Essential strategies for building social capital

{backbutton} Networking is one of the keys to professional success and there is a huge difference between building a list of contacts and creating a truly effective network. “Building and nurturing a network is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your career advancement,” says Bonnie Marcus, Founder & CEO of Women's Success Coaching. In an article in Forbes , Marcus shares her seven essential networking strategies. 1.   Network proactively Surrounding ourselves with pe...

What is the entrepreneur’s definition of success?

While soaring profits may seem an obvious sign of success to others, Spanish entrepreneurs tend to value personal achievements and their contribution to society as a more important measure of their success, according to expansion.com .    The MIT Technology Review study published by Opinno shows that for Spanish entrepreneurs the five key aspects that define success are self-fulfilment, purpose, innovation, excellence and financial benefits.  For entrepreneurs aged the 20 to 40, s...

Intel invests in 13-year-old schoolboy’s startup

A 13-year-old schoolboy is reportedly the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding thanks to investment from tech giant Intel, reports  The Associated Press . Shubham Banerjee is the founder of Silicon Valley start-up, Braigo Labs Inc. , which is developing a compact and economical alternative to the bulky and expensive braille printers currently on the market. He is aiming to reduce the current price tag from around USD 2,000 to just USD 350, and wants to mass-...

Tools to help remote teams work better together

While there are challenges to working remotely, especially when team members are spread across the globe, there are also numerous tools that can contribute to more effective collaboration.  From apps to track which time-zone team members are working in and various platforms for individual and team communications, through to fully integrated project management and cloud-based development environments, team members can work collaboratively and feel connected and engaged wherever they are in t...

The six things your employees want

Happy employees equal a happy workplace and improved productivity. According to a Tinyhr report, there are six things most employees wish for in the workplace. Top of the list are more effective communication from managers and improved empathy skills among supervisors. Using the survey as a springboard, an article from entrepreneur.com article advises incorporating the following into your workplace:         1. Open communication According to Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder...

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