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An Interesting Perspective on Productivity

Productivity is on the mind of every entrepreneur and all entrepreneurs try to be productive at all times. In the end, it isn’t about working harder, it’s about working smarter.

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What Your Customers Really Want

Customers don’t usually tell you what it is they really want. When asked they’ll usually say all is well, but there are many things they don’t say about businesses they deal with. A psychologist might tell you that it;s just human nature. Customers want a whole lot from you, but they’ll never tell you.

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The Importance of Goals

It’s probably safe to say that the first goal set by every new business owner is to survive the first year, let alone the first few months. Assuming the company is still standing once that goal is reached, there are important goals that have to be set. Goal setting is about revenue and it’s also about ideas and innovation. It’s about employee retention and about product or service offerings.

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New Entrepreneur? What You Need To Know

Are you a new entrepreneur? Before you do anything, think about what you really want to do. If you have a dream, be sure it’s something that is realistic enough to turn into a business.

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What a Start-Up Doesn’t Need (Immediately)

Start small, then build. Too many new entrepreneurs put the emphasis on the wrong things. The big things can come later.

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Good Leaders: A Balancing Act

In a business environment leader know that staff members should be given regular training to upgrade their skill sets. Great leaders know that it doesn’t stop there. Training and upgrading skills is something that also applies to them.

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How to Talk the Talk

The road to success in business is filled with roadblocks and ups and downs but there are approaches to take that can make it all a lot easier. It really all comes down to being able to talk about your company and do it effectively.

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What True Entrepreneurs Have in Common

There are millions of business people, entrepreneurs. The world is full of them, but how many are the real deal? How many are true, died in the wool entrepreneurs? You may be surprised to know that in reality there are very few. Very few actually embody all the real attributes of a true entrepreneur. There are things that set the real ones apart.

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How to Engage With Social Media

The culture of a workplace speaks volumes for how employees feel about a company. Companies with a culture of engagement are companies that attract and hold onto great employees.

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Are You Appreciated as a Leader?

Do you get the recognition you think you deserve? Are you putting in endless days and weeks only to feel overlooked as a leader? Do you feel that talent you have is unappreciated? Well join the club. This is a complaint heard round the world from leaders in all kinds of businesses. There are always reasons for this.

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What Employees Really Say About You

You talked about your boss, right? You probably talked about your boss a lot. Well then know this, you employees are talking about you, probably all the time. Regardless of how open you think things are in your business, there’s a lot that they will never say to you. Salary The first thing on their [...]

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How to Re-Energize in a Slump

When things are going smoothly, it’s easy to stay focused and motivated. But slumps happen and when they do, one of the first things to take a hit is your drive and determination. You can stay focused and energize things by finding ways to re-awaken the spirit that got you to where you are in the first place.

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What is Customer Service, Really

Much is made of customer service. This is the prime factor in keeping customers and getting referrals. There are a few things that any customer needs to hear before feeling that your approach to customer service is the right approach.

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How to Build Strong Teams

Building strong, effective teams is challenge number one for most businesses. It all comes down to assembling a collection of people who can work together to deliver the most effective outcome.

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Business Texting. Believe It Or Not…

Yes, business people text each other. They sure do. Welcome to our world. Here’s what you should know about business texting.

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The Right Way to Analyze the Competition

It’s essential to know everything you can about your competition and that means somehow using their products and services. If you offer identical items it isn’t the product you test, it how the competitor operates with that product. This can be difficult. You probably will have to enlist members of your staff. But rest assured, your competitors are checking your business out right now, as this is being written. It’s the name of the game.

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How Social Media Marketing Can Work For You

t takes time for a company to actually see benefits from being involved with social media. Businesses often jump in with high hopes for fast returns.

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