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Sales

You're Thinking About Sales All Wrong

Selling is impossible if you don't understand the value you bring to the table.
Personal Finance

How to Live Within Your Means Without Feeling Cheap

Just because you get a raise, it doesn't mean you should raise your spending.
Blockchain

More Than Just Bitcoin: Blockchain Has Value Across Multiple Industries

Beyond cryptocurrency, the new ledger technology offers huge benefits for health care, crowdfunding and the cloud.
Cryptocurrency

How Much Caution is Necessary in Business? 3 Lessons From the Crypto Craze.

People are investing their hard-earned cash in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies. Should they?
Customer Engagement

If You Want to Win Over Customers, Appeal to Their Emotions

Shopping data often looks at website visitors through hard numbers, but humans are more driven by irrationality.
Project Grow

Stop Focusing on 'Right' and Start Building Your 'Right Now'

Here are the ways to know when you should throw 'best practices' out the window and Just. Get. Started.
Privacy Concerns

12 Privacy Mistakes that Can Cost You Your Job in 2018

Countless people have lost their jobs due to easily-avoidable privacy mistakes.
leadership training

Research Shows That Your First-Time Managers Aren't Ready to Lead. Now, What?

Here are four moves that, as senior leader, you can make to put your new manager securely in the driver's seat.
Favors

I Tried to Build My Business By Doing Favors, But It Got Me Nowhere

If you want people to do something for you in return, you have to make them "pay" for the favor.
Restaurants

What's the Biggest Challenge of Starting a Restaurant?

Are you ready to start a high-risk business like a restaurant?
Distractions

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.
The Digest

How An Odd Macadamia Nut Milk Company Caught Walmart's Attention Without Doing Any Marketing

Milkadamia started as an experiment in coffee shops. It's now carried by 5,000 stores in the U.S.
Entrepreneurship

Here's Why so Many Successful Entrepreneurs Got Their Start in Sales

The persistence, discipline and creativity required for making sales is the perfect cocktail for success in founding a business.
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