Photographs are part of our everyday life. In this era of selfies, almost everything we do and see is captured and stored in our electronic gadgets, often posted and shared on social media sites. But snapshots serve not only to preserve memories but also as vital tools for communication and an effective one at that.
In business, pictures play an important role in design and brand-building. They bridge companies with customers by depicting various images that can make the brand relate more to people. As new tools become available in the market, the craft has also evolved with more forms and usage of photography.
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If your entire work environment is your kitchen, then you are the chef in the whole business structure. You hold a secret recipe for success, and you have the ingredients that can help you whip a flourishing venture. But you would need some kitchen utensils for you to be able to prepare the food scrumptiously. These are must-haves in your regular operations to help you deliver the necessary food orders to the front of the house.
While cooking may need some special skills, everyone can learn the basics and become masters in their respective kitchens. All you need is the patience to see through the whole process and a keen sense of taste that takes in every detail of the food and culinary yearnings of the diners. They say that food tastes a whole lot better when you put your heart into your cooking. In the same way, the entrepreneurial journey will last long if you have the passion and perseverance to endure the adventure. Whether you strictly follow a recipe or you cook according to your instincts, running a business is also hinged on your style, inclinations and goals. You have to be watchful of the preferences of the market, relying on your gut-feel and entrepreneurial skills, which you can develop over time.
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Learning takes place in many forms and places, not only in classrooms or books. There are other artistic means where individuals and groups can draw lessons and insights for growth and development. One particular medium where entrepreneurs can gain inspiration and motivation is in the film industry. With numerous movies shown each year around the world, there are stories which can teach business owners a few lessons on how they can improve themselves and their ventures.
The movie industry is a rich repository of resources like films that have business angles, which may be beneficial to your entrepreneurial journey. It’s a great way to learning and chilling out, absorbing the story and the lessons behind the stories.
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If an entrepreneur is a social media platform, what would he be? He would be a mix of the popular social media we see these days. As much as every entrepreneur is unique, every social media network also has its respective strengths and interesting features. We can pick a thing or two from each platform and blend them in moulding the qualities of a business owner.
Let’s merge these social media features with the characteristics of an entrepreneur and see how it will develop. So, familiarise yourself with each platform and learn how you can utilise them in your business.
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What is an entrepreneur? Dictionaries describe an entrepreneur as someone who starts and runs a business venture. However, every entrepreneur may vary from one to another, depending on their capability, preferences and work style. Still, business owners need certain qualities to help them through the stumbling blocks and challenges that the entrepreneurial journey poses to them.
Let’s spell out the makings of an entrepreneur and see how each quality can help a business owner grow and develop. These are characteristics that you can learn to cultivate in yourself or your team members. Other entrepreneurs who have been on the journey for quite some time have exhibited these qualities or have cited them as among the important tools for the survival and longevity of one’s career in business.
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There goes the kick, and the ball made its way to the goal post and earned a score. It’s fun to watch your favourite sport, whether on TV, online or live action because it can take away some of the stresses that are wearing you down. When it comes to sports, Australian football is one of the most watched events in the country with its millions of followers.
The excitement of the play can be contagious. More and more people can get hooked on the sport. However, apart from the adrenaline rush that the game provides, there are also some lessons you can pick from playing footy. Surely, there are certain skills and tactics in Aussie rules that you can apply to the entrepreneurial field. Take a look at them and see which ones can help you be on top of your game.
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Running a business and bringing it to success is like going on a fishing expedition. It takes a lot of discipline and patience to be able to catch something. The business landscape is a sea of challenges and opportunities where entrepreneurs can either sink or swim, depending on their ability to fish well.
For a hefty catch and great results, there are various steps to follow in both fishing and managing a business. It’s not as easy as sitting on the edge of the water and waiting for something to take on the bait. Sales, income and profit do not just come pouring into your venture. There are several things to be done before you can get some fish in the bucket or positive numbers on your books. And it takes a lot of hard work. Also, having a plan is a big help in overcoming the difficulties. Below are some fishing tips that you can entrench into your business techniques to achieve more successes.
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One’s entrepreneurial journey may differ from others. However, there are patterns, challenges or wins that may resemble other people’s business experiences. These similarities are key learnings that can prepare upcoming entrepreneurs for the impediments ahead. It is to convey to those on the starting line that there are mavens who can relate to their trials and are willing to help them out.
That is the essence of EO. If you have browsed through the stories shared on this site, you will find inspiration from the people who braved tough times to make their businesses grow. They have mentioned certain elements or pieces to help us grasp their entrepreneurial passage better. Some of these experiences you can relate to a particular item that can provide a visual illustration of how a business journey unfolds. It will help you to fully comprehend what is to come and how you can approach your entrepreneurial voyage with the right attitude and mindset.
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Getting caught in a traffic jam can sometimes be stressful or boring. When the flow seems slow-moving, how do you keep yourself amused on the road? Take a good look at your surroundings to get an idea or two. Better yet, read those bumper stickers that can sometimes be funny or inspiring. People often put them out for others to know who they are or what they believe or represent. As an entrepreneur, what do you want to convey to others behind you, who are on the way to their entrepreneurial journey?
Here are some lines that you can stick on your vehicle bumper and inspire those who are at the crossroads of their lives. These are tips gathered from EO Melbourne members we have interviewed. Budding entrepreneurs or those who are contemplating to start a business can learn a thing or two from the following passages. Those who are ahead can pass it on to others. Nevertheless, it’s a good cue for anyone who is on the business path.
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By now, you have probably read the stories of our EO Melbourne members on how they traversed their respective entrepreneurial paths. Many, if not all of them, went through arduous experiences to get to where they are today. If before, you would have probably asked, “how did they do that?” now, you might have exclaimed, “wow, they did all that!” Thus, it comes as no surprise if some people regard these entrepreneurs as a kind of hero, drawing inspiration from them.
We love great stories. We like to hear exploits of heroes who emerged as winners against all odds. Based on the stories we’ve read on business owners, there is something about superheroes that we can link back to entrepreneurship. They may not be entirely similar but there are certainly parallelisms between the two.
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