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This week in small business: Tips from and to entrepreneurs both young and old

I’ve been doing this for a while now and this week was the first time I ever saw entrepreneurship articles that had an “age” element to them. Young and old alike will find great nuggets of wisdom among the articles shared here. Leadership, management, and productivity The founder and CEO of BrainGain.co, Troy Erstling, shares […]

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Mark your calendar – June 2 – and play hooky in your small business

National Leave the Office Early Day may sound like something your nine-year-old thought up, but come June 2nd, it’ll be time to celebrate this very special day! While most employers will laugh it off, or perhaps threaten anyone who jokes about calling in, you may want to stop and give it a second thought. Giving […]

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Get the most from people: Don’t make them ‘major in the minors’

“I like to bang my head against the wall because it feels so good when I stop!” A friend’s mom used to say that (along with a lot of other colorful adages) and I used to think that it was just a warning against doing things that frustrate you, but now I think the way […]

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13 mobile apps that will change your habits, increase productivity

I’ve heard it said that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit, but I think that’s only true for bad habits – good habits seem to take a lot longer. In your business, professional, and personal lives, creating good habits is fundamental to optimum productivity. I like to think of habits as “personal […]

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Time management for people with no time to manage (Part 2 of 2)

By Cliff Ennico Once you have mastered (or at least accepted as truth) the three basic principles of time management described in last week’s column, it’s time to tackle the tough job: organizing your time day to day so you can start enjoying life. Getting control of your time is, at least in my experience, […]

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Time management for people with no time to manage (Part 1 of 2)

By Cliff Ennico Let’s face it. We are all feeling a bit “time starved” these days. And there’s a reason for that: technology. Thanks to our wonderful laptop computers, notebooks, notepads and smartphones, which were supposed to free us from menial tasks so we could spend more time meditating on the Meaning of Life, we […]

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Importance of cloud computing for small business

By Mauricio Prinzlau Cloud-powered computing solutions, storage services, and all kinds of business technology and application services can be tremendously beneficial to businesses of all scales and sizes. However, the value of inherent cloud computing benefits can be the greatest for small and growing businesses. Right from the most basic cloud-based storage solutions to the […]

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An eclectic guide to the best productivity apps 2017

I’m taking a broad view of productivity as I run down what I believe are the best productivity apps you need to be running in 2017, and you’ll see what I mean by “taking a broad view” as I detail the first app on my list. I’m also going to touch on apps and services […]

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Abandon ‘Employee of the Month’ Citations

By Jeff Davidson You often see “employee of the month” plaques in hotels and other service-oriented businesses, but such systems actually work to the detriment of the business. For one, employees who win are not likely to feel as motivated in subsequent months. They might already know that nobody wins twice in the same year […]

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Why every weekend should be a 3-day weekend…according to science!

By Tiffany McAdams As a small business owner, you probably surround yourself with fellow entrepreneurs. If so, you may have noticed something about entrepreneurial culture, and that is an obsession with working really hard. How many times have you heard other entrepreneurs boast about putting in 60, 70, even 80 hours a week? If you don’t […]

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