Posts tagged "management"

Bad business karma is a bitch - here's why

Lying, cheating and backstabbing are really crummy things that happen every day in the business world.   This behavior is destructive and costly.  And it’s rampant.  People think they can get away with deception and they can for a while.  However, there’s this little thing called “karma” that kicks in and changes the game.  Karma says... Read more »

Chicago-City of Broad Shoulders

  In the 1970’s and 80’s businesses made giving back to society a part of their business plan.  I worked for a small training company in San Francisco in 1990 and we give 15% of our profits to local charities.  It was a great selling point and clients admired our commitment.  Our pricing was very... Read more »

23 tips to create a brilliant brand for you and your small business

Branding you and company is essential in today’s marketplace.  Why?  Because YOU are the product and like any product on the market you want to market you and your company through a strong branding program.  Branding establishes your image with your clients.  Branding tells your customer what value you bring and how you can help... Read more »
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Jimmy Greenfield is a good guy

The nicest and most unexpected thing happened to me today and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m a writer.  I write because it keeps me sane….especially during winters like this.  I hardly ever get paid to write, but that’s OK.  I write because I know I’m good and I know have something to... Read more »

8 Business Reinvention Tips

Start writing a monthly blog about trends you are seeing in your industry.  Educating your audience helps you become a resource to them.   They will begin to view you as an expert.     Select your top five customers and meet with them quarterly to learn more about their business and how you can help... Read more »

6 big business mistakes I made and what I learned

Here are 6 mistakes I’ve made in business…I hope you can learn from my mistakes: #1 I was born an entrepreneur. I turned my back on that fact for most of my career. It was too scary and unpredictable. I settled for corporate America and a “sure thing”. What a mistake! After four lay-offs and... Read more »
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How to Find "Hard to Find" Employees

I recently met with the CEO of a small trucking company who was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find applicants to fill driver vacancies he needed to fill. The week before, I met with the owner of a small tech company who can’t find programmers who are willing to stay more than six months... Read more »

Six trends in the world of careers today….as I see it….Jan Marino’s Trending

Short gigs will become the norm….companies (particularly tech companies) will hire contractors for short-term projects. You can demand top dollar and get it. Start branding yourself on Linkedin now and build business relationships with contract search firms. Retiring at the age of 65 is a concept of the past. People will be working well into... Read more »

Strategic Networking Tips #2

Once upon a time there was a business professional who went to lots of networking events and didn’t feel like she was getting any return for her time investment. She came to this realization one day when she was cleaning off her desk and noticed the tiny stack of business cards she’d been collecting. She... Read more »
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Strategic Networking - Tip #1

I think each of us should be prepared to answer this comment “tell me something I don’t know.” For instance, the next time you start a conversation with a friend try this….”did you know that unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it? Or try this “Did you know that 8% of people... Read more »