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Businessman with halo over his head The Halo Effect: The Trap That Makes You Hire the Wrong Person
A team full of good people is an admirable goal for any leader. But there’s a common trap on the road to a goal like this that has snared many a well-meaning hiring manager.
Giant question mark The Next Big Thing for Entrepreneurs: Look to the Past for Answers
Regardless of what happens with the fickle trends in the world of tech, entrepreneurial opportunities are still plentiful. But sometimes instead of getting in line with the crowd, it’s best to follow your own path.
Marijuana background 3 Signs the Marijuana Industry Is Booming
When it comes to investment opportunities for cannabis, the sky is pretty much the limit. Here are three reason why the pot industry is booming in 2015.
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outsource inhouse 4 Home Business Tasks You Should Be Outsourcing
If you find yourself swallowed in soul-sucking tedium, outsourcing might be the way to free up your time to focus on your business again.
happy businessman in suit showing thumbs up 3 Ways to Keep Your Sales Job
In: Sales
You may be nice, but in the end even nice people with lagging sales get let go. People who are not nice, but make their numbers, get to stay. That's business. Learn three ways to keep your job if you’re looking for a career in sales.
Creative business concept Spring Cleaning for Your Brain: How to Recharge and Reconnect with Your Entrepreneurial Creativity
Many of us use this season to do a little spring cleaning of our office. And while it’s beneficial to operate with a tidy desk, we also can benefit from clearing the cobwebs from our brains so that we can reignite our business creativity.
road with maze and solution Succeeding in the Modern Economy: How to Build a $100 Million Company
What are the real secrets to success that all entrepreneurs need to know to scale their businesses and hopefully one day hit $100 million?
Businessman Holding Piggy Bank Lowering Small Business Costs: 5 Ideas to Implement Immediately
Cost control is always the primary concern of small business owners. Entrepreneurs need to run lean organizations in order to get off the ground.
Dog kissing a woman 4 Qualities of Dogs That You Also Want in Your Customers
If our customers were more like our dogs in the following four ways, we'd all have more business than we could handle.
Meerkat Video-Streaming App Meerkat Makes Big Splash at SXSW—But Twitter Isn’t Happy About It
Meerkat was the overnight sensation of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. But Twitter, which just purchased rival company Periscope, was having none of it.
woman hand holding a model plane 11 Best Business Travel Hacks
You can never have enough tricks for saving time, money, and sanity, whether you're up in the air or on the road.
Set Up Your LLC 4 Considerations for Naming Your LLC
In: Legal
These guidelines will help you navigate through the registration, naming, and trademarks of becoming an LLC.
outsource inhouse It’s a Mistake to Outsource Sales in Your Small Business
In: Sales
One of the toughest issue for small business owners is making sales, and the temptation to outsource this task is always strong. Here's why you shouldn't.
hiring concept The Evolution of Hiring in 2015
The days of paper CVs and circling job ads in the newspaper are firmly behind us; candidates are now more tech-savvy and with higher expectations than ever before. Here’s how hiring has evolved.
scam concept 9 Tax Scams Every Small Business Should Beware
In: Taxes
As if the IRS wasn't enough to fear, small business owners also have to worry about tax scams. Here are nine cons to watch out for this 2015 tax season.
Bulls-eye hit target How to Set Sales Goals That Bring Double-Digit Growth
In: Sales
Learn how to set the right sales goals—those that will help you manage your sales pipeline to achieve double-digit growth in your sales results.
Colleagues having a coversation How to Sell Yourself With a Power-Packed ‘30-Second Commercial’
Considering how much we learn in the average 15-second TV commercial, we have the ability to pack a lot of relevant, powerful information into a 30-second speech.
Email and contact symbols 6 Ways to Connect With Customers Through Email
If you learn anything about email marketing, let it be this: You are not “blasting” prospects and customers, you’re sending emails to make personal connections with people.
Justice scale Why Every Small Business Needs an Attorney
In: Legal
A business attorney is a necessary resource to protect your business's short and long-term interests—and can save you time and money.