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5 Principles of Small Business Success — Straight from the Masters

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

When it comes to running successful businesses, few people have made their mark on the world the way that Jack Canfield, Dale Carnegie, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, and Timothy Ferriss have.  In addition to accumulating wealth, these intelligent businessmen are known worldwide for their leadership skills and influence.  The lessons they've learned along the way [...]

5 Small Businesses That Offer Awesome Employee Perks

Posted In SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

A good salary is great. Free stuff is even better. By offering employees additional perks above and beyond the usual benefits, employers accomplish a number of things, changing the climate of the job, keeping employees happier, and cutting down on costly turnover. Perks also increase productivity and decrease absences: When employees feel valued, they tend [...]
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7 Small Businesses You Can Start in Your Living Room

Posted In MONEY

Got that entrepreneurial itch but don’t know what to do with it?  Consider launching a business that you can run right from your living room. Just because you start a company doesn't mean you have to rent an office and put a sign out front. In fact, according to Business.gov, "Over half of all U.S. [...]
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5 Free iPhone Applications for Small Business

Posted In TECHNOLOGY

You don’t have to pay a dime to take advantage of all the great iPhone applications available through iTunes; there are plenty of free apps available that can help your business succeed. From paying bills to signing contracts, there's almost nothing your iPhone can’t do. Here are a few of our favorite free business applications [...]
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5 Ways to Bring Creativity Into Your Work Day

Posted In TRENDS

Even the leftiest-brained thinkers can use a jolt of creativity every now and then.  Author and creative consultant Edward de Bono has said, “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”  His theory [...]
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Five Ways to Make Your Handmade Items Stand Out in a Crowd

Posted In MARKETING

Etsy, the world’s biggest handmade marketplace on the net, has over seven million registered users and many, like you, are small business owners. It isn’t easy to stand out in a crowd of sellers stemming from all corners of the globe, but if you don’t find a way to set yourself apart, someone else will. [...]

10 Must-Have Business Books

Posted In INNER CIRCLE

A well-written business book is a valuable resource that can help you solve problems, manage your customers and employees better, and provide you with advice about everything from legal issues to taxes to social media. While thousands of authors claim to know the secrets of success, sometimes their writing can get a little heavy-handed.  Don't [...]
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How Employee Recognition Programs Can Help Your Business

Posted In EMPLOYEES

Hiring exceptional employees isn't easy. Keeping them is even tougher. As an employer, it is your responsibility to identify high achievers and reward them appropriately. Employee recognition programs can help encourage workers and motivate them to be their personal best. Recognizing employees can help your business in all kinds of ways, from increasing attendance to [...]
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