Great leaders come in many shapes and forms, but one trait they all appear to share is their ability to motivate and inspire others.

Take a look at some of the ways you can invest in your leadership skills and then share you thoughts and opinions in the discussion:

👉 Surround yourself with fellow leaders to help each other problem-solve
👉 Establish a time for reflection and strategy
👉 Get better at receiving feedback

Be Active on Twitter
There are several social networks that can be used to successfully network and connect with entrepreneurs – but Twitter is full of real-time action. Even the busiest entrepreneurs are active on Twitter daily, making it possible for you to grab the attention of the most out-of-reach individual vou can imagine.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Connections
Take a step back for a moment and think about all of the connections you already have. Every single one of your already-existing contacts has connections that could possibly be beneficial to you.

Organize a Local Meetup
Local meet-ups are great but they usually don’t happen as often as one would like. This is because they can be quite time consuming to organize and run. You know what they say – if you want something done right, do it yourself.

Join an Entrepreneurial Organization
Joining an entrepreneurial organization is a great way to meet and network with other like-minded individuals.

Join a Co-Working Workspace
It’s good to get away from your regular workspace from time to time. Working in different environments can help spark creativity and it breaks up the typical mundane day.

The best place to stand is right where people leave when exiting the bar. This way, they have a drink in their hand and they are ready to mingle. 

This is always where I plant myself when I’m at networking events and it makes for super easy conversations.

• This will be challenging concept to learn, but I believe you can master it.
• You haven’t got it yet, but you will if you keep working and thinking about it.
• I really appreciated your effort today.
• It is okay to take risks, that’s how we learn.
• Getting better takes time and I see you improving

What is one way that a company can develop a differentiated and clear brand to help make sales easier?

To help small business owners multiply their sales through effective marketing strategies, we asked company founders and business professionals this question for their best advice.

Here are 14 effective methods for developing a clear brand and drive sales:

  • • Share client case studies
  • • Call attention to differentiators
  • • Follow up to build trust
  • • Match marketing and sales goals
  • • Make your values clear
  • • All hail the brand style guide
  • • Create a consistent playlist
  • • Provide exceptional customer service
  • • Do one thing differently
  • • Concentrate on core values
  • • Focus on corporate citizenship
  • • Be an outlier in social media
  • • Know your customer values
  • • Create a customer avatar

The payment schedule for Michigan IRP:

January 31December 14January 21
February 28/29January 14February 18
March 31February 14March 21
April 30March 14April 20
May 31April 14May 21
June 30May 14June 20
July 31June 14July 21
August 31July 14August 21
September 30 August 14September 20
October 31September 14October 21
November 30October 14November 20
December 31November 14December 21

The following schedule should be referenced so that you can stay in compliance and keep your information updated with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

  • Before it begins operations
  • Prior to the time that an update is due
  • Whenever there is a change in information (address, telephone number, email, # power units, etc.)
  • Every 24 months, according to the following schedule based on last digit of DOT number: