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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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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 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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How to Lay Back and Make Sales

Sales fall apart just when you think they’re closed. This is something that happens in sales environments all the time, and it’s usually for one reason, the hard sell.

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How to Assess Job Candidates

When hiring staff, rule one is to go slow. The scene is flooded with resumes, and not all resumes tell the real story.

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Quit Your Day Job?

It’s very common for people to start small businesses while working for somebody else. The big question they all face is when to quit that day job.

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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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What Is Intellectual Property?

We hear the term all the time, but what exactly is intellectual property. Intellectual property refers to things created in your mind – written works, songs, designs, this is all intellectual property. Things you create are your intellectual property. WIPO The World Intellectual Property Organization is a United Nations agency that promotes the development of [...]

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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 Ruin a Business

A few seemingly harmless things can contribute to undermining everything you’ve built in your business.

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Get Real

When you first start out it’s natural to expect things to be challenging, but still within reach. In reality, the challenges are usually bigger.

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How To Use Trade Shows To Your Advantage

Trade shows can be very important to your business. 80 percent of the people attending trade shows are primary decision makers.

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How To Market To Diversity

Immigration should be a spur to small business growth. The Canadian reality is that only a third of population growth is via childbirth.

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