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4 Signs You Should Swap Your In-House Agency for an Outsourced CMO

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 7, 2019
In-house agency vs. outsourced CMO

The in-house agency, like most marketing trends, has had its share of leaps and starts. In 1986, Bank of America led the way with its internal agency, Enterprise Creative Solutions; in 1987, Fidelity Investments followed, founding Fidelity Communications and Advertising. Then, as quickly as it had come, interest in internal agencies waned. It wasn’t until the early 2000s, with the proliferation of mobile and digital marketing, that the…

Meet a Product Manager With These 5 Traits? Hire Her on the Spot

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 31, 2019
Hire the Best Product Manager

If you’re not a product manager, you might wonder why the role is sometimes called the “product CEO” or even the “second CEO.” Don’t those terms also describe the head of engineering? What about the CTO? Unlike the typical CTO or lead engineer, product managers touch every area of the business. They’re responsible for the product’s progress, of course, but they also coordinate with marketing, sales, procurement, and…

Here’s What Forward Thinking Business Leaders Do Differently

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2019
future facing company

There’s something to be said for focusing on the here and now. But to say that you can only control the present is a shortsighted view of business management. Smart leaders are equally focused on how they can prepare for the future. The Marks of a Forward Thinking Company As a business leader, you have no choice but to focus on what’s in front of you – the…

How Do You Track Progress in Your Business?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 21, 2019
Track Progress

A business should always be moving towards a set of goals. As soon as one set of goals is accomplished, a new set of objectives needs to be put in place. But how do you track how your team is doing in between goal creation and realization? The Importance of Tracking Progress  Whether it’s a fitness goal, business objective, or anything in between, tracking progress from the beginning…

Office Manager Beyond Your Budget? 4 Tips to Patch One Together

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 17, 2019
Startup office manager

Just like human beings, startups that grow up go through “teenage” years. No longer is the founder’s basement an acceptable workplace, but office rental costs aren’t exactly within reach, either. That sole salesperson has an assistant now, but can two people truly be called a “department”? Perhaps the most awkward part of business adolescence, however, has to do with office management. With two or three, it might’ve been…

13 Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 3, 2019
Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Whether it’s coaching, taking professional development courses or made through experiences, leaders should take plenty of opportunities to strengthen their skills. Leaders need to continue on a path of growth as individuals and professionals. One of the most effective ways to become a stronger leader is by reading management and leadership blogs from the people who have the experience and knowledge to become…

8 Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 24, 2018
Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

Early on in my career, I had a roadmap of where I was going. It was actually pretty ambitious. However, things didn’t go the way I planned. Now, I consider that this situation was for the best. But, there were moments when I wondered why I wasn’t as successful as I had expected to be.  After some self-reflection, I determined that I was not as successful as I wanted…

GROUND ZERO: 6 Books Every Entrepreneur, Creative and Hustler Should Read

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 27, 2016

If you want to start a business, there’s simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Imagine the fact that a world class expert can work for 30 years to figure something out, completely devoting her entire life to one particular question — and you can get all of her knowledge on that subject in a 200 page book that can be read in a weekend. Consider the fact…

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done (The Art of Ruthless Prioritization)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / July 13, 2016

One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time. Can you really blame us? Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and alerts flood the screen. All of them seem urgent. All of them could be important. So we spend entire days, weeks, months approaching these conflicting demands without…

7 Stages to Level Up Your Life into Financial Freedom

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / June 20, 2016

Let me take you back on a little journey down memory lane… When I first made the leap into entrepreneurialism, I wanted it all. I wanted everything at once. I wanted to build my dream business overnight and have an enormous community of fans and friends and make millions of dollars creating products I loved.   Having zero experience and a small network, those ambitions soon sputtered out.…

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