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Category: Business Growth

It’s a well-known, but dangerous maxim that entrepreneurs need to “wear all the hats.” Often the founder is the person who sweeps up and takes out the trash, especially in the start-up phase of a business. However, the goal of smart entrepreneurs is to spend as much time as possible operating in their own personal […]

Have you ever noticed entrepreneurs are different? For example, take a look at the entrepreneurs on the hit TV show Dragon’s Den​. Whether the entrepreneurs have a strange or wonderful idea, they have one powerful characteristic in common. They have the self-confidence to take action. Think about it. Out of all the people who told you they […]

Wouldn’t it be great if enthusiasm and passion could protect us from failure? Eventually, it happens to every entrepreneur—a setback. Maybe a new product line didn’t sell, or perhaps an emergency drained your cash reserves. Before you can step up after a setback you must accept that missteps, mistakes and messiness are part of the […]

Women entrepreneurs are leveling the playing field in business by embracing their Feminine Capital. When Professors Barbara Orser  and Catherine Elliott  of the Telfer School wrote their book, Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs, they wanted to tell the story of how women were harnessing different approaches to doing business, creating wealth and […]

Inspired by my young playful daughter, Peekaboo Beans was started from my home. Peekaboo Beans designs and manufactures comfortable, ethically made children’s clothing that fosters independence and play and has grown into a nationally, award winning brand. Just like a growing child, starting a business is full of firsts. When the seeds were planted for […]

Interpersonal is the third area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we interact with others. Here, we examine our social graces. These competencies make up the interpersonal area of the EQ model:• Interpersonal relationships• Empathy• Social responsibility Let’s finish with the third competency under the Interpersonal Composite and discuss Social Responsibility. Social […]

Interpersonal is the third area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we interact with others. Here, we examine our social graces.These competencies make up the interpersonal area of the EQ model: Interpersonal relationships Empathy Social responsibility Let’s continue with the second competency under the Interpersonal Composite and discuss Empathy.Empathy is the ability […]

Interpersonal is the third area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we interact with others. Here, we examine our social graces. These competencies make up the interpersonal area of the EQ model: Interpersonal relationships Empathy Social responsibility Let’s begin with the first competency under the Interpersonal Composite and discuss Interpersonal Relationships. Interpersonal […]

Have you ever wanted to do something but missed out because you didn’t want to do it alone? How about the time you waited for your friend before walking into that social gathering last month? There are tiny things that we have all done at least once, however these tiny things add up to being […]

You’ve probably heard mentoring can double your chances of staying in business, but did you know it can also change the way you think? Here are three things I learned from being mentored: 1. I will never know everything – and that’s ok I thought to make it in this world I should absolutely know […]