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Business Circle

Ready For Anything

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Employee Retention

5 Ways to Hold Together Your Startup Team When the Company Is Growing

You risk losing the zeal that launched the company if the merry band who rolled the dice with you feels they don't have a role any more.
Business Growth

The 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015

Conferences are a big investment of time and money, but the ROI at some is much greater than the rest.
Small Business Heroes

Why Adopting a 'Campaign' Mentality Can Poison Your Marketing Efforts

Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of pushing out short campaigns rather than sticking to a consistent strategy year-round.
Networking

6 Surprisingly Effective Networking Tactics They Won't Teach You in Business School

Stop networking like your grandfather, start making connections that matter.
Customer Loyalty

4 Strategies to Keep Customers Coming Back

A social-media complaint can cost a company millions and a review shape a restaurant's fortune. Find out ways that consumer feedback can shape product decisions.
Ready For Anything

10 Fears You Must Overcome When Starting a New Business

What's the difference between those who reap profits and the ones who fumble and walk quietly back home? Read on to learn how to stride boldly toward success.
Opportunity

How to Know When to Say 'No' to a New Opportunity

It's flattering when someone offers you a job or a business deal, but flattery can lead you nowhere.
Growth Strategies

5 Pieces of Your Business to Review Before the New Year

With only a few weeks left, now is the time to take a look back to set yourself up for a prosperous 2015.
imitation

Why Originality Is Overrated

Inspiration needs smart action for an idea to get traction.
Customer Engagement

Too Much Social Media Can Drive Away Your Customers

Your audience won't tire of quality content but the key word is "quality.''
Inbound Marketing

Want Inbound Leads? Here Are 5 Things You Must Do to Your Website.

A great website not only pulls organic traffic, but helps to turn that traffic into a steady stream of long-term customers -- the ultimate goal of inbound efforts.
Funding

Staying Out of the Shark Tank: What To Consider When Choosing Investors

Here are a few tips to make your experience with investors a positive one that provides a boost to the business.
Starting a Business

Want to Quit Your Day Job and Work Less?

The journey to your dream starts with these three simple things you can do today.
Business Mistakes

5 Behaviors You Need to Stop So Your Business Can Grow

An entrepreneur's business is a reflection of themselves. Sometimes, that's the problem.