Entries by Rod

Ways to Make Things Happen Now in Your Business

Are you in the early stages of a newly launched startup, or gaining traction after being in business for several years? As a small business owner, there are many things that you have done to set yourself apart from other people. Some individuals are content to be employees because they don’t want the stress and […]

Tips On How To Start Your Own Small Business Part 2

Thinking about starting a business? You’re not alone. Every year, thousands of people catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form an organization that develops into a lasting source of […]

Tips On How To Start Your Own Small Business

A lot of people play around with the idea of starting their own small business, but figuring out what steps to take where they start to feel overwhelmed is another thing altogether. The fact is, most small businesses start out with a simple idea. Whether or not that idea actually takes flight, however, all comes […]

Benefits of A Professional Community for Small Business Owners

When you’re a very small business owner, a professional community is vital, but it can also be challenging to find the right networking circle for you when you don’t know where to turn. Chances are that you want to give it a shot because you’ve heard how important it is to market your brand, yet […]

Throwing a Celebratory Event for your Small Business’s Wins

Starting and growing a business is tough stuff. Just ask the 80 per cent of small business owners who fail within the first twelve months of their operation. With data like that, it’s not surprising that those who do stay in business want to celebrate the big wins—and the smaller ones, too. And if you’re […]

Why You Need To Celebrate The Wins In Your Workplace

When your team achieves a success, what do you do? Do you ignore these wins, automatically working toward the next goal without an acknowledgement of what has been attained? Do you just share a quick “good job” or “congratulations” and then head back into your office?   In our non-stop, 24-7 world, it’s all very […]

How to Recognize and Celebrate Wins at Your Small Business

People love celebrations. Everyone can agree that when positive things happen, they’re reasons to celebrate. We celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, and other special events. It’s totally normal and expected, but do you celebrate wins in the workplace? As a small business, you need to be proud of your employees, teams, and company when […]

How To Host Your Own Networking Event

You’ve been working on your networking strategy – attending events, perfecting your elevator speech, and following up. Even with all of that, you’re starting to feel like you’re not making the right connections or the events in your area aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. Maybe it’s time you take matters into your own hands […]

What Not to Do at a Networking Event

How good are your networking skills? Are you gaining awesome connections at every event, or do you leave with a handful of cards for contacts that never work out? As you may have guessed, there’s more to the networking hustle than showing up at an event and hitting the bar. Networking has its own skill […]

Tricks to Maximise Your Networking Experience

Networking is a key way to generate leads and get to know other business owners; particularly if you run a small business or are growing. Events vary in format and in the type of businesses they attract. However, there are some tricks that you should bear in mind, no matter what the event is, that […]