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12 steps to raise capital for your startup

Step 1: It always starts with an ‘Idea’. Having an idea is not enough to attract funds. You will need to dig deep into your idea, breaking your idea into parts with the intention to identify what is ‘unique’ about it. What solution are you providing and to what problem?...

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Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about–few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while...

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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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