Posts tagged advice

Women business owners at the OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp event share the best business advice that they have received. These tips—from “take risks” to “be authentic”—are sure to help you in your business.

In this week’s Top Two Tips, David Kidder, co-founder of Bionic, and Skin Authority founder and CEO Celeste Hilling, join us. They tell us why solving your customer’s problems will pay off for your small business and why you should always have a Plan B when it comes to cash flow.

5 Guaranteed Ways to Make A Great First Impression

1. Update your LinkedIn profile. What they see on your profile helps them form an opinion of who they think you are. If you set up your LinkedIn profile years ago, then promptly forgot all about it, it’s time to rectify the situation.”

2. Update your website. If your website is slow or not optimized for mobile users, it conveys sloppiness and unprofessionalism.

3. Pay attention to your clothes. Your clothes are often the first things people notice about you; make sure you’re sending the right message.

 Read on for two more tips on OPEN Forum.

3 Ways to Become a Go-To Expert in Your Field

  1. Establish yourself as an author. Set up a blog and post well-written, original posts on subjects that matter to your industry.
  2. Become a communicator. Accept opportunities to speak at conferences or events about issues you’re well-versed on.
  3. Rebrand and refocus when necessary. Think about how you can use your current business or brand to reposition yourself as an expert.

Read on for more details on how becoming an expert can benefit your business.

Take a look at how some of the world’s most successful people manage their days. Picking up one or more of their habits could improve your productivity as well!

Oprah Winfrey: The media mogul takes time to reflect by sitting in silence for 20 minutes two times a day.

Bill Gates: The former head of Microsoft turned philanthropist puts away the electronics at night and makes reading a part of his bedtime routine.

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook’s COO ensures she gets a great night’s rest by turning off her phone in the evenings.

Richard Branson: The head of the Virgin empire “says he’s able to get four additional hours of productivity out of every day simply by keeping up with his physical activities, which includes swimming, Bikram yoga, rock climbing, running and weightlifting.”

From OPEN Forum’s “Hack Your Day: Morning to Nighttime Habits of Highly Successful People

5 Pieces of Advice Every Young Entrepreneur Should Know

image

  1. Decide who you are.
  2. Have a plan.
  3. Have a backup plan.
  4. Be realistic.
  5. Create balance.

For more, read small-business expert and entrepreneur Brian Moran’s “5 Things I Wish I Had Learned as a Young Entrepreneur,” on OPEN Forum.

Flickr user: Vernon Chan

Thought leaders like Richard Branson of Virgin and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post share the life lessons they wish they had known when they were in their twenties. From Huffington:

 ”Don’t just climb the ladder of success—a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout—but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.”

Best known for his workplace comic “Dilbert,” Scott Adams is also a serial entrepreneur. With 30+ businesses under his belt, Adams knows a bit about success and failure. 
Adams on finding the right business partner:

“Humans are flawed creatures, and we’re all crazy in our own ways. If you get the wrong kind of crazy—the destructive kind, the toxic kind—then there’s no recovering from that.” On the other hand, if you find someone just insane enough, you’ll find they’ll have more creative and off-the-wall ideas and solutions than you could ever imagine.

On the value of “bad” ideas:

“What I learned—humbling and shocking at the same time—was that the readers couldn’t tell the difference between my genius inspiration that came out of nothing and the 15-minute horror story that I had to throw together because I simply had to.”

Get five more lessons about success and failure from Scott Adams on OPEN Forum.

Best known for his workplace comic “Dilbert,” Scott Adams is also a serial entrepreneur. With 30+ businesses under his belt, Adams knows a bit about success and failure. 

Adams on finding the right business partner:

“Humans are flawed creatures, and we’re all crazy in our own ways. If you get the wrong kind of crazy—the destructive kind, the toxic kind—then there’s no recovering from that.” On the other hand, if you find someone just insane enough, you’ll find they’ll have more creative and off-the-wall ideas and solutions than you could ever imagine.

On the value of “bad” ideas:

“What I learned—humbling and shocking at the same time—was that the readers couldn’t tell the difference between my genius inspiration that came out of nothing and the 15-minute horror story that I had to throw together because I simply had to.”

Get five more lessons about success and failure from Scott Adams on OPEN Forum.

Be patient. (What do you think of this advice?)

Be patient. (What do you think of this advice?)

goodideaexchange:

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself
“Whether you aspire to run your own business or want to be more productive at your current job, check out this list of CEO-proven tips that you can apply to any facet of your life.”


"Take breaks every 90 minutes" and more helpful productivity tips!

goodideaexchange:

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Whether you aspire to run your own business or want to be more productive at your current job, check out this list of CEO-proven tips that you can apply to any facet of your life.”

"Take breaks every 90 minutes" and more helpful productivity tips!