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No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence
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No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location.
Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring
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Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon
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How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace
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3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace

Inspiration is not random nor just good luck. It can be nurtured every day, once you identify the loftier purpose of your company.
Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place
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Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'
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Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'

To get ahead of the competition, your attention should be focused on making a great first impression, then building positive reviews and testimonials.
How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust
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How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust

The online world is a crowded space for brands – all vying for your attention (and money). With some companies turning to a rewards program to gain trust, others are using their influence.
Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?
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Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?

Done right, melding business, faith and family is the most incredible pursuit you will ever undertake.
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
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New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.
How Successful People Make Their Own Luck
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How Successful People Make Their Own Luck

When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born.
The 5 Things Gen Y Really Cares About in a Job
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The 5 Things Gen Y Really Cares About in a Job

Millennials crave purpose, growth and connection, and it has to be real.
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
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How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
3 Tips for Excelling at Work You Aren't That Good At
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3 Tips for Excelling at Work You Aren't That Good At

Building a company would be breeze if you were only responsible for what you are really talented doing.
What a CEO Learned Coaching His Daughter's Basketball Team
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What a CEO Learned Coaching His Daughter's Basketball Team

The one advantage of having never played the game before is your opponents can't know what to expect.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.
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Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
Will Your Employees Say You're the Best Boss Ever?
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Will Your Employees Say You're the Best Boss Ever?

How you can determine whether you demonstrate the proven best practices of great bosses.
Choices Can Become Overwhelming, So Make It Easier for Customers
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Choices Can Become Overwhelming, So Make It Easier for Customers

Use these strategies to increase click-through rates and purchases when presenting choices.
Inspire Wellness in Your Workplace, and Watch Productivity Soar
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Inspire Wellness in Your Workplace, and Watch Productivity Soar

A healthy boss sets the right example for employees. But leaders are more susceptible to health issues.
Will University of Texas President Get the Ax?
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Will University of Texas President Get the Ax?

Bill Powers' days as the head of UT's flagship campus are numbered. If he gets his way, he'll stay through next May. It's anyone's guess at the moment.
3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July
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3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July

With summer in full swing and the start of the third quarter, it's time to take an honest look at your progress.
4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly
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4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Entrepreneurs don't have years or even months to build trust. To get sales quickly, they need to act quickly.
5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck
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5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

Culture is not an app you can install and master but a garden you plant, tend and, when needed, weed and prune.
Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School
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Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
Terrell Owens on How to Overcome Pitfalls, Distractors and Naysayers
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Terrell Owens on How to Overcome Pitfalls, Distractors and Naysayers

This former athlete explains what he learned during filming the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.
The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively
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The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

A look inside Jeff Bezos’ two pizza rule and what you can learn from it.
5 Ways to Woo Customers With Special Attention
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5 Ways to Woo Customers With Special Attention

Adding personalized touches to customer interactions can help not only develop a strong relationship but also snag future sales.
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