Seven Ways Starting a Company is Like the Hunger Games

By: Guest | June 28, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 121Today’s guest post is written by Meridith Dennes and Kim Oksenberg. Launching a business is always an adventure. In fact, it has a lot of similarities to competing in the Hunger Games. Sure, you don’t have to fight for your life and no one dies, but things you don’t think about – payroll taxes, lawsuits, bad clients – can [&hellip... Read More

Afraid To Succeed? Sufferers Unite

By: Guest | June 18, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 100Today’s guest post is written by Pamela Wright. “Maybe you should call Bill. He has more experience with this than I do.” “I can give you the name of a person who can do this for you. He’s a lot more expensive than I am, but he is worth it.” “I learned everything I know from her. I’m sure [&hellip... Read More

Two Types of People Who Need Micromanagement

By: Guest | June 12, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 108Today’s guest post is written by Monica Wofford.  Micromanagement: The act of tediously following up with those you lead to make sure they get the job done. High performers hate it when you micromanage them, but there are two other types of employees who need it. If not, they’ll fail and take your team down with them. Even with [&hellip... Read More
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Breaking Down the Silos: Lonely vs. Functional

By: Gini Dietrich | June 5, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 171A few weeks ago, a friend told me a great story. She said there was a new business prospect for the accounting firm where she worked. One of the partners took this prospect to lunch on Tuesday. The very next day, the prospect went to lunch with a second partner. And, on Friday, while the prospect was at lunch [&hellip... Read More
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Four Things Customers Want When Making a Purchase Decision

By: Gini Dietrich | June 4, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 329Most of us know the marketing mantra KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid. But how many of us actually practice it? There are so many tools available on the web today that many of us have a hard time not reacting to the shiny, new penny syndrome (squirrel!). Take a look at the image over there on the left. [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study

By: Gini Dietrich | May 23, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 622Four years ago, I was invited to do my very first webinar. It was for Vistage and it launched my speaking career. I’ll never forget the very first speaking engagement I did for them. It was in Washington, D.C. I was 30 minutes late to the meeting because I got lost and traffic was worse than I expected. Then, [&hellip... Read More

Three Things Your New Company Needs In Order to Dominate

By: Guest | May 9, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 91Today’s guest post is written by Micah Smith.  It’s pretty safe to say no one likes a crappy economy. Salaries and jobs have been cut, people have lost their homes and livelihoods, gas prices have gone through the roof, and many people are starting from scratch. The good news is incredible things tend to rise from the ashes. Because [&hellip... Read More
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Are We Nearing a Tech Bubble Burst?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 8, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 156Is anyone else concerned we’re very close to another tech bubble burst? It’s normal that history repeats itself, but it usually happens with generations who don’t remember the first time around. In Chicago, we don’t have to look far to begin this conversation. A little more than a year ago Groupon was offered $6 billion from Google (an offer [&hellip... Read More
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Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Have Social Network

By: Gini Dietrich | April 23, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 197This blog post is for all of the women in the Spin Sucks community. Guys, you can read it too, but I’m not sure it’ll mean much to you. I hate to lose half our audience on a Monday morning, but it’s going to be worth it to the girls. There is a new social network worth checking out…and it’s [&hellip... Read More

How to Stay Relevant In an Accelerated World

By: Guest | April 3, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 166Today’s guest post is written by Steve Kaplan. As I motor around today’s social media and mobile outlets, I’m both encouraged and discouraged by what I see. I’m encouraged by the number of people who have found a way to become, and remain, relevant while building a solid credential behind their personal brand. I’m discouraged because, while more and [&hellip... Read More