How To Put Fun And Satisfaction Back Into Your Work

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t like it, millennials won’t put up with it, and current productivity levels at work continue to decline. Employee engagement is a measure of emotional commitment, leading to work focus, which translates to productivity, satisfaction and happiness.

5 Key Ingredients of Satisfaction for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Studies have shown that the three most motivating business factors include challenging work, opportunities for growth, and pleasant coworkers.

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. business entrepreneur job satisfaction startup

5 Keys To Satisfaction From Solving Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Perhaps sparked by the now forgotten recession, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Problems will occur in every startup, simply because you are stepping into uncharted territory.

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 right reason to start a business is not the money, challenge, or the prestige, but the chance to follow your dream.

5 Key Ingredients Make A Happy Content Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Studies have shown that the three most motivating business factors include challenging work, opportunities for growth, and pleasant coworkers.

10 Startup Quandaries That May Redefine Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders quandaries in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. The right time to start dilemma. Otherwise exit and startup with another idea.

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A Startup That Imitates, With Innovation, Often Wins

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. Many of the major business successes started this way. imitation innovation reduce risk startup

Missed Expectations and The Eighty Percent Acquisition Rule

Berkonomics

As with the fifty percent rule discussed last week (fifty percent of startups fail within two years), this rule is hard to find an author willing to be quoted as the source.

Missed Expectations and The Eighty Percent Acquisition Rule

Berkonomics

As with the fifty percent rule discussed last week (fifty percent of startups fail within two years), this rule is hard to find an author willing to be quoted as the source.

Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. These can trip up even the best, often at the cost of more than a good night’s sleep. Engagement drives performance and satisfaction.

How To Reduce Startup Risk Using Existing Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. Many of the major business successes started this way.

7 Ways Smart Startups Tune In To Customer Feedback

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, being connected on the Internet has taken on a whole new meaning to me, since I noticed a study commissioned a while back by PC Tools , which found that more than a quarter of people using the Internet have no problem with staying online during sex.

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8 Ways To Instill A Sense Of Purpose In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new venture and thriving in today’s economy is hard, but the best have figured out that customers and employees need to feel that you have a sense of purpose, to complement the company’s pursuit of profit. Start implementing these steps now, before your competitors pass you by.

No Expert Has A Startup Checklist To Ensure Success

Startup Professionals Musings

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with studying and learning from the wisdom and experience of others.

8 Keys To Providing Consulting Services To Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

I may be old fashioned, but the term consultant still conjures up an image of a self-proclaimed expert who can make great presentations, generate recommendations and leave you to do the hard work of implementation. Treat a startup as a customer, not a client.

How To Use A Checklist To Build An Innovative Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with studying and learning from the wisdom and experience of others.

Founders Must Keep Their Startup Culture Positive

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. You as the founder are the starting point and definer, so you need to get it right. Our satisfaction is strongly driven by this role set.

10 Steps to a Memorable Website for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In the past, if your startup had a website presence, the company was credible by definition. Yet most startups I know experience the same shock of disappointment when they first open up their website to offer their “million dollar idea” product, and nobody comes.

You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World

Startup Professionals Musings

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13 percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. Start today. entrepreneur motivated team passion startup

Crossing the Chasm is a Major Startup Challenge

Startup Professionals Musings

Most investors and startup professionals expand this concept of focus to apply to key issues of every aspect of strategic and tactical planning in a startup. The result is that customer satisfaction in unachievable or at least very expensive.

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Respect The Key Influences To Your Startup Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. You as the founder are the starting point and definer, so you need to get it right. Our satisfaction is strongly driven by this role set.

7 Benefits For Startups Joining The B-Corp Movement

Startup Professionals Musings

But very quickly, it is becoming obvious to startups that the value and satisfaction exceeds the costs. Investors believe these startups demonstrate more integrity and less risk, as well as being better positioned to deliver long-term, sustainable value to their stakeholders.

6 Ways To Prepare Your Company For The Future Of Work

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t like it, millennials won’t put up with it, and current productivity levels at work continue to decline. Employee engagement is a measure of emotional commitment, leading to work focus, which translates to productivity, satisfaction and happiness.

10 Ways To Learn At a Startup To Be An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). The truly indispensible person in a startup is a problem solver, because every startup has plenty of problems.

How to Set a Growth Culture in Your Startup Early

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the big advantages of being an entrepreneur and starting your company from scratch is that you get to set the culture, which is much easier than changing the culture of an existing business. How many of these principles do you practice in your startup?

7 Startup Lessons from NBA Finals

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Just like in a startup team, a CEO should be aware of all the roles his co-founders or employees fulfill and predict how they perform in certain situations. There will be similar startups doing exactly the same thing and some may have more capital at hand.

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4 Keys To A Super-Charged Team And Workplace Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. You as the founder are the starting point and definer, so you need to get it right. Our satisfaction is strongly driven by this role set.

7 Ways it Pays to Build a Socially Conscious Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

But very quickly, it is becoming obvious to startups that the value and satisfaction exceeds the costs. Investors believe these startups demonstrate more integrity and less risk, as well as being better positioned to deliver long-term, sustainable value to their stakeholders.

10 Dilemmas Every Startup Founder Must Deal With

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup Founders dilemmas in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. The right time to start dilemma. Otherwise exit and startup with another idea.

10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). The truly indispensible person in a startup is a problem solver, because every startup has plenty of problems.

Why It Pays To Focus Your Business On A Narrow Niche

Startup Professionals Musings

Most investors and startup professionals expand this concept of focus to apply to key issues of every aspect of strategic and tactical planning in a startup. The result is that customer satisfaction in unachievable or at least very expensive.

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10 Tips For Rising Above The Crowd In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Here are some tips from a classic book by Harvey Mackay, “ Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door ,” which work even better in a startup than they do in a bigger company: Make yourself indispensable. If you see a customer service problem hurting the company, step up proactively with a proposal to fix it.

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Ten Steps to Build Real Startup Team Engagement

Startup Professionals Musings

Success in a startup is not possible as a “one-man show.” In my experience, the joy of positive engagement is sometimes the only pay you get in an early startup. Amazingly, many successful startups are built on this basis alone, with almost no money.

Ten Tips to Make Your Startup Website Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

In the past, if your startup had a website presence, the company was credible by definition. Yet most startups I know experience the same shock of disappointment when they first open up their website to offer their “million dollar idea” product, and nobody comes.

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