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Mistakes Every New Leader Makes

Author: Herb Kimble.

Every day new leaders are forged, they make the same blunders. Time after time to the point where many of these mistakes are just old news. If you can learn from these beginner stumbles, you’re already a leg ahead of your peers.

The Molehill Problem

There’s an old saying that one shouldn’t make mountains out of molehills, meaning to avoid making a big deal out of a small problem. Leadership is hard and roadblocks can feel like a challenge to overcome. The role of a leader carries the burden of overcoming those obstacles.

The molehill mindset leads to explosive conflicts over virtually every minor detail. Most of these conflicts will not impact the product or the end result in any way, but they kill productivity and morale. If you find yourself escalating problems frequently, focus on improving your problem-solving skills and create conditions that lead to success.

Trying Too Hard

A new leader is tasked with overcoming odds to deliver, and that can easily manifest itself in a lack of trust. Leadership that tries too hard also tends to be too critical and may create toxicity in the workplace. This type of leader means well, but often stresses over their own insecurities projected onto the end result.

It’s possible that you really do know what’s best in every dispute, but not likely. It’s conceivable that others on your team can participate and bring good ideas to the table, maybe not the right ones but ones that lead you on the right path. Don’t be a dictator.

Bio: Herb Kimble is both an entrepreneur and a film and television producer. His roots as an accomplished actor gave him a passion for the arts. Today, Herb Kimble is co-founder of CineFocus Productions and launching Urban Flix, an inclusive streaming company based in Los Angeles.

5 Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses With Limited Budgets

Article was written by Herb Kimble

Small businesses struggle usually in the first few years of being in business. They may find that marketing their business can be difficult on a small marketing budget. However, marketing your business is important to generate more revenue. Therefore, here are some marketing tactics that will help you make money, on a small marketing budget.

Publish great content. – It is important that the content you publish is of good quality. If writing is not your strong point, speak to someone on your team to generate articles on your blog. Include tips that will help customers to understand and use your products and services.

Create instructional videos – If hiring a professional is too expensive, look for someone who is looking for the experience, for example a student on Craigslist.

Get ad promo credits – Ad campaigns can be expensive for small businesses, instead look for discounts and coupons available for Facebook and google ads.

Reddit – Reddit is a good tool if used strategically. This platform is best for tech savvy audiences, who prefer to move away from obvious marketing tactics. To post your content, look at sharing in Reddit’s subcategories.

Be a savvy social networker – Be part of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. These are good tools, that will help you showcase your products, upload videos and provide consumers with an overall idea about your product or service.

This article was written by Herb Kimble. Herb Kimble is the founder of CineFocus Productions, a film production company in Los Angeles and Urban Flix, a streaming network that specializes in multi-cultural content. For more info, about Herb Kimble, visit his Facebook.

Top Online Resources for Real Estate Management

Summary: There are a number of online tools you can take advantage of to make it easier to track all of the details for your real estate properties.

The advancement of the internet has made it significantly easier to keep track of information. In the past, if you wanted to learn more about an industry, you would have to read about it in a book, take a course on it, or get in contact with someone who is familiar with it. Through the power of the internet you can learn all about the topic with a simple search. Online services can also help you start a website, market a product, and get in touch with potential customers.

Real estate is a complicated industry with a lot of moving parts. If you own properties you can take advantage of some online resources to make your life much easier.

Market Analysis

A large portion of investing in a house involves research. To make a sound investment you need to understand the market, such as how much neighboring houses go for, how prices have changed over the years, and how the market is expected to change in both the short-term and long-term. There are websites you can use to easily explore different areas to get a feel for the real estate climate. The more information you have on the house, the more educated your purchase will be.

Centralized Documents

Another useful tool you can use to help manage your properties is a cloud service for your documents. You can upload official documents, type up notes, and create spreadsheets to organize the important details for each house. If something happens to your computer or you are out of the house, you will still have access to your documents wherever you have an internet connection.

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