#550 How to Boost Your Company’s Success by Writing its Obituary

Listen to “#550 How to Boost Your Company's Success by Writing its Obituary” on Spreaker. On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Culture is a word that gets thrown around a lot in small business as a key element to success. But what is it exactly? And how do we create it and use it effectively? Josh Levine, the best-selling author of “Great Mondays” is here to help. SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:00: Of the 27 million small businesses in the US, most of t...
Tags: US, Sales, Netsuite, Phil, Jan, Nextiva, Josh Levine, Celigo, Phil Sarros Partner, Dirt Monkey University, Jan Arendtsz, Phil Sarros

How to Financially Survive After an Accident

Becoming the victim of an accident begins a period of uncertainty for your health and financial stability. Your injuries can prevent you from returning to work for a short or extended period of time. Juggling the need to pay for shelter, food, and other incidental bills can be difficult as you figure out how to get compensation after an accident. Filing a lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries is one way to recover lost wages, but it takes time to reach a resolution either through a...
Tags: Personal Finance, Marketing, Work Sometimes

Learning to Lead with Ron Williams

WHO IS looking out for you? “No boss or mentor drove my success—although they did open doors for me. My success came about through a combination of hard work, continual learning, fortunate career choices, and a bit of luck—by being in the right place at the right time,” writes Ron Williams. Williams is best known for his tenure as CEO and Chairman of Aetna, where he transformed a $292 million operating loss into $2 billion in annual earnings. In Learning to Lead, Williams shows how anyone can g...
Tags: Leadership, Chicago, Williams, William, Aetna, Instagram and Facebook, Ron Williams, Ron Williams Williams

Guest Post: What Can Small Business Owners Learn From The World’s Top Vloggers?

Top gaming vloggers like PewDiePie rake in $2.3 million a month, while beauty gurus like Tati Westbrook earn around $89,000 monthly from their respective YouTube channels alone – according to YouTube’s Social Blade. Indeed, for many of these creators, YouTube is their main source of revenue and more than one has quit their ‘full time job’ to dedicate themselves fully to video content creation. Despite not having a background in business or marketing, they have managed to build successful online ...
Tags: Youtube, Marketing, Sales, Safiya Nygaard, Tati Westbrook, David Dobrik, Rich Lux, David Dobrik Jeffree Star, Jennifer Mackay

Rebranding Can Revive Your Business – Is it the Right Choice for You?

Rebranding isn’t a band-aid and is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Your valuable brand equity takes time to accrue and it shouldn’t be squandered lightly and without good reason. So, why rebrand your company? Rebranding may be the key to getting your business back on track. Rebranding is rarely a sign of weakness. It’s more often a sign of a company in tune with its customers and its market. Most successful companies, from Fortune 500 to startups, rebrand. As we explained previously, A brand ...
Tags: Sales, Branding, Rebranding, Marketing and branding, Rebranding Strategy, Visual Branding, When To Rebrand

Innovation Constipation – Are You Sufferng?

Innovation Constipation? It sounds painful, is it? The answer to this question really does depend on your definition of pain. We are not dealing with a medical condition here, just using it as a metaphor. The employees of a business will not experience pain although stress and discomfort might feature if they have to forgo pay rises or worse, experience redundancy. The most important thing is to think of what a lack of innovation might do to your business. Will it stop it growing (or growing as ...
Tags: Knowledge, Blog, Risk, Metaphor, Innovation

See You at Our 9/18 wegg® Workshop with Loree Sandler

One way in which wegg® educates, inspires, and leads a community of aspiring women entrepreneurs is through our monthly workshops. Our workshops are intended for students aspiring to go global, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and attendees, to meet in person and stimulate a discussion around the benefits and challenges to exporting. Our goal with our next workshop is to unlock export potential in each person’s business. Speaking of our next workshop… Join us for our wegg® workshop, with...
Tags: Featured, Inspiration, Sales, How-to, Forbes, Delaney, Sandler, Associated Bank, Laurel Delaney, WEGG event, Go Global, Woman Entrepreneur, Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide, WEGG workshop, Loree Sandler, Wegg® Blog

Is the Polaris RZR the New ‘Ford Pinto’?

For years, the ‘Ford Pinto Case’ was a staple of business ethics classrooms. As readers of a certain age will know, the Ford Pinto was discontinued in the early 1980s, in part due to controversy over safety. The potted version of the case, as studied in hundreds of business ethics classrooms, goes roughly like this: […]
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The best business credit cards of 2019

Advertiser Disclosure: I Will Teach You To Be Rich has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. I Will Teach You To Be Rich and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Editorial Disclosure : Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. Business credit cards have the potential to unlock ridiculous rewards for you. Since businesses tend to spend a lot m...
Tags: Personal Finance, Singapore, Marketing, US, Delta, Hilton, Marriott, American Express, Dell, Tsa, United, Jetblue, Marriot, American Airlines, Southwest, American Express Travel

Limiting Services Can Lead to Increased Liability

Originally posted 2012-04-06 09:00:08. For this week’s Guest Post Friday Musings, we welcome Nick Pacella.  Nick is an architect licensed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. His practice has spanned several economic swings and he has been able to reposition the eggs in his basket to make the most of each recovery. He is currently focusing on adapting existing commercial buildings to take advantage of materials and processes that promote improved energy efficiency for both the owner and th...
Tags: Business, Law, Guest Post, Connecticut, Client, Green Building, Construction, NICK, Project Management, Architect, Richmond VA, New York New Jersey, Construction Management, Guest Post Friday, Construction and Maintenance, Nick Pacella Nick

Care to rate us? Using feedback to improve customer experience

This is a guest post from Rachel Stones of Feedback can come in a variety of ways: via product or service reviews, follow up emails and through your chat conversations. Or it can come through more thorough channels such as focus groups or interviews with frequent clients. Whatever way you receive or solicit feedback, what do you do with it? Does the complaint over shipping time get pushed to the side? Or does the feedback over packaging get ignored? What about the comment regar...
Tags: Business, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Culture, Team, Feedback, Customer Experience Management, Team Development, Rachel Stones

The Perfect Want Ad

Simon Sinek cuts to the chase. This is all you really need to know if you are trying to attract the right people to your team, project, or organization. And notice how he used the Earnest Shackleton story to make his point. Telling the right story is a very powerful way to deliver a message that sticks. Big thanks to Fazeel Arain for the heads up! Idea Champions
Tags: Innovation, Best Practices, Simon Sinek, Fazeel Arain, Earnest Shackleton

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