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Vision Statement

Cast Your Vision With a Vision Statement

Vision Statement

You’re the leader of your business. The visionary. The person in charge. The “Big Cheese.” Your business (and employees) will go in whatever direction you point it. So, it’s your job to cast the vision you have for your company. When it comes down to it, your business’s success depends on the vision you set […]

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Learn how to write a strategic plan for your small business.

How to Write a Strategic Plan

Learn how to write a strategic plan for your small business.

When you start a business, you’re thinking about what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. You’re probably not thinking about what you are going to do next quarter or year. But as your business grows, you need to develop more of a future focus. You need to have goals and a plan to […]

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How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.

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Learn how to build customer relationships

5 Ways to Build Killer Relationships With Customers

Learn how to build customer relationships

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 1/13/2017. As a serial entrepreneur, I know firsthand how important it is to connect with customers. Building relationships is key to learning your customers’ needs. And, you may gain more returning customers, referrals and net income in the process. As a small business owner, you have an advantage when it comes to building […]

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Ways to Improve New Employee Onboarding

5 Ways to Improve New Employee Onboarding

Ways to Improve New Employee Onboarding

When a candidate accepts your job offer, the work isn’t over. You need to make sure new hires are happy and adjust well in the environment. New employee onboarding is an important part of acclimating new hires. The employee onboarding process can be stressful for both you and new hires. New employees need to fill […]

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How to Make Your Website Stand Out

How to Make Your Website Stand Out With These 4 Pointers

How to Make Your Website Stand Out

There are over one billion websites, and viewers tend to bounce around from site to site. One source found that 55% of visitors spend less than 15 seconds on a website. With only 15 seconds, you need to learn how to make your website stand out. Without a strong and unique website, you face high […]

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4 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Employee Retention

4 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Employee Retention

4 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Employee Retention

Studies and reports are definitive — engaged employees perform better than disengaged employees. Companies with highly engaged employees see 2.5 times as much revenue and 22% more productivity than companies with disengaged employees. Engaged employees also have a longer employment lifecycle than disengaged employees. This means that an engaged employee in a company is more […]

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Psychology of Color

Turbocharge Your Branding Using the Psychology of Color

Psychology of Color

Scientists have proven that colors have powerful influences on people’s emotions and actions. Use the right color to persuade your customers to your business’s advantage. Pick the most influential color for your logo design and branding and marketing campaigns. Scientific studies discovered that 93% of consumers credit the visual look of a product as their […]

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Answering Services

Does My Small Business Need Answering Services?

Answering Services

We live in a fast-paced world and when customers want something, they want it now. We have fast food, faster internet, and crazy fast shipping. Undoubtedly, your customers have the same high expectations for your customer service. Do you need an answering service to keep your customers happy and to keep them coming back?

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Dance With the One Who Brung Ya

Dance With the One Who Brung Ya!

Dance With the One Who Brung Ya

This phrase sounds like something you’d hear in a movie with farmers in it. But, there’s an enormous business lesson here. A lesson that has turned many people into millionaires. Picture this: An average-looking guy takes a good-looking girl to a dance. She could easily leave him for the better-looking guys who ask her to […]

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