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What’s your Network IQ? If you’re an entrepreneur, then you know what it’s like to receive unsolicited advice. Your family, customers, friends, vendors, and the guy next to you in the grocery store line are all willing to offer you … Continue reading

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Most entrepreneurs run a very tight business, keeping the administrative costs as low as possible and devoting all their funds to the marketing and product development side of their business. This is the right thing to do. But administrative tasks … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I even have to say this, but . . . Now that the election is over and we are all moving forward with our lives, I just have to call out one form of business owner behavior … Continue reading

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Better Feedback Means Better Productivity and Higher Morale Engaging in effective communication is one of the most important – and difficult – things for a team to do. Communication becomes particularly difficult when we need to give feedback of an … Continue reading

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If your business fitness approach is to stick your toe in the water here and there to see if anything works, you’re just delaying the inevitable. Treat your business regimen as if you are training to defend your life, and you won’t be outrun, outgunned, or outmaneuvered when challengers come to call. Continue reading

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if you understand the inputs and outputs of a business, you can make intelligent decisions about how much and where to allocate your funds and your time. Continue reading

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Any conversation about religion, politics, or divisive social issues between employer and employee can become a form of abuse due to the imbalance of power and the implied threat of job stability to the subordinate. If you want to maintain a creative and harmonious workplace, leave the proselytizing at home. Continue reading

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There are similarities. The smart companies across industries are evaluating means to reduce their costs, maintain brand, marketing and sales focus, and increase customer value. Savvy operators have switched from a quarterly/monthly financial evaluation strategy to a monthly/weekly financial evaluation strategy. Even the folks who don’t care much for reading are watching the financial and business news every day. Continue reading

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I’m a big fan of consultants, and not just because I launched a consulting firm this year. I’ve hired consultants often throughout my years as a chief executive at several large firms, and have found their assistance to be invaluable. … Continue reading

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