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20 Communication Rules Leaders MUST Follow In Times Of Crisis

An organization in the throes of trauma needs leaders to share clear and concise communication more than ever. Diana Hendel, PharmD and Mark Goulston, MD share the best practices that will ensure your employees are getting the right messages the right way.

How Singaporean SMEs Can Thrive In A COVID-19 Innovation Slump 

Singaporean SMEs who go beyond the attitude of ‘survival’ and adopt a confident, innovation-first mindset will find that they have access to more opportunities, already available resources and significant solutions that will get them ahead of the curve. 

How To Build A Customer Journey For Your Startup 

Tristan Gillen expounds on the AARRR framework, which aims to provide a helpful template to build customer journey maps, allowing you to visualise each step and create efficient marketing plans for each.

How Smart Financial Moves Create A Smoother Business Life Cycle

The business journey has four main phases – startup, growth, maturity, and exit. Each comes with specific organizational, financial, tax, and accounting needs.

How To Start A Successful Reselling Side Hustle

Reselling can be a highly lucrative side hustle for those who are technologically savvy and great at fixing up a certain niche of products.

How Families Can Find A Franchise That Will Set Their Kids Up For Success 

Some parents find that buying a franchise is a way to set their kids up for success before eventually passing the business down to them.

6 Ways To Support Mental Health And Sustain A Culture Of Wellness

How can leaders promote a workplace culture that protects our mental and emotional wellbeing, and deepens resilience, engagement, productivity, and creativity for us and our team members? Christine Andrukonis shares six ways to start building this foundation.

Why Nurture Is NOT The Secret To A Healthy (Virtual) Work Environment

What is necessary to create healthy (virtual) environments? Focus on clarity and connection, says Jeanet Wade, the ForbesBooks author of "The Human Team: So, You Created A Team But People Showed Up!".

Can Your Company Stay Aligned In A Virtual Setting? 5 Tips For Leaders

Doug Meyer-Cuno shares five tips how business owners and managers can lead their companies effectively in a largely remote-based work environment.

3 Ways An Evolved HR Team Drives Profits

Bill Lyons, CEO of Lyons HR shares some ways HR can help companies improve their profitability on a per-employee basis.

6 Ways To Build A Results-Driven Culture 

Building a results-oriented culture requires a very specific mindset. David Horsager shares the six positive habits can help power a results-oriented organization.
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COVID-19 Caught Us All Off Guard. Will Your Organization Be Ready The Next Time...

The pandemic threw us all for a loop. But Diana Hendel, PharmD, and Mark Goulston, MD, say there are plenty of other potential disruptions around the corner. Here are six ways to prepare.

Why Authorities Should Take Employee Classification Seriously

The answer to the worker misclassification problem is setting up a legislature to describe exactly when a company can define a worker as a freelancer and what their benefits or regulations should be.
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Spring Clean Your Startup’s Accounting With These Tips

It is absolutely critical to spring clean your business’s finances and ensure that all of the accounting is accurate and up-to-date.

Seven “Signs And Symptoms” Of A Traumatized Company (Recognize Any?)

Organizational trauma isn’t always caused by a single horrifying event. It can also be ongoing or cumulative (say, a global pandemic). However, the impact on employees and organizations is fairly predictable, says workplace trauma expert Diana Hendel. Here are some common threads she sees in every traumatized organization.

Tax Breaks Every Small Business Owner Should Be Aware Of

An opportunity for which every entrepreneur should be aware, is potential tax breaks for a small business owner. John DeSimone, President, Herbalife Nutrition explores some of them.

3 Ways to Protect Your Ideas

Protecting ideas begins with smart decisions before launch. Jordan Erskine shares three actions to lock up ideas and set businesses up for success.

How To Choose The Right Business Management Software

Regardless of what type of business you run, chances are there are probably several software solutions that can help streamline your company’s operations while helping you grow revenue and improve your focus on providing a great customer experience.

Building A Resilient Mindset: Survival Tips For Business Leaders in the Post-COVID World

What can business leaders do to build resilience? Atholl Duncan shares five vital areas leaders need to look at.

Corporate Leaders: Do Your Words Fit Your Culture And Values?

As a corporate leader, what steps can you take to align your message to your culture and values? May Habib shares six simple steps to align your core messaging and cultural norms.

How To Work With Techies So You Get The Best From Them

Good communication is vital in the startup world. James Zhao, co-founder of Thought&Function shares some tips for non-technical founders when communicating with developers.

Virtually Fraud-Proof: Why Now Is The Time To Grow Your Virtual Card Program

Organizations should ramp up their use of virtual cards as much as possible since that is the most secure way to pay suppliers, argues Kristin Cardinali, Vice President of Regional Sales at Nvoicepay.

Virtual Bookkeeping: What Is It And How It Works

Virtual bookkeeping services are often the best bet for small businesses looking to manage their books and meet compliance norms.

When Should You Hire An ISA?

One way to bring consistent and quality leads and appointments to your pipeline is by leveraging the top-of-the-funnel activities such as cold calling, converting leads, and following up with nurtures, to a dedicated Inside Sales Agent.

How To Harness The Power Of Online Influencers

If you have intelligence about how, who, and where conversations break out, you can target your influencer engagement efforts accordingly, says Eric Schwartzman, author of "The Digital Pivot: Secrets of Online Marketing".

Eight Signs Your Employees Might Be Struggling With Trauma

Drs. Diana Hendel and Mark Goulston say trauma isn’t always caused by a big “shock and awe” event. It can also happen gradually. Here are some warning signs to help you intervene before your organization sustains irreparable damage.

The Sound Of Your Brand: Auditory Marketing As Part Of A Cohesive Brand 

Music elicits emotion, which contributes to a powerful brand experience. The right music for a brand can forge positive associations and elicit the desired emotional response from consumers.

3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success 

There are many upsides to embracing failure and knowing how to manage it. Here are three reasons why failure is essential for success. 
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When Times Get Hard, Get Personal — Re-Imagining The COVID-Era Customer Loyalty Equation

Kevin Possell shares some ideas for identifying key drivers of customer loyalty and offering creative solutions to help hospitality professionals revitalize their COVID-era loyalty offerings.

Three Secrets For Small Businesses To Optimize Their Online Presence In 2021

Luke Hyde, Founder of Drive Digital Advertising shares three industry secrets for optimizing your small business's online presence.