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communication
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How Brands Are Improving Communication with Their Remote Teams

If remote work was gaining traction before the pandemic hit, it's now mainstream. A recent survey showed that 55% of employees would like to work remotely at least three days a week after the pandemic. But for managers, the decision isn't so simple. How can you ensure your workflow stays efficient and productive when everyone's...
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10 Ways to Promote Your Small Business Awards to Get More Customers

Winning an award is an excellent indication that you and your business are doing something right. Public recognition goes a long way when it comes to boosting the reputation of your startup. In this article, we will discuss how you can make the best use of your small business awards to drive more customers to...
return to the office
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4 Ways to Get Your Team Prepared to Return to the Office

It’s crazy to think that it’s been over a year since businesses were scrambling to get employees out of the office and were transitioning to working from home. Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, conversations are picking up about when and how to return to the office. Google just announced its plan...
starting business research
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Starting a Business? You Need to Research Your Number One Asset

Your successful business model might take the form of a side hustle or full-time freelance work. Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in a franchise, or you’ve created an app for today’s hot on-demand marketplace. There are lots of options, and no doubt you’ve given your choice of business and business model lots of thought. But...
emotional intelligence
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3 Things Testing for Emotional Intelligence Can Reveal About Your Law Firm’s Employees

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse Have you ever wondered why some lawyers excel at attracting and keeping clients? How some have a knack for communicating or consistently make ethical decisions? The answer is that they have high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a person’s ability to control, express and interpret emotions....
return to the office
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How to Safely Return to the Office During COVID-19

In some areas of the world, lockdown orders are lifting, businesses are reopening, and many are hoping for a return to normalcy. As a leader, it’s a daily balancing act. I need to run a business, but I also need to ensure my employees are protected and have a safe work environment. The response to...
business strategy
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Strategies for Strengthening Your Business During the Pandemic

Reimagining your business strategy before you’ve even launched, or are in the early stages of a startup, adds a level of stress no budding entrepreneur wants to take on. However, such is the reality of the world we live in today. Outlined below are a number of considerations, recommendations and strategies to consider as you...
leadership
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3 Core Objectives to Help You Lead Your Startup Through the Pandemic

Navigating through a global pandemic is something that no entrepreneur can prepare themselves for. Past experiences and successes go out the window once uncertainty hits and we are forced to make quick, unprecedented and ultimately risky decisions. As a founder and CEO myself, production of our flagship device was just beginning as the world came...
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7 Project Management Essentials for a More Streamlined Finished Product

The nature of entrepreneurship involves many moving pieces. Without an organized system in place for managing your company, it’s easy for it to go off the rails. Luckily, there are project management best practices you can employ to improve your chances of success. Here are a few project management essentials that will help you keep...
thought leaders
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4 Lessons From Social Media Thought Leaders to Help You Connect With Your Customers

The impact, success and revenue generated by leading social media influencers is astounding. The good news for aspiring entrepreneurs is, many of the skills and practices that successfully attract followers (who, ideally, become paying customers) are transferable and can be applied to your business. Thought leadership is a multi-billion dollar industry. And in one way...
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Set Your Wanderlust Free: 11 Ways Travel Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Travel can be exhilarating, life-changing and reinvigorating. It can also be daunting. If you’re an entrepreneur, there’s nothing more unnerving than the thought of being away from a business you’ve meticulously built from the ground up. And yet, as this article will demonstrate, travel can be exactly the tonic you need to take your business...
Derek Dickow
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Southeast Michigan Master Connector Derek Dickow Talks the Power of Networking

We’ve got a special episode of StartupNation Radio ahead! For the inaugural show in StartupNation’s new podcast studio, your host and StartupNation co-founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, sits down with entrepreneur and networking guru, Derek Dickow. As always, StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial. Derek Dickow is the founder of Steward Media,...
productive
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10 Highly Successful People on the Surefire Ways to Stay Productive

We asked 10 business moguls and advisors in The Oracles for their No. 1 tips for staying productive. Here’s what these extremely successful businesspeople, including the head of a $750 million real estate empire, a Shark on “Shark Tank,” and a CEO who grew a company to $3.6 billion in five years, had to say. Reevaluate where...
partner
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Should You Start Your Business with a Partner?

Starting a business is no walk in the park. It requires an inordinate amount of patience and fortitude, not to mention time and money! Deciding to start up with a partner might seem like a great way to split your workload (and risk) in half, but think carefully before doing so. Partnerships aren’t for everyone. A...
brand essence
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3 Tips for Successfully Creating a Strong Brand Essence

Creating a strong brand isn’t easy. It’s more than communicating what your product does. A strong brand identity makes an emotional connection, and creating one requires thought and a deep understanding of what your product is and how it benefits people. Below are three tips for entrepreneurs to keep in mind when creating and building...
remote work
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How Can Entrepreneurs Remedy the 3 Biggest Remote Work Struggles?

The results of Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2018 Report have revealed (not-so-surprisingly) that remote work is here to stay. Ninety percent of remote workers that participated in the study shared that they plan on working remotely for the rest of their careers, with 94 percent encouraging other workers to follow their lead. The benefits that...
customer experience
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What Startups Need to Know About Customer Experience

For startups of all types, it can be confusing how to best take stock of and manage the sales process from the customer perspective. Many outdated ways of thinking have either changed or become obsolete. There’s an increase in companies shifting from thinking about their customers through the lens of a buyer’s journey or traditional sales...