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Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Not all entrepreneurs are created from the same blueprint. They come from different geographic locations, upbringings, income brackets and social classes, as well as education levels. While there isn’t a foolproof map to entrepreneurial greatness, one thing is consistent — successful entrepreneurs all possess entrepreneurial traits.

4 Traits of Successful Business Owners

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Restaurant Equipment Leasing Becoming a business owner is a huge undertaking, especially in the restaurant business. You might find that expenses are higher than expected, or you need a new piece of equipment right away to replace an older unit. First Capital provides restaurant equipment leasing for anything you might need. Not everyone who sets out on the path of business ownership is exactly prepared for what lies ahead of them. However, just because an individual may lack a few Read More

Quick Tips On How To Ask For Referrals

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If you’re in sales, asking for referrals should be second nature. In today’s competitive world, there are many ways that one could market their products or services. Amongst all the many marketing strategies, referrals are one of the most effective yet inexpensive strategies. This is because all you have to do is to impress one customer and encourage them to spread word about your business. Referrals, unlike many other marketing strategies, carry a lot of weight due to their immediate Read More

Should You Employ Family Members

Employing family or friends can be questionable   This question has hounded people for a very long time and it will continue being a dilemma for people even in the future. As it is, there is always pressure to hire the people who you know and especially people that you like. This is especially the case when dealing with family members. If you are in a leadership position, you will probably at one time need to make a decision whether Read More

How To Make The Workplace Enjoyable But Professional

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Are your employees happy working for you? Work, no matter how you slice and dice it, is still work. However, converting a workplace into a motivating, fun and happy environment is an entirely different matter. Whether, we fully realize it or not, happiness is one of the primary goals and motivating factors into everything we do. Our decisions are often aligned towards what we believe will bring us more joy. With this in mind, any competitive company should invest and Read More

How To Reward Employees Without Breaking The Bank

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It doesn’t have to be expensive when rewarding your employees Whether you are managing three personnel or a team of thirty, recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of your employees is critically important. Taking the time so say “job well done” will not only help boost morale, it can also prevent turnover. However, while reward vouchers and bonus schemes are the norm, the recent economic challenges dictate small business owners to seek more cost-effective alternatives to reward employees. So how do Read More

Meet Kobe Bryant, Entrepreneur

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  World Champion, MVP, All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist Without a doubt, Kobe Bryant is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, having proven his prowess time and again throughout his colorful and exciting career. With 5 NBA championships, 16 NBA All-Star, and a Finals MVP under his belt, the star athlete is poised to conquer an entirely different ball game. This time he has set his eyes on translating his success to the business arena. “The finality Read More

Do Religion and Politics Mix in Workplace Conversation?

 Let’s also add the Kardashian’s to the list while we’re at it… It has always been understood that religion and politics make for uncomfortable and sometimes incendiary topics for water cooler and conference room conversation at work. Wherever workers meet for eating, drinking, or just lounging within the confines of the office building or factory, in many cases broaching these subjects can be a cause for dismissal. Whether these rules are constitutional or not are left to the judiciaries to Read More

Can Your Business Operate Even After A Disaster?

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What if your employees couldn’t get to work due to a natural disaster? Yet the past event that occurred in Boston on Monday was not a natural disaster, I’m sure the surrounding businesses won’t be able to attend their workplace the following day or even the next couple of days. Depending on your location, there are some areas that have more reason to be concern about this subject matter. Some areas are more prone to having natural disasters. I can Read More

Hiring Employees Is Like Picking Teammates For Dodge Ball In Grade School

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Hire wisely, make sure they will be a perfect fit for your team! Chances are if you are running your own business, you probably were the team captain of dodge ball in grade school. Just like picking your teammates for dodge ball, you will be doing the same when hiring employees. If you want to be the undefeated dodge ball team, then you need to make sure your team is well balanced. That means, you need pick the team members Read More

How To Research Your Competition

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Competition isn’t bad, you just need to be better than them. In a previous post we talked about how competition is good for both the consumer and for the businesses. Knowing your competition is going to be a huge factor in your small business’s success. We’ll go over several ways on how you can research your competition and how to use that new gained knowledge. First lets discuss the different ways you can research your competition. One of the easiest Read More