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To Inspire Your People – Purpose Must be A Priority

Jeremy Kingsley, author of the new book Inspired People Produce Results: How Great Leaders Use Passion, Purpose and Principles to Unlock Incredible Growth, has some important insights into the role of purpose in leadership.

What Is Business Owners Insurance And Do You Need One?

Entrepreneurs routinely get solicited by insurance agents for a business owners policy (BOP). In this article, we will take a look at what a business owners’ policy (BOP) is and why you may need one.

Ask Yourself 3 Questions To Help Find A Financial Advisor You Can Trust

Most people say they don’t completely trust that their advisor is always acting in their best interests. Chris Hobart, CEO and founder of Hobart Financial Group says these 3 questions can help you find about the person you rely on to handle your finances.

Is Your Company A Patriarchy? Seven Warning Signs To Watch For

Striving to make your organization "one big happy family" won't create the workplace utopia you hope for. Here, Daniel F. Prosser explains what a patriarchy is, why it's bad for your company, and how to tell if you've created one.

How A Strong Logo And Brand Can Help Your Etsy Store Thrive

People may come to Etsy for its unusual and novel wares, but they also look for the personality and humanity behind the products.

Key Tips For Bridging the Generational Divide In The Workplace

Transforming from an entrenched and unworkable generational disconnect into a dynamic organization able to face 21st century challenges collaboratively requires key actions, says Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs, co-authors of "Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace".

Tips On Choosing A Control Panel For Your Web Hosting Environment

While pricing is not the only factor that is considered for choosing a right control panel, Greg Rockwood, the community and PR manager at Softsys Hosting, suggests looking at a few important aspects to consider while choosing the right panel which helps you in mitigating your hosting management.

5 Things To Consider Before Starting A Mobile App-Based Startup

To grow your user base and stand out from your rivals, following these steps from Colin Simpson, project manager at BlueKite Apps could potentially build you a successful mobile-based startup business.

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.

Are You Hiring Candidates With High Integrity?

What should you look for if you want to hire people with high integrity? We could probably all do with taking a little business advice from Warren Buffett, says Nick Murphy, career expert and founder of The Job Lab Podcast.

How To Recruit The Best Interns For Your Small Business

Internships can be mutually beneficial to both the intern and the employer, especially if you recruit the best candidates for your specific business.

Is Your Brand Hitting The Mark?

In addition to addressing the needs of loyal customers, your brand should also have the capacity to attract new clients. In the e-commerce industry in particular, much of these efforts will hinge upon a robust online presence that ensures your brand is where your customers are, says JR Reichl, Senior Director, Marketing Communications at Hostway Services, Inc.

The Importance Of Company Branding And How To Market It

Branding is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of building and growing a company. Luigi Pannozzo, Managing Director of Gazeboshop shares his views on company branding.

The Lost Art Of Listening: Tips For Generating That Sale For Any Young Startup...

To become a good listener, there are a few things you can change immediately to become a person everyone, especially potential customers, will love talking to about anything. Rory J. Clark, creator and innovator of Focus Selling, explains.

The 3 Stages Of Evolution For Forward-Moving Entrepreneurs

Peter J. Strauss, author of “The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies“ shares three stages of entrepreneurial evolution, and how personal and team growth can inspire the same evolution within a client’s company.

Roger Dawson’s Power Tips On Negotiation

Roger Dawson, American's premier business negotiator and author of "The Secrets of Power Negotiating", offers some tips that you should share with your sales force and purchasing people.

Attracting Top Talent: It Begins With The Job Posting

Job descriptions must be created first and then posted in such a way that they will both attract attention and bring results in the form of applicants, says Scholley Bubenik, author of "People Power: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Managing Human Capital".

5 Practices To Keep Your Legacy Business Relevant For Modern Consumers

When you’re running a legacy business — or any company, for that matter — it’s incredibly important to keep pace with consumer trends, says Kelly Bosetti, CEO and founder of CEA Marketing.

Sales Survival Tactics For Struggling Companies

Closing deals and increasing sales can be challenging in the best of times, but with the ongoing recession, it's even tougher for sales reps to hit their goals. David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training, offers five sales survival tactics for struggling companies.

Eight Things That May Keep Your Company Stuck At No. 2

Joseph Callaway spotlights eight behaviors that, unbeknownst to you, might be keeping your company out of first place.

Time Is On Your Side, Grow Beyond Today

Joe Curcillo, author of "Getting to 'US' shares why this slowdown is the perfect time to revamp your business model with a Unifying Vision and plan through the crisis and into the future.

Why Training Courses Are Vital for Business Owners, Not Just Employees

You might have read information about the benefits of offering training to your employees. But business owners and directors need to undergo training too, perhaps even before they reach the point of hiring staff.

10 Tips To Be A Better Public Speaker

Although public speaking is one of the most common phobias and is often accompanied by dread and worry, relax, because you can learn to deliver an entertaining and educational presentation that holds the audience’s attention. Topher Morrison, author of "The Book on Public Speaking" shares ten of his best tips improve your public speaking skills.

The Seven Elements Of Business Development

Clients aren’t sold services. They buy on reputation, relationships and referral. Along the journey from not knowing you to engagement, they ask seven questions - Tom McMakin, author of “How Clients Buy“ shares what they are.

How To Build A Great Business Plan – Checklist 2020

Every successful business idea had a strategically written business plan. Nemanja Zunic shares some rules for writing a great business plan. 

How “Human” Is Your Workplace? These Four Questions Reveal The Truth.

Ed Hess says the old, fear- and ego-based ways of working and leading won’t survive in the Digital Age. If your workplace doesn’t meet these four criteria, you may be on your way out.

Seven Things Your Customers Can Do Better Than You

If you think your customers exist solely to “buy your stuff,” you’re missing a huge part of the picture. Bill Lee, author of The Hidden Wealth of Customers, says your customers are uniquely equipped to influence your product development, sing your praises, and even close sales for you. He describes seven things they can do better than you.

Timely Tips For Navigating The Unknown Successfully

How does a leader overcome conflict and other major issues that impede progress? Author of "The Journey of Not Knowing" Julie Benezet shares seven ways for leaders to face the future in a world of divisive politics, shifting expectations, and constantly looming unknowns.

5 Ways To Manage Intellectual Property For Startups

Keep your intellectual property safe by taking necessary steps during your startup process.

How Startups Can Beat Seasonality

One of the issues however that appears to hamper growth or even attract investors is the acceptance of some of the lulls that come in the off season. Ted Karkus, CEO of Prophase Labs shares his thoughts on how you can change your business model in order to mitigate or leverage seasonal demand.