I’ve spent quite a long time working as an entrepreneur, but not all of that time has been productive. I’ve made many mistakes in the past and wasted a great deal of time as a consequence. However, I’ve learned some useful tricks over the years that have managed to cut down on wasted time while also reducing stress. If you apply these tips to your daily life, you should see positive results like I did! (more…)
Written for EO by Jessica Thiefels, social media coach and organic marketing consultant.
According to Pew Research, close to 15 million Americans are self-employed. Filing your taxes when you’re self-employed means you’re having to deal with a range of new tax rules and regulations that you’ve never dealt with for personal taxes.
To ensure you understand what you have to do, consider turning to a CPA. This person will walk you through what you should and shouldn’t do. You’ll likely see your CPA a few times throughout the year as well to make sure your income is on track and that there are no surprises come tax time.
Even if have an expert to guide you, it’s important to know what’s expected of you for taxes as a self-employed person. Here are just some of the tax rules that may be new to you and are important to know. (more…)
EO Philadelphia Executive Director Katie Baer shares her story of entrepreneur-style community and support.
It has been almost 10 years since I walked into a Strategy Summit dinner, my absolute first experience with EO. I was hired in early June 2009 as the part-time administrator for the EO Philadelphia chapter. Frank Signorello, whom I had known personally for many years, mentioned they were looking for help planning and managing events. Fast forward a decade, and I’m still involved as the chapter’s executive director with the once unknown organization becoming my family, friends and life support.
My EO family has watched me grow as a professional, as a wife and as a mom. The chapter has been a cheerleader along the way and gracious at each milestone, allowing me to adjust and adapt. However, nothing could have prepared my husband, Brad, and I for the life change we were dealt on 3 July 2018. (more…)
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Written for EO by Nis Frome, cofounder of Alpha, an on-demand customer insights platform.
If success in the digital age were as simple as calling for a transformation or reorganization, companies born in the industrial age would be thriving and there’d be no Netflix, Uber or Airbnb. That’s clearly not the case, though.
According to Harvard Business Review, a study of 57 reorganizations found that fewer than one-third of the reorgs produced any meaningful improvement in performance. In fact, despite the potential that each reorganization and polished PowerPoint presentation promises, “Most had no effect, and some actually destroyed value,” the study concluded. You might say that, as a Fortune 500 executive recently told me (only half-jokingly), that “reorganizations are highly successful, if you’re a management consulting firm.”
And yet, there are a few notable examples of so-called “traditional” organizations successfully returning to their innovative roots. (more…)
Rob Dube is an EO member in Detroit, speaker, author and proponent of mindful leadership. He is president and co-founder of imageOne, a managed print services provider, and a 2017 Forbes Small Giant. Rob is passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for his team members, customers and community. We asked him about his experience with silent retreats. Here’s what he shared.
With meditation becoming more mainstream, many leaders are starting regular meditation practices. As a former skeptic-turned-proponent of this simple yet effective life tool, I speak from personal experience. It took me far too long to discover mindfulness, and I was at the brink of burn-out as I worked to grow my company, imageOne.
Then one day—after reading about the benefits of meditation—I finally sat down and tried it. For the first time in years, I let my mind truly relax. That moment transformed my life, and soon I learned I was far from the only business leader committed to meditation.
Just look at the growing list of high-level CEOs spreading the merits of mindfulness and meditation. From Salesforce’s Mark Benioff installing meditation rooms at his company’s headquarters to Bill Gates professing his love of practicing mindfulness and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey going on a 10-day silent retreat, personal introspection is making its mark in mainstream business.
Thanks to this burgeoning interest, more leaders are seeking to jumpstart their meditation practices. Could a silent meditation retreat provide the perfect venue? If so, how could taking valuable time off work to spend in silence lead to better leadership?
I wondered the same things. That’s why, many years ago, I attended a silent retreat. I learned that a long weekend of quiet reflection can change lives—and businesses—for the better. (more…)
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