Are you slipping at your #1 responsibility? Many are.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. I’ve heard that advice in a number of different settings over the years, but it’s especially important for small business owners. So, in a small business, what’s the main thing? Put as simply and succinctly as I can the main thing in small […]

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This week in small business: Looking at success from every angle

This week’s collection of curated content is chock full of success – how to achieve it, how to define it, and inspirational success stories. Let’s face it, once you know what success looks like to you, you can’t get too much of it. Go for it! Leadership, management, and productivity What would you pay for […]

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Don’t sink your sales team with this bad management choice

What makes a successful sales rep? Here are some often mentioned attributes: Total focus on their own accomplishments, and The ability to work independently. What makes a good manager of sales reps? I don’t think too many would argue with these: Total focus on the accomplishments of others, and The ability to work closely and […]

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Slay the email demon with these productivity apps and strategies

Scanning, reading, responding, and deleting emails continues to be some of our biggest productivity killers, so it’s always a good idea to see if any new apps or strategies have been developed that can help us bring things under control. See if any of these will help you tame the email beast: Automatic writing There […]

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This week in small business: SEO insights, productivity tips, and (very) young millionaires

A couple of writers get down to some of the finer points of SEO this week while a few others chime in with some productivity tips that should contribute to your success. And, you’ll certainly want to check out the success secrets of business leaders who were multi-millionaires before age 30. Leadership, management, and productivity […]

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For ongoing success, hire for these soft skills

Every business owner with job openings today is feeling the pinch when it comes to finding candidates who have the right technical skills. But don’t let that fact push you into offering a job to the first person who seems to have the right skill set – you could end up in a worse position. […]

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