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What Every Company Leader Should Consider

A company leader must make sure the right people are doing the right things. This requires both leadership skills and knowledge about the numerous business functions that exist within a company. Given their level of influence, they can build or destroy the company. Leaders have to respect the impact that their words and directions have [...]

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StartupNation Radio Blog

Hiring and Keeping the Best Freelancers for Your Startup

Three things to start us off… The good freelancers are out there. Don’t give up. You can find the right freelancers, if you know where to search and how to woo them. The right freelancer can become a long-term, essential member of your team, if you treat him right. Scrolling through the list of profiles [...]

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Performance

Getting Back to Basics – How to Build a High Performance Culture

After recently acquiring an import and distribution company, I have again been reminded of the incredible importance of implementing fundamental business practices and systems in order to gain traction, momentum, accountability, and a sense of unity and responsibility within the workplace that stands as a team builder.  Conversely, I am reminded that whenever I have worked in an environment where [...]

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Business Simply Put Lori Williams

Success: A Goal or Unhealthy Obsession?

Entrepreneurs are high-energy people driven by the need to succeed. I have experienced this in myself, my colleagues and the students who attend my entrepreneurship class at USC. Respectfully, the term successful by its very nature is a subjective and personal term. However, in the business world it is usually defined by the amount of [...]

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Small Business Success | Company Performance

3 Tips to Write Content with Value… Fast!

Provide Content Others Will Want to Share If you want to stay current and provide valuable information to a hungry audience, you need to write a lot of good content. This can be difficult… especially when you have other, core responsibilities as an entrepreneur. With this in mind, here are… 3 Tips to Write Valuable [...]

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Small Business Success | Company Performance

3 Free Ways to Boost Online Awareness

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. And, of course, there are hundreds of services out there ready to help you… from very expensive, full-services to consultants to do-it-yourself tools to classes, and [...]

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Why you should fire some customers by Lori Williams of Business Simply Put

Why You Should Fire Some Customers

This week I spoke to a new client who contacted me through the eAdvice service on my website. In her written correspondence she expressed concern about the overall profitability of her company. Of course, those were not the specific words she used in her email. Rather she wrote the words I hear many business owners [...]

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small business public relations

How Fast Is Your PR Team?

Fast Response is the Key to PR Success How many of you are waiting for a response from a new client, partner, publicist, or someone else? In today’s busy, business world, it’s probably quite a few of you. Although we now have speedy tools like e-mail, social media, texting, and even the old standard of [...]

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Strategy

Is that a Marketing or Strategy Question?

Many marketing challenges are often strategic dilemmas. When company executives meet to discuss missed sales targets, unknowingly they are often trying to solve strategic issues with marketing solutions. Since they are not addressing the core problem, the marketing efforts are often misdirected. Common questions discussed during sales and marketing meetings are: (1) How do we [...]

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Small Business Success

Tips to Spring Into PR Action Now!

Start Spring PR and Content Activities Now for a Great Summer! If you have a big “To Do” list for your business and PR and marketing activities right now, it’s time to take action. Start big projects, reach out to new customers and review your goals. After all, do you really want to be stuck [...]

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Increase sales

3 Tips to Improve Your Sales Pitch

How Can I Help You? How is your year going so far? I don’t know about you, but I’ve talked to many small business owners who are really watching their budgets closely and saving as much money as possible. With this in mind, it can be more difficult to get small business customers to use [...]

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Article Company of One

Company of One

At one time landing a large corporate client was the golden goose. Today, that may not be the case. Working with smaller companies is often more profitable, not to mention enjoyable. More importantly, given the trends it may offer the best opportunity for growth. According to the latest data released by the SBA, “In 2011, [...]

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Mom Entrepreneur

Mom Entrepreneurs – Listen up!

Hear StartupNation Radio hosts Jeff Sloan and Dan Glisky, Jr. on Word of Mom Radio talking about the Leading Moms in Business Competition! Listen to the archived recording right here! Launched in mid-March, StartupNation’s annual Leading Moms in Business Competition is still going strong! With hundreds of amazing contestants and support pouring in from friends and fans [...]

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small business public relations

How to Create a Good Media Pitch

Are you sending hundreds of pitches to a massive list of media members? If you are new to the world of public relations, you may think that sending out a press release to the masses will help you get the media coverage you are looking for. Well, many businesses and organizations do this, and that’s [...]

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Web Marketing

Small Company Marketing Plan

Small companies usually operate on a shoestring marketing budget. They do not have the luxury of hiring professional expertise or purchasing big ads in popular magazines. For this reason, their marketing efforts must be very focused and disciplined to gain the greatest benefit. The importance of branding cannot be underestimated. A distinctive brand strategy builds [...]

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Business Goals

Spring Tips for More Fun and Less Work!

Enjoy the Season and Work Less! Spring is finally here, and that means you will probably want to spend more time doing fun things outside. But if you are a small business owner, it can be difficult to get away from the office in order to enjoy yourself. With this in mind, here are… 3 [...]

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Business Leader

False Perceptions – A Destructive Force

Strategic plans built on faulty beliefs are sure to fail. Change can occur quickly and the average lifespan of a business model may only be a few years before modifications or a complete restructuring is required. With that said, change does not occur unnoticed overnight — subtle clues (that are easily recognizable in hindsight) can [...]

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Money

Processes = Efficiency. That’s the Bottom Line!

A company’s success is based upon the company’s ability to sell, produce and control cost. Business growth occurs when the company successfully markets and sells products and/or services, at a price that exceeds the cost to produce, with enough surplus profits to cover overhead and allow for reinvestment. Companies are dynamic organizations comprised of numerous [...]

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