6 Steps To Personal Satisfaction As Well As Success

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur contemplating a startup, and you want both success and satisfaction in business, I recommend you complete these steps before you start any business plan: Identify personal gaps. That’s the only way to enjoy both a high level of satisfaction and success in both.

10 Keys To Your New Venture Success And Satisfaction

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Bill Murphy business success entrepreneur satisfactionAs the economy flourishes after some tough economic times, more and more people seem to be turning to entrepreneurship as an alternative to traditional employment. I applaud this trend, but caution all of you thinking this direction to approach entrepreneurship with your eyes wide open. It is not for everyone, as the entrepreneur’s path is fraught with challenges.

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Heal: Survey Shows Higher Patient Satisfaction, Better Results From House Calls

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Los Angeles-based Heal , which operates a mobile app driven, in-person, "house call" service which lets users schedule in person doctor's visits at their home or work, says it is seeing higher satisfaction, cost savings, and "significant" time savings from its patients. heal patient satisfaction house calls medical doctor demand ondemand saas mobile

How To Put Fun And Satisfaction Back Into Your Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Employee engagement is a measure of emotional commitment, leading to work focus, which translates to productivity, satisfaction and happiness. There has to be more to your business today than making money, to get employee engagement and satisfaction. And there is nothing like success to put fun and satisfaction back into your work, and the work of your employees. Sophie Wade entrepreneur future of work satisfaction startup

5 Key Ingredients of Satisfaction for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur startup happiness satisfaction businessBuilding a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Yet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know. On the other hand, I know many unhappy individuals who are always partying, have minimal commitments, and little responsibility. I suspect the real parameters of happiness have eluded these people.

5 Steps To Job Satisfaction – Run Your Own Business

Startup Professionals Musings

According to several reliable reports , job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch and get real satisfaction from this lifestyle. Learn new skills that will make you an expert in that domain, and both satisfaction and wealth will follow. business entrepreneur job satisfaction startup

5 Keys To Satisfaction From Solving Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

The best part of the entrepreneur problem-solving lifestyle is that it can bring satisfaction and happiness to your work. Perhaps sparked by the now forgotten recession, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Based on my own mentoring and investing experience, the best entrepreneurs are pragmatic problem solvers.

Comparably Contrasts Pay Satisfaction Between Women and Men

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Santa Monica-based Comparably , the new pay and compensation comparison startup let by startup veteran Jason Nazar, has run the numbers over gender satisfaction at work, and finds that about as many women as men are happy about their pay--except in certain, specific work areas--but sharply differ in their satisfaction with their percentage of equity in the companies they work for.

You Need Customer Loyalty, Not Just Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

You hear a lot of talk these days about the importance of customer satisfaction, but customer loyalty is the real win. Tags: entrepreneur startup customer loyalty customer satisfaction A satisfied customer is necessary, but not sufficient, to be a loyal customer who will come back repeatedly, refer their friends and family to you, and be faithful even when your price is not the lowest. Not too long ago, everybody thought customer loyalty was dead.

8 Keys To Personal Self-Fulfillment In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to new entrepreneurs and business owners, I have noticed that many no longer associate more fulfillment and satisfaction with more money, power, and success. business career executive fulfillment satisfaction

6 Motivations Shared By Most Satisfied Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Great entrepreneurs are willing and anxious to tackle these control challenges, and get real satisfaction from their acceptance of the “buck-stops-here” position of a business owner. best entrepreneurs motivations satisfaction

6 Ways To Make Customers Remember You As Exceptional

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s not only good for your business, but it will add meaning and joy to your customers, and will also enhance your personal satisfaction and well-being. customer satisfaction memorable customer experience Nicholas J Webb

5 Steps To Get Ahead With The Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

According to Gallup surveys , job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch and get real satisfaction from this lifestyle. disruptor entrepreneur kunal mehta satisfaction

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Assure Happiness In 2020

Startup Professionals Musings

You’ve probably already made your resolutions for 2020, but if not, I suggest a renewed commitment to finding happiness and satisfaction in your chosen business lifestyle. entrepreneur happiness at work satisfactionWelcome to another challenging new year ahead!

5 Key Ingredients Make A Happy Content Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Brian Tracy entrepreneur happintess satisfactionBuilding a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Yet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know. On the other hand, I know many unhappy individuals who are always partying, have minimal commitments, and little responsibility. I suspect the real parameters of happiness have eluded these people.

10 New Year’s Resolutions To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

You’ve probably already made your resolutions for 2016, but if not, I suggest a renewed commitment to finding happiness and satisfaction in your chosen business lifestyle. The happiest people are the ones who can split their focus between work and family, and get value and satisfaction from both. entrepreneur new year resolutions satisfaction startupWelcome to another challenging new year ahead!

Smart Startups Don’t Try To Satisfy Every Customer

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people will argue that total customer satisfaction is paramount, but I’m a pragmatist who believes that treating everyone the same really means treating all of them poorly. business customer satisfaction favorites startupLet’s face reality -- no one can satisfy all the people all the time. In business, this means an entrepreneur who never says no to any customer is doomed to a hard life and some expensive mistakes.

Entrepreneur Happiness Is An Elusive Achievement

Startup Professionals Musings

business entrepreneur happiness satisfaction self-actualization startup Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Yet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know. On the other hand, I know many unhappy individuals who are always partying, have minimal commitments, and little responsibility. I suspect the real parameters of happiness have eluded these people.

Customer Loyalty Can Be a Startup Competitive Edge

Startup Professionals Musings

You hear a lot of talk these days about the importance of customer satisfaction, but customer loyalty is the real win. competitors entrepreneur startup customer loyalty customer satisfaction businessA satisfied customer is necessary, but not sufficient, to be a loyal customer who will come back repeatedly, refer their friends and family to you, and be faithful even when your price is not the lowest. Herein lies an opportunity for startups to beat the big guys.

Here Comes New Ideas from BPM

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Following are some of the powerful benefits of using business management software to transform business processes in a manner that produces the type of results that will improve a company’s customer satisfaction rating. Business Entrepreneurship Startups ads Benefit BPM software business management business process management Collaboration Content customer satisfaction Environment launching Learning Management sustainability Technology

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September SCribe Is Here

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Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible. VentureNet tickets will sell out soon - so don’t wait to secure your seats! www.VentureNet.org Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Term Sheet

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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Android Apps & Software Featured iOS iPhone customer satisfaction idealab incentives Marketing punchcard rewards programsCustomer loyalty, one of those seemingly innocuous facets of both large and small scale businesses that can be easily overlooked, but generally understood as ultra important to how well a business thrives. You’ve taken care of the 1) product, 2) marketing, 3) overall experience (to garner positive reviews), but then what?

7 Lessons From A Long-Time Mentor On Value And Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by World Economic Forum As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world. Today we need it to improve engagement, confidence, and work satisfaction for all business professionals. lessons mentoring satisfaction value

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

Tech Zulu Event

Android Apps & Software iPhone customer satisfaction idealab incentives Marketing punchcard rewards programsCustomer loyalty, one of those seemingly innocuous facets of both large and small scale businesses that can be easily overlooked, but generally understood as ultra important to how well a business thrives. You’ve taken care of the 1) product, 2) marketing, 3) overall experience (to garner positive reviews), but then what?

7 Ways To Elevate Your Team Engagement and Happiness

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own long experience in business, team satisfaction, engagement, and productivity continues to be a challenge. Playing to your strengths improves your overall engagement and productivity, as well as satisfaction and happiness.

Your “drop dead” question for a customer survey

Berkonomics

Then there are the long surveys where you could attempt to find more about satisfaction with service, delivery time, quality of product, packaging and more.

Balance Your Focus Between Passion And Perspiration

Startup Professionals Musings

New business models that provide an ongoing revenue stream, or a secondary stream from advertising, raise your margins and can give you some additional satisfaction.

6 Tips For Ramping Up Your Work Culture For Tomorrow

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems they are both looking for more personal satisfaction and sense of purpose for their efforts. You need to overtly reward change efforts, and show a mindset of recognition of the need for more team satisfaction and purpose.

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Have you set your life and business goals?

Berkonomics

Unlike your vision, which can’t be measured, there is a satisfaction in each step toward achievement of your goal. We’ve spent several weeks discussing your vision for success, and whether you could be the next Ford, Jobs or Musk. Now it’s time to make this more tangible, more real – by attaching personal goals to this vision we’ve created together for you. So, your vision tells the world what you want to be as you contemplate how you will change the world for the better.

Stop managers from gaming the system

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Customer perspective: Ratings of customer satisfaction, statistics of customer retention, market share and even brand strength. Learning / growth perspective: Measures of employee satisfaction, employee turnover, employee education and skill advancement. Business unit managers are under lots of pressure to perform, and occasionally are tempted to step over the line finding ways to look better than reality reflects.

Smart Thermostats Popular With Younger Generations, Says Report

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Power, its 2019 Smart Thermostate Satisfaction Report says that overall satisfaction for smart thermostats has increased from 2018, as the firm said that manufacturers have focused on easing installation and use of those smart thermostats, and also are communicating to their users how much money they are saving once installed. Interestingly enough, two established thermostat manufacturers-- Lennox and Carrier --had the highest satisfaction ratings, followed by Nest.

7 Reasons Why Every Business Leader Needs A Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own mentoring experience, here are seven key lessons I have learned, and offer to you as a potential source of inspiration and satisfaction, after some success in your business: Relationships are the real key to business success.

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Celebrating the Life and Work of Tony Hsieh

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Under Hsieh’s leadership, Zappos revolutionized the apparel industry, and e-commerce in general, by being one of the first to prioritize customer satisfaction and service. By Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo.

Could you be your company’s bottleneck?

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The effect of your action is magnified several-fold at the output stage of your business, leading to increased customer satisfaction and increased profits. So many tasks; so little time.

There’s no second chance to create first quality.

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It took two long years for the company to fully recover its lost reputation after the actual problem was fixed to the satisfaction of all. Close. Let me illustrate this insight with a personal story.

Humana partners with Heal and invests $100 million in the company’s doctor-on-demand service

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We continue to see high levels of customer satisfaction and improved health outcomes when care is delivered in the home. “The doctor’s office is dead.”

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Best Network Setups for Media Content Delivery

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Enterprises using dark fiber can scale up their bandwidth and network speed if they need to host more media content, which increases overall customer satisfaction by reducing slow video load times.

The One Thing That Great Leaders Understand

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With bad management you may even complete a project to satisfaction and on time only to find out that team members quit due to being burned out. One Thing That Great Leaders Understand I was scanning Twitter this past week and I came across these great Tweets by Michael Seibel at Y Combinator. When I was young I thought management was about distribution/delegation of responsibilities. I now realize it is truly about the maintenance of morale and motivation.

7 Strategies To Solve Your Business Problems Faster

Startup Professionals Musings

Each of these will help you in achieving success and satisfaction while tackling your toughest business issues: Stop attacking symptoms – dig first for the root cause. Problem solving is a full-time task in business.

Who cares about customer loyalty?

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Well, how about the satisfaction that – at least for some of our customers – we have achieved that lofty mission we set out to create way back when all this started. Repeat customers, raving fans, angry backlashers, commodity shoppers. Oh boy, what a range of loyalty these represent. And in your years, you may have experienced all of these. Here’s another way to look at the ladder to an ideal customer loyalty relationship.

6 Reasons Technical Expertise Does Not Make A Startup

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The Technician’s Perspective is a fragmented vision of the world, where customer satisfaction represents a series of problems to solve, with price, features, availability, and support. Well over 25 years ago, Michael E.

HONK Wins Insurance Company

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HONK says that Wawanesa is ranked the number one insurance company in California for customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Los Angeles-based HONK Technologies , which is developing an app that helps provide roadside assistance to users, has signed up an insurance firm as a customer. According to HONK, it has signed up Wawanesa Insurance, and will manage the roadside assistance program for the insurance company. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

5 Rewards Of Independence That Excite Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Personal satisfaction also ranked close behind, with 70 percent of respondents claiming it was a key advantage to running their own business. This indicates that lifestyle and satisfaction factors are often more important than financial ones.