Taking Your Business in A New Direction

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."

- John F Kennedy

There are a number of telltale signs that may let you know it’s time to take your business in a new direction. However, deciding to pivot your business in one way or another can seem daunting, so it’s natural for many of us to avoid these signs and operate at

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What Makes a Modern CEO?

“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.”

- Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google

As a CEO and leader of your business, you likely possess a diverse skill set and employ said skills how you see best fit. However, as time goes on, you may notice your approach to business se...

Planning an Exit Strategy from Your Company

"Most entrepreneurs over time should start to think about a future exit strategy because preparing for an exit takes some time."

-  C.J. Fitzgerald, managing director of Summit Partners

There may come a time and place where exiting your company feels like the best move you can make for yourself and/or your company. Whether it’s due to strateg...

Improve Your Networking Ability

"Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come."

- Diane Helbig, Author

Whether it’s a specialized conference or just a general work occasion, it is well known the paramount importance of networking in business and other ventures. Establishing strong connections w...

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...