Client Feedback is essential to freelance business success

Everybody’s been there: you spend hours developing your marketing strategy, implement a really great website, you take pride in your work, and feel like you’re really looking after your customers; however feel that for some reason, something’s holding you back? Don’t worry, there is a means of breaking the shackles of this feeling, and the...

Small Business Success Doesn’t Come Without Travel

Sponsored by VISA Business With all the new technology available today for video conferencing, interactive social media, and webinars, you may think that travel is no longer a requirement for starting a small business. You would be wrong. According to a recent industry report on travel spending, small businesses buy 37% more airline tickets than...

Secrets top freelancers aren’t telling you

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of a top freelancer celebrating a big win. Off in a corner of the freelancing universe, a top freelancer is enjoying yet another great outcome — another proposal accepted, a successful project launched, or a huge referral landing in their inbox. You might be thinking, “Why isn’t that...

Businesses Must Connect To People For Real Success

Entrepreneurship is more about building a business than inventing a product. It’s more about the quality of the execution, rather than the quality of the idea. Most importantly, it’s more about being a proactive leader who connects to customers and the team deeply, rather than a bright light that struggles to be seen amidst the...

Why Most People Fail To Cash In On Their Dream Idea

It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea. In reality, I like most ideas, but I have to tell them that the real challenge is taking the inspiration from...

New Steps For Strategic Success In Today’s Business

Your business can’t be all things to all people, and do everything well. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even how to develop a strategy. Strategy used to come from the inside looking out, but now...

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. They envision a stable environment after that point, and may have convinced themselves that they will be safer and happier with a livable income, maintaining...

10 Steps To Be A Startup Founder With The X-Factor

To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra, like Simon Cowell is searching for on the X-Factor, that you can’t quite put your finger on. But the entrepreneurs that have “it” seem to be able to effortlessly...