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One of the major reasons businesses fail is their inability to anticipate and adapt to change. As the head of your organization, you set the tone for your business so a commitment to knowledge and learning will help you gain a competitive edge.

Here are 5 ways you can stay motivated and informed so you can be the best asset for your business:

In British Columbia, many people in skilled trades, technical and management positions will be retiring between 2015 and 2020. Fact: it is going to become even tougher to find skilled workers in the future. Companies adept at recruitment and retention will have a competitive advantage.

Some Recruitment Basics

Below are some suggestions to help attract good people who will stay with your company beyond a couple of pay periods.

As a business owner you should look for the following four qualities when hiring an accountant:

These days, no PR campaign is complete without a blogger outreach. Bloggers reach targeted audiences and enjoy much more credibility than paid ads. But for many PR folks, interacting with bloggers is new ground.

Get better results from your blogger outreach by following the tips below.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

Do’s

1. Do research the blogs before you even think of approaching the blog owner with your pitch.

Make sure you know what the blog is all about, what types of topics are covered, and who reads the blog. Some bloggers are open to PR and have a PR section on their blog. Look for that.

“I get mail; therefore I am.” ~ Scott Adams

My inbox explodes every time I am away either for a conference, a speaking gig or just some ‘me’ time! Recently, when I came back to my office after attending a personal event on the weekend and then a two day conference, I found my inbox hit the 1500+ mark. Enough!

I declared “Inbox Detox” and that I would have a zero inbox. Easily said, not easily done.
Here’s what I did.

1. I Unsubscribed.

Mentoring is the key to unlocking hidden potential. We know that Mentoring is not just a North American phenomenon. Globally, organizations are recognizing mentoring as crucial to women’s growth and success.

This is even more the case in developing countries. In India, while the number of women employees is around 29 percent in the workforce at junior levels, it drops to about 9 percent at senior levels. So, what can change such situations? Just one word – Mentoring!