Tag: #businessadvice

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

There has been a lot of public debate over the past several weeks about whether it’s a good thing to be “gross margin positive” or not and commentary always reminds me that some people at […]

Practicing Sales Is A 2-Part Process: Storytelling And Role-playing

“If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I would spend six hours sharpening my ax.”   Sage advice from Abe Lincoln. But if you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’re […]

Social Entrepreneurship: How to Harness Business to Make the World a Better Place

Some people start businesses to improve the quality of their life, others seek to work for themselves, and some simply see an opportunity in the market that they can’t resist. But sometimes the thing that tickles […]

Learning to Say No—In Order to Grow

Written for EO by Chris Bray, founder and CEO of BiG Media, an innovation firm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and unlock new revenue streams for content creation […]

7 Helpful Tips and Techniques for Pitching a Business Idea

In a world that fosters innovation and technology, new business ideas are gaining more attention from investors than ever before. Angel investors and venture capitalists invest in new businesses every day, even though they know […]

Thinking about starting a business? Ask these 4 questions first

Some people who launch companies end up being wildly successful, but there’s an unpleasant truth: Many fail. Before you risk it all, here’s a quick guide to gauge whether you should go for it, from […]

Ten Years of Going Full-Time With My Business

About ten years ago today, I left my day job. I was a full-time lecturer, but in early 2009 I decided to go full-time with my online business (which I built since 2006). I still […]

12 Side Businesses You Can Earn Extra Money From

Even working a full-time job, it can seem almost impossible to make it from payday to payday without running out of money. Forget having money for any expected expenses, you’re just trying to cover your […]

A simple trick to help you speak in public without showing your nerves

You don’t have to put up with a thin, shaky voice, says speech-language pathologist Jackie Gartner-Schmidt. Every weekday for the month of January, TED Ideas is publishing a new post in a series called “How […]

Bad meetings drain time and energy — here are 6 ways to lead ones that engage and inspire

Steven Rogelberg, who studies meetings, shares 6 simple ways they can be improved. The next time you’re in a useless one, print this out afterwards and leave it on the chair of the person who […]