Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter
Effective leaders set the tone, point the direction and then mostly get out of the way.
Some people are born leaders but most of us have to learn. It's easier if you skip the stuff proven not to work.
Aim for consistency and vary your social channels to get your brand out there.
Your leadership skills will ultimately determine your professional success or failure.
Starting a Business
If you want to lay the groundwork for a stable business and attract investors, make sure you're hitting these points.
This arsenal of gadgets, including mobile hotspots, wireless headsets and battery boosters, helps remote staffers stay connected.
The toughest situation for an entrepreneur is exhausting themselves to keep alive a business they won't admit is on life support.
Entrepreneurs are often their own worst enemies when it comes to setting aside time to recharge. Set some rules for yourself and stick to them.
The typical startup budget is small but the demand for content is big. Ghostwriters are often the affordable solution.
Introducing your company succinctly and persuasively requires a ton of work and preparation but has to seem effortless to make the right impression.
Don't lightly decide to leave your comfort zone but don't spend your life there when you know in your heart you will regret it.
Employees using their mobile devices for work is an efficiency boon but also a constant risk that requires systematic management.
Entrepreneurship is a calling. Succeeding at it requires following your impulses and intuition methodically.
Science tells us that many of us need more sleep to succeed but that certainly isn't true for everyone.
Ambitious goals are great but make it specific and lay out a plan for success.