Archive for September 2019

Managing Your Anxiety Creates More Resilient Children

Life without worry or a one-size-fits-all solution to manage your anxiety is impossible and, according to internationally recognized psychotherapist Lynn Lyons, not recommended. She asserts there’s no growth without some level of worry. “It is OK to feel uncomfortable and uncertain,” she explains. “It is the price you pay for moving into new territory; and…

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A Roadmap for Survival in the Digital Age

Every day, there seems to be a new doomsday workplace prediction. Retail stores across the U.S. are shuttering. Traditional manufacturing is becoming a thing of the past. And, soon, worker-reliant industries — from textile mills to fast-food chains — will be taken over by automation. As a more than 40-year-old print and marketing company in…

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5 YPO Members Make “Female Founders 100” List

The five female entrepreneurs on Inc.’s second annual “Female Founders 100” list are transforming every major industry in the United States. We salute these 5 YPO members who are building innovative and ambitious businesses.   All Things Consumer Category Amy Errett, Founder & Managing Partner at Madison Color After starting her career in investment banking,…

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Latest Salesforce Report Takes the Pulse of Customer Expectations

Salesforce released the third edition of its “State of the Connected Customer” report, incorporating responses to surveys from over 8,000 consumers and business buyers worldwide. In the 2019 report, the goal was to gauge customers’ expectations in four areas: engagement, emerging technologies, trust and companies’ values. The resulting data comes from a double-blind survey that…

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Integrating Impact in Business

Companies, at different stages of growth and in different industries, are embracing various business models to create positive impact for their customers, employees, communities and the environment at large. “While impact has become a loaded and widely used term, we are seeing creative leaders evolving the concept to cover a full range of business activities,”…

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A Tailored Plan for Retailers to Successfully Combat the Disruptors

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are facing significant challenges in today’s evolving digital retail landscape. But all is not lost. YPO member Antony Karabus, CEO of a leading retail consulting firm, HRC Retail Advisory, explores the obstacles and offers solutions to sustainability in these tumultuous times.   As digital shopping continues to grow at a rapid pace,…

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YPO Harnesses the Entrepreneurial Drive of Spouses, Partners

Stories of the transformative effect of YPO on members making an impact through innovation are plentiful. Lesser-known is how YPO, through programs such as the London Business School (LBS) Spouse/Partner Leaders as Entrepreneurs Program, is helping a new generation of professionals — spouses and partners — become better leaders, create new businesses or connect to…

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9 Succession Planning Tips to Make Your Family Business Last

You’ve spent much of your career building your family business. You’ve learned what works, endured lean years, enjoyed success and watched your company grow. The last thing you want is to lose the “end game.” You want your business, and legacy, to successfully transition to the next generation. Family businesses make up the majority of…

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Christina Stembel Grows Farmgirl Flowers Into A Blossoming Success

Nothing brings a room to life, symbolizes the beginning of spring or creates a more romantic landscape for lovers to run through than flowers. But being the female owner of a flower company isn’t all whimsy and wonder. “Anyone that comes to me for advice about starting something perishable like I did, I tell them:…

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Geetha Murali Paves the Way for Gender Equality Through Education

“In my personal life, I’m keenly aware that a family’s circumstances can change drastically over the course of a single generation, through the power of education,” says Geetha Murali, Ph.D., a YPO member based in California and the CEO of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a world free from illiteracy and…

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