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Entrepreneurs Need To Protect Their Business, But Where Should They Start?

Entrepreneurs know they need business insurance - but figuring out which kinds can be pretty confusing. Maxime Rieman, Director of Online Channel Product Marketing at CoverWallet shares some key coverage types to consider as you establish and grow your new venture.

Leading In Uncertain Times: 10 Ways To Help Employees Cope With The Pandemic

Quint Studer says how leaders behave right now will be remembered long after this crisis has passed. Here are some things you can do to help employees stay calm, focused, and informed.

Tackle These 4 Common Small Business Hurdles Before The Year Ends

You’ll still have plenty of time to knock out your to-do list before the end of the year if you follow these tips by Dennis O’Keefe, Product Director for Workful.

How To Make Your Business Card Professional

If a prospective customer views your business image as unprofessional or confusing in any way, they simply won’t show interest in what you have to offer, says Debbie Allen, award-winning entrepreneur and author of "The Highly Paid Expert".

How To Spot A Flaw In Your Project Plans And Propositions

Whether it’s a fatal flaw in the proposal stage, or a project management error, there is definitely a way for you to improve your entire process. Aaron Beashel, Head of Marketing at Qwilr shares some tips.

9 Steps Proven To Build A Successful Sales Team From Scratch

Building a sales team from scratch is one of the most difficult and important tasks of a CEO. But there is a well-defined formula for success. Having spent 25 years building sales teams Eliot Burdett, cofounder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting shares 9 steps proven to build a successful sales team from scratch.

Six Pitfalls To Avoid When Launching Your Startup’s Website

Amy Johnson, community coordinator for A Small Orange, highlights some of the pitfalls startups should avoid when launching their websites.

Five Ways To Find, Nurture, And Reward Your Superusers (And Make More Of Them) 

If you want your brand to thrive, you need to cultivate an army of "superusers": avid and loyal members who spread the word about your company and offer valuable insight. Membership Economy expert Robbie Kellman Baxter provides a simple blueprint for nurturing your existing superusers and guiding your "on-the-cusp" members to achieve superuser status.

Are You A Self-Determined Manager? Ten Changes You Might Need To Make Right Now

The best managers intentionally create an environment where employees thrive and great work gets done. To become what David Deacon calls "self-determined," you must make a choice every day and never, ever let up.

Three Ways Your Labels Can Make You More Sales

A label may not be one of the first things that comes to an entrepreneur’s mind when considering ways to create more sales growth, but it definitely should be, says Jared Powell, Principal at Frontier Label.

Why Managing Remotely Is So Tough — And Eight Ways To Make It Easier

Managing remote teams is a whole different ballgame. Yet in the age of flex work, satellite offices, and telecommuting, mastering this skill set is no longer optional. David Deacon shares some best practices that help self-determined managers connect with employees at a distance.

Great (Unmet) Expectations: How To Get Employee Performance Up To Par (And Cut Ties...

Deb Boelkes shares advice for holding employees to high standards and taking (sometimes uncomfortable) action when they don't perform as expected.

Leading On All Legs Of Your Life

Commit to your own individual leadership journey early and consistently. Jacqueline M. Baker shares a few ways to ensure that you take full advantage of your daily leadership opportunities.

Mobile Office Hacks: Staying Professional On The Road

If 2016 is turning out to be a year on the road, Greg Waldorf, CEO of Invoice2go shares what you can do to stay on top of your game, stay organized, and look professional in the process.

Congrats On Your Acquisition! Some Thoughts On Data Integration And More.

Earlier this year, data management services provider Datacastle acquired another company’s assets. Datacastle CEO Ron Faith shares his company's journey in integrating the data of the two operations.

4 Failsafe Strategies To Help You Lead

When you lead an organization, part of your job includes addressing critical problems and communicating new directives to your team. Jason Scott, author of "It's Never Just Business" shares four failsafe strategies for leading people during crises.

10 Quick Tips For Better Email Negotiations

Email negotiations are here to stay, so it’s important to neutralize potential pitfalls and maximize your opportunity for success.

Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Business For A Natural Disaster

Walt Capell, founder of General Liability Shop shares 8 tips for developing an effective natural disaster preparedness plan for your business.

From P.T. Barnum To Social Media, 3 Lessons About Promoting Your Personal Brand

Some entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals have come to realize that they can set themselves apart by looking beyond the corporate brand and instead building their personal brand. Adam Witty, author of "Authority Marketing" shares how you can do so.

Five Under-Utilized Sources That Businesses Can Tap Into For More Sales

When you start a new business or have been trading for some time and are looking for new sources for sales, it can be hard to work out where you can move your attentions to next. Carlo Pandian suggests five potential sources of additional sales.

What You Can Learn From A Census Of Your Industry’s Ecosystem

Doing a full census of your industry is an excellent way to understand how the ecosystem functions. Understanding the data about the entire ecosystem is the key to making informed business decisions, insists Deren Baker, CEO of Jumpshot.

Curing CEO Disease: Six Tips For Getting Great Feedback

Dan Quiggle, author of "Lead Like Reagan: Strategies to Motivate, Communicate, and Inspire" , offers six strategies inspired by Reagan’s example to help business leaders fight and eradicate "CEO Disease" in their own organizations.

6 Reasons Your Startup Needs A Chief Marketing Officer

Marketing is an important element of a young and ambitious startup company, especially if it stands a chance to succeed beyond its adolescent years. Having a chief marketing officer will sharpen and define your marketing strategy, argues Morgan Sims.

Simple Tips To Look After Customers Effectively And Grow The Business

It can be a struggle initially to attract new customers to your organization, but once you have done this, how do you keep them? Keith Tully, a partner at business rescue specialists Real Business Rescue shares a few tips.

3 Ways To Make In-House Filing Less Taxing

Young companies that are low on funding and high on initiative can take a DIY approach to tax returns, even at the risk of filing incomplete or erroneous returns. Anjum Tunuli, chief tax officer at Early Growth Financial Services shares three things to make that task easier.

Choosing The Right Digital Management System: 5 Sneaky Ways Some Providers Hold Your Data...

Don’t trust your data to a platform that may hold it above your head and force you to buy it back from them if you want to migrate. Do your research and ask the above questions to make sure you are choosing the right partner, says Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

How Modern Businesses Achieve Success with AI Chatbots

It’s imperative for leaders to conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis outlining the potential value adds and cost losses that would accompany the decision to employ chatbots.
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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.

5 Ways To Instantly Add Credibility To Your Digital Presence

As a business owner, you only get one chance to make a first impression with your target audience, so it’s important to take advantage of that opportunity as best you can. Brett Bastello, Digital Business Manager with Inseev Interactive highlights five ways you can use your website to quickly and easily establish credibility with your user base.

5 Types Of Visual Marketing Content Every Growing Business Needs

Erin McCoy of Killer Visual Strategies shares a few types of visual marketing content that your business can use to drive content marketing success and build brand equity.