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5 tips for effective communication in your small business

In business, if you fail to communicate, you fail. And the special difficulty in small business is that you’re required to be an effective communicator in a wide variety of settings to a diverse group of people. For these reasons, it’s always wise to be on the lookout for practical tips for effective communication. At […]

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Build an Ecosystem of Valuable Relationships

By Dan Coughlin What is a valuable relationship? A relationship is where two people know each other’s name and something about the other person. A good relationship is where two people know each other’s name and something about each other, and care about each other. For example, I have a good relationship with my neighbors. […]

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The 3-Part Approach to Optimizing Every Meaningful Interaction

By Dan Coughlin There are a variety of ways to try to measure your productivity. You can focus on the number of hours you work in a week, or the number of days you travel in a month. I suggest that neither of those is an effective way to measure whether you are being productive […]

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Social media marketing benefits: Small business visibility, credibility, sales

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you. But if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar. I posted this Zig Ziglar quote for the members of my Outrageous Success Facebook group the other day and as I reflected on it, it occurred to me that it parallels the most important […]

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The Most Important Moment in the History of Your Business

By Dan Coughlin The most important moment in the history of your business is when an employee comes to you with an idea on how to improve the business in some way. How you handle that moment says a lot about your current mindset and the future of the business. How to Ruin a Generation […]

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Empathy: The most powerful word in business

By Dan Coughlin  To me, empathy means working to understand what another person is thinking and feeling, and then responding in an effective way. I’m convinced that empathy is the most important characteristic in building a successful organization. Empathy Impacts Every Aspect of an Organization With empathy you can create products and services that customers […]

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A Letter to My Sister, Cathy, On How to Live an Excellent Life

By Dan Coughlin Every once in a while we get to know someone who truly lives an excellent life. When that happens we shouldn’t be in awe of the person. We should try to learn everything we can from that person. One such person in my life was my sister, Cathy. She died April 23, […]

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Pump-Up Your Personal Service Small Business

Recently, I was the closing keynote speaker at a women’s event in Florida.  During a networking reception that followed, one of the attendees asked me for advice to pump-up her personal training business. There’s no better way to pump-up any personal service business than to leverage personal relationships.  Personal service is personal.  Clients hire you […]

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Yea! It’s Have Fun at Work Day: How Fun is Your Small Business?

Do you like your job?  Is your small business a “fun” place to work? It’s one of the most basic and often asked questions, and how you answer it says a lot about your life. As we commemorate national “Have Fun at Work Day” it’s an ideal time to consider how we can create a […]

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Link Out: A Master Plan for Building Long-Lasting Connections

One of my most prized possessions is my world-wide network.  As I’ve said a million times, business is all about relationships.  The stronger your network of relationships, the greater your chances of success. Now my good friend, Leslie Grossman, has taken this concept and written a book on the subject — Link Out: How to […]

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