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10 Tips for Battling the Startup Blues
"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory." Mahatma Gandhi wasn't talking about running a startup, but he might as well have been. Everyone who has ever tried to start a new business can relate to that sentiment.
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What Small Business Owners Should Understand About Liability
The Huffington Post
If you own a small business, you may have thought about liability issues... or maybe not. Most likely, nothing bad will ever happen with your business. You'll never be sued or run into debt. However, as a business owner, you want to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios.
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Setting Goals the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Way
By D. Albert Brannen
Since the early 1980s, management consultants have used an acronym, S.M.A.R.T., to guide people through effective, objective goal-setting. That easy acronym is still one of the most popular frameworks for performance management in the workplace — or in any other goal-setting for that matter. Over time, this acronym has been tweaked and expanded. One variation is to make goals S.M.A.R.T.E.R., which indicates that goal-setting is an ongoing, continuous improvement process.
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Overcoming: 3 Things to Consider When Interviewing
By Catherine Iste
Organizations often say they are committed to a diverse workforce or transparent hiring. But organizations are made up of people, and people naturally judge others on their own individual set of parameters. In many cases, they do not even realize how much their own perception can cloud their image of a candidate. While it may be a challenge to overcome different types of bias during an interview, keep these three things in mind and you will be in a better position to minimize it.
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4 Reasons Email Marketing is an Asset for All Small Businesses
As recently as 2014, more than half of marketers surveyed by the Direct Marketing Association planned to increase spending on their email channel, citing their impressive return on investment as the driving factor. So what is it about this veteran marketing channel that keeps savvy businesses coming back for more?
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Does Maturity Really Matter in Leadership?
By Betty Boyd
Maturity is usually relegated to those individuals who are considered wise and sage. Maturity does not always mean you are of a certain age. Most people view someone that not only is mature but also has a position. Leadership expert John Maxwell relates, "Leadership is a process, not a position." Here are four tips on how maturity does matter regardless of your age in being a leader.
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