Building a small business can undeniably be hard work. When you were first starting out, you probably took on the majority of the responsibilities. But as your business gains momentum, it can be important to switch gears and hire talent to grow the company.
What should you look for when hiring your staff? What leadership skills should you hone in on? Throughout 2015, OPEN Forum has provided insights that can help you answer these questions and help you assemble and lead your dream team. Check out our top picks for 2015 team-building tips.
Barbara Corcoran is co-founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners and "shark investor" on the ABC show Shark Tank. Needless to say, she's extremely busy and her time is precious. In this article, Corcoran provides top tips for managing your day and insights for creating lists and prioritizing what’s important.
No matter what type of business you run, having efficient salespeople is likely a necessity. But what makes an exceptional salesperson? This articles explores the tactics successful salespeople use to close deals. Find out how Joe Girard, the former car salesperson who is regarded as the greatest salesperson of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records, stayed at the top of his game, and more.
Almost all businesses go through periods of intense stress. This article features advice from three business owners who provide thoughtful responses on how you can make sure your team members keep a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Building your team can also involve honing in on your leadership skills and pointing your business in the right direction. Shane Geraghty and Dave Durante, co-owners of Power Monkey Fitness, originally set out to manufacture equipment but later realized their dreams were taking them in a different direction. Check out how they reset their goals and brought their fitness startup to life.
Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, shares his strategies for not only selling, but for being a better leader. Pink discusses the key tactics to connecting with people and furthering your business.
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