5 Phrases That Destroy Business Relationships

When it comes to hiring a professional to fulfill a need for you, naturally we want to hire someone who we feel confident will meet both our needs and our budget. However, in our effort to communicate this, some common phrases have crept into our language that are less than favorable - and sometimes downright … Continue reading 5 Phrases That Destroy Business Relationships

7 Things I Will Never Have as a Business Owner

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! While there are many advantages … Continue reading 7 Things I Will Never Have as a Business Owner

How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Meeting the daily demands of your career is challenging enough, let alone adding on conflict and negativity which creates a whole other hurdle to cross. This could be a conflict in a professional relationship or a personal one; both are equally distracting and painful to navigate. If you're like me, I don't like conflict. I … Continue reading How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

If you’re a working parent of school-age children, summer can really throw a curveball into family schedules. Your work schedule and professional responsibilities haven’t changed, for the most part, but now you have kids’ schedules (or lack thereof) to merge into an already busy calendar. How does it all work? Can it work? We’ve now … Continue reading Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

Knowing When to Say No to New Business

Our society has led us to believe that more is better. But really, the only true and consistent correlation is that more is more. What you choose to do with that "more" could result in benefits like business growth and extra income - but it could also bring stress, exhaustion, and frustration if the opportunity … Continue reading Knowing When to Say No to New Business

How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! We all work to serve … Continue reading How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

Best Digital Content Creation Tools to Grow Your Business (Guest Contribution from Survey Examiner)

In today's world, content is king. And to create effective, engaging content, you need the right tools. That's where content creation software comes in. Content creation software is a type of software that helps you create content more efficiently. It can help you come up with ideas, format your content, and publish it online. If … Continue reading Best Digital Content Creation Tools to Grow Your Business (Guest Contribution from Survey Examiner)

How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle