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For cost and coverage control, take this online health care tool for a test drive

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the things that has come to light in recent years is how little consumers really understand about health insurance. If you go buy a new car, before you leave […]

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Online health insurance tool eliminates ‘pain points’ and improves cost control, employee loyalty

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We continue to read about the wrangling over healthcare legislation in Washington D.C. with politicians on both sides of the aisle claiming their ideas will make things better for U.S. workers. […]

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Dealing with fear in a startup business

By Cliff Ennico “I was laid off from a corporate job a couple of years ago. “I tried finding another job but there was nothing out there for someone over the age of 50. “A few months ago I learned about a local retail business that was for sale. With the help of a business […]

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2018: Time to be bold or go home

Do you believe that “slow and steady wins the race” or that you need to “throw caution to the wind” in order to be successful? I ask the question because it seems to me that today’s cultural and business climate is one that leans heavily toward bold innovation and social change. Mark Cuban recently commented […]

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Values, Culture, and My Grade School Soccer Coach, Mr. Nolan

By Dan Coughlin Recently I spent a magical day in Philadelphia. In the morning I worked with the top 14 executives in a tremendous company focused on their values and culture. In the afternoon, I spent four hours at the Liberty Museum, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the brand new Museum of the American Revolution. […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Ian Altman

Learn New Sales Skills to Succeed with Savvy Customers with Ian Altman Most businesses believe their revenue is increasing. That may be true, but as the saying goes, ”Nothing happens until you sell something.” Selling has changed drastically in recent years, and you need to learn new skills to succeed. Consumers are savvier than ever […]

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Stop paying outrageous web coder fees with this easy Google hack

Making sure that your business website is optimized for search engines can make small business owners feel like they’re swimming upstream against a strong current in pursuit of a destination that is constantly moving further away. Consultants and coders will review your site and make suggestions on ways to improve it and these projects always […]

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Does your small business fit one of my stereotypes?

I was thinking about all the different types of small businesses where I’ve been through my life and began to wonder if I could categorize them – even stereotype them. It has a lot to do with ownership, the kind of business, the management style, the community, and probably several more factors I haven’t even […]

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How to recruit local workers in novel ways

By Jeff Davidson For small business owners finding competent workers can be a continuing challenge. By now everyone has variety of approaches to hiring via the Internet. It makes sense to employ other approaches concurrently. For example, when is the last time you posted a help wanted advertisement on a library public bulletin board? Have […]

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This week in small business: Tips to finish 2017, start 2018 strong

If you have a moment or two when you can get your head above water over the holiday season, you need to check out some of this week’s recommended reading. You’ll get some tips and perspectives that could payoff big in 2018. Leadership, management, and productivity If you’re planning an e-commerce move in 2018, you […]

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5 personal building-block attributes of a successful entrepreneur

By Paulyne Antoniou Do you have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur? The qualities required to be a successful entrepreneur are reflected in your regular, day-to-day life and recognizing them is easy enough once you examine how you handle yourself in everyday scenarios. Some of these seemingly insignificant characteristics can be turn […]

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What to do when Snopes rejects everything you believe!

See if you’ve ever been caught in this personally embarrassing social media scenario: You find something in the news that gets your blood churning because it aligns perfectly with your thoughts and opinions. You post it on Facebook and within about 10 minutes people start pointing out that Snopes or some other fact checker has […]

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