Category: Work Tips

6 Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

In 2015, the number of women-owned firms increased again. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. Businesses owned by women provide one in seven jobs in privately-owned businesses, reports Womenable.com. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. Over the years as a business owner myself, and through training women to run their own etiquette businesses, I have learned a few tips that may help women looking to start a business.

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How to Survive in a Male-Dominated Field

These days we find more and more women braving the odds and stepping into jobs and careers that used to be an all-men’s affair. Are you in a work environment where gender ratio isn’t in your favour? Where there are so many men and the number of women is negligible? When you work in a male-dominated office, you find that it comes with its attendant challenges.

Generally, women who work in a male-dominated field find that they often have to work twice as hard in order to prove themselves. They are rarely given powerful positions, and more often than not, struggle to even find a voice. So, it turns out that some women believe that if they are to make any sort of measurable success in their male-dominated careers, they have to be ‘manly’. What this does in effect is that it makes the woman seem aggressive, abrasive, rude and even domineering.

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5 Mistakes That Can Sink a Good Boss

Running a successful business means wearing many hats, including the “boss” hat. If you find yourself frustrated with your employees’ performance, see if you’re making one of these five mistakes. If you own a company or manage a department, part of the reason you’ve come this far is because you’re good at what you do. But inspiring the people who work for you to give their best efforts is another skill altogether. It’s hard to complete tasks well and on time if your staff isn’t on the same page with you, or if they don’t share your commitment to success. Are you frustrated by employees who don’t perform as well as expected? It may be time to take a look at your leadership style.

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5 Different Tips to Avoid Overworking Yourself

If you have a career or a job that requires you to work long hours throughout the week, you run the chance of overworking yourself. There is definitely a way to balance out your work life with your personal life in a way that you won’t be overworked, while still being able to do a great job at your job. Here are 5 different tips you can utilize in the workplace to ensure that you don’t overwork yourself.

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7 Tips for the Introverted Career Woman

According to research cited in Susan Cain’s “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” approximately one-third to one-half of the population identifies mostly with being an introvert. One of them is the impressive Allie Lehman, co-owner of design company The Wonder Jam and premium image library Death to the Stock Photo as well as blogger of Be Up & Doing.

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6 Ways To Be a Better Listener

Listening is not a concept and idea that is unique to everyone. Some people cannot just listen to you when you are talking to them. They simply lose concentration. This is why there are so many complaints about people finding it difficult to understand each other in a relationship because they do not listen. Well, if you are not a good listen, you are in luck! Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares tips on how to become a better listen.

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Top 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Happy workers are productive workers. But how do you motivate a group of employees to work hard and help your business grow? Luckily, motivating your employees doesn’t take a lot of flare or even a lot of resources. In fact, it could require you to just schedule a few minutes on your schedule to say “hi.”

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