4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Not Compromise On

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Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur, but few people have what it takes to succeed. Successful entrepreneurs do things differently. They push themselves to limits that many people wouldn’t dare to – and often pass them. They are disciplined and do not compromise on certain points, allowing them to build corporations where many before them failed. Do you want to make it big as an entrepreneur? Here are some things you should never compromise on.

Time With Family 

The world of entrepreneurship is vast and complex and can be overwhelming and stressful. This kind of stress can make entrepreneurs less productive. According to Business Wire, 58% of business owners say spending time with family makes them more effective at work. Xero did a small business survey in which they found that more than half of entrepreneurs said unwinding with family daily was essential for them to be highly productive at work.

We Need To Talk About Mental Health in Your Workplace

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As a small business owner, you pride yourself on delivering the personal touch to your customers. You know most of them very well, and when a new customer comes into the fold, you make an effort to get to know their needs, their preferences and what they value most. Your business’ growth is built on your relationship with them, and your ability to understand and preempt their needs. But, of course, the personal touch doesn’t just extend to your customers. It also extends to your employees. You take an active interest in their professional development, ensuring that each gets the training and support they need to meet their career goals. 

Being A Fantastic Leader Means Understanding Your Employees

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If you want to be a fantastic leader, then you’ve got to do everything in your power to understand your employees. Don’t think that now because you are the boss that you are somehow more important than them because this simply is not the case. In fact, it means that you should work harder than ever before to make sure that everyone is taken care of and has everything they need to make their life that little bit easier. Being a fantastic leader doesn’t come easily to everyone, so it’s important that you work on this if you know that you struggle.

How To Use Google My Business To Attract Customers

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Google search engine handles 5.6 billion search requests every day.  That’s an unbelievable amount of traffic.  One thing’s for sure, if you want to get found online, you need to focus your efforts on Google.  

Companies tend to concentrate their efforts on SEO or paid advertising.  Both of these are important, but there’s one area that’s often overlooked when developing a marketing strategy, the Google My Business section.  

What Is Google My Business?

In its simplest form, it’s a free platform to change and control how your business appears in a search or on Google Maps. It’s great for improving geographic and local business SEO. Any type of business with a physical location or that has face-to-face contact with customers.  

Quotes & Leadership Lessons From Rocky IV

A Reel Leadership Article

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Yeah, it’s been 35 years since Sly Stallone’s most iconic character went to Russia and achieved the unthinkable. But like millions of people, I dig the boxset out once a year for a gripping seven-part (sorry Rocky V) binge. 

New and younger audiences continue to discover and fall in love with Rocky. So, it should come as no surprise that many of the lessons ring true today – not least in relation to leadership. Here are some that will give you another excuse to watch Balboa v Drago once more.

Hesitation Can Be Deadly

Rocky wanted to throw the towel on behalf of Apollo Creed. The Italian Stallion hesitated. Seconds later, Ivan Drago is saying his infamous “if he dies, he dies” line.