6 Ways to Make a Bad First Impression During Business Outreach

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an introvert, I've spent the majority of my entrepreneurial life mastering the techniques of inbound marketing. But avoiding outreach forever isn't sustainable — especially in the early days where SEO is practically non-existent and your social-media followers primarily represent your "friends and family" circle. Research led by ValueSelling Associates, Inc reports that 48% of sales professionals are afraid of cold calling. The

Council Post: Nine Ways To Maintain Clear, Transparent Communication At Your Growing Company

As your company grows, you might face challenges maintaining the same level of transparency across departments and teams as you had when your company was small. However, doing so is crucial to cultivating a healthy company culture with every employee on the same page. A big part of promoting transparency is ensuring clear communication between all departments, especially when it comes to shared projects and goals. To help you do this, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council explained how to

How to Reshape Your Business Strategy to Survive 'The Great Resignation'

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Despite the logical predictions about how the Covid-19 pandemic would negatively impact the economy across 2020 and 2021, many industries managed to sustain the hit and even grow sustainably. S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages set record highs in August. Most industries mark growth over the course of the year, excluding highly affected segments such as airlines, restaurants, leisure and auto parts. It seems that the vaccine

Council Post: Hiring For Culture: Find And Grow Top Talent Based On These Five Traits

By Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX. Business Advisor for $5M - $100M SMEs. Scaling businesses digitally to 500,000,000 monthly views. The employment market has transitioned through multiple phases since the beginning of 2020. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is 5.9% as of June 2021, down from nearly 15% reported in April 2020. In the spring of last year, lockdowns and preventive measures had severely affected most on-site sectors, and remote work led t

6 KPIs Your Hire Needs to Hit to Pass the Probation Period

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Regardless of whether you enforce a probationary period or not, you need to ensure that your new hire has completed the onboarding process successfully and fits the organizational culture. Even the best recruiters out there can't gauge employment efficiency during the interview cycle. And several studies, including a recent survey by Checkster Research, show that 78% of applicants misrepresent themselves. While we continuously ref

How to Employ Radical Candor in the Workplace With 5 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building a thriving culture at work is among the most challenging endeavors for modern leaders. Despite the efforts of the c-suite and HR managers across startups and enterprises in North America, workplace psychological aggression (commonly referred to as a “toxic environment”) has been reported by 40% of the workforce over a 12-month period with 15 million workers disclosing abuse on a weekly basis. Over the past decade consulti

Council Post: How To Become The Intrapreneur Of Your Company’s Dreams

By Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, Business Advisor for $5M - $100M SMEs and high-scale digital applications (100-500M monthly views). One of the greatest challenges faced by today’s leaders is the principle: “An army is only as powerful as its weakest soldier.” But while the overwhelming amount of content around team dynamics is predominantly aimed at executives and senior managers, employees can contribute to the conversation just as much. Shaping the leaders of tomorrow is only viable as a com

The Power of “I’m Sorry”

Conflict resolution is a common discipline taught at management classes in world-renowned universities. But in reality, most arguments can be avoided quickly with a short yet sincere “I’m sorry”. Dodging apologies leads to a number of negative consequences in the long-term: • It defeats the whole purpose of ownership – both in your personal life and professionally. • Excuses tend to distort the way you perceive facts. Instead of looking at the culprit and solving the problem itself, you tend t

Top 10 Most Important Skills Entrepreneurs Need

What are the most important skills you need to have as an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX and SME Digital Consultant, on Quora: Ten skills you need to have as an entrepreneur: 1. Curiosity. Great entrepreneurs are tasked to discover new problems, reveal potential niche opportunities, refactor their original business process, and innov

Want To Scale Effectively? Start Thinking Like A Ten Person Team When You’re Still A Solopreneur

Posted by Contributor on 5/13/20 • Categorized as Advice For The Young At Heart by Mario Peshev, author of “126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo“ Running a business alone is challenging, but this is usually not the end goal for beginner entrepreneurs. Even if you’re not aiming to become the largest corporation out there, scaling your business would probably mean that you’re going to need a few people to help you in different

Consider these productivity frameworks and tools for effective management

Management is all about handling your assignments in a productive manner alongside your team and everyone else involved. You have to deal with practical problems to solve on a day-to-day basis. Failing to build productive habits is inevitably going to let you down. Productivity techniques are often viewed as the holy grail for managers, executives, freelancers and consultants across the globe. If your productivity has been suffering lately, check out those five productivity tips and boost your

Gamify Your Website to Increase Reader Engagement

Increasing reader engagement is a top goal among digital publishers for many reasons. Google is known to rely on engagement factors such as time spent on site and bounce/click-through rates for its search result pages, but high engagement helps publishers in plenty of other ways, including: • A larger following across social channels and email Inventing "sticky" features around top quality content can get your readers to stay on your site longer – and should be part of your engagement strategy

Why Technology Addiction Is A Double-Edged Sword?

My background is in tech and I’ve fully emerged myself in the world of digital innovations for over two decades now. This awe of the latest gadgets and innovative tools grew as an inseparable part of mine, slowly and certainly turning me to a slave of power outlets and 4G connectivities wherever I go. And I always get fascinated whenever I read a modern story of users who never owned a smartphone or technicians who refuse to switch to laptops and increase their mobility. But instead of tormen

5 Reasons To Turn Competitors Into Friends - Thrive Global

Entrepreneurship is often portrayed as a medium to market domination and overtaking your competitors. But if we take a closer look at the global consumer market, we’ll quickly find out a myriad of contradictory arguments. Ray-Ban, Chanel, Prada sunglasses are all made by the same brand. Fast food chains owned by PepsiCo serve Coca-Cola drinks in dozens of markets. Instead of focusing your energy on combating other businesses in your industry, here’s why partnering up with your competitors can

Top Five Business Obstacles For 2020

The global business ecosystem reported a mostly uneventful year in a healthy market with inflation comparable with the past few years. With an annual rate of 2%, inflation forecasts from Statista predict an ongoing rate of 2% to 3% over the next 5 years. However, 2020 doesn’t look so reassuring. And how could it? The trade war with China is breathing down the manufacturing industry. Stock deviations are yet to be predicted. The 2020 presidential election may lead to unpredictable surprises simi

The 3 Keys to a Successful, Sustainable Career in IT

The current mantra is, “Everyone should learn to code.” The problem is most people interpret that to mean “Everyone should become a programmer.” Like many professions, programming takes a certain combination of talent and skills that not everyone possesses. For example, when I (Cal) was younger, I decided I wanted to learn to play the guitar. My parents bought me one, and I started to take lessons. It lasted about four weeks. I had a guitar. I could hold a guitar. I could strum the strings. I

5 Common WordPress Misconceptions

Scalability is an initial, often uncompromisable goal for growing businesses, which is why seasoned entrepreneurs spend plenty of time refining their business plans before launching new layouts or viral initiatives for their media outlets. This includes everything from legal and accounting through marketing channels to the underlying technology stack. Launching a new business on an enterprise-grade platform is an overstretch. You pay hefty license fees for negligible traffic, often combined wi

Eight Tips For Staying On Top As An Entrepreneur With A Baby On The Way

My baby girl just turned a year and a half and I was fortunate enough to see her first moves, how she crawled her way around the living room, her first piece of broccoli and her first steps. Working as an entrepreneur requires hourly workweeks that are double, and sometimes beyond, what is considered a full-time job. And balancing family life with a baby and running a business is not the type of endeavor you can plan for. Unlike the rest of your business planning, estimates and milestones are v

Don’t Stress! 10 Ways to Make Decision-Making Easier

As an entrepreneur or leader, you’ll have to make many decisions regarding your business. Although some choices will be easy to make, others can be downright overwhelming. You want to do what’s right for you and your company, but you don’t want to overthink yourself into a state of panic. To find some better approaches to decision-making, we asked a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members the following question: Q. What is the best way to make solid decisions without stressing yourself out

5 Ways to Fully Monetize Your Website

The publishing space is one of the most rapidly evolving markets across the digital landscape. Unlike the majority of the platforms hosted online, publishers rank on top alongside ecommerce and SaaS when it comes to traffic spikes, fine-tuning ROI opportunities, and constant innovation in a red ocean of ad networks, browser updates, malicious iframes, and ad blockers. Publishing, as a craft, hasn’t changed significantly in its nature. But technology plays an integral role in the overall success
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