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This week in small business: Entrepreneurship (articles) on the rise!

I’ve really noticed an uptick in the publication and popularity of entrepreneurship articles recently. I hope that it signals a new surge in startups and business formation. That, more than anything coming out of Washington D.C., would serve as a national “pick-me-up” both economically and emotionally. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation Writing for the Salesforce blog, […]

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Wonder Why So Many Women Are Smiling? They Are Entrepreneurs.

Okay, I know this is going to put legions of self-help authors who target the female audience out of business, but there is one simple key to happiness: be a successful women entrepreneur. Babson College and Baruch College’s 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) US Report, makes it abundantly clear that established female business owners are enjoying […]

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Mothers of Invention: Finding Inspiration in Brilliant, Creative Women

  Solomon, who is credited with being the wisest man ever, wrote this in the first chapter of Ecclesiastes: “There is nothing new under the sun.” That may be poetically true, but it’s patently false – and I’m using the word “patent” here in the literal sense of issuing patents. New ones are being granted […]

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Women’s History Month Tribute to Pioneering Entrepreneur: My Mother!

As we celebrate women’s history month, remember the great women in your life and don’t let their work be for naught. Women have made significant progress in business, but that progress has come on the backs of women who forged ahead, clearing the way. It is our duty to keep improving and widening the path. It’s our turn to carry the torch for future generations.

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This week in small business: Plenty of lists to put on your refrigerator door

This week’s top content from around the online world features a lot of lists. Lists as short as one item to lists as long as 50 items. So you have no excuse to be listless this week. Sorry. Leadership, management, and productivity To outsource, or not to outsource; that is the question! And Nash Riggins […]

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How long does it take content marketing to work? Here’s your answer!

One of the most often asked questions is “How long does it take content marketing to work?” The simple answer is that it takes a while, but I want to break this down into two major categories of content marketing so you can appreciate how content marketing works. Here’s how I’m going to divvy this […]

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When good intentions go bad: The impacts of minimum wage hikes

There’s something business owners, consumers, and politicians need to understand: Basic laws of economics and human nature cannot be ignored or legislated out of existence. An example of this is playing out in front of us right now. For several years, activists have been clamoring for a higher minimum wage. The push is to make […]

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This week in small business: Secret weapons, 20 questions, and talking to Alexa…

This week we have a secret weapon for business success, how to tell the real digital marketing pros, tax tips for the gig economy worker, and much more to enhance your competitive edge. Leadership, management, and productivity Matt Hunckler makes a strong case that emotional intelligence could be the “secret weapon” for your success in […]

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Create a Competitive Edge With the Right People

Right now, no matter the type of business you’re in, or the size of your organization, your company is at risk of becoming irrelevant. Why? Business owners and leaders get stuck in their current business models and fail to keep pace with changing markets. How do you avoid this pitfall to protect your business and […]

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Don’t pay the psychological price of being the ‘low-price leader’

I’ve stressed the importance of finding and exploiting niche markets many times in this space. One of the biggest reasons operating in a niche market is preferred is because you can enjoy higher prices and the higher margins that accompany these higher prices. Usually, when we discuss niche marketing and pricing pressures, we think about […]

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