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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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    7 Steps to Better Business Writing

    by on November 7, 2013

    You probably wouldn’t be where you are today without a certain command of the English language and an ability to communicate well. Yet you should always strive to make your business writing as clear, as persuasive, and as memorable as it can be. Follow these…

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    Small Business Employment Drops for Fourth Consecutive Month

    by on October 30, 2013

    Both small business employment and per-business revenue dropped in the last month, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes, which were released today. October employment saw a slight decline of 0.06 percent, while September small…

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  • Why It Pays to Hire [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on October 30, 2013

    More and more small businesses are realizing that they can’t do everything on their own, and sure enough hiring among small business owners is on the rise, jumping from 21 percent of SBOs in 2012 to 24 percent this year. All told, small businesses created 380,…

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    Get the Most Out of Your Creative Thinkers

    by on October 29, 2013

    The best work comes from teamwork, right? It’s a concept that’s been drilled into our heads since grammar school. But, as it turns out, it’s not always true.

    In her book Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration, Kellogg School of…

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    Getting the Right Employees: The Key Points Every Job Description Should Have

    by on October 25, 2013

    Having trouble finding the right employees to help expand your business? You may be turning off prospective new hires by filling your job posts with jargon and unclear expectations.

    “People forget that job descriptions are essentially an ad,” says Jamie S…

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    2 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity

    by on October 24, 2013

    When it comes to achieving business success, creativity may be more important than rigor, discipline, integrity, and even vision. So how, as an entrepreneur, do you keep your creative juices flowing day in and day out? And how do you encourage your employees …

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