Thursday, December 20, 2018

14 Common Pitfalls New Entrepreneurs Face And How To Avoid Them

Fake Expertise 
One of the biggest pitfalls I have observed in entrepreneurship is the ability to get actionable and real advice. To get there, one has to be able to discern real and practical advice from fake and useless "experts" or "ninjas." This is easier said than done. The only true way to avoid that is to get referrals from people that have successfully utilized such experts. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group 
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Launching Your First Podcast? Follow These Eight Tips For Success

Ask For Listener Reviews

One of the techniques that I have seen work very well with growing your podcast is asking your listeners for reviews. The podcasting market is saturated with a lot of different choices. In order to stand out and differentiate your podcast from the market noise, ask your viewers to leave reviews, no matter how small your audience. Those reviews will attract more listeners quickly. - Kamyar ShahWorld Consulting Group

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30 Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Tips

Make data-driven decisions

In this day and age where data is freely collected, analyzed and shared, there is no reason NOT to make data-driven decisions whenever possible. By measuring and analyzing the results, you are dramatically increasing your chances of success and eliminating the need to guess.
Thanks to Kamyar Shah

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15 Tips To Become A Proactive Business Problem-Solver

Use The Decision Tree Method

A sure way to anticipate and be prepared for potential issues is to understand and utilize the"decision tree" methodology. Think of it as playing out different outcomes based on different decisions. If you apply it consistently to all major decisions, you will very likely be able to be proactive when potential issues arise. - Kamyar Shah, World Consulting Group

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Should you hire for potential and attitude, or experience?

“As the saying goes, hire for character and train for skills. Though it sounds cliché, it is even more fitting today than it was a few years back,” said Kamyar Shah, a business and management consultant at World Consulting Group, a management consulting firm. “There are several issues in hiring and recruiting in the current market; however, the two issues with the biggest impact are unqualified recruiters and unrealistic expectations.”

Shah went on to say, “The first one—unqualified HR professionals that are not nearly familiar with the job specifications—has a huge impact on the outcome. For example, recruiters hiring for advanced marketing positions that never have worked a day in marketing or recruiters seeking highly skilled data scientists without having the ability to discern the applicant’s resume. The second factor is the unrealistic expectations—I see it almost weekly, where a recruiter is out and about contacting only the applicants that are a near perfect match to the job description.”

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