3 Tips to Be Smashingly Successful like These Business Gurus

Some believe success is a matter of luck or good fortune. Not so says DLA Piper’s Bob Bratt, COO and former Executive Officer of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. Bratt says incorporating key practices of other successful business leaders can be the catapult of growth for any business entrepreneur. Here are a few tips for others like Mr. Bratt. Sheryl Sandberg: Hire Big Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook says one piece of good advice is when starting or growing your business not only should you think big, but hire big.…

5 Infographics Showing You the Roadmap to Startup Success

Infographics visualize data; but a series of infographics can tell you a story. In this blog post, I will share 5 infographics on startup which can help guiding you to start right and grow right in your pursuit for success. Are you a startup material? Okay, let’s start with an infographic from TopManagementDegrees.com. Here’s a question for you: Do you have what it takes to start a business? Your passion can help you start a business, but understanding what you are going to go through on daily basis can make a big difference.…

Words of the Wise: Expert Advice for a Road to Success

“There are no secrets to success,” says Colin Powell, because “it’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” No matter which path you take or where it leads, certain key components are shared by successful people. You don’t need a trust fund, prodigious talent or a massive IQ to reach your dreams, you just need to follow the wise words of those who have reached theirs. Bob Parsons: Kiss Your Comfort Zone Goodbye In his article “16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General,” Bob Parsons, GoDaddy CEO, outlines his route to the top.…

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Bloomberg Current

Bloomberg Current is one of the latest business social networking sites which I think deserve more buzz than it has right now. What is it and why you should join it? I am a long time user of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Business Exchange (BX.) It’s a news sharing site in which we can either post news pieces or blog posts and discover the latest updates on any business topics you want. I use BX for 2 reasons: Promoting my content and finding stories to blog about and/or share to my social network.…

Tips for Getting Started on Your Startup

Budding entrepreneurs beware: advice is everywhere and it’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole of research rather than getting anything accomplished. If you want to be successful you need to stay organized, prioritize and keep on moving forward. Keep these tips in mind as you perform the juggling act that is entrepreneurship. 1. Collect & Organize You don’t have to have to be a day away from signing your business lease before you begin to think like a business owner.…

Braille on Business Cards – Not Just for The Blind

Networking is important for all business people, including those who are blind. One way to make your business card get noticed and make a profound statement supporting diversity is to simply add braille. What Is Braille, and Why Should It Be on a Business Card? Braille is a form of written language for the blind that consists of raised dots that are “read” by being felt by the fingertips. Louis Braille, a Frenchman who became blind at the age of three, created the system when he was a teenager.  A full braille cell contains six raised dots arranged in two parallel rows, each row consisting of three dots.…

5 Lessons K-pop and Korean Reality Shows can Teach Small Business Owners

As we might have already known, Korean entertainment has gone global. It’s a phenomenon much talk about in the media, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight what small business owners – wherever they are – can learn from at least two of many niches in Korean entertainment industry: Reality Shows and K-pop. Okay, I wasn’t a fan of Korean entertainment, but my wife has got me to listen to K-pop and watch Korean drama. I never really like Korean drama, but I did watch some, anyway.…

Becoming an Entrepreneur: What has The Apprentice taught us?

In most developed countries, being a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur has become as hard as it has been for several years. The impact of the global downturn which started back in 2008 is still being felt today, as millions of people struggle to find long-term stable employment, while consumer demand in the US and Western Europe hasn’t reached pre-downturn levels yet. When you factor in rising costs of energy, communications and, for the manufacturing sector in particular, several raw materials, being a business owner doesn’t seem quite so glamorous now, does it?…

Business Networking: How to Easily Connect with Mentors and Experts – Even if You are a Nobody

I’ve been on online business for 5 years and from all those years I learn nothing about business networking. Not until last year I finally concluded that in order to succeed, I need to connect with like-minded people. Okay – will you believe me if I told you that I never really use Facebook until last year? Even today, I still think Facebook as a waste of time, but whether I like it or not, I need to jump on the bandwagon and start using Facebook – at least for my business purposes.…

How to Improve Online Ads Conversion Rate using Big Data Analysis

Online ads. Whether you like it or not, they are major source of income for both web publishers and ad agencies. And whether you like it or not, businesses often need to use ads in order to reach out to their target market – and grow their sales. Unfortunately, there are too many unrelated ads being served on various medium today. Too unrelated, in such a way that site visitors are annoyed by them and advertisers waste too much money promoting their products and services to people who don’t want to check them out, let alone buy them.…