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Finally Crossing The Finish Line (Launching My Podcast)

  I’ve been working hard on launching my podcast, and it hasn’t been easy. In fact, for awhile there it really seemed like the world was conspiring to stop me from finishing it. This week’s video is all about facing that last 5-10% (and why it’s really the hardest part of the whole process).  …

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How To Optimize Your Startup’s Site On A Limited Budget

Marketing is one of the most essential investments a startup can make. As a new arrival, building brand awareness will need to be a top priority. But it can be tough to invest as much as you really should be into online marketing. So here are 5 budget friendly strategies for optimizing your site effectively:…

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8 Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. They know leadership is all about managing their own complicated, illogical, and fallible human foibles, as well as the people they depend on. These can trip up even the best, often at…

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Weekend Favs July 22

this post was first published at: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/ Subscribe to the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast If you know your small business needs marketing, but don’t have the time or resources, look no further. The Duct Tape Marketing podcast covers everything from earning referrals to managing time and being more productive.

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How To Make Sure You’re Successful In Your New Business

Making the decision to stop working for someone else and to start your own business is both exciting and nerve racking. A lot of new businesses don’t last and some are unfortunately doomed to fail from the offset. If you’re planning to start your own business, you need to take action to increase your chances…

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[Interview] Toronto’s Michael Beattie, Founder And CEO Of MBM Consulting

Success as an entrepreneur takes a lot more than an idea, a dab of seed money and, as they say, a wing and a prayer. Michael Beattie, who launched MBM Consulting in 1995, knows full well the special combination of training, skills and, importantly, mindset it takes to succeed. He’s spent over 20 years nurturing…

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Are Your Workers Having A Confidence Crisis? New Study Reveals How Confident We Really Are

There are certain situations in which we feel confident, and others that we feel less confident, more vulnerable and nervous. Public speaking is a large part of a lot of our jobs, whether it is speaking to 10 colleagues or clients in a meeting, to over 100 people at a conference or event. But is…

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[Interview] Bradley Fauteux Talks Social Entrepreneurship And Being An Agent For Environmental Change

Bradley Fauteux has spent the majority of his career finding ways to champion the environment and enlisting others in support of sustainability initiatives and the preservation of our natural resources. To a significant extent, that’s given him an inside/out perspective. Brad Fauteux, who today is an environmental consultant, has worked for years within the system…

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Learning & Development – What You Can Do To Help Workers Improve

Every startup has one vital resource, its employees. Your company will live or die by the strength of the people you have on board, which is why you need to invest in them, not just as someone to fulfill a particular role, but someone that will keep improving your company and be the fundamental reason…

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Why You Need To Jump On The Computer Checks Bandwagon

It’s fair to say computer checks have been around for some time. In fact, your standard large corporation has long utilized the method of printing computerized checks for their benefit. Yet, in recent years, and thanks to the improvement of modern technology and the lower cost of equipment/software, this advantage has become increasingly accessible to…

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