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10 Leadership Tips and Traps for Business Owners Here’s a sobering thought that escapes many business owners and startup entrepreneurs: Even companies with valuable, innovative and cutting edge products and services stumble when strong leadership is lacking.
Last week I attended the Inaugural Summit of America's Future - Conversations on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Inclusion, and Leadership presented by the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society program.  http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2015/05/11/latinos-society-inaugural-summit
It’s easy for small business people to feel overwhelmed by day-to-day events and become frustrated by the inability to achieve consistent growth. By using a 3-step process, small business owners can shape these events to a far greater extent than most realize. 1. Define clear business
Finding Paradise: Build a Business, Not a Job For 20 years David Finkel has lived by the mantra of “build a business, not a job,” and his clients are converts that have seen annual growth of 32.4% annually. David’s company “Maui Mastermind”, helps business owners build sustainable companies they love owning.
As a small business owner, you’re often juggling so many tasks that you may not find the time to expand your professional network. Developing and maintaining a strong professional network can be key to your business success. Expand your professional network to access decision makers and
Sourcing Responsibility to Vendors Could Be Your Biggest Mistake In a recent survey, the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation found that third-party vendors play an important role in about two-thirds of businesses across the country. For small businesses especially, this business practice has become the norm, and for good reason. Vendors can cut
You started your small business because you wanted to be your own boss - not necessarily because you wanted to be a manager. But here you are, growing your team with some really promising new hires. In fact, things are going so smoothly, so quickly that you barely have time to stop and review
This free online business workshop will help you create a strategic plan for your company. It provides the components needed to implement a strategic plan such as: a mission statement, goals, objectives and an action plan.    
An Update for Youth Entrepreneurship Program Junior Achievement (JA) – a non-profit youth program that fosters entrepreneurship – has been inspiring students for nearly 100 years. It’s how I got my first exposure to starting and running a business as a teenager long ago and I often look back on the experience as pivotal.
How to Improve Your Communication and Strengthen Employee Commitment Unfortunately, hiring good employees isn’t enough to make your small business successful. You need to make sure those top-notch workers make a real commitment to your organization — it’s the only way they’ll stick around and grow your business. 

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