10 Pieces of Advice for All Business Owners

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You may remember a time when someone handed you some piece of career advice that you took a little too lightly. Looking back, you may have wished you followed it and avoided some of the business challenges you faced because you didn’t.

Having a business mentor early on in your career can help you retain and actually listen to some of this advice, so it sticks. According to MicroMentor, businesses that had mentors increased their revenue by 83%,  while non-mentored organizations only achieved a 16% revenue growth.

Below, 10 members of Forbes Coaches Council discuss that one piece of business advice they wish they had followed early on in their career and now share with all of their clients. Here is what they shared:

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Microchips in Employees?

microchipsAuthor: Karim Ansari
Source: Undercover Recruiter

The future is here, and our integration with technology has begun. For years now we have been integrating technology into our daily lives and engaging with different technologies on a constant basis.

Imagine life without internet connectivity or your mobile phone? There’s no way we can live without either. We are seeing advances in technology that without a doubt is improving what we can do as human beings, and is vital to our future development.

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5 Overlooked Email Sins

emails.jpgAuthor: Kat Boogaard
Source: The Daily Muse

By now, I’m going to assume that you’re well-versed in those email etiquette basics. You know, things like always including a subject line and resisting the temptation to CC every single warm body in your office.

Yes, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt here. But, does that mean I think your messages are flawless? Absolutely not.

There are a few email sins that aren’t as oft-repeated—but are still just as cringe-worthy. And, chances are, you might just be guilty of committing them (hey, I’m right there with you!)—whether you were aware of it or not.

If you find yourself blushing at the mention of one of these faux pas? Well, my friend, your emails still have some room for improvement.

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5 Personalities Every Workplace Should Embrace

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Source: The Undercover Recruiter

Cultivating a positive workplace environment is not something achieved by a select few – everyone brings something of their own to the table. Forgive the cliché, but the modern office space is such a hive of activity that it is almost impossible for it to be led by a single presence. Everyone pitches in.

And, if your business is to reap the sweet benefits of growth, increased revenue and industry recognition then the employer must embrace this. Personalities are what make a successful business tick – for better or worse.

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Are Graduates REALLY Not Skilled Enough?

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Author: Lizzi Hart
Source: Undercover Recruiter

You probably saw many articles circulating, quoting a press release from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) reporting that half of graduate employers believe graduates are not skilled enough.

Do graduate employers genuinely believe that graduates aren’t ready for work, or is this just a sensational headline? We speak to talented and bright graduates and students every single day, we were therefore curious about the claim and wanted to investigate further.

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The 8 Most Important Things for Employees in 2017

happy_employeeAuthor: Sarah Archer
Source: Undercover Recruiter

When courting an elite candidate, it is imperative not only to understand what other companies may be offering in terms of benefits, but how the benefits you are offering are applicable to the individual who is being considered.

A recent study by LendingTree allows recruiters some statistical evidence broken down by gender and age. It points precisely to the pressure and leverage points that are most likely to impress an applicant of a specific demographic.

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The Benefits Remote Work Can Bring To Your Business

remoteAuthor: Maria Baranowski
Source: Undercover Recruiter

In today’s world, with all the communication you could ever desire at your fingertips, the working environment is a fast changing landscape.

Global companies can work in sync with offices on opposing sides of the world. Distance is no longer a barrier in productivity or a hindrance to communication. Unsurprisingly, over the last decade, we have seen a global trend of increasing telecommuting. But what does that mean for the employer? Is their workforce becoming more apathetic as they see the opportunity to hide their activity, or does the freedom to control and manage their workload independently in fact improve their output? And ultimately, does being open to the notion of remote working improve your chances at recruiting the best talent?

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