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Guard against 13 top small business failures and their causes

I recently published a collection of the single best startup business advice from a group of small business influencers. Follow that advice, and you have a good shot at success. Now I want to look at the other side of the coin: What to do if you want to fail. Okay, I know that no […]

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4 keys to get your team moving in the same direction

December 16 is “Cat Herders Day.” I don’t know if this special day was created with small business owners in mind, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Keeping the employees on your team all headed in the same direction can, at times, be a seemingly impossible task. I’ve found that small business owners who have this […]

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Handy apps to power your small business management

When you’re responsible for your small business management you can sometimes feel like the guy in the circus act who’s trying to keep a dozen plates spinning in the air at the same time. For efficiency, consistency, and peace of mind, consider bringing some apps on board to provide you with a solid small business […]

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Small business leadership: Are you a queen bee or a worker bee?

“Nothing gets done around here unless I do it myself!” Have you ever said that? If you have, it may be telling you a lot about your leadership. While it’s important for small business leaders to lead by example and be willing to get their hands dirty, it’s critical that they understand the position and […]

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Small business management: When is it time to move on, dig in?

Persistence. We all admire it and without a doubt, it is one of the biggest attributes a small business owner needs to achieve success. However, sticking with a failed strategy too long can cause your entire venture to fail. So the question small business owners are always asking themselves is this: Should I give up […]

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Be the boss, not just a friend: Striking the right balance when you’re in charge

By Adam Turnbull The modern business manager or leader can no longer expect the deference and uncritical obedience that his or her predecessors enjoyed. Open-floor offices, relaxed dress codes and the disappearance of formal forms of address all create the impression that hierarchies have all but vanished from the workplace. However, the reality is that […]

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This week in small business: Gangster, supermodel, and startups

We are chock-full of entrepreneurial wisdom and inspiration this week. Supermodel Kathy Ireland checks in with her story, we go on a journey with a former gang member, and there’s even advice for Millennials who have entrepreneurial dreams but are burdened by student loan debt. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation Small business owners can learn a […]

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5 benefits of leveraging the small business checklist

While it doesn’t get loads of attention like some other special days, Checklist Day (October 30) should be on the calendar of every small business owner. Let’s look at five incredible benefits you can get by simply creating good checklists in your small business. Reduce errors. Establishing a checklist for routines, procedures, and processes will […]

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This week in small business: Is your year-end marketing program in place?

The end is near! Yeah, I know. You’ve heard that before, but this time, it really is…if we’re talking about the end of 2016. I spotted my first “end of year priorities” article last week…and a lot more useful advice. Dig in. Marketing and sales The end (of 2016) is near so it’s time to […]

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Create an Environment Where Motivated, Competent People Can Succeed

By Dan Coughlin A manager is a person whose responsibility is to guide the efforts of other people to achieve desired results. A manager’s title might be CEO, COO, CMO, CFO, vice-president, senior director, director, branch manager, store manager, or something else. Regardless of the title, if the person is responsible for guiding the efforts […]

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