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8 Tips for Hiring New Employees in a Start-Up Environment

Behind every successful business is a team of talented people who are passionate about what they do. In the world of startups, where 30% fail in the first two years and 66% in the first ten, a powerful team is imperative to the continued viability of the business. When hiring new employees in a start-up ...
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What Your Small Business Can Do to Keep Taxes Low This Spring

Taxes are complicated enough for an individual. Adding in the additional complication of owning a small business can cause stress, anxiety, and concern over whether you’re fulfilling all of your tax obligations. Additionally, a large tax bill can take a toll on the razor-thin profit margins that small business owners often contend with. Your small business ...
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Strategic Planning for the Upcoming New Year

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Though it’s only October, there’s no denying that the new year is coming swiftly upon us. Soon enough, business owners will be wrapped up in the whirlwind of the holidays. While spending time with loved ones is important, so is strategic planning for next year. Getting a head start on evaluating your business will let ...
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Want to Move Up? Start By Developing Strategic Planning Skills

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As you move up in your career, the cognitive abilities that you need to possess increase. Everything from your ability to handle conflict to your creativity will have to evolve along with the responsibilities you’re asked to take on. Strategic planning is one of the most invaluable skills that you can develop. It allows you ...
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What’s The Difference Between a Strategy and A Tactic?

Jereon Flanders is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy execution and a highly regarded keynote speaker. One of his favorite motivational quotes is by Sun Tzu, a revered Chinese military strategist, philosopher, and writer. He once wrote, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before ...
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5 Tips to Improve the B2B Buyout Process

Selling your business is hard. Even if you’re selling out of necessity or tragedy, it can be incredibly difficult to give up on a dream. This rings especially true if you’re selling to a competitor. The business to business selling process isn’t an easy one, but these 5 tips can help ease the process: 1. Make ...
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3 Essential Qualities of the Best Business Coaches

Passion. Commitment. Expertise. There’s so much that goes into becoming one of the best business coaches on the market. If you’re looking for someone to guide you through the ebbs and flows of your career, you want the cream of the crop. You want someone passionate about making your relationship their top priority. It’s not ...
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How to Maximize Business Growth With a Small Marketing Budget

Online marketing has become one of the most valuable tools that small business owners have access to. Even with a small budget, you can maximize marketing for business growth. Working with a business advisor can help you identify the best markets to target, as well as gain insights into networking events where you can learn ...
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Small Business Leadership Training: The Key to Success

Leading a small business requires much more than having your name on the paperwork as the owner. It’s an active role that requires furthering yourself through research, networking, and small business leadership training. Having a successful business means being a leader who is capable of delegating, negotiating, and making the tough decisions when necessary. Working with ...
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5 Reasons to Join a CEO Networking Group

It’s lonely at the top. Taking on the role as the leader of an organization can be an isolating task. People look at you to make the tough decisions, some of which may affect their future. That’s why it’s important to work with peers who can help you weather the storms. Spending time with CEO networking ...