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BC&P International Reviews ‘15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish’

According to an article on HuffPost, ‘15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish’ describes the important aspects of what it means to be bilingual. “It’s not just something that makes you more diverse, but it’s also an excellent skillset that is fastly growing to be used in today’s world,” says Gustavo Rodriguez, managing director of BC&P International. HuffPost writes, “Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States, after English, and is the dominant language in many of our neighboring countries in the Western Hemisphere. It also happens to be an extremely beautiful language that is as useful as it is melodic.” “This basically means that it’s uses are extraordinary. You’ll be that person that keeps your mind sharp and explores a new culture with establishes a new skill for yourself professionally,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International.

 

Here are some reasons the article offers:

 

Standing Out in a Job Market

 

According to HuffPost, “A rising number of employers prefer individuals who can speak Spanish fluently. A 2013 survey of high-level managers and executives conducted by Strategy + Business found that 96 percent of respondents “thought language skills are either “very important” or “somewhat important” for professional success in the current business environment.” “I myself value the fact that I can speak 2 languages. Being bilingual has provided to be helpful in the business world and I do believe it gives you an international type of edge,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International.

 

Possibility to Work Abroad

 

Being able to speak Spanish could land you job opportunities outside the USA. Which means it’ll broaden your horizon to amazing opportunities. The article writes, “If working abroad or traveling for work is one of your career goals, learning how to speak Spanish fluently will help you get there. In an increasingly global market, being bilingual will help you speak with international clients, negotiate business deals abroad, and collaborate with experts across the globe.

 

Improves The Brain

 

Knowing 2 or more languages shows that your mind can handle learning new things. Whether later on, you want to learn something else, you can because you have conquered learning another language! Studies show, “That speaking being bilingual improves cognitive skills unrelated to language.” This essentially means your brain will stay sharper for longer as you age.

BC&P International Discusses How Positivity Makes You Healthy & Accomplished

The biggest obstacle to positivity derives from keeping your mindset strong. When an individual faces challenges and setbacks, it’s hard to stay optimistic. “It becomes hard to stay motivated and focus on the good when things aren’t going your way,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez, managing director of BC&P International. Whenever we face setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-suggested advice to ‘stay positive.’ As human beings, we tend to focus more on threats than on the bright side of things. Not only is negativity and being fearful is terrible for your outlook and goals but it’s also terrible for yourself and being. “Being pessimistic is bad because when you can be confident, you’re choosing to look down on your situation. We’re sure that if you focus a bit harder, you’ll notice the positive aspect of any situation,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BC&P International.

 

In an article by Success.com states that studies have proven contributions to how positivity makes a huge difference in health. “Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania has conducted extensive research on the topic. Seligman finds much higher rates of depression in people who pessimistically attribute their failures to personal deficits. Optimists, however, treat failure as a learning experience and believe they can do better in the future. To examine physical health, Seligman worked with researchers from Dartmouth and the University of Michigan on a study that followed people from age 25 to 65 to see how their levels of pessimism or optimism influenced or correlated with their overall health. The researchers found that pessimists’ health deteriorated far more rapidly as they aged.” Other researchers have also found the same type of correlations when it comes to determining how pessimistic views impact your overall health. They found that positive people had significantly stronger immune responses than pessimists.

 

“Based on this research, we are confident that being positive impacts various areas of life. Not only is it just good for your health, but your performance and aura enhances also,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. “In one study, in particular, he measured the degree to which insurance salespeople were optimistic or pessimistic in their work, including whether they attributed failed sales to personal deficits beyond their control or circumstances they could improve with effort. Optimistic salespeople sold 37 percent more policies than pessimists, who were twice as likely to leave the company during their first year of employment.” The main key to understand is that your brain needs help putting in the right mindset. When you identify your positives and ride over the negatives, it’ll instantly help you realize how important positivity is so helpful in life.

 

 

 

 

BC&P International Shares 4 Ways to Stay Motivated & Help You To Never Quit

BC&P International knows that being an entrepreneur and business individual is a great position to be in. When everything goes well, the growth and success is what makes being a business individual exciting. Seeing that the hard work you’re putting into your company and is actively showing, is a great feeling. However, there are also times when not everything will go your way. “At these times, it’s the most important to keep yourself driven. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. There are many highs and lows and you will feel like giving up, but whatever you do — don’t!” says Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BC&P International.

 

Our business partners and team at BC&P International have come up with 4 ways to combat this feeling that makes you quit and to never let it get the better of you. These 4 ways are sure to make you feeling like there will be endless possibilities on your route to your goal.

 

  1. It’s a long journey and it won’t be easy. Whenever you start a goal or are in the process of it, make sure to remember and expect complications. “It’ll keep your vision remain realistic and if you learn to accept that failure is a part of success, it’ll help you cope with disappointments and you’ll end up still being on the right track without the want of giving up,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International.
  2. Keep your vision clear. When your vision and perspective are clear and you are aiming straight toward your goal, nothing can stop you from getting it. Perseverance is the one thing that helps competitors reach their desired goal.
  3. Find your purpose. Make sure that you find out if what you’re doing is something you’re passionate about. Many individuals aimlessly go into something for materialistic purposes. But this doesn’t feed your soul and it definitely won’t help should you ever want to quit. Having the motivation towards something you’re passionate about is the greatest part of that purpose.
  4. Remember why you started. For example, “why did you get into the field you are in? What made you passionate about it? Or what made you start doing something in the first place? Asking yourself these questions will help you bring reasons into perspective,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. Not only will this help you focus on what you want, but it’ll help you realize goals aren’t made to be quit on.

BC&P International Shares Why Innovation is the Key to a Successful Business

The world is constantly changing and the same old ideas are proven to provide the usual results. However, the key to any thriving and successful business is that they always present themselves with new and fresh ideas. “One of the keys to any successful company or business is that business partners and leaders can come up with new ideas to keep their content fresh,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BC&P International. Innovation and creativity often get disregarded in many business professions the setting of the environment seem to be the same old and nothing really moves around. However, this is where innovation changes the game. “The need for creative problem solvers and techniques is much needed in our industry,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International.

 

There are various factors that innovation and creativity can provide for your business. For starters, it helps individuals solve problems. Being able to constructively think and tackle a problem head on is something not a lot of individuals know how to do. Creativity in this field can assure business leaders on successful methods to approaching problems and that can help solve them tremendously. Stimulating an environment that circulates creativity gives business partners and representatives a floor to project their minds and think outside the box. Studies have shown that innovations and creative environments often increase the productivity of a company. Helping each and every individual achieve this type of mindset will help your company in the long run and it will induce the aspect of innovative ideas.

 

“When individuals are able to bring fresh ideas to the floor it can open doors for new clients, customers, groups and even more business partners,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. The fresher and newer the ideas the more ways you will attract different types of clients and customers. “This is why it’s important to always keep an open mind, listen and be aware of every idea that floats around,” says Gustavo Rodriguez. A company that’s able to exchange ideas and helps each other using creativity is what will push it forward and last for years to come.

BC&P International Reviews the Importance of ‘Spanish in the Business World’

According to the article “Spanish in the Business World,” there’s a certain importance which presents itself with an undeniable existence in the world of business. This article mentions that Spanish is spoken by over “420,000,000 native speakers plus people that speak Spanish as a second language.” “This is huge, especially in today’s business industry. Being bilingual and having another language as well as English creates an all-around good business experience,” mentions Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BCP International. But why is there an importance to Spanish and knowing it? For starters, it’s ranked as the second most spoken language in the world, more than any other. Most of the movies and entrainment videos almost always have Spanish subtitles which make it more important as to why it’s rising constantly. At BCP International, we welcome and admire any second language quality.

 

All individual have the capability to learn another language if they don’t know one already. “But the fact of the matter is that it’s becoming more and more important to have this skill under your sleeve,” notes Gustavo Rodriguez of BCP International. The article “Spanish in the Business World” also mentions, “The importance of Spanish as a language of business has been increasing in the last few decades, due in large part to the constant economic growth Latin American countries have been experiencing –many of these countries have taken huge leaps forward in terms of their international economic positions. Latin America is a rich source of raw materials, which has helped make knowledge of Spanish a necessity in seemingly distant countries such as Japan, where international trade is done in Spain and Latin America.”

 

To be universal and communicative with knowing Spanish (or any other language) is very important. It goes the same for other languages as well. If you, as a business are supposed to be an international phenomenon, you can’t just pass with English. You have to accommodate to a client’s needs. For example, if a client does not know how to speak English and they only speak Spanish, translation can help — but how phenomenal would it be if you had a skill of speaking Spanish and having that personal business interaction with them? That’s the type of value we consider important at BCP International.

 

Additionally, the article writes, “The Spanish language itself has become a significant economic resource. The various courses that cater to the different needs of Spanish learners have helped elevate the number of people studying Spanish around the world to nearly 20 million, including a study on an official level in high schools and universities…” “This is extremely exciting. Being a fluent Spanish-speaker and native of Spain it makes me happy knowing that the language is growing and being valued all around. Especially in the business world,” says Gustavo Rodriguez of BCP International.

BC&P International Prepare For The Year Ahead In New Office Environment

It has been an exciting month for BC&P International as managing director Gustavo Rodriguez has been working away behind the scenes to plan and organize the exchange into a new office, with the inspiration to update and refresh the space and environment in which they work from. BC&P International take pride in the environment from which they conduct business, and now that the move has been successfully completed, entrepreneur and managing director Gustavo Rodriguez is very excited to open the doors to his newly decorated and designed headquarters.

Gustavo Rodriguez is a passionate businessman with a keen eye for detail, his enthusiasm, and energy that he puts into perfecting the branding for his business is inspiring. He puts everything together, down to the last detail and has built a united office culture that feels welcoming, professional and screams strength and unity. Managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International admits maintaining a strong company culture only begins with a fun and vibrant office space and working environment. Your venue must represent the togetherness of both the business and your brand. This in-turn will convince clients and interviewees to trust in how you run your business. “Make sure to clean your office at the end of the day regularly, top to bottom, you should be able to come in each morning, with no tidying and nothing else to do but start your day,” Says managing director Gustavo Rodriguez. Your colleagues must see how much effort and pride goes into the branding of your company and how to steer an effective, fruitful and innovative business. “When they see this they will follow suit and show the same enthusiasm” explains managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International.

Managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International says, “I want our team to be inspired and excited about coming into work every morning, and with this fresh environment they can be excited to work in an innovative and modern setting. This, in turn, will encourage everybody who shares the space to take pride in our office, which will result in them caring more about their jobs and taking pride in their personal appearances and providing a higher quality of service for our clients.”

BC&P International ’s change of scenery has come just in time for the new year, and we are excited to follow their success throughout 2017 and look forward to what’s to come.

BC&P International Shares 8 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes Entrepreneurs Should Know

Creativity and brain fuel are the 2 most important things an entrepreneur needs. At BC&P International, we strive to remind our business partners the importance of generating new ideas and getting inspiration to keep their mind active. One way we drive forward is by fueling off excellent and motivational quotes. “There’s something about quotes that our mind grasps and we find irresistible. Perhaps it’s the notion that these quotes are made by normal individuals who have made it to being successful, and it gives us motivation,” says Gustavo Rodriguez, Managing Director of BC&P International.

At BC&P International we remind ourselves to stay motivated and inspired by following these quotes from successful business leaders, here are 8!

1.) I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying. — Michael Jordan
2.) We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist. — Vince McConnell
3.) All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This and not much else is the essence of leadership. — John Kenneth Galbraith
4.) My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it. — Ajaero Tony Martins
5.) Failure isn’t failure unless you don’t learn from it. — Dr. Ronald Niednagel
6.) Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand and the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. — Henry Ford
7.) You are to set your own value, communicate that value to the world, and then not settle for less. Sound daunting? That’s just because it takes you out of your comfort zone. You have got to stop being an obstacle on your own path to wealth and security and happiness. You must understand that valuing yourself is well within your control. — Suze Orman
8.) If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life. — Mellody Hobson

BC&P encourages individuals to take a moment and consistently read a quote for motivation everyday. It will help boost your eagerness and drive towards any goal you’re working on.

BC&P International Look at the Importance of Recruitment

When a business is in its infancy, it’s normal for the founding entrepreneur to do as much of the work as possible themselves, from planning and design to order fulfillment. As the business grows, and financial turnover increases, it’s common for entrepreneurs to think of expanding their business and taking more people on. This is one of the most important decisions that an entrepreneur will ever make, but as the study by NFIB shows it’s not always straightforward. Here, BC&P International look at the survey and what it means for businesses.

“It’s a simple fact that the more people you have working for your business, the greater the output you can produce, leading to potentially greater profits,” said the Managing Director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. “As the economy continues to grow, more and more businesses are thinking of recruiting new staff so that competition can be fierce for the right people. Entrepreneurs should do all they can to make their business attractive to top quality job applicants.”

The NFIB study takes a broad look at the current position, and future expectations, of small businesses throughout the United States. By comparing current results with those from previous years, it’s possible to get a good picture of economic progress, and the results are just as pertinent to businesses in the UK. One factor that is very good news for the economy is the continued rise in job creation, with significant net increases and in another finding, however, shows that the picture could be even rosier if only the businesses were able to recruit workers for all the positions that they had.

The job openings figure, as revealed by the FNIB’s survey, is now at its highest level for five years. 29% of small businesses said that they had job openings right now that they were unable to fill. This result can be read two ways, of course, but the overriding impression is one of an economy that’s really beginning to boom again, and one where the number of people in employment is really on the up and up.

“A business is only as good as the people who work for it, so it pays to take time over recruitment and find the ideal candidate”, said the Managing Director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. “This could be one reason why so many companies currently have unfilled vacancies, but by providing a great working environment, the perfect applicant can still be found.”

Businesses in all sectors can benefit from the bespoke marketing campaigns of BC&P International, through customer acquisition and increased brand awareness.

BC&P International Review ‘Start Something That Matters’

It’s normal for people to think about what they want to achieve in life. They may want to become wealthy or to create a product that’s really valuable to people. Alternatively, they may want to spend quality time with the ones they love or do something that inspires them and makes them feel great about yourself. Life’s all about choices. Or is it? Can you have it all? Here, BC&P International review “Start Something That Matters” by Blake Mycoskie (published by Virgin Books).

“This is a great, and inspiring, book, that shows that we don’t have to choose between business success and doing something that we truly love”, said Gustavo Rodriguez, director of BC&P International. “It shows how business can also have a social heart, so if you really want to make the world a better place, and are passionate about a great cause, then becoming an entrepreneur may be the best way to achieve it.”

The best-selling book allows entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie to tell his personal story, and there are plenty of lessons that both new and experienced entrepreneurs can take from it. He traveled in South America in 2006 and saw many children that were barefoot because they couldn’t afford shoes, as well as seeing the health problems that this resulted in. He knew that he wanted to help, but rather than starting a charity he believed that enterprise held the key. In Argentina, he saw simple shoes called alpargatos, which local farmers and cowboys wore. He believed that the shoes if marketed well, would sell back home in the USA, and this led the way to him launching ‘tomorrow’s shoes’, or TOMS. A unique selling point is that for each pair sold, the company will supply a free pair of shoes to a child who needed them. From humble beginnings, this has proved very successful, and now some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and fashion can be seen wearing them.

The book outlines a six-point plan that lay behind the success of TOMS. These can be summarized as follows: make business personal, keep the concept simple, be resourceful and innovative, remain humble and genuine, be a business that gives back, and be prepared to work hard and enjoy what it is that you do.

“Blake Mycoskie is a real business visionary, who saw a problem and came up with a new and effective solution”, said Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International. “It’s great to see that having a heart can help a business flourish. The book also shows the importance of passion and believing in what you do. This is a key to business success.”

BC&P International can also help businesses succeed, through their tailor made direct marketing campaigns that bring in new customers and increase brand awareness.

BC&P International Review New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Start Up

 

New Year’s resolutions are not just for your personal life, and you can also create impactful resolutions for your business and colleagues. A resolution, as we know, is a decision to do something differently to bring about positive change. Here, managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International offers a handful of useful resolutions worth setting this year.

Become better focused and increase your productivity.

This is the perfect resolution for those who often waste time on social media or find ourselves succumbing to other distractions that get us off-track, then end up wondering where the time went. Managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International says procrastination is the quickest way to damage your company, especially in its teething years. Focus your time on the important tasks, strategically allocate your time where needed the most.

Manage your personal and the company’s cash flow more efficiently.

This is the most common but most important resolution for small business owners who have drastic ebbs and flows in their cash flow, have been unable to create enough capital to invest back into the business, or those who don’t really understand the day-to-day finances of the business. BC&P International are very pedantic about where their money is being invested, making sure your purchases are going to benefit you or your business in some way or another.

Learn to communicate more effectively.

Frequent issues with misunderstandings among your employees, lack of employee morale and consistently wasting time repeating the same information over and over is a sign that you are communicating ineffectively. This resolution will help you focus on becoming a better communicator in your business. Managing director Gustavo Rodriguez of BC&P International stresses the importance of being an efficient communicator when leading a business, and you can use online resources, youtube videos, and books to learn how the best leaders communicate well.

Here, marketing firm BC&P International set out to help other startups to stick to their resolutions this year successfully, and become a more successful and better-managed business.

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