Don’t Learn More, Learn Smarter. A Quick Guide to Agile Learning.

Owning a Business 101: Streamline your operation to provide more value to users. Lately, I’ve been thinking about this idea and how it might apply in the learning context; whether we should apply the same “lean” approach to our knowledge acquisition and squeeze more value from what we learn. It’s a method that experts call […]


5 Hit Business Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

If you are an entrepreneur, you know how competitive the business world can be. In order to stay on top, you need to have your finger on the pulse of modern technology and keep up with the latest innovations. With that in mind, here are five unique trends that are expected to drive business growth […]


Decision Fatigue Is Destroying Your Focus, Motivation and Drive

Have you ever gotten to the end of a long day in the office only to collapse the moment you walk in the door as if you’d just run a marathon? Or do you find yourself struggling to string together more than a few words, let alone a coherent sentence and you have no idea […]


Six Ways to Get Your Productivity On Track

1. Take a break. “We try to focus on the biggest task that needs to be accomplished, but if it’s not going as planned, you’re best off not spending too much time on it. Stop that process, take a step back, regain momentum, then start again.” — James Peisker, cofounder, Porter Road 2. Dive in. […]


13 Expert Tips to Increase Online Conversions in 2020

Digital marketing in 2020 will be decidedly multi-channel. Messenger bot platform ManyChat’s recent Conversations Conference 2019, held in Austin, embraced this by reinforcing key themes including omnipresence and personalization. In a launch reminiscent of Steve Jobs, founder Mikael Yang revealed a long list of new ManyChat features, such as the exciting multi-channel ability to automate […]


3 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand on Social Media

I started my business, Hunk-O-Mania, before the era of social media and during the early days of internet marketing. While building my company, I neglected my own personal brand — and in the last few years, I’ve aimed to make up for it by embracing social media platforms as a way to build my brand […]


How Finding a Hobby Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

When he isn’t busy working on the company that changed the internet forever, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has some interesting hobbies: ultimate frisbee, springboard diving and flying trapeze, to name a few. The internet entrepreneur encourages his team to take up fun, physical activities, too. He’s reportedly led Google employees on bonding events at the […]


How to Coach Your Boss

I am amazed at how many managers and supervisors in leadership programs I facilitate say they “don’t really know how to coach.” We know coaching works. In a survey from the International Coach Federation and Human Capital Institute, 51 percent of respondents from organizations with what they believed were strong coaching cultures reported revenue above […]


Why Core Competencies Matter for Your Business

You may have heard or read the phrase “core competency” lately and wondered if it’s the latest example of meaningless corporate lingo, or at best another buzzword representing a basic concept that could be described much more simply. The answer is not exactly. Core competency actually holds significant importance for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. The […]


Naming Your Brand? Use These Pointers to Get it Right

Naming your business or product is an important step in the startup journey but it can be very difficult. And even if you do think of a few options, it can seem like every name and domain is taken. Before you go deep-diving into an online name generator, take the time to understand the different […]