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Summertime Fun is Good for Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives tip for injecting some fun into your small business this summer.
Persistent Listening: The Key to Exceptional Customer Experiences Persistent listening is a frequently neglected skill, both in business relationships and personal ones, but it’s crucial for mutual understanding and success. From a business standpoint, persistent listening is empathetically listening to consumers in order to learn about them, understand
To what do you credit your business success? The financing you got during your start-up or growth phase? Your visionary business plan? Or perhaps your steadfast and determined leadership? The truth is, for many small businesses, one of the most powerful elements in achieving success is a
Do you love what you do? If so, and if you’re a small business owner, you’re not alone. The latest American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor survey found that a whopping 92 percent of small business owners are happy with their lives. Of those, 76 percent attribute their happiness
What Kind of Boss Are You? Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, makes the case for effective managerial skills as a tool for business success.
Many years ago while working for DuPont, I was presented with a “stretch” promotion. First the assignment was in Mexico City, and I had never lived abroad. The position was Marketing Manager of “Artes Graficas,” and I had never managed people. And my Spanish fluency was
Healthy Organizations are whole, consistent and complete when management, operations, strategy and culture fit together and make sense. A company that wants to be healthy must be smart & must be healthy. Leaders in healthy organizations learn from one another and identify critical issues
Leading people is a practical concept. In fact, understanding how to lead other people in any organizational setting doesn’t depend on whether you are a natural leader. It depends on how well you understand your people, your business processes and the resources you have available. In my
Great leadership is not a quality that springs up overnight. It takes time to lay the right foundation and solidify leadership qualities so that a person can make the correct decisions in tough situations without hesitation. Most people call these “gut decisions” as if someone
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Be a Good Networker SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives tips for maximizing your networking efforts.

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