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Exceptional workplace. It sounds good, right? We all want to have one or work at one, but what is an exceptional workplace, and how do you build one? One thing is for sure, you don't wake up one day and say, "I want my company to be an exceptional workplace" and bam, there it is. Becoming exceptional takes time and thought. It's not haphazard. Continue Reading.
Goal setting is embedded in my DNA. Because something deep inside me gets so much satisfaction from completing them, I have to be careful that the goals I set are not colossal wastes of time and energy. Continue Reading.
I treat Facebook and Twitter pretty differently – I use Twitter (@janinepopick) for business and Facebook for both. I am somewhat selective when it comes to whom I accept as a Facebook friend. But with Twitter, I think the more followers, the better. If you follow me on Twitter, I pretty much set the scene for what I’ll be posting. Continue Reading.
My e-mail marketing company, VerticalResponse, is growing steadily. We're lucky; we've got great customers and great employees. Serving non-profits and small businesses gives us a charge, especially since we know we're helping them survive and grow. Continue Reading.
Recently an article was published on www.mainstreet.com about the Ten Companies with the Toughest Interview Questions, questions that would make anyone nervous if they were put on the spot and asked these questions in a job interview. The idea is to see how people think on their feet, how they decipher a problem or issue, and how they go about processing a problem. It's not necessarily about if they got the answer "right" (many of the questions don't even have a right answer), but... Continue Reading.
No one likes doing work and not being paid for it. Yet let's face it: We business owners know it happens all the time. RocketLawyer.com recently released a survey of 475 members of its website: 25 percent had trouble collecting payments, and of those, 60 percent had to write off bad debt. As a bonus, the survey release included Rocket Lawyer's tips for getting paid. I thought they were worth passing on: Continue Reading.
One of the first things another entrepreneur said to me when I was getting feedback on the viability of FamiliesGo! was that I ought to think about whether I want to keep things small or “go big.” Continue Reading.
From the November 6, 2011 New York Times profile of Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and one of Silicon Valley's current golden gods of community building… Continue Reading.
I’ve been on Klout practically since it first started. Klout measures your online influence by analyzing your social media activity, such as Twitter and Facebook. When I first started, my Klout score was around 30. Now I’m up to around 50 because I engage more on Twitter through retweeting, replying, and posting interesting content that gets my tweets retweeted. Continue Reading.
Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, Argyle Culture, The Hip Hop Summit Action Network, Unirush Financial Services and much more, led 150 members of the Greater New York business owners community in a silent 5-minute meditation exercise at The Lighthouse International Theater on East 59th Street in Manhattan yesterday. Continue Reading.
The fledgling economy can knock us down, but small business isn’t having it. Small business optimism leapt 20 percentage points in October, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard, which measures payroll data of 35,000 small businesses across the country. This, despite the fact that nationally—for over a year now—small business hiring has been flat or down.The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard has told the story repeatedly now for 13 months. With... Continue Reading.
I am always looking for new ways to be innovative. I love that through Inc, I get the chance to speak with so many experts on innovation, such as Clayton Christensen, Sunni Brown, Adrian Slywotzky and Geoffrey Moore. These experts shake up my initial notions on innovation and inspire me to try new techniques with my company. So when I came across Mark Proffitt’s predictive innovation workshop, I was very intrigued. Imagine being able to predict what... Continue Reading.
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