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Hiring New Talent? Seven Ways To Spot Entrepreneurial DNA

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey explain why entrepreneurial DNA is the most important quality a job seeker can possess and share seven ways to identify it during an interview.

5 Effective Sales Tax Tips For Your Growing Business

For most small business owners, sales tax compliance can be a mystery and a pain. Robert Schulte, founder and CEO of LumaTax shares five sales tax tips that will help you avoid audits and stay fully compliant with small business tax laws.

How Strong Is Your C-Suite Bullpen? Preparing The Next Generation Of Leaders

A leader’s primary role is to coach and to create an environment that perpetually develops new leaders. Jennifer Mackin, ForbesBook author of "Leaders Deserve Better" shares some tips on how senior management can align business strategies with their people strategies and develop leaders in the process.

How Startups Can Convince Young Professionals To Join Their Fledgling Sales Team

High-growth startups in the software sales space need to hire adept salespeople to be competitive. Keith Johnstone, Head of Marketing of Peak Sales Recruiting shares ways for startups to compensate for, and even take advantage of, their smaller size to attract and retain recent graduates for sales positions.

The Holy Grail Of Content Marketing – And When To Recommend It

With much of the business world abuzz about content marketing, smart marketers are taking stock of opportunities for their clients to use the power of story to convey a message and build stronger brands. But Tanya Hall, CEO of Greenleaf Book Group says conspicuously absent from most content strategies, however, is the granddaddy of all content marketing: writing a book.

4 Fundamentals Of Good Financial Management For Startups

David Tattersall, Head of Client Relations at Handpicked Accountants shares some key areas of focus worth having in mind if you are running a startup company and aiming to strike the right balance between prudence and optimism when it comes to financial management and building sustainably for the future.

3 Ways To Avoid Being Seen As A Fraud In Your Crowdfunding Campaigns

To keep their customers loyal and expand their businesses beyond crowdfunding, business leaders need to be on top of their supply chain issues. Jesse Kaufman, CEO and founder of ShippingTree shares three ways to manage the process and keep your backers supportive.

Five Strategies That Can Take Your Business From Pretender To Contender

The importance of preparation for success in business is much like it is for professional sports teams trying to win a championship. Paul Trapp and Stephen Davis shares five strategies for businesses to take their preparation to the next level.

The 5 Hidden Secrets Of Online Lenders

The world of small business finance has dramatically transformed. Advanced online technology has led to an easier loan application process and faster funding. However, entrepreneurs need to look beyond the bells and whistles of online lenders and dig deeper to find the best deal. Evan Singer, General Manager for SmartBiz shares five crucial areas for an entrepreneur to explore before they sign on the dotted line.

The Lender Perspective On Your Business Loan

In the current economic climate, getting the right business loan isn’t easy. Carl Faulds, managing director of Cashsolv shares the factors that banks consider when you make your application.

5 Legal Mistakes To Avoid

Vivek Jayaram, founder and president of Jayaram Law Group highlights five common trademark-related mistakes made by entrepreneurs and tips for how they could have avoided them.

Seven Tough Clients And How To Win Them Over

They’re not always smooth sailing, but most client relationships can be salvaged. Andrew Sobel, coauthor of Power Relationships, identifies some of the toughest types of clients — and explains what you can do to cope with them.

If You Want To Make A Sale, Stop Selling And Take These 4 Steps...

Kory Angelin, author of "#sellout: How a Great Experience Can Help You #sellout of Your Product" says that in order to get over that customer wall and actually make a sale, sales people need to know how to stop selling.

Technology Backlash? Good Old-Fashioned Business Success Comes With Personal Touch.

Joanne Black, author of "No More Cold Calling" says that one of the biggest problems sales people face with social media and technology is the lack of real, meaningful contact and communication. She offers some ideas on how to deal with this.

Smartphones – The Crucial Thread In The Fashion Retail Marketing Mix?

With the proliferation of blog shops and rise of online shopping in Singapore – and in Asia – the casual observer might be forgiven for thinking the brick and mortar shops will go the way of the Dodo. That’s not the case, argues Malcolm Pinkerton, Senior Director and Senior e-Commerce Analyst from Planet Retail.

Misguided Selling Can Affect Reputation

  What happens when your sales person overpromises to a customer, and you find that you are unable to deliver? I have a situation in which a sales...

Benefits Of Documentation Management In Remote Working

Organizations are trying to switch to remote working with the help of technologies and work culture to obtain similar or better operational efficiency than before, says Mahendra Gupta of Saviom Software.

Professional Organizer Tips For Your Business

The New Year brings new opportunities to fine-tune things that work and change things that don’t. One of the best resolutions you can make for your business is to get organized. Lea Schneider shares some professional organizer tips.

4 Ways To Create A Workplace Environment That Breeds Greatness

Adam Witty's goal is to always hire smart people, and to create a working environment that breeds greatness in them. He shares a few tactics he uses.

Could You Outlive Your Retirement Funds? 3 Ways To Strategize With A Fiduciary

There are three critical aspects of retirement planning in which a fiduciary can help guide the client to both protect their retirement assets and prosper. Alexander Joyce, author of "Rejoyce in Your Retirement: Everything You Need to Know to Get Everything You Want", shares what they are.

The Importance of Understanding Your Demographic

When you are running a small business, few things are as important as understanding your target demographic. In this post, Lewis Robinson describes five things to know about your demographic and explain why they matter.

The Rise Of The Virtual Assistant

CEO of MyOutDesk Daniel Ramsey offers insights on how the trend towards virtual assistants will impact small business owners in 2020 and beyond.

5 Ways Artists Can Work Like Entrepreneurs

“How am I going to make a creative living and a life?” is a question that can be daunting for artists, writers, performers and musicians at all stages in their careers, whether just starting out fresh, mid-career, or choosing to focus on artistic work full time after a lifetime of balancing it with other jobs. Laura Zabel, founder of Creative Exchange shares a toolkit that can help.

Disrupt The Disruption: How Businesses Can Meet COVID-Forced Changes Head On

Change that disrupts the economy is nothing new – with or without a pandemic. Juan Riboldi, president of Ascent Advisor shares some ways businesses can meet the changes caused by COVID-19 head on.

5 Things To Consider Before Applying For A Bank Loan

The application process for bank loans tends to be exhaustive, and the rejection rate is high. To avoid wasting precious time, Meredith Wood, Editor-in-Chief at Fundera recommends you consider these five factors before you apply for a bank loan.

How IoT-Enabled Tracking Systems Improve Business Operations

Businesses that don’t evolve to adapt to new operational challenges will be left behind in today’s fast-paced world. Ekim Saribardak, CTO of Rewire Security

Is CEO Disease Crippling Your Company? How To Diagnose And Treat It Before It’s Too...

Do your people proactively report to you with current, accurate information — whether it’s good or bad? If not, you may be suffering from “CEO Disease”, says author Dan Quiggle.

BYOD Security Made Simple: Solutions To The Top Three Threats

While mobile technologies hold great promise as a productivity enhancer, they can also pose a significant risk to network and data security if companies fail to manage their use proactively. Omer Faiyaz, CEO of Remo Software highlights the top three threats – and how SMBs can mitigate the risks.

Create A Wow Factor Workplace For Remote Employees: 14 Ways To Nurture Employee Engagement

When you create a culture of WOW it makes a powerful impact on all employees — including your remote employees. Deb Boelkes shares a few of her best practices for inspiring and empowering your remote workforce.

How To Hire (And Fire) The Right People: Turn Your Startup Into the Efficient...

Hiring a great new employee isn’t just about reading resumes and throwing out the bad ones. It starts with attracting the right people, says Cyril Moukarzel, CEO and Co-Founder of LifeDNA.