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creativity concept How to Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business
Do you want to make money doing something you love? Here's how to turn your passion into a profitable business.
Heading-Upwards 5 Growth Tips to Get Your Business Headed in the Right Direction
Once a business is established and out of the starting blocks, a small business owner must prepare for growth—and success—by focusing on five basic principles.
Thank you for your feedback message How to Use Customer Feedback to Strengthen Your Business
Small business expert Denise O’Berry tells us why we should take customer feedback to heart and use it to improve our business rather than grumbling about it.
Recruitment Strategy How to Make Hiring Decisions You Won’t Later Regret
If you’ve recently made a bad hiring decision, you’re not alone. Hiring managers regret hiring at least one in every five employees. Follow these tips to help you make future hiring decisions you won’t regret.
leadership concept Is Your Company Prepared for the Leadership Drought?
The business community will see a significant change in the leadership landscape over the next five years. To evaluate your company’s preparedness, ask yourself these three questions.
deep in thought Should You Save for Retirement or Reinvest in Your Business?
In: Taxes
If you are an entrepreneur, should you save for retirement or reinvest in your business? This article explores the pros and cons of both.
advertisement concept The Importance of Return on Attention (ROA) in Marketing
In today's crowded marketing environment, Return on Attention (ROA) is the new Return on Investment (ROI). Here’s how to measure the effectiveness of your marketing messages and achieve maximum ROA.
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.