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Ten Time Wasting Tasks You Can Automate in 30 Minutes or Less

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August 23, 2015

Time is a precious asset. You need to prioritize and make cuts wherever possible. However, there are ways to save time without actually skipping any important items on your list.

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Seven Small Business Marketing Tips from Bob Leduc

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August 23, 2015

Here are 7 low-cost but highly effective marketing tips to help any small business find customers and generate sales quickly.

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Get an Export Business Planner For Your Small Business

Article Language: English
August 23, 2015

The SBA now offers the Export Business Planner, a free, customizable tool for small business owners considering exporting. The planner lets you work through the critical processes of export readiness and planning using an easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced often, as your export business grows.

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

Article Language: English
August 23, 2015

Toxic people poison those around them. They gain satisfaction by creating disorganization and a stressful atmosphere. Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc on your mental well-being, and can lead to physical challenges.

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What’s Your Credit Score?

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May 29, 2015

Lack of awareness about your credit score can impact your business’s goals and vision.

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Five Reasons You Need a Strategic Exit Plan

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May 29, 2015

Some entrepreneurs go into business with the intent to build, sell, and move on. Others spend decades building and running their businesses. Regardless of your intention, you need to have a strategic exit plan.

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Work Better by Not Working Weekends

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May 29, 2015

A recent study at Stanford found productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working longer.

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What Really Drives Innovation at Work?

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May 29, 2015

We operate in a business climate where the pace is accelerating exponentially while seething with the competition. While many companies want to keep up, only a few actually do.

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Automating and Your Bottom Line

Article Language: English
May 29, 2015

We live in uncertain times. Particularly as entrepreneurs. Even when we have stability, we worry it may be fleeting, since so much of our professional lives are outside our control. Hiring a new team member is a gamble, not just for the balance sheet, but because we may not be able to guarantee their paycheck.

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Can You Make Your Small Size an Advantage?

Article Language: English
May 29, 2015

While many large businesses provide good customer value, consolidation in industries from banking to mobile phone carriers has decreased competition and in many cases worsened customer experiences. Some large businesses like Zappos and Starbucks excel at customer experience, but most customers find increasingly larger organizations offer significantly less personal service.

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Does Doing What You Love Guarantee Success?

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February 27, 2015

When you enjoy and are passionate about your business, prospective customers can tell. Your enthusiasm makes them feel good about supporting you.

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Financing with Your Customers’ Money

Article Language: English
February 27, 2015

The hardest part of starting a business is not coming up with the idea. Despite the pain, many feel during the process, it is not preparing a good business plan (particularly if one has a SCORE mentor). The hardest part is getting the scratch.

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