By Whitney Johnson | Monday, October 06, 2014
As an entrepreneur, you’ll likely find yourself short on money, time, or expertise.
If so, you’ll need to bootstrap your business, building it with what you have on hand—and doing so may actually hold the key to your success.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Bad news: Even if your presentation content is perfect, it doesn’t mean you’ll give a good presentation.
It’s entirely possible for you to have all the facts straight, good structure and flow, and engaging visuals—yet still fail to engage your audience.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 29, 2014
The prices on the massive shopping site Amazon.com are always fluctuating.
So this week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you a great site that monitors the prices for you, and can alert you when something you want drops to the price you’re willing to pay.
By Izzy Gesell | Monday, September 29, 2014
Becoming an effective leader is a challenging undertaking. Trying to map a success route from the myriad overlapping or contradictory leadership theories is like being on a journey where your GPS changes its mind every few miles.
But what if I told you that you can improve your leadership skills by practicing the skills used in improv theater?
It’s true. And I’m going to show you how.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Whether delivered at work, at a conference, or to a client, a presentation is a rare opportunity to significantly help—or harm—your professional reputation.
You’re on stage, the introduction is over, the microphone is on, and everyone is waiting for you to open your mouth. What will you say?
By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 22, 2014
If you’re like most people, you’re always on the hunt for the perfect app—the one that does everything. The one that will finally replace all your other apps that do … well, almost everything.
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m here to take the pressure off. It’s perfectly OK to use multiple apps that do almost the same things. I’m going to show you how I use three apps to manage my daily to-dos.
By Jeff Carlson | Monday, September 22, 2014
With iOS 8 in the wild and new iPhones now in customers’ hands, Apple customers are looking to the hills for the company’s next big thing: specifically, at the gleaming face of Half Dome projected as the desktop picture of the next OS X release, Yosemite.
Expected in October (although Apple hasn’t yet announced a date), Yosemite is a dramatic update of the software running Macs.
But to do a system upgrade right, you need a reliable backup system.
By Whitney Johnson | Sunday, September 21, 2014
As an aspiring entrepreneur, one of the questions you need to ask yourself is, “Do I have a business—or just a hobby?”
The word hobby comes from the word hobbyhorse, a fancy toy, hence the sometimes pejorative use of the word. Historically, if you did something just for fun, you were described as an amateur, which derives from the French word for lover of; whereas if you engaged in an activity for a reward, you were considered a professional.
Over the last century, as we’ve had the resources to give our dreams more sway, especially in the developed world, more and more hobbyists are becoming experts, and there is more and more demand for a hobbyist’s expertise.
But before you go quitting your day job, you need to first determine if your passion is a potential business, or if it should remain a hobby. It only takes three steps:
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