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How to Get People to Do What You Want
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How to Get People to Do What You Want

Here's a hint: You can catch more flies with honey than you can vinegar.
Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos
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Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos

Whenever possible, aim for Thursday or Friday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Humor Them. A Well-Timed Laugh Speaks Volumes.
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Humor Them. A Well-Timed Laugh Speaks Volumes.

A lighthearted touch can open minds to viewing things differently.
Don't Be the Cheapest, Be the Best
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Don't Be the Cheapest, Be the Best

When pricing your product or service, instead of sweating the pennies, look at how you can charge more by offering a better quality experience for your customer.
4 Pointers for Getting the Most Out of Meetings
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4 Pointers for Getting the Most Out of Meetings

Smarten up your approach so staffers won't needlessly assemble without a distinct direction, losing valuable time without a clear outcome.
The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling
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The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling

Resolving the 'ask deficit' is easier than you think: You just have to muster up the courage.
7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars
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7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars

Never hire someone who is just 'good enough.'
5 Things Entrepreneurs Caught in Comparisons Should Remember
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5 Things Entrepreneurs Caught in Comparisons Should Remember

When you're a newbie business owner feeling intimidated by the competition, remember these essential truths.
3 Ways to Boost Word of Mouth and Referrals for Your Business
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3 Ways to Boost Word of Mouth and Referrals for Your Business

Learn how you were able to get someone to notice your good work and bring it up in conversation so that the magic happens.
Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy
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Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy

The star stealthily filed trademark applications for certain lyrical stylings from her latest album, '1989.'
7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model
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7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model

Building a product may be the easy part of a startup. Don't forgot about the other, equally important half of the equation.
McDonald's Franchisees to New CEO: We Need to Get Back to Basics
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McDonald's Franchisees to New CEO: We Need to Get Back to Basics

As the world's largest fast-food chain continues to struggle, newly appointed CEO Steve Easterbrook has a lot on his plate.
Here's a Crazy Idea: Let's Not Just Focus on Profits
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Here's a Crazy Idea: Let's Not Just Focus on Profits

Young professionals say business is too focused on a narrow agenda of profit and product, rather than on improving society by addressing the purpose and people of business.
3 Ways Two Little Words Will Transform Your Business
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3 Ways Two Little Words Will Transform Your Business

A robotic "thanks" does not satisfy the need people have for your sincere appreciation.
7 Home Decor Startup Trends to Watch
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7 Home Decor Startup Trends to Watch

Creating a coherent, polished yet personalized aesthetic no longer requires an expert eye, bundles of free time or a hefty disposable income. Entrepreneurs have entered the game.
The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps
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The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps

A businesswoman shares lessons from her hard climb -- from humble beginnings in North Dakota to running an Alabama marketing agency.
Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?
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Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?

Dysfunctional conduct may be curbed with some of these strategies. Consider tools to show staffers appreciation and desired behavior to turn things around.
Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts
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Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts

Celebrity endorsements work when stars behave. Not when they go off the rails on the crazy train. Now AIG wants to come to the rescue with a way for businesses that dance with the stars to cover their butts.
How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues
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How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues

With a new year, comes a new product cycle.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm
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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm

'There isn't a single person who has been thinking longer about Twitter than @dickc.'
How to Deliver Constructive Feedback With a 'You Suck Sandwich'
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How to Deliver Constructive Feedback With a 'You Suck Sandwich'

Providing criticism to a team member can be a real challenge, especially if done wrong. Here is a simple and easy to remember strategy that will help you avoid uncomfortable confrontations.
Paint by Numbers. Harness the Power of Data Visualization.
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Paint by Numbers. Harness the Power of Data Visualization.

The easiest way to tell an information-dense story may be graphically. And you don't have to be Leonardo da Vinci to create an effective chart or infographic.
7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately
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7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.
10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business
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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business

Reframing your thinking can go a long way. A psychologist suggests trying these strategies to get further along the path you've carved out and reach success.
What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap
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What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.
How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project
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How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project

The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.
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