Happy National Entrepreneur Day! Here at MyCorp, we wanted to know what was the best piece of advice entrepreneurs could give their fellow small business owners. We got the chance to speak with 90+ entrepreneurs from all walks of life about the tips, tricks, and sage wisdom that they would impart onto anyone who is pursuing the entrepreneurial road — check out what they have to say below!
With the internet at our fingertips, we always have a wealth of knowledge available to us. In fact, we have so much information available to us, it can feel overwhelming. There’s so much to learn about! So much to click on! That’s why it’s handy to have a few go-to blogs to browse through regularly. A good blogger will guide you through a topic you’re interested in in an interesting and efficient manner.
We asked our small business experts which blogs they go to when they’re in need of inspiration. Here’s what they had to say… (more…)
Thanks! Gracias! Grazie! Danke sehr! Merci beaucoup! However you say it, taking the time to pause and say thank you, or allow your actions to speak for you, is one of the most powerful things an entrepreneur can do for their business. Small business owners have a lot to be thankful for and we’re fascinated with how entrepreneurs express their gratitude. Some splurge on a big party for the team, others start meetings by complimenting team members who went above and beyond that week, and still others hand write a thank you for one and all.
This is how 54 entrepreneurs are showing their appreciation for clients, employees, partners, and customers just like you.
According to toughnickel.com, some of the top reasons for getting fired are: unreliable work/behavior, talking too much about personal matters, an inability to do assigned tasks without numerous errors, and an inability to get along with co-workers and customers.
We here at MyCorp think our employees are great at not getting fired.
In fact, every single employee at MyCorporation right now, has never been fired from his/her current position. So we like to think of them as experts on the subject. (more…)
In case you haven’t heard yet, MyCorp recently moved offices! Even though we just moved up the street, the process was a long and arduous one. We definitely learned a thing or two about moving! We were curious how other small business owners tackle the daunting task of moving.
Here’s what they had to say… (more…)
According to The Business Journals, 71% of small business owners are feeling worried about the upcoming election, 38% are feeling very concerned, and 33% are somewhat concerned. And how could they not be with so much recent talk of changing market dynamics, new regulations, and potentially different tax laws? (more…)
The return of autumn means it is back to business for entrepreneurs after a summer loaded with sunnin’, funnin’, and plenty of light beachy books. But while getting back into the groove may be pumped full of adrenaline in the beginning, it’s still easy to use a bit of steam along the way.
If you’re ready to recharge your business with words that inspire, check out the four books currently on the MyCorp bookshelf. From exploring the science behind what makes ideas popular to the replenishing nature of sleep cycles, these reads are just the material you, and your small business, needs to challenge yourself to light a fire within.
As fall is quickly approaching, all of the kids are headed back to school! Similarly, small businesses are also getting back to work after summer vacation. The summer is often filled with employee vacations, varying schedules, and shorter work weeks, but now that we’re headed into fall and the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to get back to business.
We asked our small business experts how they’re getting back to work after a summer of fun. Here are our favorite answers: (more…)
Starting a business is a huge process; it doesn’t happen overnight. Once you’ve incorporated, what comes next? We asked our small business experts what they did just before or after they opened their doors. Here’s what they had to say…
“When you start a business you need to get your legal docs (operating agreement or articles of incorporation) and accounting systems set up first.
Once your business foundation is set up you need to focus on your product or service so you can provide customers with value that they will pay for.
Finally, and most importantly, you need to focus on sales and marketing. Unless you can sell your product or service then you don’t have a business!