Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work and 3 Alternatives That Do

Macnaught, Stacey “Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work and 3 Alternatives That Do” http://www.inc.com/stacey-macnaught/why-brainstorming-doesnt-work-and-3-alternatives-that-do.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook PUBLISHED ON: MAR 10, 2016 retrieved March 11 2016 Brainstorming doesn’t work. But these 3 alternative ideation tactics could help you to generate over 100 ideas in just 30 minutes. If you’ve ever been a part of an unproductive brainstorming session, you’ll know just […]

Customer Experience Is the New Customer Service

Colin Nagy, Skift.”Customer Experience IS the New Customer Service”http://skift.com/2015/11/04/customer-experience-is-the-new-customer-service/, posted on 11/04/15 retrieved on 11/4/15 When customer service is done exceptionally well, it’s in part due to the predictive skills of the particular customer service representative. It’s like a game of checkers: understanding fairly predictable outcomes and always trying to think a step or two […]

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

White, Martha C.”5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work”http://business.time.com/2014/01/22/5-scientifically-proven-ways-to-reduce-stress-at-work/, posted on 01/22/14 retrieved on 8/21/15 Is stress as much a permanent fixture at your job as the office coffee machine? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association, workplace stress costs American companies an estimated $300 billion annually.  There’s […]

How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity

Patel, Neil.”How to Organize Your Office for Maziumum Productivity”http://www.inc.com/neil-patel/how-to-organize-your-office-for-maximum-productivity.html, posted on 12/04/15 retrieved on 7/29/15 How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity Having an optimal work space can greatly affect your productivity. Here is what you should do. IMAGE: Getty Images Where you work affects how you work. Working in a cluttered, messy, or distracting […]

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

Hendrick, Drew “50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs”, www.inc.com, http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/50-best-websites-for-entrepreneurs.html retrieved 07/23/2015 posted 9/16/2014 For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money. By Drew Hendricks Contributor, Inc.com@DrewAHendricks There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business–but […]

How to find work/life balance as an entrepreneur

  Cooper, Belle Beth, “How to find work/life balance as an entrepreneur”, www.pickcrew.com, http://blog.pickcrew.com/entrepreneur-work-life-balance/ retrieved 05/12/2015 I love being an entrepreneur. It gives me the freedom to choose what I work on and when and how I do it. But there are two sides to every coin. The life of an entrepreneur lends itself to throwing out […]

Contingency Planning

Unknown “Contingency Planning”http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_51.htm, posted 2015 retrieved March 16, 2015 Contingency Planning Developing a Good ‘Plan B’ Have a solid Plan B ready. © iStockphoto/WendellFranks Fires, floods, tornadoes – these are things that we often connect with contingency planning. But what if your main supplier suddenly goes bankrupt? Or, your entire sales force gets food poisoning at the annual […]