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6 key areas for improvement if you want to be the industry leader

Are you a sprinter or a marathoner? It’s one of the most important questions you can ask yourself, because becoming a local or industry leader – and maintaining that position – is like running a marathon. via GIPHY You may sometimes feel that you’re on a treadmill and not making any progress, but that’s simply […]

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3 lesser-known online advertising platforms worth trying

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost Small business owners can use the inspiration of that famous Frost quote and apply it to their approach to business in a variety of ways and I’m sure that […]

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It’s October and time to check your EQ!

October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month, which may be news to you if you aren’t 100 percent sure what emotional intelligence is. However, emotional intelligence – or EQ – can be the key to leading your team to a more successful year if you use it correctly…and it is often especially helpful as we enter […]

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The genius of using benefits as a strategic tool for competitive advantage

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert If you’re a small business owner, staying ahead of recruiting and retaining top talent is one critical way to grow. Yet, when MetLife conducted its most recent Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS), it found that only 16 percent of small business owners are planning to change their benefits […]

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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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How to make and use GIFs to increase Twitter engagement

Each social media platform has evolved to excel at sharing certain kinds of content and – despite its shortcomings – Twitter is one of the best platforms for sharing news about your business, your blog posts, and certain graphics, especially GIFs. GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) are those animated mini-movie graphics that last just a second […]

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Discover this new free tool to maximize your cash

Cash is king. That’s one of the important lessons Jeff Bezos ­ the wizard of cash flow – has taught the business world over the last decade or so. But to maximize cash flow and other key performance indicators, you need to understand how all the moving parts of your company’s financial ecosystem are working […]

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Are You Stressed Out! Learn How You Can Thrive With Stress.

Stress!  It’s a fact of life particularly for those of you who are leading growing organizations.  The lines between work and our personal lives have blurred; we live in basically a 24/7 world. It’s no wonder we have headaches, stomach issues, insomnia. Stress is the number one cause of illness in the U.S. However, you […]

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Think Time Produces Major Results for Business Leaders.

How often do you take time to step back from the day-to-day operations of your business to reflect on how best to grow and serve your customers.  Recently, I read  a Harvard Business Review article about the importance and power of mindful thinking. The authors recommended 10 minutes a day of mindful thinking. That sounds […]

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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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