Business Circle

Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Why You Would Make an Excellent Entrepreneur

To help see if you are cut out for the entrepreneurial road, here are five signs you should jump the corporate ship and go out on your own.
Stress Management

How to Channel Your Inner Caveman to Fight Stress

Back in prehistory, we dealt with stress a lot better than we do now. Here's how to recapture that.
Mistakes

4 Costly Business Blunders Entrepreneurs Make

While starting a new venture can be exciting, you may fall victim to certain mistakes that could end up costing you a great deal in the long run.
Customer Service

5 Strategies to Triumph in Customer Support Over the Holiday Season

Thousands of new orders can strain the response to inquiries. Deflect challenging situations and demanding callers by planning ahead.
Marketing

Maximize the Impact of Your Business Greeting Cards With These 4 Tips

Tis the season. Take these extra steps to demonstrate your appreciation while also creating a unique experience that promotes your business.
Failure

To Manage Innovation, Manage Failure Better

Re-boot your mindset and your leadership to help new ideas flourish.
Facebook

11 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Small-Business Facebook Following

You don't need to be a social-media expert to be an effective marketer on the platform.
Holidays

5 Customer Service Tips to Avoid Scrooge-Like Behavior

This time of year means more business, which also means more frustrated customers.
Storytelling

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story

When there are thousands of brands vying for attention, resorting to same old marketing tactics hardly cuts the mustard.
Sales

The People Growing Rich In Sales Share These 5 Entrepreneurial Qualities

There is job called "sales rep'' but the people who excel at it treat it like their own business.
Online Marketing

The Science of Building Buyer Personas (Infographic)

Reaching out to too wide of an audience dilutes your advertising message and diminishes its effectiveness.
Personal Improvement

How Busy Entrepreneurs Deal With Mundane Tasks

Is there a way to conquer the mountain of minutiae, while still saving your best time for the really important stuff? The answer: Definitely.
Customer Loyalty

4 Reasons Why Customers Vanish Without a Word

Often, people are just too polite to tell you that you are screwing up. You need to find out for yourself.
Goals

7 Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

Finish the quarter not just profitably but thoughtfully. Review results, reset your agenda and reach for the right goals in 2015.
Innovation

How Midsize Businesses Can Experiment Without Blowing Millions

The old adage 'too much money makes you stupid' hits especially hard in midsize companies.