Top 3 obstacles entrepreneurial women must overcome

It's worth noting that while startup life is obviously never easy, tackling it head-on as a female entrepreneur presents its own unique set of challenges. Thankfully, we are at the cusp of a shift, and these obstacles should soon be a thing of the past. But until then, here are three hurdles worth looking out for, and how to leap over them.  ​[Read full article on Entrepreneur]

Which type of crowdfunding is best for your small business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you're not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding? Crowdfunding may be for you. ​[Read full article on Entrepreneur]

The best funding resources for disabled entrepreneurs

 Here are a few potential resources to help ensure your disability is no longer and impediment to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. [Read full article on Entrepreneur]

15 Inspiring Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2020

Now more than ever, entrepreneurship seems to be the métier of the future. Self-help aisles in bookstores across the world are filled with titles which promise to unlock your potential as a successful entrepreneur. Podcasts and videos on the subject generate millions of listeners and views every day. It seems that people are searching for the secret formula, the recipe for startup success. This article spotlights 15 entrepreneurs to keep an eye out for, and draw inspiration from, in 2020. [Read ...

The Top 5 Leadership Qualities a First-Time Founder Should Practice

Some people are born #leaders. Guiding, inspiring and helping other people succeed is their forte without even lifting a pinky finger. They have a natural personality, intuition, and general gusto for it. For others, being a #leader is a land far less explored, and their personality isn't naturally matched for the #job. However, not being a natural leader doesn't mean you can't be a leader. #Goodleaders—#CEOs, #managers, #founders, etc—have a set of #skills and #qualities just like any other #jo...

15 Proven Ways to Improve Your Business Negotiation Skills

#Entrepreneurs are constantly making deals, so learning how to #negotiate becomes an #essentialskill to master. But when you're at the bargaining table, it sometimes can be difficult to strike the right balance and arrive at a healthy #compromise with a #client or #partner.To learn how to become a #successfulnegotiator, Young Entrepreneur Council asked a group of #entrepreneur to weigh in on the following question: What type of #negotiationstrategy do you prefer using? Why is it effective?[Read ...

The Most Important Skill for Any Entrepreneur (And How to Develop It)

There are a number of key roles you must assume in order to give your business any chance at all of escaping the failure that overcomes the overwhelming majority of new businesses. Every single one of those roles⁠ — from recruiting to coaching to planning to managing⁠ — has one key required skill in common: "Being able to sell your vision". Alex Turnbull shares here the reasons why learning to sell your vision is insanely important.  [Read the full article on groovehq.com]

7 ways to be more responsive to your customers

 In an increasingly competitive market, companies face a different, more trained, better informed and much more demanding consumer. The success of today's organizations is to place the customer at the center of the strategy and act quickly seeking to differentiate themselves from the competition. To boost customer loyalty, Rieva Lesonsky shares here 7 ways to be more responsive to your customers. [Read the full article on allbusiness.com]

6 valuable lessons every entrepreneur needs to learn to succeed

Being self-employed as a freelancer or business owner isn't the same as being an entrepreneur. While many people prefer the flexibility and freedom of working for themselves rather than working for someone else, being an entrepreneur isn't about improving your own work-life balance. It's about improving other people's lives. And whether you're developing entirely new products or services or seeking to add value to existing ones, it can take long hours of hard work. To boost your chances of succe...

10 tips for improving internal communication [infographic]

Good communication practices are at the heart of every successful business. They play a key role in maintaining strong working relationships, building effective teams, boosting employee engagement, increasing productivity and improving client relationships. On the flip side, poor communication practices can lead to low morale, reduced profits and lost opportunities. Effective internal communication "is the glue that holds an organization together," writes Kelechi Okeke. Here, he shares an infogr...

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