How to Ensure Your Executive Team is Up to Your Standards

As the owner or CEO of a business, you need a quality team of executives who will support you and help your company become a success. It can be difficult to choose whom to hire, however, and even more challenging to develop existing executives to your standards. Doing so is far from impossible—here are some effective ways to do it.

Executive Team - How to Ensure Your Executive Team is Up to Your Standards

Look for Prior Experience

This step is especially important for new entrepreneurs who will need all the help they can get to ensure their new business venture will be successful. For example, look for a candidate with prior experience handling financials for startups when looking to hire a CFO for your startup. Your executives’ experience should make up for your lack of experience in the areas where you are weakest. Read More

4 Tips When Exporting Business to New Markets

Not every business owner is satisfied with the success they have now. If that was the case, Apple may have never evolved beyond a business ran out of a garage. Most ambitious entrepreneurs wish to expand their companies exponentially. Eventually, this means moving beyond your own country and exporting your products to the rest of the world. Doing so requires a lot of research and strategy. It’s not something you should take on haphazardly.

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Labeling Approval

One thing that you may not give the most thought to is the labels you use for your products. However, the labels you choose to use for products exported internationally can be a big deal. In certain cases, if your label does not include the right kind of information and warnings, your product can be blocked for sale. This is the case, for example, for movies sold in the United Kingdom as well many different countries. Read More

How to Follow a Business Casual Dress Code

Business casual is a new buzz phrase that refers to a style of dress that is still considered professional-looking, yet is more relaxed in tone. It is different from the typical three-piece suit and pantsuit attire typically worn in the workplace by men and women, respectively, but it is supposed to still give a businesslike impression.

Business Casual - How to Follow a Business Casual Dress Code

This means that you cannot overemphasize the casual part, such as coming into the office in an oversized sweatshirt and leggings, but you don’t want to place the emphasis on the business side either, strolling in like an overpriced attorney. Here are some things to consider when determining business casual style: Read More