Thank you to those who joined my live webinar yesterday and for those who missed it, below is a recap… of course you can always watch the webinar on-demand, just click here.
While any company can develop its own ‘army of entrepreneurs’, there’s one essential element they need to get right and that is the culture. Culture empowers employees, flattens the management structure, democratizes decision making, encourages communication and motivates every member of the team. The four pillars below can help build that culture.
In short, an ‘army of entrepreneurs’ is an internal force of committed, creative employees. It is also a management and leadership model that enables a business to grow and prosper in a fast-changing world.
In tomorrow’s live webcast I will teach business owners how to create their own “Army of Entrepreneurs.”
This Wednesday, July 27th, at 2 p.m. ET Jen will host a live (free) webinar presented by the Verizon Small Business Center and then be available for a whole hour on Twitter on Thursday, July 28th at 10 a.m. ET to answer questions and offer more advice.
I urge all businesses to seize these two opportunities to get insights directly from Jen Prosek. Consider these as free consultations with a business expert; so, why not participate?
Hello, I’m Ellen! It’s a hot Friday in most places across the country! I know I can sure use some ice cream... While we all know how to introduce ourselves, it’s always good to get feedback, click here for some insights from BNET.
Now I know we are all winners here, but every once in a while something may not work out in our favor and we lose a little of our self-confidence, so click here for a short read to give yourself a boost.
This article caught my eye… five ways to improve your website.
It is never easy to find the right people at the right time. For a small business owner, the challenge to keep the talent pipeline filled and flowing is constant. I’ve found to maintain a steady supply of people at all levels of my firm, I’ve had to go beyond the traditional recruiting methods of headhunters and Internet job sites to create my own talent ecosystem.
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Since we launched this blog, we have had a number of wonderful posts from various guest contributors – most posts are from our webinar presenters.
This blog has proven to be very popular among the SMB crowd. We’ve received emails from small- and medium-sized business owners and professionals with an expertise interested in submitting a guest post or two on the Verizon Small Biz Blog.
We listened, and now we want to extend an invitation.
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Guest post from Paul Macchia, national PR manager - Enterprise and Government for Verizon Wireless. For the latest and greatest Verizon Wireless news, please follow us: @VZWnews.
I don’t have to tell you that today it’s all about mobility. For businesses – particularly small- and medium-sized businesses – you want to be able to reach your customers and in turn have them reach you even if you are out – half way across the country.
Not all networks are created equally… depending on your mobile service provider you may or may not get service. If you are pitching a customer your service via your cellphone, you do not want to drop that call or have bad reception where your voice is broken up. Period. It’s a deal killer.
Happy Friday! Click here for five ways to tell your business story. If you joined this Wednesday’s live webinar (click here for the replay) Anita Campbell provided some great marketing tactics you can do to generate some awareness and buzz for your business (and at little to no cost).
She also discussed the importance of sharing your story with your customers and potential customers. It gives your business a human touch and helps to establish an immediate rapport. Anita also mentioned the importance of a website and how it is very easy to design one yourself today.
One of the biggest challenges to a small business isn’t found on a balance sheet. Instead, it’s an issue of human capital. The process of keeping good people is an ongoing test for the small business owner.
As the founder and CEO of my own firm, a public relations and financial communications agency, I face this situation over and over again. Even as my company grows, I find my best people are often tempted by the bigger players in my field. What can I do to keep my best talent at home? I’ve found the most effective way to do this is to align my bottom line with their bottom line.
Drum roll please (click here for sound effect)… we are excited to announce the winners of Verizon’s Hardest Working Small Biz Mom contest. First, thank you to all the ladies who entered this contest. We loved your stories and were in awe of the way you are able to care for your kids, family, your business and more.
When I first started my business some years ago, like many of you, I started from scratch, with no clients and no revenue. During the time it took me to develop a clientele and start bringing money in the door (almost 6 months to see significant revenue), I had to market my business, of course. At first I used my savings. It can be discouraging, even frightening, to see your bank balance dwindling every month, with little coming in.
To win your copy of Army of Entrepreneurs,be one of the first 10 people to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us you’d like a signed copy of Jen’s book. Of course, in the email, do share with us how you are motivating your employees to be more entrepreneurial.
Happy July! I read a few stories about there being a surge in borrowing from U.S. small businesses. Is your business growing? If yes, which industry are you in? It’s a sign that the economy is growing. Here’s another article about it too – borrowing up by 26%!
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