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gold fish Blog Posts Are So 2014 – 11 Cutting Edge Alternatives
Go beyond the blog! Keep ahead of your competition by trying one of these 11 new technologies and content marketing strategies to help you connect with hordes of new potential customers.
Door to door salesman Advice To Salespeople: Quit Weak Brands
In: Sales
Life is too short to sell a weak brand. They hinder your earning and career potential. Choose to work for companies that have strong brands—companies that stand out, attract customers, and have a strong presence in the market.
Ball and pool player 5 Tips That Will Put ‘Reverse English’ on Your Cash Flow
What does a pool hall shooting technique have to do with your small business? Your business isn’t getting first-class cash flow if you fail to put the right spin on the ball.
Stressed Man At Desk 5 Mistakes That People With Emotional Intelligence Never Make
When we’re emotionally intelligent, we have mastered our emotions—and that's no easy task. Avoid these mistakes to keep your personal brand strong.
paying with credit card A Merchant’s Quick Guide to Credit Card Surcharging
The practice of credit card surcharging and the rules that control it can be quite baffling. This quick guide will help you know if surcharging is right for your business.
stressed businessman 3 Steps for Less Stress at Work
Are you stressed at work? Who isn’t? But your ability to manage work-related stress is critical to your productivity levels and overall physical and mental health.
watching television 11 TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
Next time you’re about to drop from the exhaustion of your busy entrepreneurial life, enjoy some guilt-free down time with a few of these (at least somewhat) educational shows for entrepreneurs.
tax concept Prepare Your Small Business for Tax Time
In: Taxes
Whether you decide to outsource your tax tasks or perform them in house, arm yourself with the relevant knowledge to make sure your business complies as well as saves time and money. Here are a few resources to get you started.
Leaving-job 5 Ways to Ensure Your Employees Never Quit
It doesn’t matter how big or how small your organization is—employee retention is always a concern. Keep your best talent working for you with these tips.
Hand with a marker isolated over white How I Lost Respect for an Executive Because of a Red Pen
Unfortunately, there is still an emphasis on what is on the surface, not what is below. That is why I lost respect for one executive eager to make spelling and grammar corrections but not much else.
Man in a suit being interviewed Personalize Your Organization’s Media Relations Efforts
Media relations isn't easy because it's all about building relationships, which take time. When approached like you would dating, it's much more successful.
successful-businesswoman Your Leadership Title Doesn’t Mean You’re a Leader
Leadership is much more than just having a fancy title and saying the right things. Small business expert Denise O’Berry discusses the traits a true leader must possess to run a company effectively.
feather Social Media Giants Facebook and Twitter Facing Radical Evolution
For Facebook and Twitter, life is never dull. Alex Morris reviews a spate of interesting new features, business tie-ins, and unusual announcements from the two social media giants.
Waiting-for-interview Aptitude vs. Attitude: Which Is More Important in a New Hire?
‘‘Hire for attitude, train for skills’’ is the latest catchphrase, yet more businesses are facing a shortage of skilled entry-level workers. So what's more important in a new hire: aptitude or attitude?
analyzing chart Do You Ever Hate Being an Entrepreneur?
What do you love—and hate—about being an entrepreneur? Here are some ideas for how to get more enjoyment out of even your least-favorite tasks.
businessman strapped to rocket Create a Competitive Edge: Marketing Your Way to Success
To win you need an edge—a distinct advantage over your competition that pushes you into the lead and keeps you ahead of your opponent. Proactive marketing is the key.
Businessman drawing a graduation hat 5 Ways an MBA Can Prepare You for Entrepreneurship
From classroom experiences to networking opportunities, an MBA program will give you the confidence and stimulation you need to flourish as an entrepreneur.
Technology Security How to Protect Yourself Online
Data breaches seem to be in the news all the time. If you want to keep yourself as safe as possible online, here are some tips for protecting yourself.
millennial employees 3 Millennial Misconceptions About Sales
In: Sales
A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that Millennial workers are shunning sales as a career. They are missing a great opportunity because of their misconceptions about sales.
Sad businesswoman 11 Major Spending Mistakes Many Entrepreneurs Make
When first starting out, it can sometimes be hard to gauge which expenses are necessary and which are not. Make sure your small business isn't making any of these all-too-common spending missteps.