Victor Mitchell, a Life-Long Entrepreneur Weighs in on How to Address Systemic Communication Problems at Work

You live and work in a world that depends on collaboration. Whether you’re a small business owner, a department head or a member of a project group, success at work depends on people working together on common goals. Unfortunately, many teams fail to meet their objectives because of poor communication. Some of the most severe communication problems are systemic, that is, they are part of the organizational culture. Learning how to address these issues can make your team more productive, as well as creating a more positive work environment.

Below, Victor Mitchell,  a successful businessman and life-long entrepreneur who has founded and turned around varied companies, sheds light on how to address these systematic communication problems at work:

Systemic communication problems are most commonly found in large organizations, though they can be a feature of small or medium-sized enterprises too. They often occur when a business has been built … Read the rest

IdeaPros, a San Diego Based Super Venture Partner™, Sheds Light on How to Keep Your Business Flexible with Active Strategy

Most business strategies are too static and suffocating to guide businesses properly. Strategy and tactics get confused, and businesses often fail to give people down the hierarchy the flexibility to maneuver efficiently. IdeaPros, a Super Venture Partner™, explains how instead of creating over-detailed business strategies that stall your business, you can use business strategy to give teams room to maneuver within a well-defined vision for where the business needs to go. IdeaPros guides entrepreneurs with great ideas through the complexities and pitfalls of the startup world, and elaborates below on how this type of active strategy keeps everyone moving in the right direction without smothering flexibility and creative action.

What Is Active Strategy?

“War has no constant dynamic.”

–Sun Tzu, ancient Chinese strategist.

Like active investment management, the idea of active business strategy is to always be on the lookout for change. Investors know that market conditions are constantly … Read the rest

What Features Should You Look Out for in a Rental Storage Unit?

Do you have a problem finding sufficient storage space for all the stuff you have at home? Perhaps you want a storage solution that is affordable and does not involve doing anything too complicated. If so, then a rental storage unit might be the ideal solution for you.

Many people turn to rent storage units for help in storing their valuables that require a safe yet budget-friendly solution. While rental storage units to fit the bill, there are a couple of factors that you need to consider to ensure that you end up with an excellent service provider.

Choose a rental storage facility that is conveniently located near you.

First things first, you would want to look for rental container storages that are not too far away from where you reside. If you are keeping family products such as furniture, appliances and other valuable possessions, it is a good idea … Read the rest

Billboard advertisements: using them to your advantage

The main objective of advertising is to grab a person’s attention and encourage them to follow through on an action. There are many marketing methods to propel a message to the right audience Arguably, one of the most effective methods of making someone pay attention is with a large billboard placed strategically in a public place.

The history of the billboard dates back to 1867 and has continued to prosper in modern-day society. However, since then, this form of print marketing has become a staple of advertising and has even played a part on the silver screen as a crucial prop in recent blockbuster, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The billboard can help your business strike a balance between modern and traditional advertising. If you’re not convinced, find out why billboard advertising might be the boost your brand needs…

Is the billboard still influential?

An interesting fact: the average … Read the rest