Sure your wallet makes a lot of decisions for you, like what size latte you’re going to order today or whether or not you will buy that bag you have been eyeing. While this is all well and good, one thing your wallet should NOT decide for you is who you will hire as your web developer.
Giving birth to a business is a lot like giving birth to a baby. You dream about the idea long before it ever happens, you protect and grow it for a long time (probably longer than 9 months), and then you show it to the world.
Once your baby is born, you definitely don’t just hand he/she over to anyone without asking A LOT of questions first. So, why would you do that with your business?
When you need a website, two words get used interchangeably: web designer and web developer. Same thing, right? Nope.
Expressing gratitude can be a game-changer – at the office, and in your life in general.
Showing gratitude with a simple “Thank You” is something most people learn as children.
But now that you’re an adult, how often do you take the time to show gratitude? To your significant other? To your friends? What about professional contacts and colleagues?
There’s a growing body of research to indicate that gratitude is more than a “positive emotion” – it improves your health, and possibly the health of others.
If your business uses the Internet, here are some simple steps you can take to protect your sensitive online business information.
Small, Medium and Large Businesses Face the Same Online Data Security Risks – Take the Lead and Protect Your Business
Most small businesses depend on the Internet.
Whether it’s email, client logins, taking payments, or a website, then your business data is out there, which means it’s at risk of falling into the wrong hands.
As a small- to medium-sized business owner, it’s important to take a leadership role in protecting your business information.
Listening might be the most powerful leadership trait to add to your toolkit. As a leader it’s equally important to listen – and recognize whether you’re being heard.
Listening might be the most powerful leadership tr. Successful leadership requires effective communication, and having the ability to listen to everyone – regardless of their position – is a valuable skill leaders must possess.
A true leader listens actively to others and develops positive relationships so people feel comfortable speaking openly. If people know that they can confide in you, then you’re well on your way to becoming a respected leader.
Now That You Have a Brand… Maximize It!
This is a follow-up to Tara’s earlier post, Branding: It’s More than Your Logo. Be sure to check it out.
When you decide to go into business, one of the first things you create is a business plan. Of course, as it implies, a business plan is simply a comprehensive plan or document that you create to lead your business to success.