6 Personality Traits That Can Make You a More Trusted Entrepreneur

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Neil Patel. As entrepreneurs, one of our greatest assets is our ability to be trusted. No one does business with an untrustworthy person. Without trust, you can’t broker deals, close deals, sell stuff, or come out on top. Trust is the one thing you can’t live without. […]

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Cut Out So-So to Focus on the Good

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Britt Raybould. I’m really good at many things. I also recognize that I’m really bad at other things. But I get into trouble when it involves the things between those two categories. I want to be really good at some of those things in the middle. But […]

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The More Ideas You Have the Harder It Is to Know What to Do Next

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Dixie Gillespie. One thing we know about how superstar entrepreneurs work is that they decide when they begin their day what they are committed to doing with that day. Not that they know everything they’re going to do, just that they’re committed to doing what is most important. […]

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20 Secrets to Creating the Perfect Home Office

This appeared at www.smallbiztrends.com and was written by Tabby McFarland. Some small business owners do their work everyday at their business address or inco-working spaces. Others work in less structured spaces like coffee shops or while commuting. But for many solopreneurs their work day happens at home. Chris C. Ducker and Arthur Piccio have some […]

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What To Do When You Hit a Wall in Your Business

This appeared at www.smallbiztrends.com and was written by Nellie Akalp. Everything’s chugging right along in your business. You love getting to the office every day, interacting with clients, and having the freedom to set your own schedule. But then something happens, and you’re less enamored with what you do. You start to feel jaded and […]

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Let’s Start Enchanting Customers Again

This originally appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Chip Bell. What do Cirque du Soleil™, Cracker Jack® and a jack-in-the-box toy have in common?  Their charm is based, not on product, price or solution, but on surprise.  Cirque du Soleil plays to sell-out crowds…over 90 million people have attended one of their shows. Cracker Jack […]

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Email is a Relationship and a Conversation

This originally appeared at www.personalbrandingblog.com and was written by Maria Elena Duron. 3 Tips to Get Started As a small business owner, you are always on the lookout for affordable ways to spread the good word about your business to potential customers. More importantly, you want to connect and maintain healthy relationships with customers, as this […]

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Using Live Chat Apps for Customer Service

This first appeared at www.smallbiztrends.com and was written by  Amanda Stillwagon.   For customers who are currently shopping or browsing your website, having the ability to chat with them directly on the site can have a lot of benefits. That’s why customer service live chat apps have become so popular over the last few years, particularly with companies […]

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How Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of the Biggest Technology Developments

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Carol Roth. Technology has really been democratized over the past few years, allowing small businesses to access many of the same tools previously only available or affordable to big businesses.  So, how can your business best capitalize on all of these technological developments?  Moreover, how do you […]

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Networking and the FORD Method

This appeared at www.pitchburner.com and was written by Erin Carey. Being an entrepreneur includes the necessity of taking advantage of a multitude of networking opportunities. We’d like to tell you that networking is all about explaining your idea and that people simply throw money at you to go out and do it. Unfortunately, it’s not […]

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