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Having a great business idea which sells products and services that people actually want is just the start. To be a success, not only do you need to do well but you need to do better than your competitors. The marketplace is saturated with businesses, many competing for the same customers. Regardless of how niche your company is, you can bet there are others out there who are doing something similar. In order to not only compete but get ahead there are a few things that your business should be doing. Here are some ideas!
If you’re a business owner, you should know that your employees are super important to the growth and success of your company. They will support you, bring things to the table that you can only dream of, and help you to build the empire you envisioned when you were just starting out. However, keeping your employees engaged and satisfied is absolutely crucial. It’s all too easy for your employees to feel demotivated and stop producing the high quality of work that they once produced, no matter how long they have worked for your company.
I’m always in my own head. When I’m awake, asleep, whatever. I’m always pondering over something or the other, asking questions. Why did that happen? Why did he do this? What should I have done differently? This mistake I made hurts so much, how would things have turned out if I had taken a different decision? The questions are endless. They are with in the car, they are with me at my desk. They are hovering around in my sleep, haunting me.
Usually, I find an issue to worry about per time, thinking and overthinking it. A lot of times, each matter gives way to another and other times, I draw lessons from them.
As a Creative Entrepreneur who never set out to be one, I started 2017 wondering what I was doing and how I was going to do it. I took the plunge anyway and I would like to share some of my most personal experiences and possibly encourage someone.
Recently, one of my Clients shared the story of how she engaged her kids in the family business with The Guardian and I think parents can learn from it. Enjoy.
As you may have gathered from following this blog, I love events. But you see, not just any event will do, in fact I can be lazy about attending events. My friends know they really can’t count on me to attend the parties and events they invite me to. The catch is usually, what value is this event going to add to my life? Or what value is my presence going to add? If there’s no solid answer to that question, I’m a “no show”.
So, it was International Women’s day this past week and the week was loaded with countless events, conferences and more to support the womenfolk. It was the perfect time for the Wimbiz (Women in Business, Management & Public Service) Annual Lecture. As one who also never misses the Wimbiz Round Table meetings and with Key note speaker being Mo Abudu, CEO Ebony Life TV, the date was on lock down for me.
So I literally just arrived from a brief time out at the Free Conference organized by Jimi Tewe today February 25th, 2017. I could only steal away 2 hours from my toddler to attend this (the life of a mom!) I’m going to share my take-outs in bite sizes as I usually do.