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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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What Google+’s New Business Dashboard Can Do for You

Earlier this month, Google rolled out its Google+ dashboard for businesses. Here’s a look at how the new features can help you manage your company’s web presence and activities on …

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5 Solutions to Common Small-Business Problems

Being a small-business owner can feel like a never-ending race. It takes stamina, discipline, and a surprising amount of work to succeed. Owning your own company isn’t just about fulfilling …

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4 Streaming Music Services to Help Create the Right Ambiance

Many types of small businesses — retail shops, restaurants, salons, and gyms, to name a few — rely on music to create the right ambiance for customers. Of course, not …

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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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3 Surprising Things You’re Doing to Sabotage Your Business

Small-business owners, we have some news for you: You’re not being sabotaged by bad employees, clients, or competitors. The person getting in the way of your success is you. While …

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10 Twitter Accounts Small-Business Owners Should Follow

So you’ve embraced Twitter as an effective marketing tool. But are you using the social network as a source of small-business information and advice? You should be. The Twitterverse is …

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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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Should Small Businesses Fear Google Glass?

Google Glass isn’t expected to be publicly available until at least the end of the year, but small-business owners are already considering the privacy implications and technological potential of the …

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What to Do Every Day to Succeed in Business

Your parents probably told you to brush your teeth, make your bed, and eat your vegetables every day, so that you’d develop into a healthy adult. What routine tasks are as …

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From Vendor Managed Inventory

For most small manufacturing businesses, the necessary inventory of raw materials, product parts and sub-assemblies, and consumable supplies tends to be tedious and expensive to manage and maintain. Waste and …

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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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5 Steps to Getting Organized at Work

We’re well into May — do you know where your desk is? If you haven’t caught the spring cleaning bug, you aren’t alone. Whereas most small-business owners find it easy …

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5 Tips for Overcoming Your Self-Doubt

As a small-business owner, your success depends on overcoming myriad challenges — market forces, limited resources, and time constraints to name just a few. But frequently the biggest obstacle is …

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Should Women Entrepreneurs “Lean In” Like Sheryl Sandberg?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” It’s one of the provocative questions Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg asks in her best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will …

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