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How to Grow Mushrooms with the Right Tools & Supplies

Mushrooms Can Help Save the World – Paul Stamets You want to save time and money and grow a fresh product that you want to be proud of. Some people view it as a hobby, others just love growing them and you have a third kind who just want to know how to grow them. [...]

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How To Be An Extra-Special Manager

Regardless of how “normal” you may regard your business and how you run it, you may have a unique set of traits that can set you apart as a manager. It may be the way you interact with others or your ability to sell anything to anyone. It may be a bit subtler than that. Bringing that little bit extra to managing a business can make a significant difference in how your company operates and how you are perceived as a manager and boss. Bringing something extra to the table can give you a hands down advantage.

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How Luck Figures Into Things

It isn’t all about an MBA, a solid investment from somewhere or how innovative you may be. Luck is a factor, and most successful business people believe that luck had something to do with their success. What’s interesting about this is that the average person in a full-time job or even in a small business puts education first and discounts luck as a factor.

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A Strong Brand Means Focus

Getting a hold of exactly what your company brand is can be difficult. Most entrepreneurs are so consumed with running a business and growing that business that they lose sight of the key to consumer acceptance, which is the brand. The brand can only be one thing. It can’t be a diverse set of ideas or selling points. Avis is “Number Two”. BMW is “The Ultimate Driving Machine”. Esso puts “A Tiger In Your Tank”. One dominant thought. One compelling brand.

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How to Change Your Company

There comes a time when change is essential for many businesses. It may be as a result of a new product line, or entering new markets. It may have to do with a needed overhaul just to tweak things. Whatever the reason for needing change, it’s difficult.

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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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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 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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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 to Run Your Business From a Smartphone or Tablet

It can be done. You can effectively operate your business without using a desktop or laptop. You can run a business using a smartphone or tablet, provided you have the right apps. Apps There are hundreds of thousands of apps available on all the major platforms combined. What you have to know is which ones [...]

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How to Balance Your Work Life

Entrepreneurs learn quickly that there is no such thing as a 9 to 5 workday. There are both privileges and sacrifices involved with running a business.

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Best Business Breakfast

Your performance is closely related to what you eat, and breakfast, as you remember from your schooldays, is the most important meal of the day.

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How To Cut Business Costs

If you run a business you are always faced with the issue of reducing operating costs. Just a few, regular savings can keep a business afloat.

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Create a Company Culture That Attracts The Best

Every company has to do its best to find the best people. It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, without talented, motivated people you are not going far.

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Leave The Office And Work From A Coffee Shop

There’s nothing wrong with it, as long as you’re the boss. This is something mere staff members would only get away with in the most enlightened companies, and we all know how many of those we have in this country.

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How To Make Your Company A Great Place To Work

Engaged employees, empowered employees are productive employees. These are the ones who can be counted on to be committed and loyal.

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