Lean business practices

Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Productivity on the Road

Arielle Kimbarovsky | August 12th, 2016 14261972267_3c9e287f9e_z

Image credit: Lisa Jacobs I love to travel, even when traveling exclusively for business. It’s always fun to explore new places, people, and adventures. In fact, some entrepreneurs believe that traveling helps them to be more creative, improves productivity, and increases their expertise – so they travel even while running their company! Whether it’s for […]

Read full post »

Why “To-Do” Lists Are Hurting Your Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | August 8th, 2016 todo

  It’s Monday morning, which means professionals around the world are kicking off their workweek. They’re getting coffee, catching up around the water cooler, firing up their computer, and getting down to business. And in the process of getting down to business, many of them are hurting their own productivity before the work can really even […]

Read full post »

How Crowdsourcing Can Supercharge Your In-House Brainstorming

Lauren Nelson | August 3rd, 2016

  Advertising executive Alex Faickney Osborn was frustrated. The storied firebrand of world renown advertising agency BBDO, he was less than impressed by the creative ideas his team had been bringing to the table. So in 1939 he began working on a process he believed would inspire his team and others to think outside the box […]

Read full post »

How Businesses Can Brace Themselves for the Post-Brexit Fallout

Lauren Nelson | June 28th, 2016 brexit

A year or two ago, it would have been unthinkable. Even as the vote grew closer, most predicted it would fail. The exit polls suggested we were safe. But when the more than 33 million votes cast were finally counted, it became a dizzying reality: Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Global markets […]

Read full post »

How One Book, Science, and This Article Will Change Your Productivity and Happiness

Arielle Kimbarovsky | June 15th, 2016

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite business books. When I first read it several years ago, I had no experience working a self-directed, flexible schedule. With one short exception, I had always been exposed to specific timetables, exclusively hard deadlines, and the mentality that “more is more”. The sole […]

Read full post »

Why Content Marketing Is Essential For Successful Startups and Small Businesses

Arielle Kimbarovsky | June 6th, 2016

A startup’s success is driven in large part by a startup’s ability to drive customer acquisition growth. After all, customers create revenue, and revenue, if the business model is smart, often leads to profits. Not every company has figured out the path to customer acquisition growth, however. Ultimately, word-of-mouth can be effective for some companies, […]

Read full post »

Do You Have To Be Creative To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Arielle Kimbarovsky | June 1st, 2016

Startups are like roller-coasters. If you run or work at a startup, you experience many highs and lows and you can’t always anticipate what’s ahead. Education and experience helps us to overcome many difficult situations, but education and experience are rarely enough. To be successful, we also must be creative in the ways we face […]

Read full post »

The Psychology of Hiring Great People

Arielle Kimbarovsky | May 18th, 2016

Building a great team is nearly always the key difference between the success or failure of a business. Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture. When we make a bad hiring decision, we not only affect the […]

Read full post »

Fight of Flight: The Science Of Business Success and Failure

Arielle Kimbarovsky | April 20th, 2016

According to Walter Cannon, a renowned physiologist, humans have two pre-programmed responses to stress: fight or flight. Cannon’s extensive research of people in stressful situations revealed two distinct patterns in how people chose to deal with stress. Some of the people he studied “fled” from stress, doing their best to avoid it in hopes of […]

Read full post »

How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 30th, 2016

The business world changes frequently and quickly, making it difficult for small businesses and entrepreneurs to keep up with new trends. But if small business owners and entrepreneurs fail to keep up with these trends, they will be left behind in the dust as the technology, organization, and marketing techniques in their industries change. A […]

Read full post »