Are you a large business, looking to manage your various functions in a smooth and organised way? Do you want your business activities to be carried out smoothly with minimal hassles? Running a business efficiently and productively needs a lot of help from the information technology sector. Getting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software may be the perfect solution.
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Running a business with your spouse creates many challenges. Here are some pointers from people who have done so successfully.
By Frank Cowell, an EO San Diego member, Elevator
You may or may not agree with me, but…
When it comes to content marketing, I find that many marketers are still having trouble finding the payoff. I mean, they’re fully bought-in, doing lots of “stuff,” but they’re not getting desired results. As a result, there are some big questions that they’re grappling with:
- Where’s the engagement?
- Where’s the traffic?
- Where are the leads?
College students have enough to juggle with classes. Running a business simultaneously though presents a whole new set of challenges.
Successful entrepreneurs know good time management separates mediocre CEOs from amazing ones – and strategies that work for some don’t always work well for others. Inc. asked four EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) finalists from the U.S. how they manage a full college course load while running a company. Here’s what they had to say:
For me, the definition of a successful day is simple. It means that I have sustained mental energy to tackle both good and evil. It also means that I keep regret and anxiety to a minimum. I neither dwell on the past, which I can’t change, nor focus on the future that will end up nothing like I can possibly predict. Recently, I have noticed a success pattern. Those days start out the same way: Consciously.
By Mark Tepper, an EO Cleveland member and president of Strategic Wealth Partners
Ideally, exit planning starts the moment a business gets under way, with the owner basing most company decisions and long-term goals with his or her eventual exit in mind. A thorough, comprehensive exit plan can take years to fully develop.
In reality, many business owners find themselves scrambling to put together an exit plan at the last minute, less than a year from
By Brian Scudamore, an EO Vancouver member and founder of O2E Brands
I am proof that you don’t necessarily need a suit to succeed: I didn’t finish high school, and after talking my way into university, dropped out with a semester to go. Most of what I’ve learned about business has come from starting 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989, and building it from the ground up.
However, just because I didn’t complete a formal education doesn’t mean I stopped learning. Rather, I taught myself through trial and error, and more importantly, I asked experts for help.
I just received an email at 4:22 AM, offering me the opportunity to participate in a teleconference that promises to show me how to earn $100,000 in only one hour a day. (The email later says that it’s $100,000 a year by spending only an hour a day for the entire year. But still not bad, right?)
Of course, the teleconference is being delivered by a “multi-millionaire” who is “sharing his secrets” with us. So, here I am, writing to you all, at 4:32 AM doing absolutely the opposite of
By Andrew Armstrong, an Octane blog contributor
Are you an engineer who likes analyzing problems, solving them and working with all types of people? Engineering consulting might be for you. It’s easier than ever for an one-person operation to get started, with the help of cloud-based collaborative tools and simple, low-cost methods of communication.
Here’s a look at why engineers branch out into consulting, the best ways to get started and how to ensure success.