Year: 2020

Leaving Your Job for Entrepreneurial Aspirations? Keep These Things in Mind

Develop a strategic plan and an action plan.

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This book will equip you with effective strategies and tools to help you reach your full potential as a freelancer and achieve financial prosperity.


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If you have entrepreneurial aspirations beyond your current 9 to 5 job, you aren’t alone. Fortune reported that as of last year, 49% of Americans under the age of 35 have a side hustle, which can range from a part-time job driving for Uber or owning a . Many will remain content with the juggling act of both their full-time responsibilities and their side hustle, especially with today’s more precarious economic environment. It can feel too risky to consider one day leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck. Others, however, wonder how to start laying the

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Giving is Transformational


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The can be a dark and contentious place. Illness, famine, poverty, hostility, and desperation are all around us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The world can be a better place. We can make a choice — a choice to be a voice of change, a change that can transform the world we live in. Entrepreneurs are well-positioned to help make that change.

Years ago, I implemented a phrase into the fabric of the core values of my company. That simple, two-word phrase — Givers Gain® — was a game-changer in giving people a different framework relating to the way they network with others.

Giving is an idea that proclaims we can be something bigger than ourselves. It’s a reaffirmation that our lives have significant meaning and that, through community, we can

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9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Sales to Take Advantage Of


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As 2020 comes to a close, it’s hard not to focus on the sadness this year has brought. The light at the end of the tunnel seems to be getting further away as cases surge heading into another winter. 

Though it doesn’t seem like it now, there will be a time when we can all travel and gather together once again — it just might not be for awhile. But if you’re itching to take a trip, or even just plan one, consider taking advantage of some of the incredible travel deals hotels and destinations are offering this

Related: 3 Ways Tourism Hotspots Will Evolve After Lockdown

Tourism and hospitality have been hit harder by the health crisis than almost any other industries, and the key to your favorite places keeping their doors open is people pre-booking trips for next year

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How to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Superpower


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As a professor at Oklahoma State University’s School of , the most common question my students ask me is: How do I succeed as an entrepreneur? You might think that would be difficult to answer — or even that there is no answer. But that would be a mistake.

My answer is that there is an entrepreneurial rationality that greatly increases the chances of success. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs downplay, overlook or are not even aware of it. But without it, entrepreneurs can only trust their luck. If you don’t like those odds, you should work on developing and strengthening your entrepreneurial rationality and making it your superpower.

Simply put, entrepreneurial rationality boils down to understanding your role as an entrepreneur. Part of it is to recognize who’s boss — and it isn’t you. As experienced

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Connecting Employees Through Holiday Parties, 2020-Style

This holiday season is different than the ones that came before. Here’s how to re-purpose the tools and tactics that have kept remote teams running these past several months to create meaningful, company culture-building holiday activities.

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Discover how to be an influential mentor through tips and advice based on the teachings of respected basketball coach John Wooden.


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For many business owners, employees are often more like members of their own extended families. They celebrate important milestones together — both business and personal — and support each other during difficult times. For many, 2020 has exemplified “difficult times,” which makes it that much more important for work families to find a way to celebrate this season together.

It seems obvious that the traditional festive get-togethers and social activities, including

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Running a global hospitality business in a pandemic

Minor International is a hospitality industry powerhouse. Based in Bangkok, Minor operates more than 530 hotels in 56 countries, with a large presence in Asia (where it operates chains across the region, including the Anantara luxury hotel brand), Europe (where it runs the NH chain of hotels), and Africa. The company also owns brands in the well-being and lifestyle sectors and runs 2,300 restaurants. Founded in 1967 by American William Heinecke, who was then 17 years old (hence the name Minor), the company began as an advertising and cleaning business. A decade later, Minor began its journey into hospitality, opening a resort on the coast southeast of Bangkok, in Pattaya, that today is part of Minor’s Avani chain. In 2019, the company’s group revenues reached US$3.8 billion, with profits topping $343 million.

Then came COVID-19, and the hospitality industry, which traditionally accounts for 10 percent of global GDP,

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