When you’re an entrepreneur, it can feel like you’re an army of one. You’re the leader, the captain of the ship. But you’re also the chief innovator, strategizer, salesman extraordinaire and signer of paychecks.
The robots are coming.
No, they’re not the machine-gun-wielding, mankind-exterminating variety a la The Terminator. Instead, they represent a modern class of machines and systems designed to streamline processes, save time and ultimately, reduce costs, and they’re expected to comprise a $1.5 billion consumer and business market by 2019.
Think for a moment about your favorite indulgent food. It might be a cheesy slice of pizza or a decadent piece of chocolate cake. Just picturing it is enough to get your mouth watering, right?
Mondays get a bad rap, but for entrepreneurs they should be like lighter fluid, igniting the flame to power through a new week of progress.
Here at The Profitable Entrepreneur, we’ve never met a productivity hack we didn’t like. We’re always looking for ways to maximize our time, cut through the clutter and get more of the important stuff done each day.
If you could be any fruit, which would you be and why?
It’s one of those crazy interview questions you hear about—and, admittedly, is fun to talk about—designed to test a candidate’s ability to think on his feet. But experts agree that in the long run curveball questions like this one don’t do much in the way of predicting long-term success in a role.
So what should you be asking?
When we think about scaling a business, we typically think more, bigger, better. But is expanding always the right decision?
A good job alone isn’t always enough to keep a good employee around. Employees quit their jobs for all sorts of reasons, from money to opportunity to personal factors.
Some of these things, by necessity, are out of an employer’s control. But many of them are directly linked to workplace policies and the behavior of members of leadership.