Building Community and Celebrating Women in Tech: We’re in it together

We've seen a shift in what the traditional notion of success looks like. For many, it's not defined by a title, promotion or securing the corner office. The definition of success is expanding to include things like building a great team, establishing a side hustle or finding the perfect work/life balance. As a way to determine what success means to you, we’re asking our members, “What are you in it for?” For me, I’ve been fortunate enough to have … [Read More...]

Business Blog Readers are Looking for a Fix

“Can you email me the information?” is never a request any sales professional wants to hear, admits Paul Cherry, author of Questions That Sell.  What should the salesperson do? Agree, then clarify, is  his suggestion. Ask the prospect: “ What kind of information will be most useful to you? What are you looking to accomplish?” Salespeople should look for certain key words in their prospects’ answers, Cherry says. Those words reveal if the … [Read More...]

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax Could Be Costly for Emerging Online Businesses

The Wayfair decision likely means more online sellers will be collecting sales tax. … [Read More...]

3 Mind Hacks for Overcoming Your Fear of Marketing Yourself

Take it one step at a time. You get nowhere until you put yourself out there. … [Read More...]

“You’re amazing!” How to win this rare praise

Lead Change is a leadership media destination with a unique editorial focus on driving change within organizations, teams, and individuals. Lead Change, a division of Weaving Influence, publishes twice monthly with SmartBrief. Today's post is by Cheryl Bachelder. Gallup has been reporting for nearly 20 years that employees rarely hear the words “thank you” from their supervisors. Similarly, I can assure you, CEOs rarely hear the words “you’re … [Read More...]

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