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3 Reasons To Hire an English Major

There’s an old joke that goes like this: A recent graduate with a bachelor’s in philosophy goes into McDonald’s and applies for a job. The shift manager takes the application, thanks the applicant and says, “Sorry, we’re only hiring philosophy majors with a master’s degree, or higher right now.” It’s a fairly funny joke – […]

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Forget Studying with a Swami: 5 Self-Discoveries of Entrepreneurism

Humans have been wrestling with their self-identities ever since they stopped worrying about being eaten alive by saber-toothed tigers. Looking deep into ourselves to discover who we really are and what we’re really made out of is an exercise many experience at different times in life. But while some climb mountaintops in India to study […]

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How To Start a Blog for Your Small Business

Yes, I know that books have been written on the topic of how to start a blog, so why bother with it here? I have an answer to that question and I think it’s a good answer. I’m going to focus on one specific aspect of starting a blog for your small business because I […]

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Use Make-a-Will Month to Plan Your Small Business Exit Strategy

August is National Make-a-Will month and it should serve as a reminder for small business owners to have their succession plans in place. Often it’s hard enough to coax small business owners into writing an initial business plan when they’re starting out and it can get even more difficult to make them seriously consider putting […]

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This week in Small Business: Marketing tips from big biz, how to cope with startup stress and more

Tips this week are inspired by binge viewing Netflix, writing a novel, competing with LinkedIn, becoming totally obsessed and more. Scan the topics here and dive into a few of the articles to increase your small business edge. Leadership, management and productivity Here is advice that is sooo 2015: 12 things you can do for […]

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Why Even Hot Startups Need To Do Business Development

A friend was telling me about a great Brian Wilson concert he went to. Wilson is the creative mastermind of the Beach Boys and he had fellow Beach Boy founder Al Jardine with him for the show and a slew of other great musicians. The audience was on its feet throughout the show and singing […]

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Lessons from a Linebacker: There Are No Participation Awards in the Real World

Steelers linebacker James Harrison created a small social media firestorm when he posted that he wouldn’t let his sons accept trophies for merely participating in sports. In fact, when he found out that they had participation awards, he had them sent back. The intimidating linebacker (jhharrison92) posted a photo of two participation trophies on Instagram […]

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How to Avoid Bursting with a Second Internet Bubble

The peer-to-peer business model, virtual employees and the so-called gig economy have been major topics in the news over the last few years. And the media have been overwhelmingly reporting on how these areas are growing like mad. Not so fast, Bunky. In recent days, dark clouds gathered and poured a little rain on the gig […]

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How to Leverage Employee Benefits for Recruitment Success

We’ve been chronicling the ups and downs of small business optimism for many months and sometimes it resembles one of those championship prize fights where the spunky challenger refuses to be beaten by the champ: He’s down! He’s up! He’s down! He’s up! All in all, I’ll stick by the prognosis I made at the […]

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This week in Small Business: Don’t worry, Do Relax and Don’t Miss Any of these Marketing Tips

What we can learn from the marketing of genetically modified dinosaurs is among the hot tips we found on the web over the last week. And since running a small business can be as stressful as running from Velociraptors, we also dug up some great advice on taking care of ourselves and learning to worry […]

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