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7 Free (or Almost-Free) Resources for Learning New Business Skills

Take your business to the next level by learning something new with these great small business courses. Whether your employees need to improve their programming skills or you need to learn how to manage social media marketing, there are plenty…

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Management

Crafting a Perfect Job Description to Net the Best Candidates

Whether you’re hiring your first employees or adding to your staff, the appearance of your posted job description is as important as the layout of your candidates’ resumes. If you’re lost when it comes to how to write a job description-…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Military Strategy

Success military strategy has much in common with business: the need for strong leadership, efficiency, intelligent strategy, and ambition. Here are a few important business lessons that can be learned from some of history’s most insightful military leaders. Hu-rah! Lesson…

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5 Small Business Lessons From Popular TV Shows

TV shows are great at illustrating themes of real life; inspiring heroes and leaders, tales of success and hard work paying off, and the overarching theme of accomplishing more as a team. The next time you tune in to your…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How To Be the Star of Local Networking and Business Development Opportunities

As a small business owner, you have to wear a lot of hats. On a day-to-day basis, you may find yourself acting as bookkeeper, customer service manager, CEO, marketing strategist, or a combination of them all. One crucial responsibility of…

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Management

The Small Business Guide to Zoning Laws & Building Permits

Running a small business is not just about providing your product or service. Sure, you have to do the obvious things like stay on top of the competition, pay your bills, and thrill your customers and clients. But small business…

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Management, Trends

3 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Apple Pay

When Apple announced the rollout of Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this fall, it became clear that the mobile wallet is here to stay. Google Wallet introduced the idea in 2011, but concerns about…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How to Be More Productive: What to Put off & What to Do NOW

When running a small business, your time is both incredibly valuable, and probably very packed. When your small business depends on you, it’s very important to make every minute count! If you’re like most small business owners, wondering how to…

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Management

Why You Should Try “Nudging” Customers

How can you get your customers or employees to do what you’d like them to, without “telling them what to do”? The latest research and management theories favor a technique called nudging. It attempts to affect how people think, instead…

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FG Philosophy & News, Management

Principles of Persuasion: How to Use Them Every Day

Effective communication and effective leadership is absolutely necessary for success in every sphere, but it’s especially important in the business world. All members of an organization – not just the leaders – have to be able to communicate needs and…

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