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Not Just A Buzz Phrase: How Disney’s Mission Drives Its Continuing Success

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by Michael G. Goldsby and Rob Mathews, authors of “ Entrepreneurship the Disney Way “ Have you ever found yourself thinking that a mission is just a buzzword, and a mission statement is nothing more than corporate fluff? If so, you are not alone.

Listen To the Haters So You Can Prove Them Wrong

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by Judith Nowlin, Chief Growth Officer for Babyscripts. If I had a dime for every time someone told me “you can’t do this” on my entrepreneurial journey, I would be swimming in a pool of coins like Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales, my favorite after school cartoon from the late 80’s.

7 Common Mistakes Made By Newly Founded, Fast-Growing Startups

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Launching a startup is not easy – at any phase. Founders have many things to think about and decisions to make, most of which need to be made on a dime.

It All Impacts – Just Be Nice

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by Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “ Our planning session was occurring and there he was. A Hilton employee quietly entered with copies in his hand. He was the red headed front desk guy who told me he would make copies.

Business Vs. Family: 4 Tips For Finding A Successful Balance

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by Peter J. Strauss , founder and managing member of The Strauss Law Firm and author of “ The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies “. Almost everybody bemoans the difficulties in trying to maintain a healthy balance between family and work.

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5 Steps Of Defining A Personal Brand

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by Steven Starks, Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. In today’s increasingly competitive labor market, it is critical for employees to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Is Your Company A Courage Brand?

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by Ryan Berman, author of “ Return on Courage : A Business Playbook for Courageous Change ” and founder of Courageous. Captain obvious alert: Courage is something we take quite seriously at Courageous.

Eight Reasons Why Your Subscription Model Customers May Be Jumping Ship

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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 “ Everyone knows that retention is crucial for subscription-based companies.

Four Ways To Develop Referrals Without Asking When You Are Just Starting Out

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Every Brand Name Sucks: How To Choose A Great Brand Name Despite Its Flaws

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by Grant Polachek, Director of Marketing at Squadhelp.com. As you chug through the arduous process of creating a brand name, you may experience frustration. Have you come up with some great ideas, but you keep rejecting them because you are finding problems with every name?

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Marketing Strategies Your Business May Be Overlooking

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Businesses don’t get very far without a stellar marketing strategy backing them every step of the way. It’s what gets their name around town and beyond, and truly gives them a presence in the public conscious.

E-Learning – The New Generation School

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Developing e-careers and courses is becoming more popular and is highly on the rise, so there is a new and ever growing pool of businesses and providers helping those with their courses.

Virtual Private Networks Are A Necessity To Small Business Owners

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Small business owners will use a VPN to help safeguard information that needs protection online. For example, if an employee is receiving data online, then a VPN will protect the information and make it difficult to access.

Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare For Small Businesses

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by Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie. Making healthcare available to your small business employees can be a daunting prospect. Procuring employee benefits can be costly and confusing to a non-expert in the field.

Monetization Tips For Digital Publishers

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For anyone who owns or runs a website the questions that is invariably on their lips is, “How do I make it profitable?” Sadly, there is no simple answer to this question.

The Extraordinary Power Of Ordinary Creativity

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by Henry Mintzberg, author of “ Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership. Welcome, Engaging Management “ It is thrilling to listen to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. How many people are capable of such creativity?

Understand The Why To Change The How Of Your Spending

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by Marc Barlow , author of “ Redesign the Reality of Your Finances: Understand the Why to Change the How of Your Spending “ .

4 Twitter Profiles That Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow

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If you’re a young entrepreneur, you probably have a few highly successful entrepreneurs that you follow to the T. After all, if we want to attain incredible success, it’s a good idea to follow in the footsteps of those who already have.

How Important Is Web Design For Your Startup?

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Digitalization is at its peak. Every aspect of our life is being influenced by the digital progressions. Every now and then we come across a number of innovations that have impacted our lives in multiple ways. The financial and business field is also influenced by digitalization.

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Companies Typically Underinvest In Managers. Here Are 12 Ways To Invest In Yourself. 

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by David Deacon, author of “ The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers “. We all know managers do crucial work. They shape culture, improve employee performance, drive creativity and innovation.

You Don’t Have To Be A Super Hero To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

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How To Rent Office Space For Your Small Business

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The right office space and location has huge impacts on your business. So, be careful when looking for office space. It’s very important for your business. Not only does it affect your brand image, staff motivation, but also your daily operations.

Eight Unwritten Rules Self-Determined Managers Live By 

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by David Deacon, author of “ The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers “. At the heart of the job of managing people is the imperative — and opportunity — to create the environment within which the team does their work.

From Invoices To Customer Service: 5 Ways To Make Your Startup Look More Professional

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It’s easy to come up with an idea for a startup business. What’s not so easy is executing on this idea. And even after you get the business up and running, you’ll find that you have to continually prove yourself in the marketplace.

Pros Vs. Cons Of Affiliate Marketing

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We live in a world where people can avoid the hassles of commuting to work by getting into passive income streams. Affiliate marketing is one such way to generate income passively.

Why Now Is The Right Time For New Green Technology

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by Barry Stiles , founder and CEO of TRUEGRID Pavers. Take a look through the history of recent technological innovations: Beside the glowing milestones of smartphones and hybrid cars, you’ll find a more subdued narrative.

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6 Ways To Make Payment Easy For Your Online Customers

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If you’re running an online business such as an e-commerce store, it is essential to give payment processing consideration as much as the shopping experience.

10 Workplace Safety Tips For Office Employees

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Workplace health and safety is a crucial component of office environments, for both the employer and the employee.

Don’t Let Poor Negotiation Skills Doom Your Entrepreneurial Venture

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by Samuel Dinnar and Lawrence Susskind, co-authors of “ Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing the Relationships that Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success “ Eighty to ninety percent of all start-ups will fail.

Growth Hacks To Take Your Content Marketing To The Next Level

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by Prince Kapoor. It can be difficult to develop a content marketing strategy that best suits your needs. Additionally, you will have to understand the type of audience your business caters to. It is also important to develop high-quality content for that audience.

How To Build A Sustainable Small Business

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by Joseph Brady, Senior Director of Digital Marketing for Reliant Funding. Starting a business, growing it and sustaining in the market are the three chapters of a small business story.

Are You a Self-Determined Manager? Ten Changes You Might Need to Make Right Now

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by David Deacon is the author of “ The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers “ Am I a great manager? This is an incredibly tough question to answer.

You Probably Need Life Insurance And Here’s Why

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Having a life insurance plan to be your financial aid in times of medical emergencies is crucial for each and every person.

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Managing Your Business’ Online Presence

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There was a time when local business owners didn’t need to worry much about the internet. It wasn’t until 20 or 30 years ago that many consumers even had access to the internet, and the early internet wasn’t too concerned with the local business landscape.

How To Run A Lean Startup

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Starting a business takes a lot of preparation, and once the launch has happened that’s only the beginning; in order to be truly successful, you will need to look into ways of saving money at every turn and running a lean business (at least until you are making a good profit).

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5 Benefits A Cloud Contact Center Can Bring Your Business In 2019

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You might have heard by now about the amazing benefits of cloud-based software and services, but haven’t yet tried them for yourself. Many business owners are implementing cloud contact centers to improve their operations.

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Don’t Leave It To HR: Why You Must Take An Active Role In Building Your Team

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by David Disiere , founder and CEO of QEO Insurance Group. For those of us who are hardwired with a competitive nature and are driven to succeed, entrepreneurship can be addictive.

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The Right People Are Key To Your Journey

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by Stephanie Moore , author of “ The Gifted Journey: Five Transformative Steps to Uncovering Your Unique Path “ My first job out of college was working for a phone company selling residential phones. My first week on the job was spent in sales training. I’ll never forget the instructor.

How To Create A Content Marketing Strategy That Works

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If you’re like most businesses and brands today, chances are high that part of your overall marketing strategy involves creating content that is both valuable and highly engaging. Content marketing is one effective strategy to grow your brand and improve conversions.

10 Credit Myths Debunked

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by Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education at Experian. When it comes to debt, credit reports, and credit scores, conventional wisdom is peppered with myths, misunderstandings, and misrepresentations. Credit is a tool. Like any tool, it’s neither good nor bad in itself.

5 Social Media Trends To Watch In 2019

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by Rachel Strella, founder of Strella Social Media. As 2018 nears its conclusion, business owners and marketers should be thinking about what they can do to make their companies more successful in the New Year.

Tips For Finding The Right Candidate For Your Company

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Finding the right people to fill out your positions at the workplace or your business can be a challenge, especially since you always need someone who is reliable and who will be good at the job.

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6 Leadership Habits To Develop In 2019

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by Mark Green , author of “ Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done “. Bad habits can be hard to break, and for business leaders who have them, they can be deal-breakers.