Relationship building

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The 5 Undervalued Relationships Needed to Ensure Business Success

Here are five important relationships that are often overlooked but that can make all the difference when it comes to your business’s longevity:

4 Ways to Get Influencers to Spread Your Brand's Message

Think of it as a way to connect with your audience's audience.

To Win More Prospects, Stop Selling and Start Courting

Treat every potential client as you would someone who you hope will give you a second date.

Turn the Distraction of Fantasy Sports Into an Engagement Opportunity

Research has shown that employees are spending time managing their teams instead of working, which cost companies big.

8 Ways to Optimize Your Network

The value of your network has everything to do with how you cultivate relationships and little to do with how many names you can drop.

3 Tips for Landing Press for Your Startup

Building relationships is key to getting the coverage you want.

How to Ask Influencers for a Favor (And Actually Get It)

Everybody could use a little help from their friends but, sometimes, you need to make the friend who can help you that little bit.

Rediscovering That Ancient Yet Awesome Tool of Business -- In-Person Relationships

Shared experiences and live interactions can build a bond that lasts, creating a customer for the long run.

Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Want to make an impression and differentiate yourself and your company? Do it in writing.

Facebook: When Trust Is Exploited

After it was revealed that Facebook was conducting research by manipulating users’ emotions, the topic of trust is getting attention -- from both a personal and business standpoint

Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right

The right franchisee-franchisor relationship works something like a successful marriage.

10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

Consulting a wise, experienced mentor can take your business to the next level. Here's what you should consider to get the most out of the relationship.

Collaborate to Win Is the Paradox of Market Competition

Our great ideas go nowhere without relationships that bring us the customers, employees and investors we need to succeed.

Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Here's what marketing expert Brian Honigman uses to funnel all of his email and social media communications into a single central inbox that makes sense of it all.

Make Marketing Simpler With These 5 Tech-Savvy Tools

Identify which parts of the company's work flow can be automated with cost-effective tools.

Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business.

Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering

Sometimes, getting ahead of the competition means donating your time to a worthy cause.

3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty

When first launching an endeavor, getting the first few customers on board can be extremely challenging. Yet, they provide a load of information. Here is how to make sure they are happy.

Make Genuine Connections at Work, and Success Will Follow

Here are five ways to better connect with your team members.

The Lure of the Office Romance

Is having employees sign 'love contracts' an effective solution for nipping office love in the bud?

Your Customers Aren't Looking for a Fling (Infographic)

Three-quarters of adults say they look for long-term commitment from the brands in their life. But they aren’t easily won over. As an entrepreneur, you are going to have to work for it.

The Esquire Guy on Dealing With Difficult People

The Esquire Guy helps you deal with people you just ... can't ... stand

3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

While entrepreneurs could babble on and on about their endeavor and how much they accomplished, sometimes it pays to just listen to others.

After-Hour Client Calls: How Late Is Too Late?

When work-related emergencies arise late at night, knowing whether to contact your colleagues or clients can make or break business relationships. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

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