Want To Power Up Your Results? Shut Down Your Business.

Hi! I’m Marie You have gifts to share with the world and my job is to help you get them out there. read more Note from Marie: Thank you for your overwhelming support of our new Unplugged series. I’m resurfacing this episode as we head into our annual company summer holiday. I read an eye-opening…

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Why Podcasting Is Still a Great Way to Grow Your Business

this post was first published at: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/ The term podcasting is quite buzzworthy these days and interest in this medium is on the rise and in my opinion, rightfully so. Not only is it convenient for listeners who want topics that they’re interested in on demand, it’s also valuable for the person or business hosting…

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Stop Thinking And Acting Local: Small Businesses Seeking Growth Should See Themselves As Global Enterprises

By Dr. Karen M. Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific Billionaire Bill Gates once said that to win big, sometimes you need to take big risks [1]. This may sound something of a cliché in a world where over 70% of CEOs are getting more concerned about economic, social and political risks [2]. If you…

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Guest Post: Why Guerilla Marketing is Alive and Well

Today’s guest post comes from Colour Graphics and is a great reminder that guerilla marketing tactics should not be overlooked by small business owners, so long as their ROI is being tracked. Here’s Colour Graphics with more details about how to make the most of your limited marketing budget: There are many ways you can…

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Two Things That Change Everything When Looking At Franchise Opportunities

Looking at franchise opportunities can be pretty darn exciting! That’s because you’re doing way more than looking for an opportunity. Namely, you’ve decided that you want more out of life. More than a company can give you. Way more than your boss can give you. You’ve finally decided to take charge of your life. (By…

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Use These Two Methods To Create Constructive Competition For Your Business

by Andrew Durlak, Co-Founder & VP of Operations at Scout RFP One of the best ways for your business to increase savings is to foster competition. If this doesn’t sound right, think again: When procurement is taking the lead, creating constructive competition within the vendor space is vital for businesses that want to increase savings…

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10 Key Business Domains With ‘Big Data’ Opportunities

Even though ‘big data’ has now been around for several years, the opportunities for startups seem to keep growing, just as the amount of data keeps growing. According to IBM, companies have captured more data in the last two years than in the previous 2000 years. This data comes from sensors, social media posts, digital…

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Reselling Shoes: How I Make $10,000 a Month Flipping Sneakers

This contribution comes from JV Ortiz, who found side hustle success in the world of buying and selling sneakers. He’s been at this business for two years and actually quit his job to pursue this venture full-time. (And at $10k a month, I don’t blame him!) JV lives in Brooklyn, New York and when he’s…

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7 Barriers To Understanding Your Mentor Communication

Most business mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective communication, both from the top down and from the bottom up. Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately these skills can be learned, and the barriers to…

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I’m on a boat (and a “sink or swim” business lesson)

  Growing a business is a lot like learning to pilot a boat. What you choose to focus on can either cause or prevent a crash. Here’s how to keep your eyes on all the moving parts…   The post I’m on a boat (and a “sink or swim” business lesson) appeared first on Jeff…

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