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Starting And Growing A Small Business In The Midst Of Uncertainty

In times of uncertainty, a new business owner should carefully evaluate three things: business relationships, business credit, and how to fund current and future operations during a worst-case scenario.

Seven Things Every Leader Should Stop Doing In 2021

If you want to thrive in the new world of work, you’ve got a lot to learn — and a lot to unlearn. Ed Hess suggests you make quitting those outdated (and harmful) leadership behaviors your resolution for the upcoming year.

How Effective Budgeting Helps Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs

Too many businesses with great ideas fail because they run out of money. Ensuring success starts with effective budgeting, argues Elie Y. Katz, founder, president & CEO of National Retail Solutions (NRS).

5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021

Christa Martin shares some of the fundamental considerations for businesses to understand prior to undertaking the deployment AI for audience segmentation.

The Remote Workplace Is Here To Stay, And With It, An Essential New Role

The dramatic rise in remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a demand for a new type of manager, writes Brendan Kiely, CEO and Co-founder of Thinscale Technology.

What Good Is It To Be Engaged With Your Team If You Can’t Be...

Cynthia Spraggs, author of "How to Work from Home and Actually Get Sh*t Done" shares some tips on how you can remain productive and produce results in this unprecedented time.

Introverts And Extroverts Working Together, They’re Better

Extroverts and introverts can work together. The diversity of perspectives contributes to making a company more progressive, innovative, and productive.

The Three P’s And Two S’s For Any Successful Startup

Tim Heger shares a three P’s and two S’s approach he's used successfully for more than 20 years as a structure that has helped startups to become successful in a shorter period of time.

Upskilling Your Workforce For Remote Work: 5 Best Practices

Alexandra Goger, SharePoint and Office 365 Evangelist at Iflexion shares five essential practices you can apply to help your staff keep at the top of their game, in and out of the office.

How Learning A New Language Can Help You Boost Business Success In 2021

Becoming fluent in a new language can be the ultimate solution for helping you on your journey to achieving greater business success.

Of Compliance And Cybersecurity: Bolstering Business Credibility And Continuity

Keeping your organisation’s digital health in excellent condition gives you a head start in the age of rapid digital transformation.

Mute Off And Video On: Tips For Building Trust And Engagement 

When meeting virtually, we can’t always avoid an unstable internet connection, but building team connection can be as easy as keeping your sound and your video on, says Marsha Acker, author of "The Art & Science of Facilitation".

Warning To Remote Workers: Out Of Sight Could Mean Out Of Job

Rod Robertson shares some things that remote working employees should do these things to keep their performance and communication levels high.

How To Choose A Registered Agent For Your Business

A registered agent is your business’s officially designated point of contact to receive critical legal notices, such as lawsuits. Here's how to choose one.

How To Fix Fighting Sales And Marketing Teams

The gap between sales and marketing represents a gray area at most companies — from the smallest distributors, to the largest multinational enterprises.

The Key Fundamentals Of Starting An Online Business

Building and growing a business online usually depends on leveraging various digital marketing tactics to outperform your competition and scaling up your outreach. 

5 Tips To Find ‘Culture Fit’ In A Candidate

Company culture provides your team with direction and is effectively the glue that binds the team. Joel Patterson shares five tips on how to hire for culture fit.

What Every Savvy Business Owner Should Know About Holiday Marketing

Each year the amount of money that exchanges hands during the holiday season is growing at a rapid pace and you should have a piece of that pie. Lamar Tyler shares some tips on holiday marketing.

10 Top Trends In Branding In 2021

2021 brings a lot of opportunities for brands to shape how they are communicating with their audiences. Danielle Yuthas of SpeedPro shares some trends.

Best Tax Practices For 2020 Filings: Ageras

While tax season is almost unanimously dreaded year after year, this upcoming season is expected to be a little bit different due to the number of businesses who filed for loans or relief.

10 Economic Concepts Everyone Needs To Understand

Whether you work as an economist or you try your best to ignore the bad financial news and your bank account, economics is at work in your life. Knowing these concepts will benefit you whether you're 18 or 80 and will help you be a better, more informed consumer and employee.

24 Phrases That Are Totally Holding You Back At Work

May Habib, co-founder and CEO of Writer shares 24 examples of the words and phrases we say that we should catch and fix every day.

The 10 Best Teams Ever Assembled (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Here's a definitive list of the best teams ever assembled, along with what each of them has to teach us.
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How Younger Workers Can Mentor Older Ones And Move Companies Forward

Reverse mentoring can be a plus for businesses in bridging generation gaps and knowledge gaps, and also a lifeline for older workers who otherwise might get phased out. Rod Robertson shares some tips on how to implement reverse mentoring successfully

Four Questions To Ask During A Tough Conversation At Home And At Work

Chuck Wisner, author of "Conscious Conversations" shares four questions we should ask ourselves when we start to feel a conversation spiral out of control.
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Adapting Your Sales In A Six Feet Apart World

Tara Pawlak, Head of Marketing for Get Accept explains why your sales strategy will never be the same and shares some tips to adapt to the next normal.

Choose A Property That Can Be Recession-Proofed

Is commercial property just too risky to invest in during this recession? No, says Terry Painter. The author of "The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice" shares some advice.

The Secrets To Closing More Deals

Dailius Wilson, VP of Growth at GetAccept shares the successful sales strategies employed by top sales people to close more deals.

Five Global Graphic Design Trends On The Rise In 2021

Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs shares five of the most creative and inspiring design trends set to shape 2021, as predicted by the global community of freelance graphic designers working on 99designs.

How To Get More Customer Reviews On Your Boutique Website

Your customers are the ultimate experts on how awesome your products are, and getting good customer reviews can have a total snowball effect.