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3 Ways to Stay Motivated and Keep Moving Forward

We too frequently become adept at pointing out our flaws and identifying failures. We need to become equally adept at citing our achievements. We have to be willing to say to ourselves, I’m on the right road. I’m doing OK. I’m succeeding. How do we change our mindset from fault-finding...

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7 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance

7 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance Establishing a balance between work and personal life can be a daunting experience for some. It takes years of efforts and experience in figuring out how to deal with the most crucial matters in the workplace while preventing any strain on personal...

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Freelancers—the independent contractors, the moonlighters, the temporary workers

Freelancing is not just a hip, seemingly passing trend. It’s here to stay, and it’s affecting everyone. Freelancers—the independent contractors, the moonlighters, the temporary workers—are shifting the entire workforce. Upwork and Freelancers Union teamed up to produce the “Freelancing in America: 2015” survey, which was conducted by Edelman Berland. In addition...

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How Do I Start a Small Business?

1. Have an idea. It might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people need. It might even be something people don’t know they need yet, because it hasn’t been invented! It can be helpful—–and fun—–to have people who are bright and creative join...

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Multitasking is a bad idea?

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent? That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO...

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How to Grow Your Business to the Next Level

For many companies, worrying about expansion and diversification can seem like a luxury. After all, one of the biggest struggles for a young company is identifying even a single core offering that will drive the brand and business in the first place, let alone expand beyond its current parameters....

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Keep Your Friends and Family Out of Your Business

Involving third parties in relationship matters doesn’t solve your problem, it compounds the issue. If you discuss your private affairs in public, it is going to backfire. Managing relationships by committee condemns them to a premature death. The best approach is to allow time, patience and the human conscience...

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Never Heard Twenty Inspirational Quotes for healthy business

Here are 20  Inspirational Quotes for healthy business: 1. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” — Stephen C. Hogan 2. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work.” —...

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5 Ways to Identify Future Business Opportunities

There are as many ways to evaluate as there are fish in the sea, but here are some basic topics that I use to measure my success keep me open to future opportunities. 1. Simplification I know you have heard of the KISS Principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid!  This...

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Our 6 best tips for designing your own routine

  If you’re ready to get started on your own awesome routine, here are some tips to get you started. 1.) A good breakfast can still be fast and easy This is a great suggestion which can help you get your morning routine going. If you struggle to eat...

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12 Leading Reasons of Business Failures

  According to Business Survey.  magazine, 33% of all new businesses fail within the first six months. Fifty percent of new businesses fail within their first two years of operation and 75% fail within the first three years.   Here are the leading reasons of business failures.   1....

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Do you know how to sell a comb to hairless person?

Great salespeople earn trust by solving your problems, not by selling what you don’t need. Ask any person how they would sell a comb to you as if you were a bald person, and most of them will emulate a Glengarry Glen Ross attitude, and start saying things as: “This...

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How To Recruit a Board of Directors

  “To succeed in these times of breakneck change, companies will often recruit a board of directors to help them make more effective decisions and lead them in the right direction during stormy times. By consulting men and women of wisdom these organizations reduce the number of mistakes they...

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Make yourself more valuable to the company

In the world of finance, an asset is something that puts money in your pocket. In the world of business, an employee is hired to do the same thing for a company. An employee uses their knowledge and skills to earn money for themselves and their employer. 1. Be...

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Top Great Small Business Ideas

  Online store   You don’t have to be a big-box retailer to start an online store. Whether you sell directly to consumers or use a drop-shipping service, all you need is a website and the right e-commerce software to get started. You can sell your own products or...

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Social Media Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

  This demonstrates a huge potential for social media marketing to increase sales, but a lack of understanding on how to achieve those results. Here’s a look at just some of the ways social media marketing can improve your business:   Does the thought of Social Media put you...

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Seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture

Growing any business is a challenge. Growing a new business–which usually also means limited resources to invest–is many times more difficult.   Here are seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture with no money.   Build relationships. Relationships matter and good ones may be the most...

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Five Experts, Five Tips For Business Success

Below, gain five tips from five industry leading experts on how to make 2015 your best year yet. 1. Treat customers like guests in your home.  While there will always be customers who have decreased attention, are in a hurry, or appear to be frazzled, you want to still aim to deliver...

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