It’s that time of year again. Models are flooding the streets of Manhattan, dwellers are dressed to the nines and New Yorkers are seemingly more cheeky than usual. New York Fashion Week is taking over. As a New Yorker, you can view this in one of two ways: angry because the subways are especially delayed this week, or stoked to get your networking game on with new eager faces. We choose the latter.
Entrepreneurship has emerged and at this point in time, many find themselves starting their own businesses. Female entrepreneurs have become leading ladies in the game and we’re only left to wonder how they did it? What steps did they take and how did they get this far? Entrepreneurship is all about being your own boss but with a little bit of guidance, your small business will succeed.
The Big Apple: Where business is social and social is business. That’s why networking and face-time are key to finding real success in your business. “Ninety percent of all jobs are about fit,” says Trudy Steinfeld, executive director of NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development. “The only way people figure this out is by meeting with you face-to-face.”
Here are 5 places to schmooze around in New York City.
While English might be the universal language for business, cultural customs vary from country to country. In business, it is important that you understand this before you unintentionally offend someone at your first greeting. The key is to research, research, research! Here are a few quick tips to get you started.
The world is becoming smaller by the day and international communication is getting easier by the minute.To be a successful businessperson in this modern age, more than one language puts you at a huge advantage. Whether you are doing business right here in New York City, or planning on moving your company global, understanding a culture’s language, customs and business strategies will put you on the cutting edge.
Here are a few tips on how to take your business to the next level… or next continent.
“Inspiration can be a fickle thing,” says Cameron Chapman of Smashing Magazine. Like any creative process, inspiration doesn’t solely come from within. Sometime it takes exterior sources to spark an idea. There is a lot more to designing a business card than what meets the eye. What do you want your business card to say about your company both literally and metaphorically? What color scheme best captures your audience? How funky can you be without crossing the line of unprofessional? Are they easy to read?
How does one make these decisions?
Presidential candidates are making their speeches and will soon seek to win the hearts of Americans with their words, actions … and logos? When Hillary Clinton announced her run for President, many were surprised by her choice in logo. This sparked a huge outburst of social media buzz, both positive and negative.