Archive - July 2016

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Changing Entrepreneurial Insight to Foresight
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Entrepreneurship: The More You Learn The More You Earn

Changing Entrepreneurial Insight to Foresight

Entrepreneurial Insight Identifies What’s Going on Now, but Foresight Will Tell the Future

entrepreneurial insight

Many entrepreneurs believe that knowing what’s going on right here and now will help their business reach success, but entrepreneurial insight can only take a business so far.“Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight” said Henry R. Luce, American magazine magnate. How can a business owner forecast the upcoming years? Leveraging entrepreneurial insight to help indicate where trends will be in the coming years, using accurate charts, graphs, and tables made from nationally available information, is the key to creating foresight; therefore maximizing the future success of a business.

Putting in the Entrepreneurial Work to Gain Insight

Foresight is available to any entrepreneur; it just takes some research and analysis to put together. Nick Weber, 4i Principal, equates foresight with budgeting. He says, “If you don’t have any budget, I guarantee that you can just Google ‘how to budget,’ and greatly improve your financial situation. The same thing is true with foresight analytics. If you can download data and use some simple analysis to identify

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Entrepreneurship: The More You Learn The More You Earn

Jacqueline Whitmore, Etiquette Expert, Reveals How Etiquette Is an Essential Business Tool

Jacqueline Whitmore

 

I recently caught up with Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert, author and certified speaking professional. She is  the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their personal brand.

Jacqueline shared her thoughts on her own entrepreneurial journey as well as some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs…

1. What got you on the path to becoming an etiquette expert? How does a person become an expert in this?

In 1993, I was hired to work as the assistant director of public relations for The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a dream job. Part of my responsibilities included promoting the Summer Etiquette Camp for Kids. I was also in charge of hiring the etiquette instructor for the camp.

During the summer of 1994, I hired the woman in charge of The Protocol School of Washington in Washington, DC. That same year, she decided to add an etiquette camp for adults and encouraged me to attend. I attended the week-long camp and loved it. After the week was …

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