Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Today’s business leaders need to understand the importance of branding and how it allows them to get ahead in a cut-throat marketplace. While personal branding has grown and evolved over the years, its primary focus is still on the inner person, their strengths and beliefs.

What is Personal Branding?
Personal branding is a creative display that intentionally allows a glimpse into the inner workings of an individual. Whether you like it or not, the world is going to form an opinion about you. It’s important to actively shape how you’re perceived by taking command of your personal brand and allowing it to resonate with your intended audience. Continue reading Does Your Personal Brand Reflect Your Authentic Self?

Budgeting When In Between Jobs

When you learn that you are shortly to be made unemployed, it can take some time for this to actually sink in. The main thing to bear in mind is that you really need to stay positive, and that is no mean feat. You will also need to look at your lifestyle and try to alter this to counteract your reduction in income. Even if your feel that you will bounce back pretty soon, it is best to prepare yourself financially for the tough times ahead.

This article offers some advice on how to keep your head above water whilst looking for work. Continue reading Budgeting When In Between Jobs

Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Being a 20-something means you’re old enough to not be the stupid teenager but you’re young enough to do awesome things. However, this is also the time when every person worth their Oreos will have a gem of an advice to give you. This leads you to believe things that you should have no business believing or even knowing about in the first place.

Because, they prove to be your VIP ticket to self-destruction and disappointment. Like these six things… Continue reading Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small BusinessWorking for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

There are a number of significant differences between working for a large corporation and working for a small business; both have their benefits as well as their down sides and for this reason it is important to choose what works best for you as an individual. You may find that you are more suited to a corporate environment than to the atmosphere of a small business or other way around. The decision you’ll make is entirely down to you and depends largely on the way in which you work.

With this in mind, here are the top advantages of working for both a large corporation and a small business in order to help you make your decision. Continue reading Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

Is Your Small Business Breaking the Law?

You have been breaking the law for a long time, but you were not even aware that you were. Does this sound familiar? Ignorance of the law is no excuse: as a small business operator you need to familiarize yourself with local, state and federal statutes and follow each law accordingly. Still, there are times you may discover that you have been breaking the law or perhaps taking short cuts that can come back to bite you.

Read on and we will look at several areas where your business practices can cause you trouble. Continue reading Is Your Small Business Breaking the Law?

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself OnlineThanks to the Internet, we’re living in a golden age of communication. A person in the most remote part of the world still has the capacity to reach an audience of millions. At the same time, the need to stand out from the crowd heightens and marketing becomes more critical than ever.

The amount of ways that you can market yourself online is almost immeasurable. Of course, each method of marketing comes with its own set of pros and cons.

While no method is going to work universally, these are the top five ways that we’ve found for self-marketing. Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid ThemSales representatives have to deal with a host of issues that those in other fields do not have to deal with. In addition, sales representatives often have to step outside of their comfort zones to land deals. While putting forth considerable effort and not gaining a sale can be incredibly frustrating, the rewards for successful sales can be great.

The most difficult part of working as a sales representative often comes early on in the career, and many new sales representatives make common mistakes, but here are a few tips for avoiding them. Continue reading 3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

Current Trends in Office Communication

Remember the fax machine? That handy device emerged on the scene in the 1970s, found its peak use in the 1990s and began a steady decline after the new millennium. Today, such electronic devices are hard to find but were the current trends in office communication of the time; and are typically part of an all-in-one office machine that can copy, print, scan and fax documents.

Office communication equipment has changed, but the need to have such tools at the disposal of businesses small and large remains critical. Although your computer printer, fax machine and teletype machines may be gathering dust in the stock room, your equipment needs today consist of other devices including the following to take part of the current trends in office communication.

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How Working From Home Can Make You More Productive

Working from home still gets a bad rap, even though it’s grown by 41 percent over the last decade, according to a Sept. 2012 U.S. Census Bureau report. We just can’t seem to shake the image of slackers in their pajamas eating chocolates and watching movies while they pretend to work from their couch. But the truth of working from home is that, rather than bringing out your inner slacker, it can actually make you a more productive professional. Continue reading How Working From Home Can Make You More Productive