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When SMART Goals Don't Work, Here's What to Do Instead
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For tackling a lofty aspiration, such as embarking on a business area that's a passion, try a more intrinsic method to set objectives, forging an emotional connection.
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

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Valuable lessons sometimes come from unexpected sources. Learn to listen to those around you and take a break from technology addiction.
April 13, 2014 in Leadership
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
April 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

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Busy entrepreneurs are often tempted to take on yet another corporate commitment. Here's how to handle this decision.
April 10, 2014 in Leadership
How to Curb the Stress Factor at Your Startup

How to Curb the Stress Factor at Your Startup

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Five strategies that managers can employ to reduce workplace stress and foster a more productive work environment.
April 7, 2014 in Lifestyle
A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

A One-Page Business Plan in 5 Steps

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It can feel daunting at first, but here's what you should do to get organized and start.
April 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

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An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

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If you're not a gregarious tech entrepreneur, are you an entrepreneur at all?
April 2, 2014 in Leadership
8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

8 Lessons This Record-Breaking Girl Scout Can Teach Entrepreneurs

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Katie Francis sold 21,477 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. Here's what she can teach you about entrepreneurship.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
How Better Habits Can Make You Better at Business -- and Life

How Better Habits Can Make You Better at Business -- and Life

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In this Google Hangout, we'll chat with behavior science expert James Clear about how you can form good habits and kick the bad ones.
April 1, 2014 in Leadership
19 Steps to a Successful Direct Mail Campaign Timeline

19 Steps to a Successful Direct Mail Campaign Timeline

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Find out exactly what steps to take and in what order so that your campaign will go off without a hitch.
April 1, 2014 in Marketing Ideas
Are You Actually Setting Goals? Probably Not. Here's How in 3 Steps.

Are You Actually Setting Goals? Probably Not. Here's How in 3 Steps.

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If you want to see the magic of achieving your big vision, youÂ’ll need to devote time to mastering the creation of goals.
March 31, 2014 in Grow Your Business
7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work

7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work

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Be honest about your goals, and you'll be happier on the path to success.
March 29, 2014 in Lifestyle

Effective Employee Management? Look to the Golden Rule.

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It should go without saying: treating your employees with respect is the mark of a great manager.
March 27, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
How to Hire Someone Aligned With the Company's Mission

How to Hire Someone Aligned With the Company's Mission

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Follow these steps to ensure you'll find the right candidate and keep them on course for the entire journey.
March 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

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Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.
March 27, 2014 in Starting a Business
Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

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The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.
March 19, 2014 in Starting a Business
Good Results Are Worth the Wait. Self-Control Will Get You There.

Good Results Are Worth the Wait. Self-Control Will Get You There.

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Here are three ways to strengthen your self-control, a cornerstone of emotional intelligence.
March 18, 2014 in Lifestyle
7 Ways to Get Moving Again After a Failure

7 Ways to Get Moving Again After a Failure

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Don't let a professional setback set you back. Get back up, brush yourself off, and have a plan to attain success.
March 5, 2014 in Grow Your Business
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

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An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
March 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
Simplifying Work-Life Balance With These 4 Steps

Simplifying Work-Life Balance With These 4 Steps

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Entrepreneurs often struggle with the work-life balance conundrum and feel guilt when they don't meet every obligation. While these steps aren't the end-all, be-all, they do provide a great starting point.
February 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Does Your Job Satisfy You? (Infographic)

Does Your Job Satisfy You? (Infographic)

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An infographic from LinkedIn explores what motivates employees all around the world.
February 24, 2014 in Human Resources
7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

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Being the founder of a company can be detrimental to your health. But that doesn't have to be the case. Here are seven ways to become a healthier entrepreneur.
February 19, 2014 in Lifestyle
What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur

What the NFL Taught Me About Being a Motivated Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs, just like athletes, need to stay motivated to make it through the trials and tribulations of launching and running a business. Some days it is tougher than others. Here are some tips on staying motivated all day long.
February 14, 2014 in Productivity
10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

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Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke Happe has always been about risk versus reward, whether she's flying down a mountain or running her own company.
February 6, 2014 in Lifestyle

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