This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. An entrepreneur’s life can be a real roller coaster. Having started a few businesses in my career, I thought it would be useful to highlight some of the hard-won experience I’ve learned throughout the process — the kind of advice I wish I’d known when I started my first, or even second, business.
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We are nearly at the end of 2011 and another year of mayhem behind. We will be judging our 2011 Non-Predictions and trying to dream up some new ones for 2012 in the next fortnight or so but this week we have been able to get some long needed admin done. With it came a realisation that even if the financial industry is suffering the creative management community has been in full swing dreaming up new terms and phrases to camouflage the blindingly obvious.
Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers.
No matter what your profession, best practices give us tried and tested solutions to common problems. They are formed by experience and assembly, meaning that someone else has already gone through the process of discovery and we can benefit from what was learned. Luckily for us, there is no shortage of the “ best” ways to do things on the internet .
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
Working from home is more prevalent and more widely accepted than ever. With 26.2 million teleworkers in the U.S. in 2010, the virtual workforce is expected to grow in coming years.
I am posting this as a MBA Mondays post. But I did not learn this little lesson at business school.
Good article on AdAge this morning, Friends With (Digital) Benefits: CMOs Link With CIOs .
Think that being a wizard at developing splashy ads, branding, and social media campaigns generates an automatic ticket to become the next CMO or VP of Marketing? Think again.
Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?"
Social media is a growing field to advertise your business. Twitter and Facebook are large websites where a company can have thousands or even millions of people interacting with them on a daily basis.
Thanks to the Internet, marketing has evolved over the years. Consumers no longer rely on billboards and TV spots — a.k.a. outbound marketing — to learn about new products, because the web has empowered them.