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    Small Business Insights From Fictional Characters

    by on April 21, 2015

    It’s said that all good fiction is just philosophy in disguise. This can also apply to bad fiction. Either way, we can certainly learn some valuable small-business lessons from the example of fictional characters.
    Samuel Vimes
    Sam Vimes is the captain of the…

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    4 Ways to Develop and Maintain a Clear Vision for Your Business

    by on April 1, 2015

    For 20 years, Ed Basler (pictured) has been the CEO of EJ Basler Company, the precision machining company his father founded. As the president of Fresh Eyes Coaching, he advises other small business owners as well. He’s parlayed his experience into the book Th…

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    How To “Commit” and Accomplish Your Business Goals

    by on March 20, 2015

    You want to accomplish a goal. Maybe that goal is to increase sales, launch a new product, or earn more income. The thought is both invigorating and intimidating. So what can you do to make sure those goals make it from the drawing board to success story?

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    Top 6 Small Business Podcasts to Learn as You Go

    by on March 20, 2015

    Sometimes it seems as though podcasts were invented with small-business owners in mind: They provide free, on-point information you can absorb while commuting, running errands, or working out at the gym. Since the biggest time-consumption challenge with this n…

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    Small Business Failure Rates: An Optimist’s View

    by on March 6, 2015

    The internet is full of depressing statistics about the failure rates of small businesses. But I’d like to offer an alternative view, one based on my real-life experience in the real world, which is considerably more hopeful than those stats would lead you t…

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    Paying Yourself First: 4 Ways to Wisely Invest Your Time

    by on March 6, 2015

    You already know how to calculate return on Investment (ROI) for the money you spend in your business. It’s a key technique for making certain you use your financial resources in the right place. You can measure ROI for things like online marketing and confe…

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    What Small Business Owners Can Learn From House of Cards

    by on February 26, 2015

    Tomorrow, the third season of the Kevin Spacey vehicle House of Cards on Netflix will drop and the internet will be abuzz with discussion, gossip, and general fandom about the show that proved internet television could afford big-name talent. Whether you …

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    The Simple Art of Failure: How Startups Turn Losing Into Winning

    by on February 17, 2015

    A quarter of all new U.S. businesses fail in their first year, and 44% have called it a day by the end of the business’ third year, according to research published by Statistics Brain. However, more than ever before, entrepreneurs are galvanized by the pr…

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