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The secret of a great small business team

The best leaders aspire to make those under them greater than themselves. Poor managers are fearful that those they manage may someday outshine themselves. If you want to achieve great success, you need to be the first type of leader I described. The reason is simple and I’ll give it to you in the form […]

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10 tips: How to create a core team you can trust

How many times have you heard this line in a movie: “I don’t know if I can trust you…”? The line always comes at a pivotal moment. If there isn’t any trust, then the love affair, caper, or escape won’t happen. It teaches a good lesson: For important plans to be successful, there must be […]

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10 Characteristics of Leadership to Help You Grow Your Business

You’ve launched your start-up. Things are going well, and you’re building your team. Suddenly, you find yourself in the position of being the leader, the captain of the ship, and you may be wondering what it means to be a really good leader, and do you have what it takes? John Quincy Adams said, “If […]

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Untapped employee talents are buried business treasures.

When you hire an employee, you focus on the skills which are necessary for that particular job.  But that employee may have hidden talents which could help you take your business to the next level.  As a small business owner it is important to discover those hidden treasures, but you are going to have to […]

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To Hire or Not to Hire Your First Employee? That is the Question.

Small businesses usually start-off as a one-man show.  When you are the founder of a business, you do everything from emptying the trash to collecting the cash.  As your business grows, however, it can reach a point where the volume of work is overwhelming.  That’s not a bad thing in terms of your business success, […]

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People Can Make or Break Your Small Business: Place Your Trust Wisely.

People can make or break your business. This includes everyone from your professional advisers, suppliers, customers and clients to your employees, business partners, and even your friends and family. Making wrong decisions about any of the people with whom you deal can significantly hurt your business and impede—even destroy—everything you are trying to achieve. When […]

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Your Business Could be Suffering Because You’re a Bad Boss.

No one can understand the stress and frustration of building a business unless you’ve been there.   Even your employees who work in the trenches with you daily can’t comprehend the amount of tension, concern, sometimes even fear you experience when it’s your tush that is on the line.  Believe me I know! The high-level of […]

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Master Your Small Business Team

Who invented the light bulb?  If you said Thomas Edison, you’d only be partly correct.  Edison never took credit for solely inventing the light bulb.  He acknowledged it took a team of diverse talent with a passion for excellence.  To “invent” your successful business, you need a diverse team of players who augment your skill […]

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Build an ACE Team For Small Business Success

Even with the right people in the right seats, if you don’t leverage their skills, your business won’t succeed.  I recommend creating what I call ACE teams — Accountable, Collaborative and Empowered.  Accountable.  Every member of your team should be accountable for the overall results of your business.  Two things that grate on my nerves […]

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Business Unusual: Getting Started With Your Best Foot Forward

What do a copywriter, a web developer, a surgical equipment salesman, a former music industry hack and a public administration PhD have in common?  If you’re trying to think of what the punch line may be, don’t waste your time.  This group of Gen Y’ers is no joke.  In fact, the Foot Cardigan Five are […]

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