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Entrepreneurs Tell All: ‘How I Eliminated My Biggest Wasteful Expense’

You’ve heard the saying “it takes money to make money,” but are you missing easy opportunities to cut unnecessary spending? Take a cue from a few budget-savvy business leaders. Here’s …

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Expert Advice on How to Be a More Confident Business Leader

Running a successful small business is reason enough to be confident about your leadership skills. But exuding that confidence doesn’t come easily for some entrepreneurs, which unfortunately may deter customers. …

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Mitchell Weiss on Avoiding Money Mistakes

Many professionals become small-business owners because they’re passionate about a particular idea or want to escape the corporate grind, not because they understand the financial aspects of running a company. …

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CoachUp Scores With a Small-Business Slam Dunk

Entrepreneur Jordan Fliegel says coaching makes all the difference to many aspiring athletes. “I wasn’t very good at basketball, but I loved it,” Fliegel says. “I found a private coach …

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Beware of Fake Social Media Profiles

The topic of identity theft makes headlines every year during tax season, which is understandable, considering the potential financial impact of fake claims. But there’s growing type of fraud that …

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Sleep Genius Aims to Awaken Small-Business Productivity

Feel like you could use a little more sleep? You’re not alone. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say that at least 30 percent of the civilian workforce in the U.S. …

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Author Brian Moran on Massively Increasing Your Productivity

Brian Moran got his first brush with true leadership in high school, when he worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. The job led to a management position in college. …

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Kevin Eikenberry on Harnessing Your Leadership Power

When eager entrepreneurs open their own businesses, many don’t think about or fully understand the shift in mindset that’s required: They must quickly transition from subordinates into leaders, even if …

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Business and Ex-Basketball Coach Offers Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

Whether he’s coaching small businesses or corporations like Dell and State Farm, Micheal Burt helps managers learn how to stand out in a crowd. “As a small-business owner and entrepreneur, …

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Expert Advice on Small-Business Lending

You’ve probably read plenty of articles about small-business lending. But what if you could talk to a lender and get inside information that might not appear in the advice columns? …

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s Fresh-Brewed Tips for Business Owners

At the National Restaurant Association trade show in May, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed how the coffee conglomerate strengthened its brand and solidified its customer base after the company opened …

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Young Women Entrepreneurs Offer Some Advice to Their Peers

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise. “Women entrepreneurs lead one in five startups around the globe,” Forbes reports. “The ratio of female founders to male soared 30 percent over the …

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How to Get a Handle on Your Clients’ Creditworthiness

Being too trusting of your clients will cost you, according to Pam Krank (pictured), president of The Credit Department, a credit-management firm in Minnesota. Service-oriented small businesses that agree to …

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Attorney Ruth Carter on Avoiding Lawsuits Related to Your Company Blog

It’s just a blog, right? Wrong. Untold thousands — even millions — of people may read the contents of your company’s blog over its lifetime. So it’s far from “just …

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Jeff Korhan on Humanizing Your Business Through Social Media

Jeff Korhan (pictured) is on his third career — as a marketing speaker, trainer, and coach — after working for a petroleum company, then launching a small business (a landscape-services …

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