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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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5 things small business marketers can learn from the Google Doodle

How great would it be if something you did in your business every day of the year often created a trending hashtag? After all, trending hashtags tend to spring from unusual, extraordinary, or rare events. However, I was just checking the trends and saw that #googledoodle was among the top trending hashtags this afternoon. The […]

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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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This week in small business: Learn from the failures of others…

Two entrepreneurs share their failures in this week’s cornucopia of curated content. The wise will learn from their missteps. On the positive side, you can build your knowledge with some great books and we have several articles that offer solid marketing advice. Dig in. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation In this Forbes interview, serial entrepreneur Ryan […]

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How to Gain Opportunities to Make a Significant Difference

By Dan Coughlin The Any Person Mindset says any person can make a significant difference. However, to make a significant difference you have to get opportunities to make a difference. Abraham Lincoln was largely the same person in March 1865 as he was in March 1860. The difference was he had the opportunity to be […]

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How Innovative Does Innovation Need To Be For Great Small Business Success?

When we think of innovation, our minds usually wander back to the great inventions that we believe changed the course of history, or at least the course of commerce. The automobile, the iPhone, the polio vaccine, the atomic bomb and a long list of other innovations fall into this category. But can we talk? Few […]

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Think About How You Think Part Four: Regarding Your Imagination

By Dan Coughlin This is the fourth and final segment in my series on Think About How You Think. I’ve written how your thoughts about different events affect your emotions and how you can change your emotions from negative to positive by changing what you think about, how your thoughts about other people affect your relationships […]

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How Laughter Can Prove Very Profitable

The first week of April is “officially” Laugh at Work Week, although I’m a little unclear who’s in charge of making that designation. You’ll note that it starts with April Fools Day, which we have discussed on these pages before. But we shouldn’t limit our workplace chuckles and guffaws to one week. Research and personal […]

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The Pros and Cons of Open Office Plans #Infographic

Stefan Schumacher at Sure Payroll designed this excellent infographic exploring open office plans. Is an open office right for your business?  

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Your Comfort Zone

For years there has been a “quote” going around that was attributed to Albert Einstein. It says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” First, Einstein never said it. Second, it’s not really a definition of insanity. However, with those two points out of the way, […]

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