Sunday, September 27, 2020
There's no greater feeling of excitement than seeing your sales skyrocket. If you just launched a disruptive new product or a clever ad campaign, seeing the fruits of your labour sprouting on your dashboard is one of the most rewarding parts of working in business. But sometimes disappointment can shortly follow, when it becomes clear that you've been hit by chargeback fraud. Chargeback fraud refers...
It’s becoming very fashionable for leaders to tout their ‘open-door policy’ as a progressive perk for new hires. The idea is that the boss makes himself available from dawn ‘til dusk so that employees can drop in whenever they please, to ask a question, share an idea or just moan about their day. On the surface this seems like a...
How To Increase Productivity
High productivity is a core component of any successful business. That being said, it's not always easy to keep distractions at bay and maintain constant focus to get the most out of every second of your workday. Not to mention the fact that you only have a set number of hours per day in which you can get things...
If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ll surely have faced backlash from dissatisfied customers or disgruntled former employees. Even the world’s largest companies struggle with negative reviews, fraudulent accusations and outright smear campaigns. And the abundance of online channels through which consumers and competitors can vent their frustrations has created a breeding ground for fraud. But, even as...
As we move into an uncertain post-COVID world, a free-market economy has never looked so critical in protecting the future of humanity. Although political leaders are using the coronavirus to strengthen their power, it’s the relaxing of regulations that has inevitably kept economies afloat. In the U.S., regulations limiting how many hours truckers spent on the road were lifted to...
10 Inspiring Quotes For Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur and running your own business isn't easy. It's fulfilling. It's exciting. It's an unrivalled learning and growing experience. But it definitely doesn't come without its fair share of stresses. From building the perfect team to continuously dealing with the unknown, there are countless challenges that come with the territory. In order to succeed, you must embrace...
Top 5 Go-To Leadership Books
When it comes to running a startup, risk-taking is key. In fact, there are five common risks (from market risk to financial risk) that all entrepreneurs should keep in mind and take a closer look at when starting their dream business. As Sreekanth Ravi, founder of Tely Labs, told Entrepreneur magazine, "jumping into the deep end of the startup pool...
I've never been a fan of meetings. David Grady said it right in his legendary TED talk, that sitting through a bad meeting can feel like you were robbed. Your colleagues, great though they may be, just stole two hours from you that you'll never get back. But the reality is that there's sometimes...
Should Job Interviews Be More Creative?
When it comes to recruiting new talent for your company, what are the keys to discovering the absolute best candidate for the job? Is there a surefire way to know who's perfect for the position and will exceed all expectations? Employees are a huge key to success in companies of all sizes, but this is even more true for startups....
Everyone wants to be treated fairly. That’s a natural expectation and it's essential that it's reflected by company HR policies. The problem is that “fair treatment” is often confused with “equal treatment”. These approaches aren’t the same and each can significantly impact the health of your business. Here’s how to understand the distinction, and ensure that you're doing everything...

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