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Female Leaders on How to Achieve Work-Life Balance From corporate CEOs to "mompreneurs," women in high-stress, demanding leadership positions often find work-life balance to be a challenging goal to achieve. While the excitement of being in charge can be a great motivator to succeed, the responsibilities of leading a business on top... View
Boosting Customer Loyalty with Big Data Are you paying attention to your existing customers? If not, you may want to reconsider your priorities: According to a new report, more than half of the annual revenue for 61 percent of small business owners comes from repeat buyers. View
10 Ways to Prevent Employee Theft and Fraud Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an employee is 15 times more likely than a non-employee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of... View
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. View
What Should You Pay for Marketing Services? You know that you need marketing to increase sales and get the word out. But do you need to hire a professional? Maybe you have already sunk in time and effort with ideas that flopped. How can you be sure you are getting a good return for your business?  View
The Importance of Building Real World Fans Social media has become second nature for many small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora,... View
4 Smart Relationships That Will Accelerate Your Small Business’ Success Walmart and Sam’s Club founder Sam Walton was a master relationship builder. As my mentor and friend, he taught me that the mark of a successful entrepreneur is strong relationships. Sam once said, “We let folks know we’re interested in them and that they’re vital to us... View
How to Hire Employees for Your Startup Employees. You may be the brains of your business, but the people you hire will be your company’s backbone. But hiring employees isn’t just as simple and doing a few interviews and picking the right candidate. You’ll also need to file some official paperwork. We’ll show... View
Who Does What? Understanding the Professional Roles Within a Corporation For a corporation to function properly, all the players within it must fulfill their roles. But what exactly are their roles? Most people are familiar with the terms “shareholders”, “officers”, and “board of directors”, but many people don’t know what... View
Expert Tips for Sales and Customer Loyalty Learn the Basics - Sales and Customer Loyalty Tips Sales are an indispensable part of running a successful small business. Yet many entrepreneurs shy away from the role because of long-held misperceptions, or they simply don’t feel comfortable doing it. All it takes is a better... View