Training is often sold as a panacea promising long-term, significant increases in revenue generation. The logical thinking attached to this approach, which makes it an easy sell, is that sales skills can be taught and process can be instilled in individuals that will elevate them to rainmaker status. Unfortunately, the reality is much different. Read More

Top 10 Outsourcing Trends by Small Businesses in 2009

Top 10 Outsourcing Trends by Small Businesses in 2009 - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Management
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3890 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 10:23 pm
The expanding reach of the Internet and growth of online collaboration tools have all changed small business outsourcing dramatically in the past 3-4 years. Let us take a look at 10 key trends for using independent contractors for projects and even ongoing staffing needs, and how they shape up in 2009: Read More

Finding An Entrepreneurial Lifeline In A Life Of Quiet Desperation

Finding An Entrepreneurial Lifeline In A Life Of Quiet Desperation - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by LadySilk under Self-Development
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 3893 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 6:40 pm
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." I would agree with that, but in these modern times, women must be added into the equation. I believe that is the people living these lives of quiet desperation that is fueling the current boom in online and offline entrepreneurs. Read More

How Man Really Got to the Moon: An Exercise in Goal Setting

How Man Really Got to the Moon: An Exercise in Goal Setting - http://modernbusinesslife.com Avatar Posted by modernbusiness under Self-Development
From http://modernbusinesslife.com 3892 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 5:44 pm
On May 25th of 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress and announced his intention to place a man on the moon, and return him to earth safely, prior to the end of the decade. Goal setting is an art, and an exercise in self belief to be sure. However, it is also a discipline which can be learned, and in the opinion of this author, the g Read More

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes - http://smallbizbee.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Self-Development
From http://smallbizbee.com 3891 days ago
Made Hot by: Jeffrey on February 18, 2009 5:37 pm
Back when I was in school, which wasn't that long ago, in order to get this kind of information you had to spend hours in a classroom and thousands of dollars. Now you can get a big time business education, on your own time, for free. The following courses range in complexity and length, and should offer a good primer for those of you just Read More

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 3895 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 12:30 am
A lot of us get stuck in inaction —procrastinating, doing a lot of unimportant tasks to avoid the important stuff, worrying about failing or about being perfect, having a hard time starting, getting distracted, and so on. It's time to start forming the Action Habit instead. And it's really not that hard if you focus on it for a little while. Read More

A Quiet Way to Increase Your Capacity to Influence

A Quiet Way to Increase Your Capacity to Influence - http://www.bizsum.com Avatar Posted by bizsum under Management
From http://www.bizsum.com 3896 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 16, 2009 10:53 pm
Al Betz, author of “Outfluence”, tells us that social influence can be utilized in order to bring about positive change - his method, Outfluence, after which his book is named, has to do with silent and nonverbal communication. Read More

12 Steps to Upgrade Your Business

12 Steps to Upgrade Your Business - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3896 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2009 6:45 am
The first flush of New Year's Resolutions has worn off. Are you still on task to meet your goals? Or is this going to be another year where your business runs you, instead of the other way around? Here are 12 things that Small Business Trend's Anita Campbell is doing this year to upgrade her business. Ask yourself if these ideas could apply Read More
Recessions drive us to self-centered fear, but they are simply the down cycle in a long-term relationship. Client focus shows dramatically that you are in business relationships for the duration. Please share your own suggestions. (Part 2 in a 5-part series on recession-proofing your business.) Read More
In 1644, Rene Descartes wrote the line ”Cogito, ero sum” in his work “The Principals of Philosophy” which translates to English as, “I Think Therefore I Am”. While Descartes was stating this philosophy in reference to human existence and being, the quote can be equally applied to business... Read More
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