Strategies to Spark Creativity and Innovation

“Innovation is the new competitive advantage.”

- Julie Sweet

Plenty has been said about the necessity of innovation and creativity when it comes to business. But what does that mean? Just deciding to innovate is only a small part of actually sparking innovation. Successful innovation requires a surge of creative solutions. Yet often, peop...

Learning through Failure

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

- Henry Ford

There has been plenty said about the myriad of things one can do to avoid mistakes. Proper planning, quality control, and general foresight all play a part of the sort of crisis aversion that is typical in most businesses. However, mistakes occur, no ...

How to Identify and Manage Stress

“It is not stress that kills us, it is your reaction toward it.”

– Dr. Hans Seyle

The truth is this: stress is a part of life, and a total avoidance of stressful situation is impossible. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain precautions and strategies available to combat stress. It’s best, first and foremost, to treat st...

Achieving Successful Team Building

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

-Henry Ford

As a leader, you’re partially responsible for your employee’s ability to work as a cohesive unit. Making sure they have a strong relationship with leadership can be a necessary component in capturing your business’s full potential, but it’s equally,...

How To Manage Risk in Your Business

 

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk...In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."

– Mark Zuckerberg

When it comes to dealing with risk management in your business, it’s easy to view the problem as something to immediately solve. We tend to take on the approach of...

What A Perspective Shift Could Do for Your Company

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”

- Stephen R Covey

For many businesses, especially longer running companies, it can be easy to stick to simply “what works,” and refuse to be forward thinking and open for change. But this sort of stagnation can be detrimental to you and your business, especiall...

How to Get the Attention Your Business Deserves

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.”

- Seth Godin, Marketer and Author

For many leaders, establishing a potentially profitable product or service is only the first step in maintaining a successful business. No matter how solid your service may be, if you are not able to reach a sufficient numb...

What’s Stopping You from Innovating?

“Unless you stay focused on innovation, you can be disintermediated.”

- Ruth Porat, CFO of Google parent company, Alphabet

If you think about it, almost every business starts with innovation. Your product, service, or organization was created with the intention to carve a new space in the market, cultivate a new idea, and/or provide someth...

How to Foster the Culture You Want

“A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur's job is to build the foundation.”

- Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb

Though general business success is on the minds of most people, it is becoming more and more obvious that a winning internal company culture can be a key factor in the retention of

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Finding Great Employees is Easier Than You Think

“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world…but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”

- Walt Disney

For many companies, hiring can be a difficult process. Finding people who are qualified is one thing but finding someone who is a perfect fit for your business is another. And in the modern wo...