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Small Business Success | Company Performance

50 Side Businesses You Can Start On Your Own

In the past, I’ve discussed how it’s a good idea to spend your spare time dabbling in entrepreneurship: it fills your time with something that you choose (and thus you enjoy) and sets up a potential long-term revenue stream. I also discussed how I got a side business going myself. Since then, lots of readers have written to [...]

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How to Create a Customer Centric Culture

• Customer centric companies are more successful than those focused on products or profits. • Creating a customer centric culture requires the commitment of everyone involved: from management and through all departments. • Creating a customer centric culture must be coupled with cultivating that culture. Wouldn’t it be great if your startup could become the [...]

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Must-Have Paid Tools For SEO Success

In order to increase search rankings in SEO work, tools are a must. Whether you are working independently or for a firm, it is critical that you have the ability to measure your success; so having an appropriate toolbox for this line of work is essential. Many useful tools are free and open-sourced SEO tools, [...]

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Team Work

How To Inspire And Grow Your Team

Small ideas can quickly snowball into lucrative ventures. You might not think it now, but your business could be five steps ahead of your rivals in a few years’ time. However, getting to that stage is going to be tricky and you can’t do it alone. So how do you build a team you can [...]

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business strategy | business planning

Loosen Up Or Lose Out

There appears to be a gene that we entrepreneurs share, one that gives us a propensity to be control freaks. But unless we learn to delegate and relax our grip on things our businesses can only grow to a point. As a business grows, you must grow with it.

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Measuring Company Performance

No matter how many good people you gather, most workplace teams settle into the same old rut. Once the initial enthusiasm dissipates, they become little more than order takers or paper pushers, satisfied with so-so results.  A Team of Leaders offers a completely new way to approach the team experience and an empowering formula for measuring [...]

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Closing the Deal

Closing a Deal – The Three Essential Requirements

Closing a deal. Just saying the words excites me as I remember all of my preparation, hard work, the fulfillment of expectations, and the trust that is established throughout the process. Getting closure, as defined in the Oxford dictionary, is having, “A sense of resolution or conclusion at the end of an artistic work.” Reaching [...]

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Business Disruptors

Discover Your Passion & Disrupt Your Career

Ready to take the world by storm? Disruptors, a new book by Kunal Mehta, helps you become a disruptor for major change. The book profiles the early failures and heartbreaks of several disruptive entrepreneurs (the faces behind game-changers like Pinterest, Foursquare, Venture for America, charity: water and a host of others) who ultimately went on [...]

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Shark Tank Casting

Shark Tank Casting Secrets Revealed!

Practicing your pitch for when Shark Tank Casting comes to town? Of course you are! And what better way to prep for your shining moment than to get an inside scoop from Shark Tank supervising casting producer Scott Salyers (@SSalyersCasting)! Step inside the casting room as Scott tells us what he looks for in a [...]

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Facebook Marketing

10 Creative Strategies for More Effective Facebook Marketing

What is the most creative way you’ve used Facebook for your business? This was the question StartupNation asked of 10 successful entrepreneurs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual [...]

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Core Values in Business

6 Core Values Every Startup Should Consider (Hint: Happiness Should Be One of Them)

Entrepreneurs love talking about company culture. But unlike hanging hammocks in the office or installing a two-story slide, your company’s core values can actually have a major impact on your bottom line. Strong core values can drive smart hiring practices, reduce turnover and absenteeism, increase productivity and quality of work, help guide decision-making, improve customer [...]

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effective marketing tools

11 Tools to Automate & Streamline Your Marketing

What’s the most effective marketing software your business uses? This was the question StartupNation asked of 11 successful entrepreneurs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that [...]

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Business Meeting

Negotiate Your Heart Out, Baby!

Powerful negotiating can be the difference between the success or failure of your business.  Business owners often bristle when they even consider the word “negotiate”.  You may even be bristling now. However, you actually negotiate virtually every day of your life… and you’re likely quite good at it.  Whether it is getting another to follow [...]

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The Power of Female Entrepreneurship

In celebration of female entrepreneurs everywhere, we have created an infographic to highlight the latest extraordinary facts about women-owned businesses in America. This group is widely optimistic – and they have a reason to be! Growth rate, revenues, and employee count are all trending upwards! It’s entrepreneurship at it’s best, and we are proud to be [...]

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