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CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

CEO of Vipe Studio | featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Hubspot

I was once an athlete. Then a journalist. Now I am a CEO of an IT company. Still running marathons though.

How Does Your E-Commerce Store Live Up To Clients’ Standards?

It’s important to understand what your business’ online platform represents and how you can make it score highly in terms of performance and customer expectations.

#business #ecommerce

Posted on: 01/05/23; Last updated on: 01/05/23;

Why Do Most Businesses Fail? My Take as a Company CEO

To all business owners — most of the time, it’s a matter of how you plan rather than what you do Image by Trang Le from Pixabay Last week as I was browsing Quora and emerging myself in what interests people in the field of business, company establishment, leadership, team management, etc., a specific question took my attention. I […]

#business #business-failure #business-plan #business-strategy #planning #Medium

Posted on: 10/17/22; Last updated on: 10/17/22;

7 Things I Learned In 7 Years of Owning a Business

We all learn from experience and since every experience is different, I believe it’s worth the mention Image by 巻(Maki) from Pixabay Wow, 7 years! Sometimes when I look back it seems like it was just yesterday when I decided to go full entrepreneur and ditch my employee career. It’s one of those decisions that are both […]

#business #experience #growth #lessons #self-improvement #Medium

Posted on: 09/26/22; Last updated on: 09/26/22;

5 Things to Have in Mind Before Launching Your Small Business

Today’s article is dedicated to all aspiring entrepreneurs who have this dazzling business idea but have no idea where to start from Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash On a weekly basis, I communicate with entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals — as you may have already guessed correctly, we often discuss business while reminiscing on our own endeavors and professional […]

#business #business-plan #business-strategy #improvement #running a business #Medium

Posted on: 08/26/22; Last updated on: 08/26/22;

How To Know If You Have Entrepreneurial Potential

I share 5 signs that show that perhaps you have entrepreneurial potential somewhere in you. Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay Just recently I engaged in writing an article dedicated to FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and entrepreneurship. The main idea was that many people nowadays feel discomfort if they don’t try to start a career as entrepreneurs. […]

#business #entrepreneurship #interpersonal skills #side-hustle #traits-of-entrepreneurs #Medium

Posted on: 08/16/22; Last updated on: 08/16/22;

6 Mistakes Aspiring Entrepreneurs Make

Because learning from our mistakes is actually the pivotal skill of them all. Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash There are gazillions of books that can teach us how to be great entrepreneurs. Or leaders. Or managers. Or employees. You get the drill — luckily, we live in a world where we have access to countless sources of information and […]

#advice #business #entrepreneurship #experience #mistakes #Medium

Posted on: 06/28/22; Last updated on: 06/28/22;

7 Business Hacks You Should Implement Right Away

Even though establishing a business is a great deal, the following steps are not less important at all – let’s discuss some business hacks that might be useful! If you are reading this, then perhaps you’ve already built a business (or intensively planning to do so). Congratulations! I promise you you’ll experience amazing emotions accompanied […]

#advice #business #business hacks #entrepreneurship #useful #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 06/21/22; Last updated on: 06/21/22;

Put Scolding On Hold For A Moment: 5 Ways To Boost Your Employees’ Motivation

The key to a positive work environment: give praise and show acknowledgment to scale your business Photo by Jo Jo on Unsplash I’m sure you’ve all heard stories about dreadful bosses who serve as anyone’s secret nightmare. But hey, let’s be realistic — the majority of people who tell those are already ex-employees. Here’s the thing — nowadays no one likes […]

#business #leadership #management #motivation #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 06/15/22; Last updated on: 06/15/22;

Do Leaders Need To Focus On Customers In Business?

Discussing the leader-employee-customer trifecta and all that’s in-between Image by geralt @ Pixabay I’m pretty sure anyone who has worked in the corporate world is familiar with the following scenario: An infuriated customer. A stammering and stressed-out employee. A conversation that doesn’t seem to end any time soon. A busy leader who has a s**tload of […]

#business #customer-experience #employee-engagement #leadership #leadership-development #Medium

Posted on: 05/25/22; Last updated on: 05/25/22;

14 Interpersonal Skills That Will Come In Handy In Establishing a Business

Sure, it’s definitely a wise choice to read all about business and entrepreneurship, but some interpersonal skills are just way too important to be overlooked If you have gathered the strength needed to just wake up one day and state that you are ready to make your first business steps, then kudos to you. What […]

#business #entrepreneurship #interpersonal skills #skills #traits and characteristics #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 05/17/22; Last updated on: 05/17/22;

I Implement Those 5 Business Principles For Maintaining Great Entrepreneurial Relationships

There’s a difference between other entrepreneurs being your competitors and your rivals — my advice is not to mix things up! Image by GDJ @ Pixabay We’ve all heard the expression about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer and I believe many entrepreneurs out there tend to stick to it while communicating business. There’s nothing wrong with […]

#business #business-relationships #competition #development #entrepreneurship #Medium

Posted on: 05/10/22; Last updated on: 05/10/22;

Leading Seminars – I Share 8 Crucial Benefits

It comes as no surprise that a huge part of the entrepreneur’s life sometimes is public speaking events – today let’s discuss seminars Public speaking is by no means easy. In reality, there are millions of people who absolutely dread the idea of showing up in front of a crowd. I’m sure you’re well aware […]

#attending seminars #business #development #growth #public speaking #seminars #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/21/22; Last updated on: 04/21/22;

I Monitor My Work Habits For a Month - Here Is What I Learned

Did you know that cracking a joke in the office can lead you to a problem-solving solution? The majority of people are creatures of habit and I’m no exception. I’ve always found it incredibly useful to monitor a person’s habit — the frequency and the way they execute it and implement it in their day-to-day can often […]

#business #development #habits #work habits #Advice #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/19/22; Last updated on: 04/19/22;

Exactly How Important Being Self-Confident Is When It Comes to Management and Leadership

Do you think your team would be dazzled if you stutter and sweat all over the conference room? Image by Mohamed Hassan @ Pixabay Is it just me, or confidence has turned into a major topic lately? I mean, yeah, being confident has always been “a thing” for sure, but it’s like nowadays each and every life […]

#business #leadership #management #self-confidence #self-esteem #Medium

Posted on: 04/18/22; Last updated on: 04/18/22;

Procrastination As a Frenemy — When To Call It Quits And When To Grind

Procrastination As a Frenemy — When To Call It Quits And When To Grind We often view procrastination as a mortal sin all the time, but is it really? Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush: I remember when first starting in the field of business I was absolutely convinced that grinding all the time is the key to a successful […]

#business #business-approach #procrastination #self #self-awareness #Medium

Posted on: 04/18/22; Last updated on: 04/18/22;

Do you Want to Work in Web Development? Consider These 36 Points First

Before diving into the exciting world of web dev, make sure you check the majority of boxes Photo by Farzad Nazifi on Unsplash I cannot think of a time when web development has been more popular and sought. Of course, it has every reason to be. Web development is this amazing and exciting career endeavor that can turn […]

#business #programming #software-development #technology #web-development #Medium

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/13/22;

The 6 Most Common Obstacles You’ll Meet as an Entrepreneur

Be well prepared for what to expect instead of hoping for positive experiences only Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash Don’t get me wrong — I love the magic in the entrepreneurial world. But just like any other exceptional adventure, entrepreneurship comes with pros and cons, and there are plenty of obstacles and difficulties that need to be […]

#business #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurship-ideas #growth #obstacles #Medium

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/13/22;

What are the most trending and demandable skills?

This list can turn out to be quite long since there is a huge pile of demandable and trending skills nowadays.

#business #quora #skills #Quora

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/19/22;

Let’s Talk Business – Core Beliefs That You Should Ban From Your Mind

Life ain’t simply a Hollywood rom-com – business requires daily grinding Have you ever watched a Hollywood movie that claims that starting a business is the easiest and most natural thing on Planet Earth? You know how it goes: you woke up with a dazzling entrepreneurial idea in your mind. By lunch, you’ve already hired […]

#business #core beliefs #entrepreneurship #expectations #myths #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 04/13/22; Last updated on: 04/13/22;

Team management in a nutshell – the boss, the leader, the friend

Today we discuss the three quintessential parts that make a team management leader a successful one Truth be told, one of the most challenging endeavors that lay ahead in an entrepreneur’s business duties is the proper management of their team. Without a well-built and successful team hardly any company can prosper and grow. With this […]

#boss #business #leader #leadership #team #team-management #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Management

Posted on: 04/08/22; Last updated on: 04/08/22;

Failing At Least Once Is a Must – 4 Ways to Beat Failure and Nail It the Next Time Around

Today we are talking about endurance, fear of failure, and tips and tricks for overcoming discouragement I remember once I overheard a conversation at the nearest table in a coffee shop. People were discussing business and aspiring entrepreneurial ideas. They were quite excited and eager to go into detail about their future company’s visuals, motto, […]

#business #entrepreneurship #failure #starting over #success #Advice #Entrepreneurship #Personal Development & Growth

Posted on: 03/31/22; Last updated on: 03/31/22;

The 3 First Steps Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Consider

Aim at entrepreneurship with the proper attitude and preparation If you’ve always considered yourself as a driven ambitious full of ideas individual, then most likely at some point you might turn your gaze towards entrepreneurship. I greatly encourage and congratulate this decision. Entrepreneurship can absolutely give you lots of opportunities for skills and knowledge enhancement, […]

#advice #business #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #planning #Advice #Entrepreneurship

Posted on: 03/25/22; Last updated on: 03/25/22;

What Not To Do When Managing Your Team’s Tasks

If failing miserably at team management is your thing, then try these 7 common mistakes! Photo by Eden Constantino on Unsplash I’ve always considered having a team a great honor and advantage. Now, as I’ve accomplished this goal, it’s safe to say that I try daily to keep my team members fulfilled, happy, and content at […]

#business #leadership #task-management #tasks #team-management #Medium

Posted on: 03/25/22; Last updated on: 03/25/22;

7 Ways To Lead a Well-Built And Successful Team

Let’s not forget that your team is the quintessential part of your well-established business Photo by Windows on Unsplash I’ve always wondered why there are businessmen and entrepreneurs who frequently tend to forget or diminish the absolute importance of their team. I mean, let’s be realistic for a moment. Let’s say you have a great business idea […]

#business #leadership #management #success #teamwork #Medium

Posted on: 03/16/22; Last updated on: 03/16/22;

The 3 Soft Skills You Absolutely Must Master Before Starting a Business

Let’s look beyond the obvious and discuss some traits that will surely boost your chances Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash All right, let’s say you have a great and inspirational idea in your mind about your future business endeavor. You also might be well ahead with gathering information about all the technical and administrative details you […]

#business #entrepreneurship #personal-development #skills #startup-lessons #Medium

Posted on: 03/15/22; Last updated on: 03/15/22;

‘Hooray, I became a CEO!’ or How Leadership Turned Out To Be 4 hours of Sleep at Night

A story about climbing the professional ladder and a major misunderstanding of what owning a company actually means Photo by Garrhet Sampson on Unsplash Well, here I am, at the peak of my teenage years, coding and developing websites for fun. While studying journalism at university I dreamt of joining some high-level newspaper media while keeping my […]

#advice #business #entrepreneurship #leadership #self #Medium

Posted on: 03/14/22; Last updated on: 03/14/22;

Tools I Use In My Everyday Work

7 Tools I Use In My Everyday Work as a CEO Time and tasks management is crucial for a successful workday — I share 7 of my favorite utility tools Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash If I have to describe a typical workday of mine, I might use words such as challenging, fast-paced, dynamic, etc. You get the idea. […]

#business #experience #management #personal-development #productivity #Medium

Posted on: 03/05/22; Last updated on: 03/05/22;