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4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story
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4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.
The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State
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The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State

As the benefit gains adoption, so does a counter trend to ban local governments from instituting their own paid sick day mandates.
3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires
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3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires

Small teams have no margin for error when a new hire doesn't work out but doing your homework will get you the stars you need to thrive.
6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)
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6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)

It's time to rethink company culture, and to treat it like any other strategic business initiative. This infographic can help.
6 Ways to Make Sure Every Meeting Is a Productive One
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6 Ways to Make Sure Every Meeting Is a Productive One

When you think about your workweek it might be astonishing, frustrating and a tad depressing to calculate how much time you spend in bad meetings. Here is how to fix this problem.
4 Bits of Football Coach Wisdom That Are True on the Field and in Business
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4 Bits of Football Coach Wisdom That Are True on the Field and in Business

The advice coaches give players reflects the values that lead to success in any endeavor.
To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always
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To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always

When your company is small and new, it's the first customers to sign on who can make or break your business.
The 6 Attributes Shared by Young Millionaires
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The 6 Attributes Shared by Young Millionaires

The immense opportunities of entrepreneurship are fully realized by few but the traits that power their success can be cultivated by everyone.
Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers
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Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers

Your approach to value creation must begin with, be in partnership with and end with the customer
Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution
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Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution

An entrepreneur goes after a niche in the women's razor market.
The Critical Lesson of Letting Bad Employees Go
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The Critical Lesson of Letting Bad Employees Go

A CEO shares insights about why it's important to fire fast.
8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations
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8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations

This numeric value is super critical as it affects the profit you'll get from a deal.
You Don't Need to Be Elon Musk or Sheryl Sandberg to Be a Thought Leader
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You Don't Need to Be Elon Musk or Sheryl Sandberg to Be a Thought Leader

You don't need to a constant presence in the media to make an impact in your space.
Spread the Love in the Workplace
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Spread the Love in the Workplace

Employers can do a few simple things to make their employees feel appreciated all year-round.
Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits
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Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits

The benefits of having experienced employees train those with less expertise are many.
The Bright Side of Negative Thinking
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The Bright Side of Negative Thinking

Despite what we're often told, positive thinking may not be conducive to meeting one's goals. In fact, you're probably better off visualizing obstacles.
Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need
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Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.
The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders
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The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders

These are people who learn to work with different personalities. They learn to nurture, motivate and inspire. They learn to truly lead.
For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision
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For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision

The glasses company is the latest example of a successful 'buy-one-give-one' business model.
Uber's Nightmare Scenario
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Uber's Nightmare Scenario

A look at how everything could go wrong for the world's hottest new company.
Why Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' Thinks Women Make Better CEOs
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Why Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' Thinks Women Make Better CEOs

'I've made more money with women executives. It's that simple.'
5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Keep Moving Forward
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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Keep Moving Forward

To be successful in business, stay in action, even if it means going sideways at times (as in soccer) to reach a goal.
6 Selling Points About Working for a Small Startup
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6 Selling Points About Working for a Small Startup

Your fledging company can compete for the best employees by marketing its newness to its advantage.
4 Meeting Mistakes That Are Wasting Your Time
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4 Meeting Mistakes That Are Wasting Your Time

Even a productive session can go awry. Here's how to keep unwanted scenarios to a minimum.
How to Tell the Difference Between a Hot Lead and a Dud
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How to Tell the Difference Between a Hot Lead and a Dud

Always make sure your prospects have an assignment. Without one, they aren't invested in the solution.
5 Business Myths that Used To Be True
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5 Business Myths that Used To Be True

Whether you are a seasoned executive or a young entrepreneur looking for business management advice, you need to know the new rules of the workplace.
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