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This week in small business: So many productivity tips you’ll be finished yesterday!

We binge on productivity tips and habits in this week’s collection of curated content. Check out our lineup of recommended articles, identify where you’re weak, and find out how to get back in high gear. Leadership, management, and productivity Shana Lebowitz at Business Insider asked nine New York City CEOs to share the morning routines […]

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To improve your cybersecurity, go phishing!

I don’t think there’s any question that the world is getting more dangerous every day, if only in the fact that due to our reliance on technology, there are more ways the bad guys can get to us. If people and companies with incredible resources, like Sony, HBO, and the DNC can get hacked, what […]

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You’ll be surprised to see how under-30 women value workplace factors

I’m joking a little bit here, but do you think there’s a correlation between the increased popularity of yoga and the increased importance of workplace flexibility? A Fairygodboss online survey of 100 women showed that flexible hours/part-time employment is one of the most cherished job factors for women job seekers. But while workplace flexibility is […]

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Keys to engaging the perpetually connected customer

We’re surrounded by the cyber-sphere today almost as much as we are surrounded by the air we breathe. And, for many, maintaining a constant connection to this digital reality is almost as important as inhaling and exhaling. While this is true for members of every consumer demographic, it’s especially true for today’s younger consumers…and they’re […]

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The ABCs (and PDFs) of moving to a paperless office

  We’ve been talking about it for decades, but the idea of the paperless office still finds some resistance. However, with the dramatic increase of the use of mobile devices and virtual teams, eliminating as much paper pushing as possible is absolutely necessary to maintain a level of productivity that assures you are competitive in […]

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Is the 5-hour rule your ticket to greater success?

When you aren’t growing, it is virtually impossible for your business to grow. If you think about it for a moment, I believe that you’ll agree with that statement. As a business owner, you need to be discovering new opportunities and new ways to accomplish things. These both require innovative analyses of your business and […]

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This week in small business: Older women, younger women, older companies, younger companies, they’re all here!

This week we chronicle over-50 women leading startups and younger women leading a startup that was spun off from company over 50 years old! Who would have thought it? Lots of fun and functional advice among the articles cited here. Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation Moya Sarner introduces us to women in their 50s who are […]

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How to team up with ‘slash workers’ for small business success

The difficulty of hiring solid talent has been a complaint among small business owners for the last several years. I suspect the convergence of one economic development and one social development may be to blame in large part. The economic component is our emergence from The Great Recession. As the recession worsened, small business owners […]

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The two things you need above knowledge for success today

A lot of “know-it-alls” are unsuccessful. What’s worse, many know-it-alls do have an excellent command of a lot of information, yet they accomplish little. I’m making this point to stress the truth that knowledge alone won’t make you successful in business. I truly value and encourage your ongoing education, but two other elements are required to […]

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When you need it done yesterday, it might be a job for a freelancer

Consider this scenario: You’re just about to walk out the door when you remember that you wanted to dress up your website to reflect the holiday weekend. If it doesn’t get done almost immediately, it will be too late. However, it’s not a problem. You shoot off a quick note to your web designer and […]

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