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The Importance of Mentors, And Where To Find Them

by Tip
The importance of a mentor and where to find them can be one of the most important tasks a business professional can search for in their journey towards success. I write about growth strategy, execution & financing Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Why Mentors Matter? Mentors or business coaches are one of the most valuable resources an entrepreneur should tap into. The idea of launching a business should no longer be a scary or daunting experience, riddled with unknowns. It should be a collaborative experience accumulating the learnings of the hundreds of local entrepreneurs who have already built successful businesses, [...]

Want to Be More Influential? Improve Your Social Skills

by Tip
Want to Be More Influential? Improve Your Social Skills. Improving your Social skills is no longer a choice! It is a must if you want to be in marketing. Dale Carnegie got it right when he said that to win more friends and influence more people you need to improve your interpersonal skills.  Twenty years of research on power and influence shows that people with superior social skills are substantially more influential than people with average social skills.  These findings make sense when you realize that influence is not something you have; it’s something other people give you.  In other words, you can’t [...]