At the risk of being labeled a hoarder, it is imperative for small business owners to retain certain documents in case they are needed in the future. Still, it would be unwieldy to keep every scrap of paper that ever touched your desk, so that is not a realistic option, either.
According to Small Business Trends, 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. There are several factors contribute to business failure including running out of cash and not having a good team.
Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are just a few examples of dozens of high-impact American entrepreneurs who have become household names. Yet, in our globalized twenty-first century economy, some of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs can be found beyond our borders.
Sadly, most business presentations are really pretty dismal. Despite the high stakes involved (convincing our boss to back a cherished project or a customer to buy into our solution), survey after survey reveals that only about one quarter of internal business presentations are rated as good or better by their audiences, while 75 percent languish as mediocre, poor, or terrible.