people by encouraging and enabling innovative staff development is key to business success, writes Charles Orton-Jones (Nurture talent and watch your company grow http://t.co/500KMo1lx3...
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7 Simple Tips For Documenting Your Important Business Procedures

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Iron Dane Richards's comment, September 19, 2013 10:36 AM
This is exactly what we teach as a Business Coach and in our seminars! www.ironsolutionsgroup.com
Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:20 AM

One of the most important aspects of your business...documentation of processes and procedures...great tips here

Suchitra Mishra's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:14 AM

Cannot stress more the importance of well designed documentation in business operations..

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The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:41 PM

 

Glowing testimonials from satisfied customers or clients, are the cornerstone that holds together all other aspects of marketing, especially for business owners striving to stand out from their competition and build successful and sustainable businesses.

 

Successful business owners, understand that customers and clients are often held back from acting on an offer by fear of making the wrong decision, and these business owners ensure that they include the human touch provided by testimonials in all of their marketing.

 

This excellent article, stresses the power of testimonials in gaining business, and it discusses how to get them, how to write them, and how to effectively use them.

Randi Thompson's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:30 AM

When was the last time you took the time to get feedback from your customers and clients?  Do you realize how important this is to your business?

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:50 AM

So you remembered to ask for the testimonial, what do you do with it to the best advantage of your business?

Some great tips in this article.

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The Six Disciplines Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed

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John Zinga's comment, October 1, 2013 4:01 PM
Very Nice Piece and So True . Sometimes our best intentions are overlooked.
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:53 PM

Yes, writing a Business Plan is an essential element of planning your business, you need the see the whole picture, involve others, plan ahead, and so much more.

Check this page for a FREE BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 1, 2013 7:48 PM

So how disciplined are you?

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7 Tips For Conducting an Effective Job Interview

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Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:29 PM

Its starts with the interview....

Rennes Job's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:32 AM

Bon à savoir, des techniques afin de vous préparer au mieux à un futur entretien d'embauche !

Kevin Burch's curator insight, September 30, 2015 8:57 AM

We always see the tips for the job searcher, really many of our hiring authorities need the same assistance in order to make the proper hiring decision. 

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10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:50 AM

 

Business owners generally recognise that truly engaged employees, are a critical component, in the make up of those businesses that become ongoing success stories.

 

The creation of a workplace where the employees are fully engaged, is a challenge that many business owners find hard to overcome, yet the methods of achieving this outcome are not all that mysterious.

 

This excellent article, lists 10 ideas that together constitute a blueprint for improving employee engagement levels, and then it provides an explanation of each of these ideas.

Jerry Linnins's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:33 AM

If we are engaged, where is my ring?!!!  

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5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business - Entrepreneur

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business - Entrepreneur | Business Development | Scoop.it
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Here's Weebly CEO David Rusenko on how aspiring entrepreneurs can do what he did seven years ago, and turn an idea into a business.
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Want To Find Brand Ambassadors? Start With Your Employees

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Thảo Lee's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:04 PM

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Bad Spoon's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:20 AM

Comment convaincre des prospects de la valeur d’une marque si les employés qui travaillent pour celle-ci ne sont eux-mêmes pas convaincus ?

 

Au contraire, si ceux-ci sont passionnément attachés à leur marque, ils sauront la défendre et la valoriser, et seront des ambassadeurs de poids

Balamurugan T (2000+ Conn...)'s curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:18 AM

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Teamwork the Key to Success

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John Bean's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:12 PM

Dan Watson and the article / author are right on - teamwork is a critical ingredient to any business' success.  The 6 team mate type discussion is definitely something to consider. 

 

In essence - this also speaks to the power of true Diversity and Inclusion.  D&I is more of a business imperitive than a social cause - as to ignore D & I is to pay lip service to "team work", and "leaves money on the table".  The article through the 6 team mate types speaks to valuing diversity of opinion, style, and background; and inclusion as valuable to a highly performing team.

Vincent Picton's curator insight, August 18, 2014 10:07 AM

I do not necessarily agree with this saying, but I feel that teamwork may lead to success faster.

 

It is true that one person may not be able to complete the jobs that five people could due to lack of skills, but if that person was very skilled they may be able to complete the task, it would just take them longer.

 

This is how I felt sitting with the client in the waiting room.

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, December 9, 2014 4:28 AM

Don't try to build a team in your own image. Aim for a diversity of skills and outlooks on life. You'll challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with strong thinkers-

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5 Basic But Important Things New Managers Need To Know

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:35 AM

Some sound and common sense advice here. The vast majority of new managers are thrown in at the deep end. This information is particularly relevant to 3001 - Outcome 3 and also Unit 3005.

Greg Lustig's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:04 AM

There is a significant difference between rising through the ranks to a position of authority and starting a business where you are instantaneously thrust into a position of power by virtue of your investment.Those who have risen through the ranks with positions of increasing authority are much more likely to understand what it takes to be an effective leader.Where as founders are often so invested in their business that they are driven by the fear of failure .Instead of leading they rule.Employees are marginalized to the point  that they work in constant fear of the loss of their job.This not only inhibits the employees development ,it poisons the corporate enviorment.

Helen M. Tucker's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:22 PM

How well do you manage your staff?  Food for thought

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Top 23 Tips on How to Build Business Relationships

Top 23 Tips on How to Build Business Relationships | Business Development | Scoop.it

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God Is.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:10 AM

Great for building personal relationships as well...

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:40 PM

well worth the read - great tips on building relationships for any business

Christiane Soto's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:46 PM

In today's world, every business is a relationship business...learn how to build a better one.  

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Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners | Slideshow

Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners | Slideshow | Business Development | Scoop.it
Some of the most successful business owners in America offer their best advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Customer loyalty reigns supreme for business growth - NorthumberlandView.ca

Customer loyalty reigns supreme for business growth - NorthumberlandView.ca | Business Development | Scoop.it
Customer loyalty reigns supreme for business growth NorthumberlandView.ca But remaining in the small business category doesn't preclude growth for SBOs, who are placing a higher emphasis on outstanding customer service and believe their company's...
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The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

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Marcus Aldrin Andersson's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:17 PM

Some insightfull thoughts on managing what is and what could be. 

Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 11:50 AM
Richard: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 11:51 AM
Daniel: Thanks for sharing your wisdom. As a Change Management Specialist, resistance to change is the number 1 reason businesses fail to thrive or die.
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16 Critical Mistakes Business Owners Make

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Business-Netz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:46 PM

Sehr gute Zusammenfassung!

rrenny's curator insight, September 23, 2013 6:56 AM

a good read!

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:02 PM

Making mistakes is an inevitable event that occurs in all businesses and at all levels of an organization.Although one can and should learn from their mistakes,it is impossible to avoid them or to operate in a mistake free business environment. The key to dealing with mistakes is to deal with them head on an effort to minimize their impact.

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7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:58 AM

Engaging your employees works and it can be fun. The rewards are an added bonus.

Bethany Spilde's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:29 AM

Blending Social Buzz Media with iRiseAbove.org, this is what we have found we are offering our clients. Love it!  #beyondmarketing

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:47 AM

So how pumped are your team?

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How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:04 PM

 

Many small business owners, especially those who tend to tread the path of perfectionism, find letting go of even the most trivial task to delegate it to an employee almost impossible.

 

Even those who are able and willing to delegate tasks to their employees, often make serious delegation mistakes, ones that a better understanding of the delegation process would mitigate.

 

This excellent article, suggests that only about one manager in ten really knows how to properly empower their employees through delegation, and it offers eight key steps to ensure that delegation is effective in any small business.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:35 PM

"The challenge is delegating the right things, and not delegating the wrong things. If you don’t get it right, you are busy, but working on the wrong things. Almost every entrepreneur needs to improve their skills in this area...."

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One Simple Tip For Refining Your Business Concept

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John Zinga's curator insight, October 4, 2013 4:19 PM

Great Article for the start up companies out their who think they may be reasdy to launch.  Semms to me this is a nice little tip to safely save you some time and money and potentially hurting a positiver Launch.

Know what your intentions are and focus on how to promote those ideas clearly to ensure a more successful Launch.  Happy Selling .

Greg Lustig's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:23 AM

FOCUS !!!!!

Greg Lustig's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:24 AM

FOCUS !!!!!