Top Tips for Building Success

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Starting your own business is equal parts exciting and daunting. Not knowing whether the path you’ve chosen is the right one and if it will lead to success can be scary at times, but it’s important to stick with it and see where it takes you. There is no single trick to transforming a budding business into a successful one – it takes years of perseverance, patience and hard work to get closer to reaching your goals. However, here are a few useful tips on setting yourself and your business up for success.

Making Sales

Whatever it is you’re selling – whether it’s a product, a service, advice – you and your employees need to have the skills of a salesperson. Even the greatest product in the world won’t leave shelves if the company producing it doesn’t have a strong sense of salesmanship and convincing marketing. There are several key elements involved in making sales and here is a brief list to guide you:Continue reading

The Importance of Reaching the Goals You Set

Contributed article in our personal growth series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

While everyone knows just why it is important to set goals, does anyone ever stop to think about just why it is important to reach those goals we set? Whether from a business perspective or for personal growth, it is understood that the easiest and surest way to get where we want to be is through setting goals, but that is only the easy answer when it comes to why we want to reach those goals. Consider just what goals do for us and then you’ll begin to understand just how important it is to reach them.

See Them as Stepping Stones and You’ll Never Stop Growing

While we are told to always set both long and short term goals, did you ever stop to think about why we want to set short term goals other than for the fact that they are easy to attain? Continue reading

Tips on How to Manage Projects More Effectively

Contributed article in our PM series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Do you find that many of your business projects take too long or they are not completed properly? This inefficiency in business is a common problem and it affects all types of organizations. However, you can reverse this situation by following the tips below.

Learn How to Manage Projects

If you don’t already have the expertise required to manage a business project, you need to address this situation as quickly as possible. You can hire a person or people with these capabilities, but you should also improve your own business skills by completing a project management course like an online MSMPP degree.

Once you have completed a masters in project and program management degree like this, you will have the knowledge and know-how required to make more confident business decisions and manage future projects in a much more professional manner.Continue reading

Common Sense Produces Uncommon Results

Originally published on CareerShorts.com where Kimberly has been invited to contribute blogs periodically on global leadership and project management.

Did you know that there are 192 countries recognized by the United Nations and a total of 233 listed on Wikipedia?  You may not even have heard of the smallest ones, some of which have less than 1000 people.  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with human beings from over 50 countries during my career.  Although I’ve discovered many fascinating differences among them, and many delightful common human traits worth celebrating, I’ve also unfortunately found that we share a couple of fundamental tendencies that get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals:

Unclear Goals

Unclear Communication

Unclear Priorities

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