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Paula Andruss

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4 Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

4 Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

If you want to be successful start by learning from those who already are.
February 13, 2014 in Training
The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry

The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry

Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
February 6, 2014 in Lifestyle
7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

7 Reasons Why Bigger Isn't Always Better for Your Startup

Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.
February 1, 2014 in Startup Basics
8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

While multitasking may be necessary in the early days of a startup, it's important to recognize when it's time to hand off nonessential tasks.
January 18, 2014 in Management & Operations
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
December 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

Early iterations of now famous tech startups are almost unrecognizable.
December 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
November 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

Essential Elements of Working With a Business Partner

To keep your business running smoothly, it's crucial to have a clear division of duties. Here's how to set up a business with shared responsibilities-- for greater satisfaction and greater rewards.
May 2, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Secrets of 7 Successful Brands

The Secrets of 7 Successful Brands

Whether they've been around for decades or were launched in the last two years, some companies just have a bit of magic when it comes to grabbing attention and establishing themselves as fan favorites
April 29, 2013 in Branding
What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
January 30, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Power of Social Customer Service

The Power of Social Customer Service

Taking to social media to address customer service issues is a great opportunity for brands.
January 29, 2013 in Social Media

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
December 3, 2012 in Starting a Business
Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
November 11, 2012 in Business Ideas
How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
June 27, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Secrets of the 10 Most-Trusted Brands

Secrets of the 10 Most-Trusted Brands

Dreaming of the day your business becomes a household name? Follow these examples.
March 20, 2012 in Branding
Brand Storytelling Becomes a Booming Business

Brand Storytelling Becomes a Booming Business

As businesses struggle to establish a strong corporate identity, there's no shortage of enterprises waiting to help.
March 20, 2012 in Branding

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