Lee Polevoi

Lee Polevoi

Lee Polevoi is an award-winning business writer specializing in the challenges and opportunities facing small business. He is former Senior Writer at Vistage International, a global membership organization of CEOs.

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    Strategies for Sticking to Your Small-Business Resolutions

    by on December 13, 2013

    So 2014 is the year you’ve vowed to (finally) stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Congratulations!

    Maybe it’s time to retool your customer-service operations, revamp your employee-retention strategy, or rethink a product or service based on external f…

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    Tips for Spotting Fake Reviews of Your Business

    by on December 4, 2013

    Americans trust online reviews of products and businesses a lot.

    According to findings by Forrester Research, 70 percent of U.S. adults online take to heart the recommendations they get from friends and family members. What’s more, 55 percent value professi…

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    Affordable Care Act Online Enrollment Delayed for Small Businesses

    by on December 3, 2013

    The Obama administration last week announced a one-year delay for some small businesses planning to buy health insurance coverage online for their employees. In the meantime, instead of applying for policies via the problem-plagued government website, Healthc…

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    7 Tips for Effective Time Management

    by on November 21, 2013

    Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business. Yet there are never more than 24 hours in a day. Some entrepreneurs respond to this fact of life with focus and purpose. Others freak out.

    Are you in the latter group? You don’t have …

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    9 Tips for More Productive Meetings

    by on November 13, 2013

    A meeting is a terrible thing to waste.

    There’s no quicker way to sap morale and productivity than by convening a meeting that fails to produce results. On the other hand, efficient meetings can spark creativity, fuel ground-breaking ideas, and prompt m…

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    How Better Listening Makes You a Better Leader

    by on November 7, 2013

    In an era of continuous sound bites and instant messaging, the ability to listen well is in danger of becoming a lost art. More importantly, for many frenetic business owners, listening feels like a passive activity that’s not useful or worth indulging. T…

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    Anticipate and Overcome Barriers to Sales

    by on November 6, 2013

    What’s stopping you from selling more of your products or services?

    People typically decide against purchases based on price, perceived value (or lack thereof), and similar factors. So, we suspect that you and your sales team already have reasonable tactic…

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    Strategies for Expanding Your Business

    by on October 31, 2013

    So you’re thinking about expanding your small business. Congratulations! That means you’re doing well enough to consider tackling new challenges and opportunities. At the same time, you need to make well-informed strategic decisions before you take such …

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