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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.

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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5 Communication Hacks For Startup Cofounders

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by Saeju Jeong, CEO and Co-founder of Noom Coach. Many friends who start a new business together often end up going their separate ways, leaving the company to collapse and the relationship to turn sour.

Do You Have A Mission That Matters? 3 Key Tips For Creating Truly Inspiring Business Mission And Vision Statements

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by Ken Burke, author of “ Intelligent Selling: The Art & Science of Selling Online “ Your vision and mission statements are the heartbeat of your entire business. Your business was likely born out of an audacious dream. Vision and Mission statements invite others to share that dream.

Exhibitions And Gift Fairs: Everything A Small Business Owner Needs To Know

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When you run a small business, chances are that you operate mainly from one set location. If you run a brick and mortar store, you will sell goods to customers who walk through your doors, browse your stock and displays, and hand over cash or pay by card on a face to face basis.

Smart Hiring Practices For Any Startup

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Getting a startup off the ground is no small feat. To make a fledgling business thrive, entrepreneurs need a combination of smarts, ingenuity and risk-assessment abilities.

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Why Your Business Needs A Corporate Lawyer Even When You Don’t Have Any Lawsuits

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Lawsuits. Lawyers. Judges. It would seem that the majority of the population have the impression that the only time you’re going to need a lawyer is when you get involved in a lawsuit, whether it’s a lawsuit that’s against you or when you’re the complainant.

Why It Is Better To Deal With SEO Resellers Than SEO Providers

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If you or your company has clients that are asking for SEO services, then you’re going to try to meet this need. Chances are, you may not have enough SEO expertise on your own. Hence, taking on the task by yourself can be a steep learning curve.

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10 Tips For Growing A Trade Contractor Business Start-up

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Contractor businesses are the trades involved in a building construction. The specific jobs of contactors are preparation of site, plumbing, doing electrical works, and many others. For one to get a contract in a construction site, he/she ought to have specialized in specific activities.

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Six (Doable Right Now) Tools To Amp Up Your Personal Persuasiveness

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by Denise Dudley , author of “ Work It!: Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted ” . Thinking about how you come across to others? Want to make some improvements? Well, you’re certainly in good company.

Where Does Most Business Growth Really Come From (Clue: It’s Not Startups)?

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by Walker Deibel , Managing Director of Centra and author of “ Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game “ If I asked you to name a business success story, what would you think of?

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10 Low-Cost Startup Ideas That Students Can Use

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Current college students belong to Generation Z and you can’t deny that they all in some way possess entrepreneurial sense.

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5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

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If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start your own business, use these 5 startup tips from the experts to get your idea off the ground. Amazon, Apple, and Disney are three hugely successful companies that began in garages.

Best Practices When Video And Email Cross Paths

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by Sean Gordon, founder of vidREACH.io. Every business today, no matter the industry, has someone working with video. Whether marketing, or a startup, video is always an integral part of how you conduct business. That said, in many ways digital video production and distribution remain in its?

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Accessing Sufficient Capital For Business Efficiency

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Business is not easy when it comes to cash flow. If you are a business owner, you indeed know that there are certain times when businesses need extra cash to secure the stability of company resources. The line of credit could be a perfect solution for every cash flow problem that business can face.

What We Can Learn From Successful Dating Startups

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Dating startups are always a bit risky investment because most apps that hit the market rarely offer something really game-changing. While the classic approach introduced by Tinder still works for some less explored niches, it’s unlikely that a Tinder-like app will attract a lot of users.

5 Reasons Why Your Business’ Instagram Posts Fail

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Instagram’s engagement is higher than Facebook and Twitter, and a major reason for this is that images and video perform much better than text. People prefer these media formats, and they have been a key growth driver for many businesses on Instagram. But some posts work well, while others fail.

Choosing The Right Career Path

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Whether you are fresh out of high school or simply looking for a change of pace, there are a few different options available to you when it comes to a career. Which path you choose will depend on your personality and interests. Some people are not cut out for college while others love to study.

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When Is An Idea Just An Idea?

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by Georgianna W. Oliver, founder of tour24. Entrepreneurs are funny people. They are problem solvers, and are everywhere in every walk-of-life! They are engineers, computer scientists, doctors, detectives, teachers, parents, politicians, and even your barista or Uber driver.

How To Grow Your Brand Using Social Media

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Before social media, it could take a lot of time and effort to be able to get your business noticed. Social media has given the online marketplace numerous individual platforms for advertising and marketing.

How Nils Grossberg Fueled His Mission Of Community Service Through Dagcoin

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Dagcoin is a new name in the cryptocurrency sector. Developed by the software company Dagcoin which is founded by Nils Grossberg , Dagcoin cryptocurrency is entirely based on Nils’ vision to serve the community.

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.

When To Hire A Video Production Company

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In a world where videos are the primary vehicle for information and marketing, just getting a video out is not enough.

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How Best To Negotiate Your Time And The Time Of Others

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by Meg Myers Morgan, PhD, author of “ The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond “ When I first took my position as the leader of a graduate program within a flagship university, I launched what I lovingly called the “Take You to Lunch Tour.”

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How Do Short Term Loans Work?

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Short term loans are nothing new, with hundreds of thousands of people taking out one form or another of short term finance in the UK each year. From payday loans to instalment loans and beyond, there is no shortage of specific products for specific purposes to choose from.

5 Tips For A Traveling Entrepreneur

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by John Lim, founder of Ansel. Over the last 24 months, I’ve had to adapt to live in places with limited connectivity like Patagonia and the Sahara Desert to places made for the digital worker like Seoul, South Korea.

7 Mistakes That Turn Your Seminar Into A Nightmare

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by Diane DiResta, CEO of DiResta Communications. It’s not enough to be a confident speaker and subject matter expert. It’s what happens behind the scenes long before the audience ever arrives that will impact the outcome. It’s all about the logistics.

Are You Overlooking The Top Costs Of Running A Business?

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It takes money to make money, but many business owners fail to consider all of the costs of running a business. Expenses go beyond supplies, inventory and leasing office space. Are you overlooking these top costs of running a business? Incorporation.

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Put A Coin In It! Invest In Early Stage Startups To See Maximum ROI

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by Emmanuel de Watteville, co-founder of Blue Ocean Ventures. When anyone considers their own option to invest in a growing project or venture, they immediately think of the financial risks that come with such a business endeavor.

[Infographic] The State Of Small Businesses In Illinois

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Illinois occupies a strategic location in the Midwest and is the location of multiple large metro areas that have plenty of resources for small-business startups.

[Infographic] The Hidden Cost Of Substance Abuse In Workplaces

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Substance abuse costs government and businesses huge amounts of money yearly. According to statistics, alcohol and drug abuse costs the USA $249 and $271.5 billion respectively, every year. Businesses lose $81 billion annually to drug abuse which is approximately 10% of annual payroll.

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5 Secrets From A TV Producer To Make Your Pitches Irresistible

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by Wes Dening , senior vice president of development and programming at Eureka Productions. Whether you’re a creative or an entrepreneur, a pitch is your Olympic moment, an opportunity to show your best in front of the ultimate audience: your buyer. Take the gold or else be forgotten with the pack.

Why Cloud-Based Desktops Can Be Safer Than The One You’re Sitting At

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by Robin Hau , founder and CEO of SimplyClouds. According to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud Report,” a staggering 96 percent of respondents report some reliance on the cloud.

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Six Reasons Why Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

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by Arsalan Sajid, startup community manager at Cloudways. After spending a good amount of time researching about the benefits of having a startup, you are ready to open your own startup. WAIT! I have got a shocking statistic for you, startup enthusiasts.

9 No-Nonsense Social Media Tips Your Business Can’t Ignore

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by Rachel Strella, founder of Strella Social Media. With social media a marketing staple for businesses in all industries and across all parts of the globe, it has become more competitively critical than ever for brands to get their acts together.

Smart Strategies For Succeeding As An Entrepreneurial MBA Holder

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When you start up a business, you have to have the entire vision mapped out. Entrepreneurs need to know how to meet their goals and beyond in order to create noteworthy companies. To that purpose, having an MBA can be exceedingly helpful. In the business world, good ideas are just not enough.

Attracting Top Talent: It Begins With The Job Posting

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by Scholley Bubenik is principal/owner of Premier HR Solutions, and author of “ People Power: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Managing Human Capital “ I love entrepreneurs and startups!

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Outlook For Property Investment Remains High Despite The UK’s Uncertain Future

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There is a strong consensus that the outlook is positive for investing in the UK , despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. CEO of Market Financial Solutions, Paresh Raja, said there is still uncertainty surrounding the UK’s leave from the EU.

Some Interesting Ways For Your Business To Make The Most Of Bitcoin

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You’ll definitely have heard of Bitcoin – the consensus network that enables a new payment system with entirely digital money. Released in 2009, it was the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network to be powered by its users.

Power Tips On How To Write Up A Contract

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From simple beginnings, trading has turned into a global business. Nowadays, countries would exchange goods or services, a big leap from tribe to tribe bartering. People trade with each other every day via buy and sell, a standard way of conducting trade.

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Recruitment Process Steps: What To Include To Hire Top Talents

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The company’s precious assets are its employees. Your enterprise will only succeed if the people behind its operations are collectively working towards the realization of your goals.

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‘Wide Niches’ Exist – How To Find Them

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by Nicky Bowers, director of LetLoos. You don’t often get into a niche market by casting a wide net, but there are broad service requirements in almost every industry. The key to developing an enduring business model is to find a market for your product that needs your input or expertise.

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Six Principles Of Data-Driven Transformation

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by Nir Kaldero, author of “ Data Science for Executives: Leveraging Machine Intelligence to Drive Business ROI “ Even if you feel ready to turn your organization into a data- and model-driven enterprise, you may be unsure where to start.