Monday, July 26

Entrepreneur

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5 ways businesses can benefit from following Amazon’s customer-centric growth strategy

In 1997, Jeff Bezos promised Amazon would focus relentlessly on its customers, and it has. By implementing a customer-centric mission into your own business, you can mirror Amazon's growth. Tailor your products to evolving needs, prioritize customer satisfaction, and diversify your services. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
CEOs, Contributor, contributor 2019, Entrepreneur, Female CEOs, Glass Ceiling, Imposter Syndrome, Leadership, Nordic, Strategy, women, working women

7 ways for women to overcome imposter syndrome and climb the ranks at work

Women are staggeringly absent from upper-level leadership positions in the American workforce. To break through the glass ceiling, figure out what's blocking you, let go of it, and take risks. Consider hiring a coach or mentor to push you forward and help overcome imposter syndrome. See more stories on Insider's business page. Women hold less than 5% of CEO positions in the US and Europe, according to Financial Times, and over two million women left the workforce in 2020. Many factors contribute to these realities, which leave women feeling tired, disempowered, and unmotivated, sometimes to the point of self-sabotage. The term "gla...
Business, Elon Musk, Entrepreneur, European Space Agency, Feature, NASA, Satellites, Space, space junk, SpaceX, Tech Insider, Technology, UK News, Weekend BI UK, Weekend News UK

SpaceX’s Rideshare is making it far easier to launch satellites into orbit. In-Space Missions explains how it’s using the program to help customers realise their ambitions.

SpaceX's Rideshare has helped cut the timescale for getting into orbit from years to a few months.  UK firm In-Space Missions is using the program to develop its own customizable satellite tech. It was able to send one of the 88 small satellites, or smallsats, that recently launched into orbit.  When you spend millions to build a satellite — each second you wait for its launch carries the weight of years of hard work.Nobody knows that better than Doug Liddle, co-founder and CEO of In-Space Missions, and a nearly 30-year veteran of the space industry. He also led the design of the first Galileo satellite demonstrator, Europe's premier global navigation sat...
Contributor, contributor 2019, Entrepreneur, Gig, Gig economy, Hiring, In-house, Lyft, Nordic, Outsourcing, Strategy, Uber

3 things entrepreneur should consider before hiring in the current gig economy

Almost all industries are evolving or being affected in some way by the growing gig economy. Because of this, entrepreneurs should expect it to get easier and cheaper to outsource work functions. When hiring in-house, don't be in a rush and focus on expanding with employees that add value. See more stories on Insider's business page. The so-called "gig economy"is here to stay. It's not a temporary, limited phenomenon, and it neither started nor ends with ride sharing. Instead, it's a universal development of the job market that will eventually affect all industries. As such, entrepreneurs should consider what this development means...
Communication, Contributor, contributor 2019, Entrepreneur, Nordic, onboarding, Remote Jobs, Remote Work, Strategy, Team, WFH

4 practices for onboarding remote workers to make sure they feel included and prepared

Onboarding remote workers in a way that makes them included and productive is essential. Ensure that everyone on the team is warm and welcoming, and schedule regular hangouts and check-ins. Improve communication by having non-work discussions, and make the remote worker feel appreciated. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The Logfather: Why the world cuts a path to this Canadian master home builder

Article content continued"Pat is held in such high regard internationally because of what a Canadian log home building represents," said Robert (Log Bob) Savignac, a Wolfe contemporary and past ILBA president.(Paul) is not as big as Paul Bunyan, but, despite his size, I'd say he is a giantStuart MorrisonFitting logs together, and not willy-nilly but good and snug, is both a science and an art form. It just so happens the Canadian rendering of said art has cachet worldwide.Savignac, like Wolfe, has taught courses internationally, including in the jungles of Indonesia. He has built and shipped a Canadian-style log home to a Canadian living in the Middle East.Russian builders often speak of building in the Canadian style, according to Savignac. Sweden, a country with a healthy appreciation...
Black entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur

Adapt, endure and expand: How Black entrepreneurs are handling the challenges posed by the pandemic

Article content continuedAddai is staying positive, emboldened in part by a pivot to mask-making. She's also expanding to a boutique in Ottawa and another retailer in Vancouver.Retail has performed better than some sectors, powered by government handouts that boosted disposable income. On the losing end are entrepreneurs in tourism and hospitality.Entrepreneur Ismail Attitalla in Edmonton has cycled through concepts in storage rentals, taxis, brewery tours and airline flight crew shuttle services before focusing on developing the last two."My main business became Plan B and and my other businesses that were my Plan B became Plan A," Attitalla said by phone this week. "During the pandemic two of those completely stopped, though the flight crew service (Aircrew Express) is still going bec...
Entrepreneur, small businesses

‘It was do or die’: How entrepreneurs are turning to grit and the government to help weather the pandemic

Article content continuedFuturpreneur Canada, a non-profit small-business booster backed by the Royal Bank of Canada, said it helped 264 entrepreneurs under age 40 start businesses from July to September, compared to 191 during the same period last year, a 40 per cent increase.The push to digitization and online sales shows in a July survey of 373 Futurpreneur clients where 42 per cent said COVID-19 forced them to start or boost their internet presence. In September alone, 77 per cent of the new businesses Futurpreneur supported didn't have a physical location as part of their operating model, the non-profit said.Addie Greco-Sanchez, founder and president of AGS Rehab Solutions Inc., a Mississauga-based disability management company that counts Ontario's Workplace Safety Insurance Board...