Monthly Archives: March 2017

Avoid becoming a bad leader

Avoid becoming a bad leader

What to do to avoid being a bad leader?

Many entrepreneurs are devoted to their business, putting all energy, money and time on a project, but without realizing that some of the actions taken might mean a negative effect at long terms with the members of the company. So, in this article, we will present you those things that you must avoid if you do not want to become a bad leader.

“A leader must be able to inspire the others to follow him, by their choice and not by obligation, so you need to improve and become better every day in order to achieve this”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

Here are some habits you would have to avoid if you do not want to become a bad leader at the company:

  1. Being able to delegate is very important not only to have spare time, but that means you have a strong team at your side and you trust them to make the job you cannot only do by yourself, a bad leader is unable to delegate as he thinks there is not one more capable to do what he is able to do.
  2. Entrepreneurs and leader are well known for having plenty of ideas, but thinking of new ideas and wanting to make them all work at the same time is something completely different. A leader must be able to have clear ideas and communicate them with them, if they see you changing your mind every five minutes; it will be very possible they will stop taking you seriously.
  3. A good leader must have an open idea and be a good listener, you should be able to listen to your teamwork when they have an idea to express and take it as seriously as you wish they would take yours.

“It is not easy to be a good leader, you must become trustworthy and an inspiration for the persons who surround you, so you should be willing to learn, read and work on habits that will make you be better”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Know if your emotional intelligence needs improvement

Know if your emotional intelligence needs improvement

How to know if your emotional intelligence needs improvement?

Emotional intelligence is one of the characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur be stronger on his way to reach his goals. So, in this article we will show you how to detect if your emotional intelligence needs to be improved.

“The business world is a tough one, and in order to succeed, you will have a strong vision of what you want to achieve and sort out all obstacles, and in order to do that, you have to be very emotionally intelligent, so you can face all vicissitudes and come out victoriously”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, current president of Grupo Denim and a successful Mexican businessman.

Emotional intelligence affects our way to react and behave to the different complexities faced daily personally and professionally, and it might be the difference between failing and saying in or quitting.

Here are some signals that will show you that your emotional intelligence needs improvement:

  1. A person who is incapable of handling his or her feelings, they will start accumulating until they create tension, anxiety and much stress. If you are able to improve your emotional intelligence, you will be able to handle these feelings better.
  2. It is hard to be assertive when a personal is not emotionally intelligent, and in the business world, it is essential, as that will help a leader keeping a good environment at the office with manners, empathy and established limits that will reduce conflicts within a company.
  3. Being emotionally intelligent means you will be able to mold your thoughts according to other one’s opinions instead of defending a point in an unhealthy point. That does not mean you will have to agree with everything that the other person says, but it means you will be able to express your opinion politely and, in some cases, accept your errors.

“It is with repeated actions and attitudes that you can improve your emotional intelligence, as an entrepreneur, this is essential to reach your goals and will not allow you to quit”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Organization: The key for productivity

Organization: the key for productivity

Organization: The key to increase your productivity

If you are looking for new ways to increase your productivity, we have some good news for you as we will give you one of the keys to make it possible: organization. Keep on reading this article as we will tell you important things that will help you out.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer company, advised about this topic: “All of us have the same hours in a day; however, when you get organized and are able to plan your daily activities, you can see the results and how productive you become by practicing these habits”.

These tips will help you improving your organization and increasing your productivity on a daily basis:

  1. Do not go to bed without a planning list – Planning is essential for an organized person, but doing it before you start the day is not enough, the best thing to do is to make a plan before you go to sleep, this way you will start since very early in the morning.
  2. Waking up early – The soonest your day start, the most you will be able to do. Waking up an hour earlier might feel too hard at the beginning, but if you do it constantly, it will become a very healthy and productive habit.
  3. Be careful with social networks – Social networks can be a very helpful and productive tool for your business, but they can also be a great distraction if you do not handle them carefully. Make sure your social networks are not stealing important time from your day.
  4. Organize productive meetings – Meetings are necessary for organization; however, some of them can turn into a waste of time if they do not have a concrete purpose. If you can solve something with a call or an e-mail, it is better than gathering your whole team when it is not necessary.

“With small changes on your daily habits, you can improve your organization and increase your levels of production, but you need self-discipline and constancy to make it possible”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

How to improve your working space?

How to improve your working space?

Improving your working space to innovate

It would surprise you how much benefits you can get if you make some small but very powerful changes to the details in your office, such as decoration or illumination. In this article we will show you how improving your working space can help you to innovate.

“When you feel comfortable in your working space, the environment will be healthier and therefore your ideas will flow. So it is important that you make your working space unique”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

You need to innovate if you want to make your project more interesting and your company, bigger, so what to do? The first step would be to set a space for you and your team that will inspire you, here are some suggestions that will help you:

  1. Your business should have strong values, and the offices should be a reflection of that. Congruency is very important on the business world, so when your working space reflects what your company is trying to transmit, your customers and your employees will feel more comfortable.
  2. One person spends one quarter of the day at the office, so this space should be highly comfortable, this will increase the motivation of your team. If you are on a space you feel comfortable with, you will not have problems thinking of new ideas for a project or to increase sales.
  3. The new ideas that are just being implemented in Latin America, will be a great opportunity for new entrepreneurs to save money on costly and cold offices and create spaces where they actually wish to be.

“It is essential to have a space that you and your teamwork can use to work together, cooperate and inspire the creativity from each member”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Power of social networks

Power of social networks

Power of social networks in business

In a world that is constantly changing, only those companies who are willing to embrace changes and make them work on their favor will succeed, so in this article we will talk about one tool you can apply to make your business grow up, we are talking about social networks and how to make them work for you.

“Social networks can be of great help when they are handled correctly, so it is important that you learn how to use them in your favor, as any other tool you have near your business”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

Here are some of the advantages of learning from the social networks:

  • You can listen to your customers and learn what they want from you, this will help you improving your relationship with them, offer better products and services according to their demands and identify potential customers to make your business grow.
  • You will learn from your sector by using the social networks. This can be an advantage for you if you are able to innovate.
  • Many companies consider that investing on social networks might not be a good idea, but it is precisely the opposite, using social networks as a tool is essential to make your business grow and get closer to your customers.
  • Social networks will help you as an economic publicity, but they are of great help to improve your customer service, research the market and increase your networking.
  • Social networks will not only help you saying what your company wants to transmit, they will also help you listening, so use that in your favor.

“There are plenty of different ways to use social networks and make your business be known in more places. As technology advances, you can see many different ways to communicate with your customers faster and better”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Office at home for women to become entrepreneurs

Office at home for women who want to be entrepreneurs

Office at home for women who want to become entrepreneurs

The possibility to work from home, has given women the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and succeed on the business world while they choose to be present at home for their kids and their own decision.

“Women are capable to do many different things at the same time, they can become great entrepreneurs, some of them choose to have their offices at home and continue being extremely efficient with their times and responsibilities”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a Mexican entrepreneur.

Some women decide to become entrepreneurs from home, as this offer many different advantages, such as being comfortable and more economic, as you do not have to spend much money to create a space of your own where you can work from.

Women are incredibly versatile, so if you imagine a woman working from home with a laptop at the living room, you might be completely wrong, as they are capable to get the most from a space, personalizing it and making it the perfect office that will meet with her professional and working needs.

For many women, working from home has been the solution they needed to become successful on business while they are still present for their kids and can be near them when they need her, that makes them become more efficient as they can focus on their work and feel relief knowing they will be there when their kids need them.

If you have decided to start working from home, choose a place that will be only yours and decorate it according to your personality, that will be the office where you can work free.

“Working from home is not easy as it can creates many different distractions, but a woman who is entirely focus on her goal will most likely get what she is looking from either from an office within a company or from home”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.