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.
There is plenty of advice that, though popular, ought not be listened to and definitely not implemented. Why? Well, we'll get to those reasons in a minute. Just as it is important to familiarize yourself with good business advice to follow, you should be aware of bad business advice to ignore. In this post, we'll look at three commonly used pieces of business advice that you shouldn't use.
What differentiates the successful business owners from the dreamers with lost ambitions? Taking action. Whether it's opening up a restaurant, creating a new invention, or funding a start up, there's no benefit to business until the action starts. Once the action gets going, the universe seems to go your way more often. It's amazing how action creates more energy, and then better results start materializing quickly. Some people are tempted to call it magic. We call it taking initiative.
The days of smoke & mirrors are gone. No longer can a business owner hide behind a carefully crafted illusion of success in order to achieve actual success. Today's consumers, armed with easy access to knowledge (hello, internet!) and connectedness with like-minded consumer communities (hello, social media!) require much more from those they do business with.
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