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3 Tips for Defining Business Problems

Every businessperson needs to master the ability to define problems, or challenges, but very few MBA programs, leadership development programs or management training programs teach this indispensable skill. Michael Cooper’s Problem Definition Filter can help you in 3 easy steps.

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Making Deals with Copyright Owners: How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Postpone Expensive Payments

While the excitement of a good idea and the technological challenge of implementing it can be exhilarating, neglecting the related business aspects can be a costly and sometimes fatal mistake. This is especially true when the idea and technology are dependent upon the use of content owned by others. Failure to pay or otherwise acquire the rights to use of someone else’s content where such use is central to the success of the venture, can not only cost the venture substantial amounts of money in litigation, but can be destructive of the entire business. But entrepreneurs who are considering such risks may be surprised to learn how many options exist that do not require a full and immediate payment.

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Business Networking

Don’t Waste Networking Opportunities

Many people talk to other likeminded people but may not make that lasting impression. Networking is about standing out and selling YOU in a way that other people may not. Take a moment and review these 10 tips to help you to be a better networker!

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Delegate or Die – Seven Steps to Success

Do you feel stressed and overloaded? Or that your business growth seems stalled? If so, then you may need to brush up your delegation skills! Learning to delegate is critical to successful leadership. You can’t take on more responsibility unless you are willing to delegate to others. But that doesn’t mean it is always easy. If you [...]

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Business Funding

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

A loan may or may not be the best source of funding. The ways in which small businesses and startup companies find the funding they need to develop their ideas and target growth has changed significantly in recent years. The process is no longer focused entirely on winning the approval of your local bank manager [...]

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3 tools to help protect your brand while retargeting

It is possible for almost anyone to undertake some basic retargeting and get positive results. However, some methods are easier than others. The ‘easy’ method often results in damage to brand image as users feel hounded by seeing ads too often and for products that they have already purchased.

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Business Goals

Don’t set performance goals alone

Before getting to employee goals, explain to them the company’s strategic direction and your mandate, then ask employees to write an initial list of their goals, writes Dan McCarthy. An honest discussion with open-ended coaching questions can then be used to finalize employee targets.

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