"Authenticity" and "Transparency" may seem like they're just buzzwords the way we throw them around today, but in fact they are deeply important components of success. Business owners know that their businesses are a reflection of themselves, and in order to set themselves apart it is important to bring authenticity to the workplace.
An exciting family car adventure can turn into a disaster unless you think about safety beforehand.
While you are probably busy planning the route, worrying about packing diapers and bikes into a small van or struggling to take an extra day off work, basic safety shouldn't be put on the backburner.
Running a successful business often feels like the old circus act of plate-spinning. You artfully balance multiple priorities, keeping them in perpetual motion so they don't fall by the wayside. Some priorities may be gratifying, like landing new clients. Others are mundane yet necessary, like paying vendors. Some may even be less obvious, like carving out more time for family. To varying extents, each priority relates to achieving your business goals. Taking consistent action is necessary to keep the plates spinning.
After your house, your family car could be the second-largest expenditure. With that in mind, you should put some thought into the vehicle you want to purchase. Below are several things to consider when buying a family car.
As business owners, we're always busy. There are conference calls, meetings, paperwork, planning - hours and hours of activities that tie us up and keep us moving. But are they really moving us in the right direction?
At the end of the day, it seems like far too many businesses are guilty of making a mistake that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin tried to warn us about centuries ago - "Never confuse motion with action."
When most of us think of exercise, we probably think of words like routine, and sore, and obligation to describe our feelings. A word that we might not be thinking of is happiness, but according to Business Insider, that might actually be the more appropriate term to use when it comes to remaining physically active.
That fitness trackers, such as the Apple Watch, have changed the way we exercise has become one of the welcome developments of the 21st century. A recent article in TechRadar suggests that 5G connectivity is about to take these kinds of devices to the next level.
Fitness trackers help us to track the calories we burn during exercise, monitor heart rate, and even the quality of our sleep. The addition of 5G makes these devices even more capable.
Since the 1980's, the total number of banks in the United States has decreased from 15,000 banks to less than 5,000 banks. What makes this problem worse is the fact that only 12 of these banks control around 70 percent of all banking assets in the United States, and they usually favor corporations and big businesses over startup organizations. This means we now live in a time where aspiring entrepreneurs must know of many different business loan options available to them to start their business.
Knowing the benefits of something typically increases our likelihood of doing it. You know that when you run, you burn calories, your mind feels clearer, and you have more energy. You also know that having a salad for lunch versus pizza is more likely to help you have a productive afternoon, and a little bit of coffee never hurt anyone either. Knowing the benefits is good fuel towards taking action.
The beautiful thing about entrepreneurship is that anyone can do it without any limitations on age. If you are in your 20's and feel you have the spirit of entrepreneurship necessary to start your own business, congratulations! It's a long road, but as many entrepreneurs will tell you, it's also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling journeys you will take in your life. If you are starting your very own business and looking for new ways to grow, check out these three invaluable pieces of business advice from successful entrepreneurs.
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