on 09/09/2012 - 11:37 am
To be successful in business there are three commandments of confidence that simply must not be violated. confidence is a very popular word, used daily to describe everyone from small business owners to athletes and astronauts.
Before we discuss the three commandments, let us first understand the meaning of the word. Confidence is a deep trust or belief in the reliability of a person or thing. You can be confident that a chair you are sitting on is solid enough to bear your weight and will not collapse as you sit on it. Confidence will govern your actions and your speech, it can be detected by those your interact with. When you are confident, it shows and it becomes you.
First Commandment: ...
on 09/03/2012 - 12:01 pm
According to a study by Professor Kathleen Lahey of Queens University, “women are centuries away from economic equality”. The implications of this study though not entirely unbelievable sends a message that is troubling. The economic gap between males and females has to be bridged and not with a tiny foot bridge but a golden gate size bridge.
In 2011, only 2.4% of the fortune 500 companies in the US were run by a female CEO, that’s 12 females to 488 men. This gap is massive and seems to be consistent with Lahey’s study.
There are a number of reasons why women are excluded from senior management and these reason are highly debatable. Whatever the reasons, they are no ...
on 08/30/2012 - 09:17 am
Do you recall the days when banks paid you interest to hold your money? I don't, that must have been before my time. Don't get my wrong, banks are corporation and they are in business to make a profit for their shareholders. However with great “powers” should come even greater responsibility.
Profit Increase for Canada's Top Three Banks
Royal Bank: 73% to $2.24 billionToronto-Dominion: 14% to $1.7 billionCIBC: 42% to $841 million
Legitimate questions now being asked:
With all this wealth, should the banks increase their dividends and pass through cash to their shareholders? I own these banks in my portfolio therefore I think it's a great idea, "show me ...
on 07/27/2012 - 07:10 am
This article was written for an American audience, however the ideas are sound and can be adopted for Canada. Have ever considered firing an employee but delayed doing so because you were concerned about what impact doing so would have on your business? If this scenarios sounds close to home then you must read this article.
Black business owners, please have a look at this and let me know what you think.
5 Excuses Costing You Time & Money