9 Mindfulness Hacks To Help You Succeed

This appeared at www.forbes.com and was written by Prerna Gupta.  Many of us are drawn to the peace and happiness promised by a life of mindfulness, but we often abandon it in our daily lives because practicing mindfulness can seem at odds with our desire to succeed. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are […]

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3 Leadership Lessons For Women Cofounders In Tech

This appeared at www.forbes.com and was written by Abby Ross.   The tech sector is a notoriously difficult place to be a woman. A congressional report showed that only 7% of women-founded businesses receive venture capital funding. Every time we turn around, it seems there’s another gaffe that causes a rise within the community — this ranges from major companies’ […]

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Be a Better Speaker: Tips from Carol and Catherine

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Catherine Morgan.   It isn’t often that Carol and I post on the same topic around the same time on different blogs – but that is exactly what happened recently. I suspect that many of you are speaking, or are considering speaking to grow your business. Here […]

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Technology, please: Using online productivity tools to do better in business

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Peter Dillon. With a friend, I built kitchens and bathrooms. That was fun, and almost a hobby rather than a business—though not intentionally so. We would wait for money to come in, spend many unhealthy hours with a phone seemingly stuck to the side of our heads, […]

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Everything Is Marketing but Marketing Is Not Everything

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by George and Mary-Lynn. Do you sell products or services? Or do you promote a brand? For the most successful small businesses, it’s the latter. They realize that it’s the way to capture mind share with customers and prospects. Everything is marketing If you want to be one […]

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Four ways to make employees your greatest asset

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Cindy Bates. Your employees have the potential to be the greatest asset to your business. Developing loyal, skilled employees with a passion for the business doesn’t happen on its own and requires a concerted effort. Here are four ways you can start investing in what could be […]

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33 Creative Ideas for Small Business Holiday Marketing

This appeared at www.sba.gov and was written by Rieva Lesonsky. The holidays are coming, and we all know what that means for retailers. But retailers aren’t the only ones who can get in on the holiday shopping game. Whether you own a store, restaurant, service provider or even a B2B company, smart marketing can boost your […]

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Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

This appeared at www.bizplancompetitions.com and was written by Elaine Profeldt. It’s easy to get the impression that any entrepreneur who scrawls an idea on the back of an envelope can get funded these days. Angel investments hit $24.8 billion in 2013, up 8.3 percent over 2012. And the number of new ventures winning angel funding […]

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Lorry Dudley of The Modern Archive

The Modern Archive is an online gallery, specializing in selling high-quality works of design, craft and art. Lorry Dudley When a lifelong collector of modern design, craft and art wants to sell a valuable object, what platform does she use?  A museum?  No, they aren’t accepting archives like they used to.  Ebay? No, sales are […]

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Brenda Stephens of Sunflower Health and Wellness Consultants

Sunflower Health and Wellness is a health care center that will serve the needs of adolescents and adults with an emphasis on primary care and weight loss management through the professional services of a Family Nurse Practitioner. Brenda Stephens Think of a scent that makes you relax, one that makes you happy, peaceful or just […]

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