Archive | May, 2013

How an Entrepreneur Can be Open But Stay In Control

The emergence of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “Open Leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.” This is counter to the traditional business premise of “control,” so many companies are […]

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Six Tips to Enhance Your Job Interviewing Skills

True confession.  I’m horrible at interviewing job candidates.  “Susan, you can’t run a successful business without learning how to conduct a good interview,” a friend and fellow business owner recently told me. Why am I not good at interviewing job candidates when as a journalist I interview people all the time?  Probably because I don’t […]

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Run a Successful Business…In Your Pajamas

Today, it is possible to run a successful business in your pajamas thanks to advances in technology.  Beyond just the convenience of running your business on the go, ditching the formality of an office setting offers a plethora of benefits.  From flexibility in scheduling, significant savings in overhead costs, the reduce of stress, and the […]

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Sporting My New Proper Cloth Club Collar Oxford Shirt

This Sunday, I went on my usual ferry trip to Williamsburg and had the pleasure of breaking in my new Proper Cloth Club Collar Oxford shirt. The weather was beautiful, and I arrived in time for the tail end of the Brooklyn Flea and grabbed a Cemitas Fried Chicken Torta. I wore a Ben Sherman […]

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9 Steps to Entrepreneur Real Social Media Results

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. There are many ‘experts’ out there telling you how to do it, or even offering their services. But very few are talking about how to measure your results, and the […]

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Testimonials and Positive Feedback

It’s pretty simple.  In your email system, create a folder.  Title the folder: “Testimonials and Positive Feedback”.  How fast can you fill this folder to the point where it overflows? To be sure you don’t forget the folder exists, move it towards the top of your email folder directory.  Sure enough, most of the positive […]

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