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Server Rooms And The Importance Of Staying Cool

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Professionals working with computers are constantly aware of the challenges associated with maintaining these servers and keeping them cool at all times. Sometimes even the most experienced professionals have a hard time.

Why Your Next Startup Should Be In Insurance

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by Celina Kirchner, full-stack attorney at Michelman & Robinson, LLP. Yep, you read that title right. Insurance is the next big industry due for a disruption. And with that I know just what your thinking: insurance = SNORE.

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Referrals 101: Five Easy Tips To Help You Network And Discover Top Talent

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by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “. Word of mouth is a powerful and often overlooked way to find great talent and fill open positions in your small business.

This National Entrepreneurship Month, Listen And Learn With These Bestselling Audiobooks

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by Christine Correia, Audiobooks.com. Are you brimming with bright ideas, but unsure of how to proceed next? You are not alone. Often times, entrepreneurs excel at innovation and creativity, but fall short on leadership and organizational skills.

Want To Accelerate Small Business Growth? Then Turn To The Cloud.

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by Zakir Ahmed, General Manager of Asia at Oracle NetSuite. Started by a young entrepreneurial couple, Haresh and Dolly Balani, Treknology 3 set up its first small bicycle concept store in Singapore almost 30 years ago.

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What You Can Do To Make Customer Care Your Most Effective Marketing Strategy

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by Andrew Tillery, Marketing Director for MAP Communications. What if improving your customer service was all it took to generate more sales and grow your business? No gimmicks, no flashy promotions, no big advertising campaigns; just a dedication to improve the way you treat your customers.

Outside The Box Investors: 7 Ways To Fund Your Business

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by Jenny Kassan, author of “ Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul “ Startups are part of the American Dream, and small businesses play a key role in economic growth.

3 Ways Startups Are Using AI To Improve Daily Operations

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San Francisco startup Plenty’s innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted $200 million in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, the world’s biggest tech fund. Plenty uses AI machine learning in conjunction with IoT sensors to grow crops indoors with only water, nutrients and light.

7 Content Marketing Tips For Small Business Owners

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by Keval Padia , co-founder and CEO at Nimblechapps. What makes aspiring small businesses different from their big brothers is that they have an insufficiently small budget to fulfill big dreams. But interestingly, such dreams are worthy enough in the level playing field of content marketing.

3 Keys To Being A Great Leader In Your Company

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by Norman McBrien, co-founder and Head of Operations of GoConqr. The efficient management of a business requires a lot of sacrifice and perseverance, since to be a good leader you must get actively involved in the project you manage and have a close working relationship with your workforce.

Does Fintech Disruption Break The Investment Banking Model?

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by Joe Duncan, founder of Duncan Capital LP. Fintech is triggering a profound rethink for financial institutions, from retail to investment banking. However must this imply the banking model is broken beyond repair thus leading to massive headcount reductions?

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Why The Best Young Entrepreneurs Are Purpose-Driven

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by Zach Mercurio, author of “ The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose ”. You’ve heard it all before. Good entrepreneurs have discipline. They are risk-takers, adaptable, persistent, and self-motivated.

How To Avoid Costly Mistakes When Staffing Your Finance Team

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by Michael Burdick, CEO of Paro. When it comes to financial activities, trust and credibility matter. They affect how well your financial team performs, your company’s reputation, and, ultimately, its bottom line.

5 Company Initiatives That Reduce Employee Burnout

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by Jessica Thiefels, owner of Honest Body Fitness. Employee burnout is on the rise thanks to our digital lives — it’s easy to answer an email at 9p.m. when you’re in bed because your phone is likely already in your hands, or on your bed stand.

3 Tools To Help You Get Started With SEO

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by Nate Vickery, editor-in-chief of Bizzmarkblog.com. In 2017, SEO can be described in two words: turf war.

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Will Autonomous Vehicles Shape Singapore’s Transport Future?

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by Dr Maren Celine Schweizer, CEO of Schweizer World. Will the autonomous vehicle (AV) shape the future of transportation in Singapore?

The #1 Mistake That Entrepreneurs Continue To Make And How To Avoid It

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by Bryan Miles, CEO and co-founder of BELAY. Entrepreneurs are an interesting bunch.

Think Teaching Clients SEO Isn’t Worth Your Time? Think Again.

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by Itamar Gero, founder and CEO of SEOReseller.com . If you specialize in SEO, take a moment to imagine your ideal client. What comes to mind? A lot of SEO folks prefer someone who will “let them do their job and pay them.”

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The 5 Core Values That All Great Leaders Have

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by Shawn Vij, author of “ Moral Fiber: Awakening Corporate Consciousness “ The leaders of all organizations have a number of things in common. They set the tone for the entire company, determine what it stands for and make sure the business stays on course.

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?

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by David Nagrosst, head of sales for Cyxtera Technologies in Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. Recent developments in applications have rendered the firewall outdated and incapable of deciphering the good and trusted from the bad traffic. Without a doubt, the firewall era has come to an end.

5 Reasons Your Product Isn’t Selling — Yet

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by Jessica Thiefels, owner of Honest Body Fitness. Whether you’ve been selling your product for years or just a few months, seeing a slow stream of sales, or no sales at all, is disheartening. You start questioning yourself and your product: What did I do wrong? Should I change it?

Eight Subscription Companies Worth Watching:  Why They Are Growing And What They’re Doing Right 

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by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ In recent years, the Membership Economy has been disrupting the old methods of doing business in a major way.

Coaching The Uncoachable?

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by James G. Ward, MA, PCC, author of “ New Directions: Successful Strategies for Career, the Workplace, and Personal Growth “ “ It’s hard to help people who don’t think they have a problem. It’s impossible to fix people who think someone else is the problem.” – Marshall Goldsmith.

8 Tips For Online Startups To Improve Customer Experience

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In a physical environment like a cafe or a restaurant, people recognise that there are external factors that affect their experiences and that these factors are out of a business control. Hence they naturally have a lower standard for what is deemed a satisfactory experience.

4 Emotional Intelligence Skills To Transform Your Leadership Style

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4 Steps To Creating A Vision For Your Business

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by Rich Allen, author of “ The Ultimate Business Tune Up: A Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners “ Running a business takes more than a day-by-day approach.

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How To Build Your Personal Brand – 8 Tips

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by Pamela Webber, Chief Marketing Officer at 99designs .

Discovery: How Sales Sets Customer Success Up To Succeed

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by Tim Conder, VP of Customer Success at Bolstra. Why is Discovery important? While Discovery is incredibly informative for a XaaS vendor, it’s important to remember that it’s a moment of vulnerability and truth for a customer.

Will Your Ego Be The Death Of Your Career? 

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by Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig, coauthors of “ Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age “. This may be good news or bad news, depending on who you are: The day of the aggressive know-it-all who steamrolls over colleagues is drawing to a close.

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

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by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – which the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works.

Startups – Beware The Changing Palo Alto Investment Model

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by Germán Montoya is the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs. Venture Capitalism is changing. Almost synonymous with this startup-focused era, the once indomitable VC investor sector is changing and adapting to deal with the changing nature of entrepreneurship.

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This Is Why You Should Start A Subscription Box Business

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by Stefan Pretty, founder of Subbly. Subscription business models have been around for a pretty long time, but thanks to modern technology, this model has evolved from milk or newspapers delivery to a versatile eCommerce experience.

Going Concern Rules And Your Company

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by Michael Gallaher, Audit Associate at Sensiba San Filippo . To outside investors, the future of early stage and startup companies can be murky. Many of these companies are pre-revenue and in the cash burn stage as they try to establish their technology and market.

How The Membership Economy Is Disrupting Big Auto (And Pretty Much Every Other Industry) 

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by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ Right now the auto industry is in the throes of upheaval. Airport parking lots sit empty while ride sharing app pickup zones are packed.

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Great Tech Support – The Answer To Running A Successful Startup

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by James Ontra, CEO of Shufflrr. Startups typically lack the resources of larger organizations – cash, staff, and huge marketing budgets. Yet the good ones can compensate with a great product combined with great service.

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How To Recognize Talent

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by Soulaima Gourani , founder and CEO of Tradeconductor. Millions of U.S dollars are wasted on “talent spotting” and “talent management.” ” We are wasting our energy on talents who are not really talents at all.

How Consumer Borrowing Patterns Change During Christmas

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With the Christmas season fast-approaching, busy shoppers are on the streets and Internet shopping sites look for deals, presents and ways to soak up the festivities.

10 Tips To Be A Better Public Speaker

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by Topher Morrison, author of “ The Book on Public Speaking “ If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, chances are you have had to face the microphone and give a speech at one time or another. Maybe it was a keynote, or perhaps a more formal lecture.

Ten Skills Every Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner Must Have

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by Quint Studer, founder of Studer Community Institute and author of “ Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top “ I’ve worked with many business owners over the years and I’ve paid attention to what makes them successful (or not).

Student Startups: How To Launch Your Business While In College

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When we look at successful startups we often focus on how the company has been successful with their end products or services but we often ignore what the founders went through and did to be successful.