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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. 
Why is Business Intelligence Important? Getting ahead in business is a constant struggle. Competing within certain markets, dealing with already established businesses and competing with big name companies are just a few hurdles a new venture has to deal with on a daily basis. Beyond having to deal with the constant struggles of
Interview With Santa One of the best parts of this gig is that I get to meet so many interesting people and entrepreneurs. Starting next week, I will be reporting on what many of them shared with me over the course of the past year as I begin my annual two-part, Top Trends in Small Business column. So stay tuned.
7 Ways to Boost the Value of your Business In the constant quest to improve profitability, small business owners explore many options. They ramp up marketing, improve service, hire sales reps and try to upsell existing customers. These and other things can certainly have a positive impact on short-term profits.
What to do BEFORE Negotiating Anything While most articles on negotiating (include one I recently wrote) focus on tactics during negotiations, less attention is paid to preparing yourself before negotiations ever get underway. This negotiation “advance work” is just as important – if not more so – than what you
What’s holding your small business back from growth? According to a survey of small business owners by Hiscox, 31 percent of entrepreneurs are hampered by government regulations, 23 percent cite a lack of available funding or support, 12 percent have trouble finding the right employees and
  Is it a good idea to contact multiple decision makers in an organization at the same time? A lot of salespeople are afraid that means they’re going behind somebody’s back, and they certainly don’t want to to do that. The answer is – it’s absolutely OK and
Ask any employee or employer what improves morale and he or she likely will provide a range of suggestions. Beyond salary boosts, pets in the office or pastries every Friday, it is just as important to have open and honest communication and respect. With so many different opportunities and
Communication Cures for Younger Workers A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text.

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