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3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy
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3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity
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This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity

BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals.
Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers
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Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers

While it's easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it's up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the best product is delivered.
Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future
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Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.
Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores
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Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.
Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup
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Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup

Experts explain why your phone is keeping you from accomplishing what you want and need to do.
What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace
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What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace

Some talented and skilled individuals succeed in their area of expertise but create all kinds of problems due to their distorted view of themselves and others.
Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No
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Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No

It can be hard. But it's a necessary evil.
44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)
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44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.
3 Reasons to Not Form a Company in California
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3 Reasons to Not Form a Company in California

Although many flock to the Golden State, some may be unaware of these restrictions on how businesses can operate.
5 Key Reasons Projects Fail
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5 Key Reasons Projects Fail

Wondering why that well-intentioned initiative won't get off the ground? Maybe some of these factors are at play.
Why Your Sales Team Can't Close
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Why Your Sales Team Can't Close

How often have you heard the line, 'My salespeople can't close.' Here is how to fix this issue.
Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'
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Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season
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5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is an exciting time for entrepreneurs, the one major obstacle small-business owners will face is competing with the almighty Amazon.
The Lost Art of Candor in the Workplace
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The Lost Art of Candor in the Workplace

Candor among talented teams is no small feat, but executives across industries will tell you that it is the universal gold standard.
This Business Thrives Working 4 Days a Week Without Bosses, Email or Meetings
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This Business Thrives Working 4 Days a Week Without Bosses, Email or Meetings

Imagine a company where every weekend is three days and no one ever interrupts your work to discuss your progress.
Going Paperless Is Still in the Future at Many Businesses
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Going Paperless Is Still in the Future at Many Businesses

Companies that thing document management systems are still too expensive don't know how much paper files cost.
The 5 Secrets to Making Larger Sales
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The 5 Secrets to Making Larger Sales

One of the greatest points of distinction between top sales performers and everyone else is average sale size. Here is how to increase your sales deals.
Factor in These 7 Employee Costs Before You Start Bidding for That Star Hire
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Factor in These 7 Employee Costs Before You Start Bidding for That Star Hire

Employees see only the number on their paychecks but your bottom line is pinched much harder than just that.
7 Ways to Deal With an Unresponsive Client
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7 Ways to Deal With an Unresponsive Client

If a client isn't responding to your emails, what do you do? Consider picking up the phone, or perhaps, revising your work.
11 Strong Signs You're About to Be Canned
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11 Strong Signs You're About to Be Canned

If it all sounds familiar by number six, stop reading and get busy on LinkedIn.
3 Ways to Build a Happy Staff That Wants to Win
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3 Ways to Build a Happy Staff That Wants to Win

Uniting different personalities can be tough. Here are some strategies that can help.
How to Pick the 'Right' Clients and Stand Out Among the Competition
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How to Pick the 'Right' Clients and Stand Out Among the Competition

Entrepreneurs need to identify clients who will be as enamored with your services as you'd like them to be. Here are some tips.
How I Scout Superstar Employees
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How I Scout Superstar Employees

As an entrepreneur, you're only as good as the talent you hire. Here's what you should keep in mind when hiring the best employees.
5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star
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5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star

Aside from insincerely kissing rivals, the music industry has a lot to teach about cultivating the people who can help you.
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