Tag Archives: business

Startups: Creating a Partnership That Works (the way we do)

Startups have lots of challenges. Having a partner who believes in you, trusts you (and who you trust) gives you a great competitive advantage.

Who’s At The Top?

Take a look at your organizational chart. Who’s at the top? Is it the owner, CEO, or founder? This article from Inc.com argues that businesses with the standard organizational chart of CEO at the top and employees at the bottom don’t understand how their business should work. The author suggests turning the chart upside down. […]

Risk vs. Reward

The statistics are scary. According to the Harvard Business School, 3 out of 4 startups do not live to see success. So why is it that the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in many regions across the United States? The decision to foster an idea and build it into a business plan requires risk. The […]

Trust, Relationships, and Your Audience

Content Isn’t King. Trust Is King. | SEOmoz We love this recent blog post on SEOmoz.org. The blog page of the SEO and social media monitoring platform company always has knowledgeable and thought-provoking posts that range from search engine optimization advice, to new tools and tricks of social media, to rising technological advances, content marketing, […]

Social Media and When To Use It [Infographic]

If you have a business, large or small, you probably use social media to interact with customers, broadcast company information, and attract job candidates with your employment brand. Social media reaches a broad range of people, making it a popular platform to communicate information effectively, quickly, and efficiently. Did you know there are good and […]

Tony Hsieh visits Milwaukee!

Today was a big day for me. I met Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and co-author of Delivering Happiness. Tony presented at the Hilton downtown. I expected him to be to inspiring but he kinda blew me away. A few years ago, his book helped me to imagine what is possible in a company by […]

Find the “WHY”

Let’s get back to the ‘why’. In a business plan there are three common concepts that drive a business forward: what, how, and why. The blog, Blogging4Jobs, emphasized that many professionals are starting to lose sight of the most important concept behind a business: why. Why do you believe in this job? Why do you […]

Be Human

The blog Fistful of Talent created a list of ideas the HR world should be thinking about in 2013. The one idea that grabbed my attention the most was number 10. “10. HUMAN INTERACTION HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PRECIOUS.   There’s almost no transaction that can’t be automated today, from buying groceries to learning about […]

What Is Culture?

What is culture? The author of the TechCrunch article “Programming Your Culture”, Ben Horowitz, says it is not dogs at work or yoga classes. Horowitz believes that culture must perpetuate a belief or value that drives the company and its employees. “Yes, yoga may make your company a better place to work for people who […]