To Cultivate Engaged Employees, Use the F.O.R.C.E.

(DGIwire) – When it comes to attracting and retaining talent, businesses face a growing challenge in light of the booming job market. With the current demand for skilled employees exceeding the number of available workers, keeping a team engaged is vital to a successful management strategy. As noted in a recent blog on the website […]

Furniture Sellers: Why Older Homeowners Are Worth Marketing To

(DGIwire) – Which segment of consumers is most likely to furnish their house with the most prestigious offerings? Hint: it’s not newlyweds in a modest starter home. Sellers of furniture and other luxury home products are much more likely to find satisfied customers—and substantial sales—among the silver-haired portion of the population. Yet to a large […]

What to Ask When Hiring a PR Firm

(DGIwire)  — Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively-framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments can catapult a company into the minds of their desired partners and customers.  More so, strategic media coverage […]

White Coat or Suit Jacket? Why Some MDs Opt for the Latter

(DGIwire) – So you’ve just earned an MD but you’re not sure if clinical medicine is the right choice? If so, you’re not alone. A 2010 survey by The Physicians Foundation found that 40 percent of doctors planned to drop out of patient care in the next one to three years, either by retiring or […]

Crowdfunding: Building a Better Tomorrow…Together

(DGIwire) – According to the old saying, “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” But in the 21st century, a crowd—rather than something to disdain—can often be a force for good. Just consider the rise of crowdfunding: the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via […]

“The Voice”: New Season, More Business Lessons

 (DGIwire) — The Voice is now searching for its next set of superstars.  Entering this season, a large part of the show’s mass appeal will continue to stem from one fact: In our lives—whether we are managing relationships, children or employees—we are all hoping to develop the best possible “team” for success. On some level, we can all […]

Are Great Leaders Born or Made? The Answer is…Both!

(DGIwire) – If only life were like the movies. Everyone is a Vice President or CEO or “in-charge” of someone or something. Every problem magically works itself out in record time and the hero(ine) gets a promotion by the time the final credits are rolling. Think Working Girl circa 1988. The movie ends with the […]

Maximizing Connections: 3 Tips for Better Networking

(DGIwire) —  Many people agree that between every two individuals on this planet exists a short chain of their acquaintances. This is why networking is a crucial aspect of any successful lifestyle, and is synonymous with good business practice. Leveraging a new introduction requires focus, persistence and a good show of respect. One may never […]