Posts Tagged“entrepreneurship”

Are you tired of punching a time card day in and day out—maybe even literally? Many self-motivated people excel in flexible career paths without a traditional management structure. Approximately one in 10 U.S. workers is self-employed, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you’re simply looking for an exciting change of pace or you’re fed up with your micromanaging superiors nitpicking your every move, consider these four career paths when you’re looking to take control of your work-related destiny. Sole Proprietor Are you someone who puts pressure on themselves to succeed? Are you a master of…

With more businesses being created than ever before the idea of being an entrepreneur is something that thousands of Americans are trying to achieve. The life of an entrepreneur certainly looks like a good one, owning your own company, becoming rich, working on your own terms and heading up an influential or popular brand. Not everyone has what it takes to complete this tough challenge however and as John Bradberry, an entrepreneurial consultant who works with individuals to improve their chances of success, recently told us, there is just a one or two percent chance of becoming a successful entrepreneur.…

Anyone who’s tried to start a small business knows how much entrepreneurs need to keep strong. When you have many things competing for your attention at once, it’s all you can do to figure out which need to be addressed immediately and which can wait for a slightly less hectic time. (If such a time ever comes.) Through trial and error, you’ve also probably learned where your company excels, where it can do better, and what it needs to get done to increase its chances of crossing the startup death zone and emerging as a viable concern for years to…

Entrepreneurship is something that almost everyone would love to get involved in, the idea of launching your own product or business and it becoming a sensation is attractive to anyone. Add to that the allure of riches and possible fame and it’s easy to understand why it is a career that many seek. If you want to become an entrepreneur then you need to ensure that you not only have what it takes, but are prepared to work hard to really make it a success. There are various types of entrepreneurs, from the experts who involve themselves heavily in social…

More than 81 percent of all sales happen on or after the 5th contact, but very few salespeople follow up with a prospect more than once or twice – bummer. Here’s how to increase your follow-ups and improve conversions. Stagger Your Followups and Schedule Them You should follow up with leads quickly, but realize that 95 to 97 percent of the leads that you get won’t buy from you immediately. Out of 100 leads, there might only be 40 people who will ever buy from you. But, those 40 won’t buy immediately. So, even if you have a 30 percent…