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Meet the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018

May 10th, 2018 |

    Nothing better illustrates the vibrancy of entrepreneurship than Inc.’s Rising Stars, the inspiring under-30 founders who are blazing paths in fields ranging from diamond making to tech to beekeeping.   Click here to read about Leigh-Kathryn Bonner (pictured above) and her company Bee Downtown and the rest of the 2018 Rising Stars of … Continue reading Meet the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018

William Pitt Sotheby’s Real Estate Brokerage Returns To Hartford County

May 10th, 2018 |

  William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, which retreated from Hartford County a decade ago as the state tumbled into a housing recession, is returning to the area, establishing a beachhead office in Avon.   To see where their new office is located click here!

5 Important Leadership Lessons You Learn From Being a Parent

May 8th, 2018 |

  Entrepreneurs are constantly deriving inspiration from outside sources–whether biomimicry, geometry, language construction, or more. But there’s one group that sometimes gets overlooked, and they have got stores of wisdom you can learn from, specifically for entrepreneurship: Parents.   For one group of surprising experts, skills learned on the job lend themselves to leadership and workplace savvy. Click here for five … Continue reading 5 Important Leadership Lessons You Learn From Being a Parent

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

May 2nd, 2018 |

Whether you’re pitching a potential funder, lobbying your boss, or delivering a conference keynote, you need to find a way to cut through your audience’s distractions to make sure your message registers. Click here for 12 phrases that will catch your listeners’ ears, and keep their attention long enough for you to share your key message … Continue reading 12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

7 Steps for Using Technology to Fuel Business Success

May 1st, 2018 |

Each week, more than 300,000 pieces of malware are released. Headlines about new ransomware or other cyberattacks or data breaches seem to break every day.The good news is that a collection of simple tools and practices can help keep your business both secure and productive.   Click here to use these seven tips get more … Continue reading 7 Steps for Using Technology to Fuel Business Success

Stark Office Suites: Mount Kisco

April 24th, 2018 |

Nestled in a quiet, wooded setting, enjoy all the benefits of a sophisticated corporate presence without the pressure. Our high-end Mt. Kisco suites feature spacious offices, premium conference facilities and the latest technological infrastructure as well as ample free parking and all the amenities for which Stark Office Suites is renowned.  

You’ll Need 6 Super Important Skills to Succeed as a Leader in the Age of Machines, Says Research

April 19th, 2018 |

If you’ve ever wondered what truly worries today’s C-level executives, look no further than the Global Leadership Forecast 2018, a massive study produced as a collaboration between DDI, The Conference Board, and EY.   Drilling down to what keeps them up at night, more than 1,000 executives worldwide identified the issues they expect to command their attention in the coming year. The biggest … Continue reading You’ll Need 6 Super Important Skills to Succeed as a Leader in the Age of Machines, Says Research

3 New Ways Social Media is Going to Impact Your Career in the Near Future

April 18th, 2018 |

  Like radio and TV, the use of new technologies evolves. We’re in the middle of a major shift in how we use social media. The huge firestorm around Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and our privacy is a watershed moment that will shift how we engage with social media. But, many other factors are in play.   Click here to … Continue reading 3 New Ways Social Media is Going to Impact Your Career in the Near Future

Networking Emails Are Tricky. Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Make the Right Introduction

April 10th, 2018 |

  At the foundation of business, no matter what industry you work in, are people and connections. Introductions and facilitating connections are a core part of the corporate world. We would all be nowhere without our business relationships.   Whether you are on the receiving end or you are the one facilitating a business introduction, there are … Continue reading Networking Emails Are Tricky. Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Make the Right Introduction

3 Easy Steps to Make Your Salespeople More Effective

April 4th, 2018 |

  As a founder, your job is to give every team member the tools and resources they need to be successful on their own. Building a great sales team comes down to asking yourself what you can do to empower them to make smart decisions on their own.   For sales teams, especially, founders are notorious for … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Make Your Salespeople More Effective

The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master

March 29th, 2018 |

  Think of all the times in your business week you negotiate:  with new hires and existing employees; with sales prospects and long-term clients; with vendors and suppliers. If you’re a business owner or leader, you need to know how to negotiate. This is non-negotiable.   Click here to read the five most important negotiation skills … Continue reading The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master

7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight

March 28th, 2018 |

  If you find yourself in the precarious position of wondering “where do I stand as a leader,” at some point you must face some brutal truths about what it takes to motivate and inspire on a human, emotional, and psychological level.   Click here to take your leadership skills to the next level, again.