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Competitive Rivals Can Make You More Successful

In a recent commercial for Gatorade, NFL star J. J. Watt offers a simple piece of advice for aspiring athletes: Find a rival. Having a rival, Watt argues, can help you stay motivated and perform at high levels. Such advice, however, is useful not only to the athletically inclined, but to entrepreneurs as well. Having […]

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4 Tips for Freelancer Survival

The beauty of freelancing is that you go global as soon as you put your services online. Unless you specifically declared that you’re a freelance writer for New York-based startups or a personal trainer for Toronto-based moms, then your clients can come from all over the world. In fact, PayPal’s 2018 U.S. Freelancer Insights Reports […]

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Why Execution Is More Important Than Strategy

Pick one: sound business strategy or perfect execution? For some leaders, this may be an easy choice, but for others, it’s not so black-and-white. It’s a difficult debate to resolve because, like most choices, a final decision can be analyzed through a multitude of perspectives and has the potential to bring about just as many […]

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6 High-Performance Habits That the Happiest Executives Have in Common

What is it that turns average people into high-performance achievers who can propel a company to its highest results? According to best-selling author and performance coach Brendon Burchard, the steps are deceptively easy. He advocates the development of six “high-performance habits,” as follows: 1. They seek clarity As opposed to pronouncing conclusions, high performers learn […]

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Tips to achieve the perfect home or mobile working set-up

Working from home, or at least away from the office, is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, half of the UK workforce are predicted to work remotely by 2020. This growing trend is also evidenced by a recent survey which revealed that 77 per cent of UK employees and 84 per cent of millennials demand more […]

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The best printers for small businesses

When a business goes through a growth phase, a home-friendly printer may no longer do the trick. These companies may need to print a lot of flyers and promotion materials, keep hard copy records of important documents, or quickly print guides, presentation pamphlets, and tutorials. What printers are going to work for them? Fortunately, after […]

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7 Signs You’re CEO Material

You may be starting in your first entry-level position, or you maybe be an executive VP at an established company. Wherever you are in your career, if you’re ambitious and goal-driven, you may have one question in your mind: will I be the CEO someday? Becoming a CEO often requires a certain amount of being […]

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming a Business Crisis

As a business owner, you must be prepared for a crisis. You’ll encounter any number of setbacks ranging from mild dustups of confusion and frustration all the way up to category five storms that threaten your company’s very survival. Weathering a crisis successfully takes attentiveness, good planning, and well-developed business systems that are already in […]

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Eight digital marketing tips for small businesses

Most online guides offer generalised digital marketing tips, but this isn’t helpful when you’re after more specific guidance, says technical copywriter James Dorian. Digital marketing is about targeting the right audience and converting them into buyers. It is a huge goal to achieve, and it involves many small steps along the way. Let’s focus on […]

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10 Business Ideas for Making Extra Money After Work

If you already earn a steady paycheck and need some extra cash, an evening side-job might come in handy. Thanks to the internet and advancements in technology, there are a huge variety of money-making activities you could do from the comforts of your home, especially if you have a laptop and a steady connection. In […]