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Tips for Setting Goals as a Company

Tips for Setting Goals as a Company

Are you the owner or CEO of a business? Can you name your company’s goals? Does your company have goals in place? More than eighty percent of small business owners surveyed said they don’t keep track of their business goals. Setting goals requires introspection and...
Mistakes to Avoid When Job Searching

Mistakes to Avoid When Job Searching

Are you on the hunt for a new job? You can find plenty of tips for finding a job that suits you, but what should you avoid doing? You don’t want to lose out on a great opportunity because you weren’t aware of the following mistakes: Trash Talking Your Former Company...
Tips for Pinpointing Leaders Within your Company

Tips for Pinpointing Leaders Within your Company

As you go about your daily business day, you work with many people who don’t hold leadership positions, but would make great leaders. What are some traits to look for in potential leadership candidates? They Work Hard As obvious as this may seem, it is the most...
The Importance of a Board of Directors

The Importance of a Board of Directors

Are you the owner of a successful business? Despite your success and best efforts, you will still face challenges. One way of helping you and your company navigate through these challenges is to have a board of directors in place. Business Expertise A board of...
How Philanthropy Changes Entrepreneurs for the Better

How Philanthropy Changes Entrepreneurs for the Better

Did you know that being an entrepreneur and a philanthropist go hand in hand? In fact some of the most commonly known philanthropist are successful entrepreneurs. With that being said, how exactly do they mesh together so seamlessly? Luke Weil sat down with Forbes...
Tips for Choosing Quality Employees for your Business

Tips for Choosing Quality Employees for your Business

No matter how solid your business is, it will never be successful without quality employees. How do you know if you’re choosing a quality employee or not? The following are some guidelines to choosing the right employees for your company. Prescreen Candidates While a...
Do You Have the Personality to be a Philanthropist?

Do You Have the Personality to be a Philanthropist?

Donating your time and money to a charity or a foundation is a selfless act, no doubt, but it takes a certain type of person, a certain type of personality, to become a proclaimed philanthropist. It’s more than just giving money or volunteering for an hour, it’s...
Getting the Most of Your Internship

Getting the Most of Your Internship

Having an internship is different than having a part-time job. With an internship, you have an opportunity to see if this is a career you would like to pursue, find out if this line of work is too much or simply gain get on the job experience you wouldn’t get anywhere...
Four Essential Questions for Leaders

Four Essential Questions for Leaders

Many aspiring impresarios lunge forward with lofty, but fuzzy, ideals of leadership. Lacking a clear picture of what leadership means to them, entrepreneurs and their teams often end up floundering in utter confusion over responsibilities and purpose. Instead of...