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Eco Enclose, LLC
Saloni is a co-owner and CEO of EcoEnclose, a leader in earth-friendly, brand conscious packaging solutions for e-commerce businesses. We have the privilege of serving thousands of companies across a variety of industries (food, outdoor gear, apparel, art and design, skincare, toys, etc) that design, make and sell their goods as ethically and thoughtfully as possible. Saloni is also an Engagement Manager with New Venture Advisors, a business advisory firm that supports the launch and growth of ventures in local food and sustainable agriculture. Saloni independently consults with a number of sustainable startups in Colorado, helping make their vision and strategies a real, long lasting success. Saloni was most recently the co-founder and co-CEO of Fresh Takes Kitchen, a for-profit social venture making healthy eating more accessible through a meal delivery service marketed and distributed through partnering community organizations. She previously worked as a Strategy and Operations Consultant for Oliver Wyman and then, as a Managing Director for Teach for America. Saloni graduated from Princeton University with a B.S. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She serves as a Board Member of Project Angel Heart, a Colorado nonprofit that brings medically modified meals to patients across the front range.
As a business leader, you may already possess ideal traits, such as assertiveness, adaptability and conscientiousness. But perhaps you've noticed that you're lacking in other areas in which you could become a better leader. The first step is to become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
One of the most common complaints in the business world is about being forced to attend unnecessary meetings. Nobody wants to sit through an in-person meeting or video conference to hear things that could have instead been summed up in an email message. To help business leaders run more purposeful meetings, we asked 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council to share their best tips for how to make meetings more efficient and useful.
When you’re young and inexperienced, stepping up to a leadership position can be more difficult than usual. Without a strong standing in their industry, a new entrepreneur may not be able to navigate the terrain as easily as others. However, these leaders can still bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table.
Few things make an entrepreneur feel happier than accomplishing a significant goal. Many business owners approach their companies with concrete goals in mind for where they want it to be in a few years. However, when you're a new entrepreneur, it can be a challenge to plot your own course.
Keeping up with your employees on an individual level makes for good leadership. As you hire more and more people to your team, it can be difficult to maintain that one-on-one time with each employee. However, doing so is crucial to ensuring everyone is on the same page and performing their best.
As a manager, you likely have a long list of responsibilities and many demands on your time. This may leave you with little time for unplanned meetings or additional questions from your team members, let alone time to complete your own work.
Leading a business can be like a roller coaster: There will always be ups and downs. No matter how smoothly things run most of the time, the occasional problem is inevitable, and when one pops up, your team will turn to you for guidance.
Business plans are more than just documents outlining your steps to launching and growing your startup. This plan acts as a map throughout the entire process, and helps you figure out what to do when you face roadblocks or wrong turns.
When you spend time in the business leadership world, you start to hear a lot of cliché phrases and vague terms that other managers frequently use. Sometimes they use them sound smart; other times they're not sure of a better alternative. Either way, these overused words begin to sound like jargon over time, and may lose their meaning when you're communicating with your staff.
It's often said that a happy employee is a motivated, productive one. If your team members are feeling good about themselves and their work, they’ll bring that positive energy into everything they do. That's why it's so important to keep a close eye on your overall team morale.
Customer service is vital to any organization, and investing in it can make all the difference in attracting and retaining clients. But the true return on those customer service investments -- whether you're hiring and training staff or increasing your support channels -- can be hard to quantify with a single number.
At times it can be difficult to turn off our emotions -- especially when it comes to separating personal feelings and work. While it’s perfectly normal to have negative feelings in the face of difficult work situations, wallowing in these emotions for too long can affect your job performance as well as your overall well-being.
Effective teamwork is important to any business, but not everyone will be on the same page 100% of the time. Disagreements, big or small, seem to be inevitable when working with others – but that doesn’t mean your team is doomed. It is possible to work through a dispute and move forward as a team, with better understanding than before.
Define what great customer service means for your company.
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