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15 Questions That Win New Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Work these questions into your customer conversations and you'll find out everything you need to know. What do you like best about your job?

How To Get Photographic Memory Instantly

Mike Michalowicz

Before you read this post I need you to make me a promise. OK, OK, it’s a big promise. Ready? Here We Go. Do you have a photographic memory? Shoe.

Afraid to Start Up? Conquer Those Fears

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The No. 1 factor that prevents entrepreneurs from starting a new company or meeting goals is fear. Simple ways to check your fears at the door.

Why MANY smart people defend themselves aggressively

Life Beyond Code

The question: Have you seen any of your smart people defending them or their actions aggressively? The person really believed in what he said.

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5 Reasons to Stop Checking Facebook at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A handful of studies confirm what you likely already suspected: Your Facebook habit is hurting you--in more ways than one. Are you bored?

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2 Words of advice for new and serial entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Make your dreams a reality ! I do not know anyone that ever dreamed of going to work to make minimum wage. Later, you become excited about business.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said 3D printing could spur a U.S.-based based manufacturing revolution. ”

5 Tips for Writing Survey Questions that Don’t Yield Statistical Garbage

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Josh Pigford – Enjoy! Think First, Ask Second. Ratings vs. Rankings.

Can't Focus at Work? Your Diet May Be to Blame

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Three simple tips to boost your energy at the office. I recently worked with an entrepreneur named Ned, who made it a habit to skip breakfast. Muffins?

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Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - DShen's Blogs


In two past posts, I talked about doing due diligence on startups.

An Acquisition Without the Acrimony?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lots of acquisitions lead to redundancies, lay-offs, and ultimately unhappy marriages. But they don't have to be that way. But not always.

Love Your Customers More Than They Love Themselves

Mike Michalowicz

Quick. Think of the plumbing business. What comes to mind? Exposed butt cracks or a company doing some twenty-odd million dollars in business. Got it?

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3 Tips For a Healthy Hiring Process

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring people that are not the right fit for your company is akin to catching a cold. OtterBox was No. 75 on the 2012 Inc. It's sort of like flying.

Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office


by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources. Computer Network/Servers.

6 Reasons to Use Crowdsourcing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Having difficulty coming up with a new idea or content? Here are six reasons to try crowdsourcing. There was one problem. The service is easy to use.

The makings of a successful subscription ecommerce business

The Equity Kicker

Subscription ecommerce has become quite a hot business model over the past couple of years, perhaps reaching peak hotness 6-12 months ago.

3 Social Media Lessons From Marco Rubio's Awkward Televised Water Grab

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's what Poland Spring got right--and wrong--when its bottle landed in a viral video. You live in a real-time marketing world.

The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars

Duct Tape Marketing

Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret.

5 Rules to Survive Office Romances

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You'll be hard-pressed to extinguish office romances. Here's how to ignore them (and why you want to). They are right about all of this, of course.

Five Common Employment Fouls And How To Prevent Them


by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. No matter what size your business is, having a defined human resources department and code of conduct is necessary.

3 Lies That May Bring Down Our Economy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From education to housing, it's time to call B.S. on the widely-cited myths that have the power to take down our next generation.

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Get Good at What You Love and the Money Will Follow

Duct Tape Marketing

You’ve certainly heard all the talk about the need for passion in your work. Never forget this in your search for work that feeds your passion!

A Surprising Antidote to Procrastination

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you find yourself putting things off, the culprit may be a weak sense of identity rather than a weak will. A Sense of Self Timothy A.

5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business


by David Bakke. Buy Used. Consider buying used computer equipment and furniture to outfit your office. Trade Your Services. Market for Free.

Maker's Mark Dabbles in Diluting Its Brand

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The bourbon distillery offers a perfect case study in how to anger your biggest fans: Take the product they love and water it down--literally.

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The Argus-IS super camera Filming the Giant Squid Unilever: Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc. 5000 company Northern States Metals, says Youngstown, Ohio is poised to change manufacturing forever.

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QR Codes Fail: Online Customer Contract Flawed

Immersive Web

Immersive Web “When 29-year-old manufacturing worker Michael Hellesen sees a Quick Response code around his hometown of Racine, Wis., E-Commerc

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Buyers Will Line Up for This Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's one business model that can greatly increase the amount your company is worth. How often do your customers come back to you? 80-90%: Excellent.

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring as a Small Business

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Regardless of your size, recruiting well is a very challenging job. Unfortunately, it gets harder as the size of the company becomes smaller.

Wage Wars: Weighing an Increase to Minimum Wage

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The data is mixed, but a minimum wage increase may not be as bad for your business as you think. The data is mixed. this year. later this year.

The Customer Contract: QR Codes Fading into Oblivion

Immersive Web

Immersive Web “When 29-year-old manufacturing worker Michael Hellesen sees a Quick Response code around his hometown of Racine, Wis., E-Commerc

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Report: Start-ups Hiring Like Crazy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The problem? Finding and keeping qualified applicants. Check out the most recent data. in the software, life science, hardware, and clean-tech sectors.

Stockholm-Based Truecaller Adds Name Search, Has 11 Million Users


Stockholm-based Truecaller is solidifying themselves as a full-featured crowdsourced phonebook after the announcement of their new Name Lookup feature.