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How evolving into a ‘tech company’ could secure your future

How broadly do you define your business? We’re living in an age where business success is shrouded in a conundrum. Let me explain what I mean by that. Regular readers of these pages are well aware that I promote finding a niche for your product or service. The “riches are in the niches,” I like […]

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How to overcome fear and enjoy the greatest success

Remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz that introduces The Cowardly Lion? The Tin Man and Scarecrow are terrified, and Dorothy is hiding behind a tree. When The Cowardly Lion takes off after Toto, it prompts Dorothy to jump out and give the lion a little bop on the nose. Instantly, The Cowardly Lion […]

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Creating a Company Culture: Advice of Organizational Expert Chester Elton

Your team is the foundation of building innovation into your business, so you need to be able to attract the best and the brightest, and more importantly retain them once they’re on board. That is of course easier said than done. The goal is to make sure that you have innovation built into your company’s […]

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This week in small business: Be productive like Musk!

Reach those supposedly unreachable Millennials, know when to step aside at your startup, and stay productive à la Elon Musk. Those are merely three of the great articles you’ll discover this week’s collection of curated content. Leadership, management, and productivity Heidi Burkhart, President and Founder of Dane Real Estate is the subject in this edition […]

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3 red flags: Be smart with your lease if you may sell your business

One of our most popular guest expert articles is “Ready to Sign Your Lease, But Your Landlord Has Work To Do?” by Cliff Ennico. Readers check it out every day. Cliff offers some extremely good advice for business owners as they enter into a new phase of an existing business or the establishment of a new […]

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FedEx Grant Contest Winner 2017: Sword and Plough

For the past five years FedEx has had thousands of small businesses enter its grant contest and this year being the largest number of entries with a total of 4,600 and over 1.5 million voters.  FedEx awarded the largest amount of money ever before with over $100,000 in funding and $20,500 in grant and business […]

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Is your state in the top 10 for online business friendliness?

Almost every week we see a new article with a headline like “10 best cities for startups” or “10 most business-friendly states.” Frontier Communications, the digital, long distance, cable TV, and Internet service provider, just released their “Top 10” list and it has a specific focus that makes it interesting: 10 Friendliest States for Online […]

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This week in small business: Africa, online dating, walking, and the oncoming recession…

This week’s collection includes entrepreneurial encouragement from Africa, important SEO guidance, a strong case for clarity (and walking!), tapping into online dating strategies, and much more. Leadership, management, and productivity Annie Pilon succinctly outlines 10 little things you can do to tweak your small business for big business results. Do you have clarity? No, really, […]

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Enhance your success: Take your dog to work.

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day.  The annual event was founded by Pet Sitters International to encourage employers to consider the benefits of pets in the workplace. Head over to their website and you’ll find a downloadable action pack that gives you a ton of background, great ways to convince people of the […]

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Content Marketing/SEO Success: Two Places to Gather Business Intelligence

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft Office for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Ready! Fire! Aim! The order of those commands may seem patently silly, but frankly, they capture exactly what many small business owners do when they work with content marketing campaigns and search engine optimization (SEO). […]

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