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Workplace perks
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Company Culture: The Workplace Perks That Impress Top Performers

With websites like Glassdoor acting as a Yelp for workplaces, more companies than ever are looking to outdo their rivals in a bid for top employees. Many modern companies are leaning away from the “all-business” mentality, in favor of fostering relationships and engagement with their staff. With this shift comes a variety of workplace perks encouraged...
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8 Ways to Inspire a Virtual Team

Thanks to technology, the traditional workplace has become a relic of the past. We no longer need to hire qualified individuals who are in the proximity of our business. We can now tap into a global talent pool to hire the best person available for the job. The downside? Working with remote workers can be...
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5 Leadership Traits No Entrepreneur Succeeds Without

Entrepreneurs have some of the hardest jobs in the world. At an established company and with a competent team, leading is mostly a matter of keeping the rudder straight. At a startup, it’s another story entirely. Entrepreneurs wear many hats: the role of marketing, sales, day-to-day operations and more all fall on your shoulders. And once...
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The Worst Advice I Received as an Aspiring Entrepreneur (and What Was Actually Helpful for Growing My Business)

Any successful business founder will tell you that you need external input and second opinions during your entrepreneurial journey. Being an entrepreneur means knowing what's best for your business and knowing what advice is valuable and applicable. With so many people offering their insights and personal experiences about starting a company, it's not always easy...
project management
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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...
SMART goal
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4 SMART Goal Examples: Learn Exactly How to Set Targets for Your Startup

Chances are, if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ll have heard of the term “SMART goals.” Despite its inclusion in the hall of fame of buzzwords, SMART goals are an objective-setting system that should be taken seriously. Done right, they can motivate and inspire you and your staff to successfully grow your business. A clearly defined...
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How 7 High-Performing CEOs Maintain Massive Momentum in Their Businesses

Ever wondered how high performers maintain momentum throughout the year? Here’s how these business leaders and advisors in The Oracles keep themselves and their teams motivated. Learn this important superpower Maintain momentum through osmosis. Our brains get inspiration by example; so spend time with others who are 10 years ahead of you, which also makes you more...
time management
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5 Time Management Tips to Help Get Your Business off the Ground

“How can I manage my time better?” is a question that crops up with alarming regularity. For entrepreneurs, this can have serious implications on their business. Luckily, there are steps they can take to prevent a productivity gap from opening. Bryan Hunter, head of digital marketing at Instant Offices says, “It’s important to think ahead, and to...
dream teams
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Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

In the early days of a startup’s journey, partnerships are often crucial. Teaming up with companies that have what you don’t yet—credibility and customers—can be one of the best ways to get your company on the map. Later on in the journey, acquiring other companies—or being acquired yourself—is often the thing that we want to...
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4 Tips for Leading a Startup to Success

The success of young entrepreneurship has been on a steady decline over the past decade, as reported by the Kauffman Foundation. Often, entrepreneurs in their twenties catapult to CEO and founder status without proper training or guidance. Leadership is one of the most important skills needed to build a company, one that reaches success. It...
Inspire Your Salespeople
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Go Beyond Money to Inspire Your Salespeople

Salespeople are the folks that open doors and close sales. They are responsible for generating the lifeblood of your business: revenue. However, your salespeople are also your frontline, and oftentimes the only touchpoint customers have with your company. In their role, they act as ambassadors of your brand. To ensure that your team remains highly motivated and...
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Use the Psychology of Motivation to Reach Your Goals

Do you have a long list of goals for your startup to achieve this year? If you do, you’re off to a great start; setting goals is the first step toward making them a reality. But the way you frame your goals is also crucial and has a significant impact on your likelihood of achieving them....
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5 Growth Lessons We Learned From the Last 5 Years in Business

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty five. That’s about how many days there are in the span of five years — and only 50 percent of small businesses will make it to celebrate that anniversary. Fortunately, our business is well over five years old, and while we learn so much every year, the past five...
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How to Motivate Your Team and Hold Them Accountable

With the holiday season in full swing and the end of the year right around the corner, it’s tough to get your team to stick to their agendas while visions of vacations and days off dance in their heads. How can entrepreneurs motivate their teams and keep them held accountable for their workloads during the...
employee retention
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5 Components of a Winning Employee Retention Strategy

When your business is in the startup stage, you’re in an ideal position to attract genius talent, and genius talent often comes with an entrepreneurial mindset and little to no fear of failure. Like most entrepreneurs, failure is embraced as an impersonal opportunity to learn. These are the people you want on your team. Talented...
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Tips for Successfully Leading Your Team Through Change

We all have our reservations and hang-ups about change. Change creates uncertainty, and in the human mind this drudges up fears of the unknown. Some of us are downright afraid of change and will avoid it at all costs. But of course, as you start and run a business, you will find that you regularly...
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Is Your Brand Helping or Hurting Your Startup’s Performance? [Book Excerpt]

The following excerpt is reprinted, with permission of the publisher, from "7 Principles of Transformational Leadership" © 2017 Hugh Blaine. Published Career Press, Wayne, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved. The leadership brand impact process Organizations know about the power of brands. Brands create value, loyalty, and, when compelling and distinctive, they create profound emotional experiences...
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5 Steps for Transforming Your Vision Into Company Success

In the opening chapter of his book, "Double Double," author and mentor Cameron Herold writes, “Many people create goals for the future but don’t really have a vision of what their company will look like at that point.” Having goals is important, but having a clear vision of how to reach those goals often determines...
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The Ultimate Secret: How To Motivate Your Employees

There are a hundred books and probably 100,000 websites dedicated to how to motivate your employees. It’s a subject that’s close to every leader’s heart. The truth is that one technique might work one day, but not the next, and you find some things incentivize one particular employee, but not others. However, I know the...