Business

Seven Steps to Manage A Global Team

People often think great teams come together by happy accident, or that they just got lucky that one time they had a great team. Our research shows otherwise. When we looked at thousands of teams in dozens of industries, we saw that extraordinary teams always shared a specific set of traits and characteristics. It didn’t matter if these teams worked in the U.S., Europe, Asia, or had team members in all three...

Roadway Moving’s CEO Talks About Infusing a Little Happiness Into The Moving Industry

Roadway Moving was born from a man who saw an opportunity to infuse a little happiness into a drowning industry. Ross Sapir, an ex-Israeli soldier and bartender, had moved to America and was working at a moving company when he looked around and began to wonder why everyone was so unhappy. The employees, the customers, it was a miserable existence. He decided to change that, by starting a brand that focused on customer service first and foremost. It was time for a revolution...

The Business of Ethical Fashion

Being an ethical fashion business is about believing in a better world, it’s about choosing to see business differently; seeking possibility rather than profit. Fashion at its’ essence is a combination of creativity and luxury which inspires people and speaks to their desires. To fulfil this desire ethically is to respond with originality & resourcefulness with a superior product which encourages purchasing quality over quantity...

How To Bring Your Business Up to Speed on Digital Payments

It’s no secret the digital payments revolution is here - it’s just not evenly distributed yet. Consumers are reaping most of the benefits however electronic payments are far from being the norm when it comes to business-to-business transactions. But that’s changing as new technology is bringing digital payments to businesses, too...

An Interview With Chef Patrick O’Connell

Chef Patrick O’Connell started cooking 40 years ago in an old farmhouse with just a yard sale electric frying pan. Today he is the self-taught acclaimed chef and, of course, the proud bearer of two Michelin stars at The Inn at Little Washington in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The confirmation of his two Michelin star renewal was announced by the French Embassy yesterday. We interrupted Chef mid-photoshoot (he was having afternoon tea with a dog) for a heart to heart on how he turned a defunct gas station into a luxurious Relais & Châteaux property and what those two illustrious Michelin stars mean to him....

5 Ways to Build Resilience

Resilience is not a trait you inherit from birth. It is something you can learn, even practice, every day. Resilience is a choice—in the face of adverse events—...

How to Hire Great Employees

Building a great team is nearly always the difference between the success or failure of a business. But it’s not easy to build a great team that shares your vis...