Starbucks Success Secrets (part 1)
The story of the legendary Starbucks began back in 1972. Friends Zev Zigl, Jerry Baldwin and Gordon Bowker decided to open a small business for three - a shop selling…

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How to start a business
 Of course, there is no clear and only true instruction on how to open your own business. Much depends on the type of business, on your financial capabilities, on your…

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Business interactions. How to negotiate. 5 necessary steps
The goal of most negotiations is to achieve certain success in interactions with an opponent or business partners. Someone achieves communication successes due to an intuitive understanding of negotiating techniques.…

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Best and unusual office designs

Google California Office
We will begin, perhaps, with a company whose creativity has long been legendary outside of our universe. This is Google. How liberal is the behavior of all personnel in this company (there are practically no restrictions and prohibitions), the design of offices can be called just as unusual.

Google’s California headquarters is a truly separate world with a special atmosphere. Separate buildings in which googlers work stretched for several blocks. It has everything – cafes, pools, showers, massage rooms, as well as rooms for relaxation and games.

On the street in the courtyard of the office in special pots growing onions, beets, strawberries and other plants. Why – remains a mystery, apparently, this is another way for Google to stand out from the rest. Continue reading

How does Valve, a game developer, work?

Everyone does what he wants
New employees at Valve Corporation in the first few weeks of work often cannot understand what is happening. They came to work for the company, but why doesn’t anyone give them specific tasks? And they will not be given. The company does not hire people to carry out any specific work. She is gaining just promising and talented. And they themselves must understand and decide what good they can give Valve Corporation. Well-known programmer Michael Abrash recalls his first weeks of work at the company: “I figured that I would be immediately assigned some task. But I only heard a couple of assumptions from the employees regarding what I should probably do … These were just their thoughts, not direct directions to action. Continue reading

When it’s time to sell your business. 5 signs

Each businessman, starting his BUSINESS, invests in him not only a lot of money, but also part of his soul. Therefore, it is difficult to part with it, even if you can’t do without a sale. But you do not need to pull, but put the business up for sale on time. What signs indicate that the time has come to sell a finished business.

– 1 – You have lost your former enthusiasm in your own business.

Once you, having caught fire in your business, were in constant development of new approaches, in search of development paths and new customers. And now it’s hard for you to force yourself to do anything. Maybe it’s time to look for something else to do. Continue reading

10 fatal mistakes of entrepreneurs
The desire to rent a room at the lowest price Many start-up entrepreneurs think that for the prosperity of the business it is necessary to strive to reduce costs as…

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10 fatal mistakes of entrepreneurs
The desire to rent a room at the lowest price Many start-up entrepreneurs think that for the prosperity of the business it is necessary to strive to reduce costs as…

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