Tag Archives: communication

Bridging the Gap with Millennials

Whether you call them millennials or young professionals, the younger members of today’s workforce want different things from their careers than their parents or grandparents did. For many, work isn’t just about clocking in, clocking out and taking home a … Continue reading

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5 Ways Competition Makes Your Business Stronger

“Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.” – Nabil N. Jamal, author of A Harvest of Change It can be nerve-wracking to have competition – especially when you’re a small business owner … Continue reading

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Slay the Monsters in Your Business & Life

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” We’ve all heard that phrase in one form or another. It’s easy to procrastinate when there’s nothing bearing down on you and no one else holding … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Go Back to SWOT.

Owning and running a business is hard. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re constantly dealing with the competition, cash flow, employee issues, changing technologies, surprises, busyness… not to mention the economy and government interference. That kind of constant … Continue reading

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Building a Business on YES

When you say “no” to a customer the customer really hears “go somewhere else to get your solution.” Creating a spirit of YES in your company all starts at the top. As the leader, you have to encourage your entire … Continue reading

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Building Integrity by Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons

There’s an old adage that says: “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” It’s easy to say that you have integrity and are trustworthy, but actually having integrity – and just doing the right thing … Continue reading

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Spring Challenge: Battle the Business Owner Blues

When you launched your business, you had a grand dream. You wanted to sell a particular product or service, make enough to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted and have the freedom to do whatever you wanted with your life. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Challenge Small Business Owners Face

“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” We’ve all heard that statement – especially from people who are micromanaging a situation or trying to do everything all alone. That might have worked in college when … Continue reading

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Starting Your Day Off Right: 5 Tips

Mornings are important. Whether or not you’re a morning person, waking up on the right side of the bed and getting off to a great start definitely shapes your day. And, with the exception of things like getting a flat … Continue reading

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How Understanding Personalities Can Make You a Better Leader, Team Member

When you’re working with others – especially people who are leaders in their field – it’s important to know what kind of personality you’re facing. Even though you can’t just hand them a DISC assessment, you can still use those … Continue reading

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