Business Owners Can Find the Best Freelancers With These 4 Tips

Retail Level Up welcomes guest contributor, Tina Martin! As a modern-day business owner, the odds are high that you will work with freelancers sooner rather than later. Professionals who are highly proficient with a specific skill can often get the most value for their time by working on a freelance basis. Even some full-time employees choose … Read more

Direction Is More Important Than Speed

Direction is more important than speed, especially if you’re heading towards a cliff. For many years I worked in Corporate America for a variety of sized businesses, from small independent companies to mid-size and large multi-billion-dollar companies that were publicly traded. After working for many years in corporate America I got to observe senior executives … Read more

The Experts and Consultants Your Business Needs

Retail Level Up welcomes guest contributor Courtney Rosenfeld of GigSpark.biz. A business is only as successful as the bright minds that come up with the ideas and execute the plans to perfection. Sometimes along the way, an outside consultant or expert can also provide great help, and that is who we are talking about today. … Read more

Endurance

Those who endure conquer.  Endurance is often the difference between success and regret. Whenever I start to feel a little unmotivated or uninspired to keep working on a goal, I look for examples of people who have attempted something, failed but then they picked themselves up and tried again. People like Jerry Seinfeld. He was … Read more

Burn Your Ships!

The phrase “Burn your ships” references a historical event that happened in the year 1519 during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.  the Spanish commander, Hernάn Cortéz, scuttled his ships upon arriving in the new world. This act of destroying his own ships sent a very clear message to his men: there was no turning back. … Read more

Measure Your Progress

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One of the most powerful tools to help you achieve your goals, or form new habits, is to track and measure your progress. Many people will set a goal and identify the action steps they need to take but that is often when the formal part of the goal setting process ends. Keeping track of … Read more

3 Benefits of Using Data Analytics to Run and Grow Your Business

From improving your marketing campaigns to increasing your company’s cash flow, there are a number of benefits of using data analytics in business. Through the gathering and examining of business data, for instance, you can better identify business trends, new opportunities for growth, and potential red flags — and in turn make smarter business decisions … Read more