Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Brandi-Ann Uyemura writes from her home in Hawaii. She specializes in writing that heals and inspires others on a range of topics. She has a MA in Counseling Psychology, writes for print publications and websites, and is currently undertaking fiction.

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    3 Ways to Take Advantage of Group Influence in Your Business

    by on April 3, 2015

    Have you considered group influence as a contributor to your business’ success? A study [PDF] submitted to the 2008 International Conference on Information Systems found a strong relationship between group cohesion and productivity. The closer your team is, …

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    3 Ways to Prevent Stress From Financially Hurting Your Business

    by on February 10, 2015

    Stress can have serious impact on your physical and emotional health — but it can also have a significant effect on the financial health of your business. Unresolved stress can indirectly lead to extraneous costs, including everything from increased short-te…

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    Why Grammar Is Still King for Business

    by on January 6, 2015

    Despite the preponderance of abbreviated words and lack of punctuation in a world of texting and tweeting, for businesses it’s still important to maintain correct grammar and spelling in all communications. Social media has changed the way we communicate,…

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    Social Media Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

    by on December 1, 2014

    Social media can be a double-edged sword for businesses. Using it intelligently can help you engage with customers on a level that other marketing tactics can’t match. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be strategic — and judicious — about what you say and …

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    How to Borrow Money from Friends and Family

    by on September 30, 2014

    Millions of businesses pop up across the U.S. each year. But starting a new business is expensive and beyond the financial means of many. How do innovative entrepreneurs get the money to fund their dreams? Surprisingly, friends and family are the main funding …

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    5 Costly Spending Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    by on September 15, 2014

    Marketing strategies, new equipment, and educational courses seem like practical purchases for a new business. But do you really need them? When you’re on a shoestring budget, extra expenses can drive your startup into the ground. Here are five costly mistak…

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    4 Ways to Utilize a Mobile POS System

    by on August 21, 2014

    Small businesses are no longer chained to their front counters to process customer transactions. While big, bulky terminals are still common, mobile credit-card readers that attach to smartphones and tablets are increasingly replacing old-school terminals on s…

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    Kelli Ellis on Designing an Ideal Office Space

    by on June 9, 2014

    Kelli Ellis, an interior designer turned TV celebrity, is an expert in design psychology. She wrote the book Do I Look Skinny in This House? after years of consulting with clients. She was nominated as Remarkable Woman of the Year by the National Association …

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