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  • Franchise Legislation in US

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    ChelseaLeigh
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Franchising is the practice of leasing for a certain period, the right to use a company's successful business model and brand. For the franchisor, the franchise is just another option for building chain stores to distribute goods that help in avoiding the investment and liability of a chain. The fr16 Vote(s)
  • Real leadership is about accountability

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    cendrinemedia
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In 2012, during the presidential debate in the U.S., a member of the KitchenAid's social media team forgot they were still logged into the company's Twitter handle while sending the message above. The company quickly caught and deleted the Tweet, then apologized:1 Vote(s)
  • 4 Must-See Movies for Entrepreneurs

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    tabithajeannaylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Your parents were wrong: some movies are real. Even movies based on true stories have a tiny bit of fiction added to them for entertainment purposes, but there are many movies that have hit the big screens that have been based on a true story - and are entirely true.20 Vote(s)
  • Marketing - Sell Benefits, Not Features

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    DaveEdwards
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Selling features rather than benefits is without doubt one of the most common content and copywriting errors. Here's how you actually start converting your prospects.26 Vote(s)
  • 15 Places You Should be Gathering Customer Feedback

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    tuckerleroy
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    In order to get the best possible insights from customers, you need to know where to look. There's no one guaranteed correct method you can use to gather feedback. Here, we compiled a list of 15 various places where you can gather valuable feedback from your customers.25 Vote(s)
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  • Franchise Legislation in US

    ChelseaLeigh
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Franchising is the practice of leasing for a certain period, the right to use a company's successful business model and brand. For the franchisor, the franchise is just another option for building chain stores to distribute goods that help in avoiding the investment and liability of a chain. The fr16 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Will.i.am Reveals Puls Smart Band, Bloggers Block & More

    Sian Phillips
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    In this latest #TYBCommunity round up we have a video interview with Will.i.am talking about his technology inventions including the new Puls Smart Band, how to defeat bloggers block, how brand should be treating their customers like partners, using images in your blog, Pinterest marketing, startin17 Vote(s)
  • How To Maximize Your Odds With A Part-time Startup

    martinzwilling
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Many experts will tell you that you can't succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more without a salary, fund the startup, and still feed the family. Thus I o16 Vote(s)
  • 12 High Paying Best Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers

    jitendravaswani
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Google AdSense has long since been the leader in web based marketing, however there are other money making programs which can fetch bloggers lot of money. Here is list of best 12 High Paying Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers.27 Vote(s)
  • LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter: Top Do’s and Don’ts

    centralpawebster
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    I was recently asked to contribute social networking tips for business professionals as a sidebar for an article in Women's Health Magazine. The issue won't hit the stands until March 2015, but it's a great time to share some of my tips here! 26 Vote(s)
 
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  • Real leadership is about accountability

    cendrinemedia
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In 2012, during the presidential debate in the U.S., a member of the KitchenAid's social media team forgot they were still logged into the company's Twitter handle while sending the message above. The company quickly caught and deleted the Tweet, then apologized:1 Vote(s)
  • Ask an Entrepreneur: Can I Really Start a Business in 30 Days?

    PASjonathan
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    I talked with entrepreneurs who have started in 30 days, those who tried, and those who are still in the midst of it! Read on for excellent advice and a few words of warning. And if you've got a burning question for them, go ahead and ask it in the comments!1 Vote(s)
  • Kevin Rose interviews Twitter Founder Biz Stone

    zubinkutar
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Watch Twitter founder Biz Stone talk about how he dropped out of high school to embark on an entrepreneur venture and how he created Twitter1 Vote(s)
  • Review: Happiness of Pursuit

    thursdayb
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Chris Guillebeau's third book, "The Happiness of Pursuit" is a perfect fit with the themes of his previous books. The logical progression of Guillebeau's books makes perfect sense.1 Vote(s)
  • Why You (STILL) Don\'t Have The Business You Want

    andreabolder
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Why You (STILL) Don't Have The Business You Want... You want to be wealthy, worry-free and wake up each morning knowing without a shadow of a doubt you're worthy of all the success you've created in your life. But why hasn't this happened yet???!!! Here's how to work through Why You (STILL) 1 Vote(s)
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  • 4 Must-See Movies for Entrepreneurs

    tabithajeannaylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Your parents were wrong: some movies are real. Even movies based on true stories have a tiny bit of fiction added to them for entertainment purposes, but there are many movies that have hit the big screens that have been based on a true story - and are entirely true.20 Vote(s)
  • Creating Your Own “Wasco Clown” with Guerrilla Marketing

    ShannonW
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    There's no denying that the Wasco Clown terrorizing California residents went viral fast. Learn how to create your own similar guerrilla marketing stunt. 18 Vote(s)
  • How to Avoid the Biggest Feedback Mistake of All Time

    Jed
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    So you've collected customer feedback - great! Congratulations, you are ahead of the overwhelming majority of small businesses. But your task isn't completed just yet. In fact, the most common mistake companies make in the customer feedback loop is not sharing the results with employees afterward.16 Vote(s)
  • A Quick and Dirty Guide to Google\'s Ranking Factors

    LisaBM
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    There are over 200 ranking factors, including a whole host of variables. We break down the ones we think are the most important.18 Vote(s)
  • Free Worksheet to Create Your Company\'s Unique Selling Proposition

    seltzer04
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    What makes your business unique and stand out from the competition? Your Unique Selling Proposition helps to differentiate your company and it should be used in all your marketing efforts. Before you start your annual market plan process, use this simple worksheet to zero in on your unique selli17 Vote(s)
 
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  • Marketing - Sell Benefits, Not Features

    DaveEdwards
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Selling features rather than benefits is without doubt one of the most common content and copywriting errors. Here's how you actually start converting your prospects.26 Vote(s)
  • 9 Free Copywriter Tips For You - Tweak Your Biz

    tiagonogueira
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Copywriting or Content Writing? What about FREE tips about how to be great in both?! Check this Article for #9-FREE TIPS20 Vote(s)
  • Should You Ignore TV Advertising For Your Business?

    Sian Phillips
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    By Martina Mercer Only a decade ago TV advertising was seen as the crème de la crème of marketing. You'd made it if your ad was on the TV and you could sit back and watch the money roll in. Even if your ad wasn't as iconic as Smash, Milk or Hovis it was still guaranteed (almost) to reach thou27 Vote(s)
  • 5 Ways Google Analytics Can Help To Increase Ad Revenues

    Sian Phillips
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    By Joydeep Bhattacharya Google Analytics is an awesome piece of software that lets you see what is happening on your website. We can use this data to optimize the site and make it user friendly in order to generate more profits.25 Vote(s)
  • A Deep Look into Product Listing Ads with Google #infographic

    SaadAhmadkhan
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    PLAs were the Google's largest growth product in 2013 and are continuing to grow at a rate this year. We have already written a few pieces on PLAs and what they can do for a brand. So croud has decided to put this handy infographic together to make everything you need to know about PLAs, a little s24 Vote(s)
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  • 15 Places You Should be Gathering Customer Feedback

    tuckerleroy
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    In order to get the best possible insights from customers, you need to know where to look. There's no one guaranteed correct method you can use to gather feedback. Here, we compiled a list of 15 various places where you can gather valuable feedback from your customers.25 Vote(s)
  • 5 Underused Customer Loyalty Strategies [video]

    maestro68
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Every entrepreneur knows how invaluable word of mouth is. But who's going to spread the love if you don't have customer loyalty? Ensuring repeat business is an often overlooked and under-appreciated task of chaotic small business owners. But when it comes to increasing sales, customer loyalty is17 Vote(s)
  • Everything Jeff Bezos (Amazon), knows about business success [video]

    michaelhartzell
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Started in his home, Jeff Bezos started a business and began to reach for his dream. In the video below he will tell his story about how it all began (which is very fun)17 Vote(s)
  • A Fast and Easy Way to Reward Your Regular Customers

    ShannonW
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Don't have a large budget? You might be surprised at how affordable and easy it is to show your regular customers how much you appreciate their loyalty.31 Vote(s)
  • The Benefits of Having a Refund Policy

    mattr
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    One of the most important things to consider when starting your own business is your legal obligations. There is more to running a business than just thinking up a business name and getting it registered with your statutory authority.25 Vote(s)
 
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  • 3 Direct Mail Flubs Costing You Big Bucks

    seltzer04
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    If you are planning to invest in direct mail here is some expert advice to follow so you can avoid some common mistakes that cost you money... and impact your ROI. You'll save money and maximize your results if you can manage to avoid these flubs...27 Vote(s)
  • Free, Easy Tools to Create and Share Infographics

    seltzer04
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Are you trying to create your first infographic and don't know where to start? Here are my favorite (FREE) tools to help you create and share an infographic with examples from one I recently made myself.23 Vote(s)
  • Steve Sipress on Direct Response Marketing Strategies [podcast]

    LimeWood
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I Love Marketing podcast: - How Steve went from hating his thankless job to hardly working at all and making more money (Steve also shares his first "light bulb moment" in direct response marketing). - Are you making this advertising mistake most business owners make? (Here's what to do instead19 Vote(s)
  • Don’t Build on Someone Else’s Land: Why Email Marketing is Hot Again

    seltzer04
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Many businesses simply abandoned developing an email marketing strategy in favor of contacting customers and prospects directly on social media... The problem is that businesses spent a lot of time and energy building up their presence on these social media sites that they do not own or control. 20 Vote(s)
  • Does Your Business Have Swag?

    PASjonathan
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Whether you plan to give out freebies at the next trade show you attend, or want to give your employees some logo-clad apparel to wear around and promote your business, we compiled a list of affordable places to buy promotional items for your company.20 Vote(s)
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  • 12 High Paying Best Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers

    jitendravaswani
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Google AdSense has long since been the leader in web based marketing, however there are other money making programs which can fetch bloggers lot of money. Here is list of best 12 High Paying Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers.27 Vote(s)
  • Negotiating the murky waters of local SEO

    DaveEdwards
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    For accountants, solicitors, dentists, shops, hotels and other such local businesses, a healthy search ranking plays a huge part in determining current and future success. But a few years back, SEO appeared so much more simple. For many businesses, ranking in Google was much easier than today...25 Vote(s)
  • B2B vs B2C Content Marketing - Any Differences?

    BeyondBacklinks
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    I wrote an article on the differences between b2b and b2c in content marketing, as well as their similarities. I hope you will find it interesting.25 Vote(s)
  • What Ecommerce Trends Can Elevate Your Online Customer Traffic?

    sudeep
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    With the ever growing percentage rate of online products, retailers are trying to find out new ways to increase their marketing strategies that would help them get the maximum profit outcome. With 2014 reaching its end, researchers have discovered business firms adopting different techniques, t16 Vote(s)
  • The top 15 marketing mistakes I’ve made (part 4 of 5)

    ScottDudley
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    So, we're nearly there. On the home stretch now. But I had someone ask me why there was only 3 points made yesterday. Just so everybody is aware, I'm listing 3 "crucial marketing mistakes I've made" each day of this week... which is a total of 15. (3 x 5 =15 agreed?)21 Vote(s)
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  • The Complete Noob Guide to Ghostwriting

    amabaie
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    When you have a story to tell or ideas to express, getting them down on paper is key to spreading the word. This is true for those who have a message to share, story to tell or product to sell. Businesses and people alike have content that needs to be written from time-to-time, but when they're una33 Vote(s)
  • How to Use Mobile Video to Help Grow Your Small Business

    smpayton
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Mobile video is a fabulous tool to help you make customers happier and keep coming back. Here's what you need to know.18 Vote(s)
  • Safety Saves More than Lives, it Saves Your Company Money

    ChelseaLeigh
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Worker's Compensation claims cost companies millions every year, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Throw in injured customer compensation, employee down time, equipment and facility damage costs, and legal fees and unnecessary accidents prove to be very costly to any business. These costs ca17 Vote(s)
  • Why Building Relationships Is THE Most Important Thing In Blogging

    Richard Martin
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Relationships are important in ANY business. The type of relationship, and who the relationship is with may vary depending on the type of business, but one thing is for sure; without them, you aren't going to get far. Here is why you should be concentrating on building relationships in your blog24 Vote(s)
  • 10 Posts to Help You Write a Press Release

    smpayton
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Learn everything from how to write a press release to how to pitch a journalist in a single post. Right here.20 Vote(s)
 
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  • Why, How, Who, When, And What

    dabrock
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    There's a huge difference between what our customers go through to buy and what most sales people do in trying to sell those customers. It's this difference that causes much of the disconnect between customers and sales people. It's recognizing this difference and engaging customers in their enti26 Vote(s)
  • Sorry But Your New Is Not That New

    SellBetter
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Everything new is old again, seriously, no one has sold that way since last year, it's time to change, or you may the next new.19 Vote(s)
  • 6 Nifty Invoicing Solutions for Small Business

    stillwagon428
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Invoicing and accounting solutions specifically designed for freelancers and small businesses have grown in popularity over the last few years. Let's have a look at the ones that are currently ruling the roost.20 Vote(s)
  • The 7 Steps of the Buying Process

    nicolemunoz
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Every single customer of yours has at one point gone through each of the 7 buying cycle stages. Learn how to attract customers!25 Vote(s)
  • 12 Secrets to A+ Customer Service

    tuckerleroy
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    You can't run a successful business without happy customers. And while it may be impossible to please everyone all the time, there are some actionable techniques you can use to significantly improve customer satisfaction.22 Vote(s)
 
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  • Top Startup Mistakes: Not Properly Handling Money - CateCosta.com

    CateCosta
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make over and over again is making a complete mess of the company's money. You would think we would all understand how important money management is given that a business exists to make money, yet we all too easily let things slide that we shouldn't or 25 Vote(s)
  • The Number One Reason Most Startups Fail

    seo786
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Tech startups fail for many different reasons. But some recent research suggests that there's one overwhelmingly simple reason that leads to nearly half of these tech startup failures.23 Vote(s)
  • From ApplePay to AppleCurrency?

    lyceum
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    My friend Stefan Engeseth has written a thought provoking piece on Apple. "Apple has created a shopping system of products where everything is connected. The problem for Apple is that the demand they create is bigger than what Apple can provide with products (money paid for complimented product23 Vote(s)
  • Are Money Worries Keeping You Up at Night?

    Rieva Lesonsky
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Business owners have a lot on their plates, and keeping their businesses in the black is one of the biggest. Here's how to alleviate your top 5 money worries.32 Vote(s)
  • 4 Ways to Secure Funding for Your Startup

    smpayton
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking for a cash infusion? You've got several options. Consider them all before making your decision.21 Vote(s)
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  • How Kickstarter Creators Dig For Ideas While Raising Money

    thursdayb
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    For some projects, it's not just about raising cash. Hardware creators on Kickstarter are looking for ideas, too...23 Vote(s)
  • More Than 15 Small Business Funding Resources for You

    stillwagon428
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Most small business owners can identify with the challenges of getting financing for their business or funding for a new product. There's no short, easy road to funding, most of the time, but these small business funding resources can help.20 Vote(s)
  • How To Apply For A Business Loan - Tweak Your Biz

    businesstrader
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    When a business opens its doors for the first time, it uses financing it received from a variety of sources.26 Vote(s)
  • How to Compile a Crowdfunding Mailing List

    sjekic
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    A common piece of advice marketers give to campaigns is to assemble a crowdfunding mailing list. Doing so opens communication between projector creators and their backers, making it easy to inform said supporters of the campaign's progress and developments. Gathering hundreds of email addresses, ho21 Vote(s)
  • Crowdfunding Essentials What Crowdfunding Model Is Best For You?

    sjekic
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Wrapping up 2012, five hundred and thirty-six active portals existed worldwide, a number that has since skyrocketed due to an enormous amount of media attention and a Western push towards equity crowdfunding. Compared to 2004, for instance, crowdfunding-related headlines appear 9,990% more often to22 Vote(s)
 
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  • Franchise Legislation in US

    ChelseaLeigh
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Franchising is the practice of leasing for a certain period, the right to use a company's successful business model and brand. For the franchisor, the franchise is just another option for building chain stores to distribute goods that help in avoiding the investment and liability of a chain. The fr16 Vote(s)
  • Narrowing Down Your Options in the Sea of Franchise Opportunities

    franpro
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    18 Vote(s)
  • Franchise Opportunities: Opening A UPS Store

    franpro
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    There's certainly no shortage of franchise opportunities being offered these days.But, how many franchise business opportunities have the brand power of The UPS Store®? 20 Vote(s)
  • Tubby\'s Sub Sandwich Shop May Need PR Help

    franpro
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Healthy foods are getting more and more ink-and more and more popular. It seems that's what people want these days. More and more food franchises are offering healthy choices on their menus. But, if your franchises' name is "Tubby's" how is that going to work out?19 Vote(s)
  • Yum! Brands Made A Mistake: And?

    franpro
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    So, they made a mistake. Lots of companies do. Some franchisors do. Humans do. So, why is Yum! Brands- a huge franchise company, getting called out so much for their mistake? You Do know about this, right? 24 Vote(s)
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  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Will.i.am Reveals Puls Smart Band, Bloggers Block & More

    Sian Phillips
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    In this latest #TYBCommunity round up we have a video interview with Will.i.am talking about his technology inventions including the new Puls Smart Band, how to defeat bloggers block, how brand should be treating their customers like partners, using images in your blog, Pinterest marketing, startin17 Vote(s)
  • 5 Tips for Writing for a Specific Target Audience

    erikemanuelli
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The fastest way to the blog cemetery is to write a nondescript, vague blog that has no focus, no central theme, and no specific audience. Once you have your main concept in place, the next most important step is to determine for whom you're writing your content.20 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: 450,000 Facebook Likes In A Year Plus More - Tweak Your Biz

    Sian Phillips
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In this latest #TYBCommunity post we have how a business gained nearly 450,000 likes in one year, wrong advice for twitter marketing, lots of content marketing strategy, social media marketing, repurposing blog content, strengths and weaknesses from Richard Branson and lots more. Read on to find ou18 Vote(s)
  • Tips to Give a More Professional Tone to Your Writing

    erikemanuelli
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    In order to look "professional", you should always observe some simple rules. In this post you can read six tips on how to create professional content, to keep in mind when you are going to write for a blog or for any other online or offline platform.19 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Blog Post Ideas, Content Marketing Lessons & More - Tweak Your Biz

    Sian Phillips
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    In this latest #TYBCommunity round-up we have posts about searching for blog ideas, who's using social networks, content marketing lessons, get more email subscribers, press releases, effective linkedin engagement, the future of retail and lots more. Read on to find out how you can contribute and h23 Vote(s)
 
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  • #TYBtop10: The 10 Types Of Nightmare Bosses

    nialldevitt
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    I've been lucky to have some great bosses over the years (hat-tip to Anita) but I've also had some really bad ones. Dealing with difficult or nightmare bosses can be both physically and emotionally draining and unfortunately it can also have a direct impact on your career and your effectiveness. 20 Vote(s)
  • 5 Tips for Developing a Company Culture

    ivanpw
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    We spoke to a number of startup CEOs and asked what the most important part of the company culture is. Here is what they had to say.19 Vote(s)
  • Top 5 things business owners need to know (but don\'t)

    devan
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    There are SO many things we need to know as a business owner so we can effectively manage and lead our company. But there are a few things that most business owners DON'T know, but reallyyyyy need to.20 Vote(s)
  • 5 Small Business Management Lessons Learned While Coaching Kids

    maplesummit
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    While I was building my business, I also coached my kids' soccer team for eight years. I discovered some things coaching that worked just as well when managing a growing business. Here are my 5 small business management lessons.16 Vote(s)
  • 12 Things Bob\'s Burgers Taught Us About Business

    inventoryninja
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    If you want to learn more about business, you could always go back to school and get your MBA or thumb through a copy of Entrepreneur and see what the Mark Zuckerberg's of the world have to say. If neither of those options sound appealing, then look no further than your own personal Netflix acco28 Vote(s)
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  • How can I Get the Team to Work Together?

    CorporateCoachG
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Does your team sometimes not work well together? Do they sometimes fail to work as a cooperative unit and therefore lose some of their productive capacity? You need to find ways to bring the team together around a common frame of reference that will act to bind the team together. But what is the17 Vote(s)
  • Top Startup Mistakes: Screwing Up Hiring - CateCosta.com

    CateCosta
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    When you're building a business, your team is everything. Who you hire will make or break your success. A great hire can add incredible value to your company and free you up to focus on your real strengths while a bad hire can tank your business by costing you time, money, and customers. That's why22 Vote(s)
  • 5 Reasons Your Small Business’ Human Resources Department is Failing

    inventoryninja
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    5 Reasons Your Small Business' Human Resources Department is Failing. Back in the day, human resources was referred to as personnel. Personnel handled all aspects of employee management-from hiring to firing to payroll. Unfortunately, in too many small businesses, the human resources department fai21 Vote(s)
  • Empower Your Employees: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees In Ways They Value [podcast]

    lyceum
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Empower Your Employees is the third category in my book titled Employee Recognition: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. As a noun, empower is defined as giving the authority or power to reach their goals or enabling someone to do what's needed. A third definition is strengthen 21 Vote(s)
  • How Negative Online Company Reviews Can Impact Your Business And Recruiting - Forbes

    sh4ddai
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Job candidates have never been in a better position to research potential employers, and employees have never been more empowered to spill it all when it comes to reviewing their current workplace. Sites like Glassdoor, Vault and CareerLeak give interview candidates and employees the unprecedented 27 Vote(s)
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  • 3 steps for effective social media marketing strategy

    tathan
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    I have remembered my first training class for swimming it was really amazing and thrilling experience for me. I have to jump in the pool for the first time with no idea what to do. My friends were swimming well as they all knew the techniques and day to day practices that go with swimming. I saw re16 Vote(s)
  • 7 Strategies for Coming Up With Your Best Ideas Yet

    ivanpw
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Seven strategies business leaders can use to tap into their critical thinking powers to make better-informed decisions.19 Vote(s)
  • Defragging Your Culture: Lessons from Google & Eric Schmidt

    KatieSimpson89
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Google is known as the biggest search giant in the world. But they also quietly revolutionized startup culture. Read on to find out how.18 Vote(s)
  • 5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business

    CateCosta
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The effort required to launch a new venture can seem daunting. Of course, specifics vary based on the type of business you're establishing; manufacturers face unique challenges, as do retailers and consulting firms. But once you have your concept and your finances in line, there are some basics tha18 Vote(s)
  • Take Advantage of a New Trend: Big Business Looks to Small to Innovate

    PASjonathan
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    An increasing number of big companies are hiring small businesses to help them develop innovative products, processes and procedures. If your company is an innovator, you may be able to team up with larger firms to grow your business much more rapidly.18 Vote(s)
 
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  • Are You a Benefit to Your Network?

    Debra Kaye
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Value your contacts and they will value you. Entrepreneurs swear by their connections. But sometimes they swear at them as well.19 Vote(s)
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    highperformance
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Goals give a direction, a purpose, to everything that you do. Without them you are just aimlessly jumping from task to task and that can only lead to overwhelm, dissatisfaction and lack of success. However, simply setting goals is not enough! You need to set the RIGHT goals for yourself. 17 Vote(s)
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    KatieSimpson89
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    For over 40 hours, I took a trian across the United States. What I found there surprised me and changed my views on productivity.18 Vote(s)
  • Find a Mentor if You Want to Be a Great Entrepreneur!

    ivanpw
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Finding and mirroring a successful mentor in the area you want to excel in puts you on the fast-track to wear you want to end up in life.17 Vote(s)
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    highperformance
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    How well you've mastered the skill of how to stay focused on the task at hand is going to determine your level of success. If you are able to stay focused at work, or at school, and on your goals, you'll be productive, you'll get things done and you'll reach your goals in record time. Unfortunately22 Vote(s)
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  • The State Of Business Today With Tom Peters [podcast]

    lyceum
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    I love Tom Peters. I've declared it before and it's true. So, this is a total fanboy moment for me. A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to up the quality of conversation on this podcast. At the same time, I realized that there are a handful of my true idols that I've always either been s24 Vote(s)
  • Don\'t Buy Into Fauxsumerism [video]

    centrifugePR
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Elliott takes a hard look at the culture of "fauxsumerism," the act of looking but never buying. Join Elliott in his Fantasy Shopping League, and comment below on what your dream purchase would be. 24 Vote(s)
  • #TYBtop10: The Most Popular Tweak Your Biz Articles During August, 2014 - Tweak Your Biz

    nialldevitt
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    Vetting an SEO agency, persuasive web design, going green, using stickers and decals for branding, content marketing for the Millennial generation, stand-out business cards, when is your website in need of a makeover? Online shopping websites, innovative marketing for small business and can C-suite23 Vote(s)
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    jonnyross
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    This month has been an extremely interesting one for the world of SEO. First came the announcement from Google that they will begin ranking websites higher if they use HTTPS. Secondly, it seems the debate on follow/nofollow links has reached a peak with many calling for the buying and selling of th25 Vote(s)
  • Watch out for Apples [podcast]

    lyceum
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    Lotta Gergils Aston and I are talking about the Apple event on September 9, launching e.g., a new way of payment via the smarthphone and a watch with health and fitness parameters. FYI: This podcast is recorded with Audioboo's iPhone app and RØDE's smartLav microphone.20 Vote(s)
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  • Is Minimalist Web Design Poised to Rule the Online Future?

    imwilliamjohnson
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    You are trying hard. You have created a website. You are posting contents on a regular basis. But that's only a small part.20 Vote(s)
  • 2015: The Year of Business Productivity Software

    ivanpw
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Business Productivity Software, or BPS, is a new approach for integrating systems, people, and business processes. 2015 will be the year of BPS.27 Vote(s)
  • The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

    CateCosta
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. Juggling so many tasks can be daunting and lead to a lot of stress17 Vote(s)
  • Why Tech Companies Need to Choose the Right Business Structure

    smpayton
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    If you run a tech company, think carefully about what your business structure should be. You've got several options, but only a few protect your assets.18 Vote(s)
  • AppleCurrency with Steve Jobs on the coin

    lyceum
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Here is a prediction by my friend, Stefan Engeseth: "I predict that Apple will introduce their own currency a year after their launch of ApplePay. With the new AppleCurrency Apple can make cash on the demand. Today their brand does not live up to its demand. Apple has created a shopping syste22 Vote(s)
 
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  • Tips and Tools for a Productive Blogging Workflow

    Ileane
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Professional blogger Sharon Hurley Hall shares her best tips and tools for an efficient blogging workflow that lets her produce hundreds of posts every year.32 Vote(s)
  • 5 Asset Management Best Practices

    inventoryninja
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Managing fixed assets is a challenge that grows exponentially as your company grows. If you've been charged with tracking fixed assets, you'll find that you need to be exceptionally conscientious and dedicated. As you undoubtedly know, any challenges in fixed asset tracking could potentially lead t37 Vote(s)
  • Are You Wasting Your 404 Page?

    jonmikelbailey
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    What is a 404 Page? You've seen them plenty of times. They're the pages you land on when you've entered a web address incorrectly or gone to a page that has been removed. They can be boring, like this one… Bad-Boring-404-Page Quite frustrating really. You're hoping to get some information 28 Vote(s)
  • The Audacity of Audacity

    ryanwtracey
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Use it to turn the Subject Matter Experts in your organization from zero to hero in a few clicks.24 Vote(s)
  • Making The Most Of Your Time With Online Collaboration Tools

    Sian Phillips
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    By Lorna Love Companies from around the world are constantly searching for ways to help increase the productivity of their employees. Online collaboration tools make it possible for teams to work collectively on projects either in real-time (synchronously) or at their convenience (asynchronously25 Vote(s)
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  • How To Maximize Your Odds With A Part-time Startup

    martinzwilling
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Many experts will tell you that you can't succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more without a salary, fund the startup, and still feed the family. Thus I o16 Vote(s)
  • Twitter Founder Ev Williams\' Formula To Build A Billion-Dollar Company

    rvarshneya
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Twitter's founder Evan Williams would have you believe the formula is quite simple. He spoke to tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon where he revealed the secret formula for getting rich online.20 Vote(s)
  • Ten Rules For Business Success Survive A Century

    martinzwilling
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    In this world of constant change, new technologies, and a thousand cultures, it's evident and somehow comforting to me that the basic rules for business prosperity really haven't changed in the last hundred years. Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved.28 Vote(s)
  • Public Company Executives Rarely Adapt To A Startup

    martinzwilling
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Mid-level or even top executives who "grew up" in large companies often look with envy at startups, and dream of how easy it must be running a small organization, where you can see the whole picture and it appears you have total control. In reality, very few executives or professional stars from la18 Vote(s)
  • This 13-year-old CEO Pitches the Shark Tank and Gets The Rare 3 Offers: Watch and Learn How He is Doing it - Biz Epic

    ivanpw
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    The 13-year-old Noah Cahoon, CEO of Paper Box Pilots, gets the attention from Shark Tank investors Kevin OLeary, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec.21 Vote(s)
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