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9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

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Yahoo's chairman of the board provides his insights on succeeding in the real world of business, especially in the gritty trenches of startups.
April 4, 2014 in Leadership
Video: Don't Forget the Swagger: The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Product or ServicePlay Video

Don't Forget the Swagger: The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Product or Service (Video)

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Grant Cardone on big sales no-nos, and the one critical must-have for any successful sales operation.
April 4, 2014 in Marketing
How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

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Dread your staff meetings? Incorporate some easy changes and make them more fun and productive.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
 Revive That Old-Fashioned Extra: Excellent Customer Service

Revive That Old-Fashioned Extra: Excellent Customer Service

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These budget-friendly moves might engage patrons of your business all the way to the checkout counter.
April 3, 2014 in Grow Your Business
5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

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If you don't have a structure to your day, you're wasting a good deal of it. Implement these time hacks and get more done.
April 3, 2014 in The 'Treps
4 Common Customer-Service Obstacles (And How to Fix Them)

4 Common Customer-Service Obstacles (And How to Fix Them)

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Customer service can make or break a company. Don't fall into the trap of delivering sub-par service, which could result in your company's future going down the drain.
April 3, 2014 in Leadership
There's an Art to Telling Your Brand's Story: 4 Ways to Get It Right

There's an Art to Telling Your Brand's Story: 4 Ways to Get It Right

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A compelling brand story gives your audience a way to connect with you.
April 3, 2014 in Marketing
7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

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Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.
April 3, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

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A new study suggests that making eye contact with the characters or people on a cereal box increases trust and connection with the brand.
April 3, 2014 in Marketing
How Twitter Is Making it Easier to Travel Back in Time

How Twitter Is Making it Easier to Travel Back in Time

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The social network now allows users to search tweets by date range.
April 2, 2014 in Social Media
4 Ways to Stop People From Using Their Phones During Meetings

4 Ways to Stop People From Using Their Phones During Meetings

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Because face-to-face meetings are for actually facing other people -- not for texting, checking emails and taking calls on your smartphone.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
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
This Is How a Brand Loses Its Luster

This Is How a Brand Loses Its Luster

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A strong brand will only stay strong if you remember exactly what got you to the top -- and you do what's required to stay there.
April 1, 2014 in Branding
How to Choose a Profitable Topic for Your Blog

How to Choose a Profitable Topic for Your Blog

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Your blog can make or break you. Follow these tips for finding a money-generating topic you like.
April 1, 2014 in Starting a Business
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
Want to Cut Through the Noise? Embrace the Idea of 'Big' Content.

Want to Cut Through the Noise? Embrace the Idea of 'Big' Content.

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If you want to get attention, consider investing in a long-form project that will set you apart.
April 1, 2014 in Marketing
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

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As more and more entrepreneurs are asked to speak on panels, many are feeling anxious on how to make the best impression. In his new book Pitch Perfect, Sheryl Sandberg's media coach Bill McGowan offers up advice.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
How to Survive in a Competitive World

How to Survive in a Competitive World

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The real business world is brutal, but if you follow certain rules, you stand a pretty good chance of coming out on top.
April 1, 2014 in Leadership
Spring Cleaning for Small Businesses

Spring Cleaning for Small Businesses

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Address bad habits within your company. Your employees will appreciate it and your enterprise will benefit. Check out these seven blunders.
March 31, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Video: Don't Wait for Perfection: Why You Need to Start Selling ImmediatelyPlay Video

Don't Wait for Perfection: Why You Need to Start Selling Immediately (Video)

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Sales expert Grant Cardone on the key to building a sales operation from the ground up -- fast.
March 31, 2014 in Marketing
Market With an Eye to Engagement. Offer Value (Not Sheer Hype)

Market With an Eye to Engagement. Offer Value (Not Sheer Hype)

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An offer of something free can spark a relationship-building process with customers. Then continue the dialogue.
March 31, 2014 in Marketing
6 Strategies for Launching a Successful Blog

6 Strategies for Launching a Successful Blog

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How to create a blog that pleases readers, attracts traffic and brings in the money you need to make it a profitable venture.
March 31, 2014 in Starting a Business
Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

Post Smarter: The Best Times to Use Social Platforms (Infographic)

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Having the right content is great, but knowing the time of day when people are most receptive to posts is invaluable.
March 31, 2014 in Social Media
7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain

7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain

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Try these super simple tricks to keep your smartphone-gazing eyes happy and healthy.
March 31, 2014 in Technology
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
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