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One Step Ahead: Preparing Your Business Today for the Post-Covid World

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the fourth and final episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this fourth and final episode in this podcast series, Robert Herjavec speaks to what the post-crisis might look like and the steps smart business leaders should take immediately to prosper in what will be an altered business landscape.   Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What can we do to prepare our employees, both those who are in the company and those who unfortunately may have had to be let go? How can we prepare them for this post-Covid-19 world?…

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Honesty, Transparency, and Resilience: Three Leadership Keys in the Age of COVID-19

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the third episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this third episode of Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here, host Shannon LaNier and special guest Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, discuss leadership behaviors. In addition, Robert provides meaningful advice on when and how to handle everything from layoffs to cutting back operations to suspending business entirely. Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What advice would you have for business owners that are experiencing a lot of anxiety and…

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Money Matters in The Age of COVID-19

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the second episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this second episode of Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here, host Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, about creative ways to manage cash flow during this difficult time. Hear how to find the funding to make payroll, keep the supply chain intact, and more. Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What advice you would give to small businesses that are going through a lot of money…

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The Odds Are Against You – So What?

By | LinkedIn Influencer

Be honest – how many times have you thought about doing something you really wanted to do but gave up because it was too hard? “I can’t move to a new city. I don’t know anyone there…” “How can I go back to school to switch careers if I don’t have a steady income to pay for it…” “I can’t quit my stable job for something risky like starting my own business…” The problem with that line of thinking is that the odds will always be stacked against you. It’s how you react to those odds that will determine whether…

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My Five Commandments for Entrepreneurs

By | LinkedIn Influencer

There is no “right” path to success, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. There’s no right age, time, circumstance, college degree, etc. – and that’s what I love about it. What you need is less about the “right stuff” and more about having the right attitude. Starting your own business is dictated entirely by your mentality: Are you hard working? Are you passionate? Can you make the necessary sacrifices? Can you face adversity head on? So while there is no right path, I do like to say that there are five commandments that all entrepreneurs should live by: 1. Identify your…

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Someday is Not a Real Day

By | LinkedIn Influencer

One thing I keep hearing over and over again from people who want to start a business is “I’ll do it someday…Someday.” Someday when I have more stability. Someday when my family is more secure.  Someday when I have the time I need to dedicate to it – SOMEDAY!! I don’t like the approach one bit and here’s why – someday is not a real day ! As I’ve said before, there’s no such thing as genius in the darkness of your own basement. You may have the best idea and the greatest of intentions, but if you’re not executing…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals Predicted To Increase 5X By 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

Healthcare CIOs face an increasingly hostile cyberscape. Los Angeles, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2018 In April’s Cybersecurity CEO column, I explained that manufacturing is the new healthcare. The industry has been under constant attack – from malware like Cryptolocker doing real damage, to insider threat on the rise, to the lack of security controls around interconnected IoT and OT environments – and unfortunately, we’re still seeing an under-investment in cyber defense in this space. But don’t misinterpret my statement to mean that Healthcare CIOs are off the hook. The (cyber) bullseye on the backs of healthcare providers is still prominent….

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Good Shouldn’t Be Good Enough

By | LinkedIn Influencer

I’ve never been okay with the saying, “That’s probably good enough.”   One of the best parts of running my business is the satisfaction I get by continuously setting the bar higher. Once I achieve a certain goal,  I set a higher standard for myself so others around me are motivated to do the same.   My fellow shark Mark Cuban said it best – “ Work knowing there is someone out there working 24 hours a day with the sole motivation of kicking your ass”. He’s right. You’ve got a target on your back and you can’t afford to…

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Grow or Die – Contributing to Constant Forward Momentum

By | LinkedIn Influencer

As a CEO I have my hands in a lot of different things. I’m a technical leader. I’m a sales person. I’m a marketer. I’m a founder.  Many would say I’m too hands on. That I need to sit back, trust more and let the chips fall. The thing is, I’m not that kind of CEO. I firmly believe in constant forward momentum. And if you’re not moving fast enough, get out of the way because I’m going to show you how to go quickly! I read a great article recently published on the Andreessen Horowitz site that reinforced my approach…

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Your Business’s Secret Sauce Isn’t the Product – It’s the People

By | LinkedIn Influencer

There are many factors that contribute to running a successful business like having a marketable product or service , and having a sound strategy. While these factors are important, they’re not the ones that determine your business’s success. For me, the most important aspect of a successful business is the people. Here’s why – you can have the best product in the world – the most marketable idea ! – but it’s up to the team to execute! When I’m hiring for Herjavec Group, I’m not looking for people who are just like me – I know for certain that…

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