The State of Small Biz in 2014? The Sky's The Limit. Sort of
As usual, our Inc. 5000 folks are upbeat. But only, they say, if Washington cleans up its circus act.
In the face of squabbling lawmakers, a government that seems to close for business every month or so, and an on-edge economy, two guys at our recent Inc. 5000 Conference are telling a different story: optimism and opportunity!
Both dressed like the cartoon character Green Lantern, they are spreading the gospel of the power of small business to grow in the face of evil economic forces.
Want To Succeed? Don't Check Your Email - And Work Out At Lunch
David Morken practically sparkles with energy, even over the phone. Morken is Co-founder and CEO of Bandwidth, a 15-year-old company that focuses on IP-based communication technology – and is proud of the fact that they’re “challenging the standards of old telecom” in everything they do. Their stated mission is to unlock remarkable value for our customers – and, as I discovered when I spoke to him, Morken is convinced that a big part of doing that involves ‘unlocking remarkable value’ for their employees: making Bandwidth a place that supports employees’ body, mind and spirit.
The 7 Deadly Networking Sins
From networking events, holiday office parties, to social networking sites, opportunities to “meet” new connections abound. Exactly how do you make the most of every introduction? Let’s start with what not to do. Whether you associate the “seven deadly sins” with medieval religious teachings or modern-day entertainment, they can be applied here to build your reputation and your business. Be sure to avoid these seven deadly networking sins: