I’m an Introvert. Can I Still Be a Leader?

Usually, when we think of a business owner we think of an extrovert. Loud, outgoing, boisterous… but not all business leaders are created equal. A surprising number of business owners are actually introverts. They are somewhat quieter and more meditative that what your stereotypical business owner might be, and that can actually be an advantage. Not only are introverts good leaders, but they are actually¬†better than extroverts when it comes to certain aspects of running a business. Here are seven ways introverts are good, and can become better, business owners.

Follow the Leader

Every good business owner wants to be a good leader. If you’re not a good leader, you can’t be a good business owner, and to be a good leader, you need to have people to listen to you. That might sound easy, but it’s not. Persuading people to your point of view can be one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. However, it’s not impossible. Done right, you can turn your doubters into your staunchest advocates. So how is it done? Well, here are a few strategies my colleagues and I implement to become more persuasive leaders.

14 Tips for Hiring Amazing Candidates!

Maybe you’ve only searching for a couple days, or maybe you’ve been searching for months now, but you just can’t seem to find the right candidate to hire. Maybe you’ve found a few candidates that are OK, but no one that really stands out. How do you stand out from competitors who are also looking to hire the same talent? How do you find the hidden prodigies before they are all snatched up by big-name companies? Here are fourteen tips for hiring amazing candidates.

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye

No one likes to say goodbye, especially to something that you’ve invested a lot of work into. But sometimes it’s necessary to let go of a project or product in order to be able to grow your business. It may be that it is no longer as popular as it once was, or maybe it simply didn’t work out the way you though it would. Or maybe it was just a terrible idea to begin with. Whatever the case, here are thirteen signs that tell you when to say goodbye to a project or product.

15 Traits You NEED in Potential Employees!!

Not just any person can pull off any job. It takes skill, experience, integrity, and a host of other qualifying factors to do a job well. As an employer, you need to find those who embody the qualities you seek for and hire them. Often, you have to find a balance between experience/skill and honesty/integrity. Neither one can be sacrificed at the expense of the other. However, the very best employees bring with them certain traits that you CANNOT ignore. Here are fifteen traits you NEED in potential employees.

Writing a Book for the First Time? Here’s How.

If you’ve ever tried to write book, you immediately realize that it’s not an easy task. In addition to the tremendous amount of work that goes into actually writing the book, you still have to edit it, publish it, and sell it. Thankfully, there are many people out there that have already released a book and are more than happy to give you advice on how to release yours. With that in mind, here are thirteen things to keep in mind when writing a book for the first time.

Five Things That Will Make Your Stakeholders Happy

Keeping stakeholders happy is an important aspect of any business. At first it can feel a bit overwhelming, but after a few years of experience, you begin to learn what works and what doesn’t. It’s not about being dishonest, but rather of setting clear and defined goals and milestones that both of you can celebrate. Here are few things my colleagues and I learned over the years about making (and keeping) stakeholders happy.

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How Do I Know If I Need a Mobile App?

Sometimes a websites just doesn’t work. For whatever reason, you just aren’t getting the results that you needed or expected. Maybe it’s time to move on to a mobile app, but is it worth it? How badly do you really need? In fact, is it even really a need? Or is it just a fancy widget that will end up costing more than it brings in? It may be that you are finding yourself struggling to make this very decision. If so, here are ten signs to determine if you need a mobile app for your business.