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Q1 Reflections: Important Ways to Take Stock of the First Quarter
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

The most successful businesses set goals and review them quarterly. Find out why setting goals is important and how to evaluate your Q1 goals.

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Movin’ on Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn’t Have to Suck
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Use an office relocation as an opportunity to streamline and improve operations. Learn how to make your office move a success.

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Apple vs. Apple: 6 Trademark Cases and What You Should Learn From Them 
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

You could be committing trademark infringement without knowing it. Learn from these six trademark cases.

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Reinventing Performance Management: A Deloitte Case Study
By Ott Jõgi | January 23, 2023

A changing business landscape means annual performance reviews aren't going to cut it. Here's how you reinvent performance management.

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The Influence of Leadership Styles: How Givers and Takers Match Up
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Workplaces are full of givers, takers, and matchers. What are the pros and cons of various leadership styles?

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What Is ERP Software, and How Can It Increase Efficiency?
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Find out how ERP software can help you efficiently manage the most important operations of your business.

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Digital Disrupt: What We Can All Learn From the Netflix Model
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Just as Netflix disrupted the media landscape to find success, other businesses must innovate or risk obsolescence. Learn what Netflix's path can teach us.

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From Mall Madness to Sadness: Why Shopping Centers May Soon Be Obsolete
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Find out how to keep your mall-based business alive and how to embrace e-commerce as shopping centers decline.

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Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

An underlying principle of e-commerce is to skip the costs and logistics of using a retail middleman to sell directly.

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14 Tools to Track Key Performance Indicators for Your Business
By Scott Gerber | January 23, 2023

KPIs measure how effective your company is at achieving its goals; use the top KPI tracking tools to get a comprehensive look at your business.

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Do Awards Really Do Anything for Your Company?
By Julie Thompson | January 23, 2023

Winning awards has numerous business benefits, including increased income and employee morale. Learn how to win awards for your business.

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Retail or E-tail? Buying Online vs. Buying in Person
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Online and in-person sales each have advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to recognize their values and maximize both strategies to meet customer needs.

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How To Expand Your Revenue Sources
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

The most successful businesses have several revenue sources. Learn how to increase yours.

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5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. Learn how to apply SMART goal principles to your business to boost success.

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Get It Together: 7 Quick Ways to Make Your Business More Organized
By Leah Zitter | January 23, 2023

Use these simple tricks to make your business more efficient with the minimum resources.

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10 Successful Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Run by Women
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

When we think of female CEOs we think of Marissa Meyer CEO of Yahoo, but there are many women founders that you may not know about.

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Would You Make It on ‘Shark Tank’? The Importance of Scalable Business Models
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Scalability is a crucial factor in business growth and success. Learn the components of a scalable company and how to scale your business.

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Entrepreneurs Love These 13 Tools for Conducting Market Research
By Scott Gerber | January 23, 2023

In today's world, market research is essential to you and your brand’s long-term success. Here are the tools you need to do it well.

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The Death of the Workday: Is 9-to-5 Working Obsolete?
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

While a 9-to-5 workday used to be standard, today's freelancing and remote work trends are causing a shift. Learn the pros and cons of working 9 to 5.

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Renewable Resources: The Impact of Green Energy on the Economy
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Green energy is good for the planet, but it also affects businesses and the economy. Learn why some countries are shifting toward renewable resources.

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Looking for Business Insurance? 10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Broker
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

Business insurance is critical – and complex. Learn how to vet a reputable broker who can help you decide which risks to insure against and for how much.

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Inspiration Revealed: 36 Top CEOs Share Their Secrets to Success
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

If you're looking to stay sharp, learn from the top CEO's to improve in all aspects of your business.

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7 Stats That Will Make You Rethink Your Document Management Strategy
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

Your document management strategy can directly affect your bottom line. Learn why a good document management solution is critical and how to find one.

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Elevating Expectations: 6 Ways Product Quality Affects Your Brand
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Ensuring your products are of high quality is crucial to your business's bottom line. Learn how to do it correctly.

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Welcome to the Big Leagues: At What Point Are You No Longer a Startup?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

How do you know your business has passed the startup stage? Find out the key signs here.

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How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | January 23, 2023

For many, owning a business is a dream. However, it remains a dream because it costs money to start a business.

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The Art of Negotiating: How to Make Every Deal a Win-Win
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Learn how to negotiate in a positive and constructive way that improves your business relationships.

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7 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

As an entrepreneur, you have to roll with the punches. Learn how to deal with these common pain points of running a business.

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Shake It Up: Industries That Are Ready for Disruption 
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Learn how to identify industries that are ready for disruption and which markets are being shaken up.

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10 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Business
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Attorneys can provide your business with valuable insight and guidance. Learn more about the benefits of hiring a company attorney.