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Crystal Knows All: You’re Being Profiled
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Crystal combs your online social media and compiles a personality profile that it sells to businesses trying to reach you.

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Never Giving Up: 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Failed at Least Once 
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Learn how some of the most successful entrepreneurs bounced back from rejection – and how you can too.

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All Talk, No Action? A 6-Step Guide to Make Change Happen Within Your Organization
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Making changes in a company isn't easy, especially for non-managers, but anyone can make a difference. Take these steps to encourage meaningful change.

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10 Principles of Success: Quotes to Inspire From Jim Rohn
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Looking for entrepreneurial inspiration? Check out these quotes from motivational teacher Jim Rohn and other successful entrepreneurs.

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Better Than Coffee: 10 Podcasts That Will Inspire Your Mornings
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Here are the best podcasts that business owners should listen to for daily inspiration and entrepreneurial advice.

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Effective Product Creation: Tips From Seasoned Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Many factors can cause a product to flop. Use these expert strategies to avoid disaster and meaningfully increase your product's chance of success.

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‘Bad’ Business Ideas That Made Bank
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Does your business idea seem ridiculous on the surface? Take inspiration from these 10 businesses that found success despite starting with a "bad" idea.

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Dizzying Data: What the Rise in Data Complexity Means for Business
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Companies use customer data in their decision-making, but they must know how to wield it properly. Here is the best way to utilize data sources.

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Stress and Productivity: What the Numbers Say
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Sometimes stress can be a good thing, but when there's too much of it, stress can be a monster. Here's how to alleviate it within your business.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Business has gone increasingly global throughout the past several decades. Understanding international business etiquette is key to your worldwide success.

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Is It Time to Shift to the Holacratic Workplace?
By Genia Stevens | January 23, 2023

In a holacratic workplace, there's no traditional leadership hierarchy; team members assume multiple roles. Learn if holacracy is right for your business.

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5 Intellectual Property Mistakes That Can Doom Your Startup
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Intellectual property is important, but many start-ups forget essential steps. Learn how to avoid the five IP mistakes new businesses make.

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Can You Keep a Secret? The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

Keep your secrets as secret as possible by requiring employees and other essential parties to sign non-disclosure agreements. Here's how they work.

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Part of the Job: 7 Skills All Entrepreneurs Must Master
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

There are a few other unexpected skills that entrepreneurs will need to succeed, you just might not be thinking about them yet.

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Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Mark Fairlie | January 23, 2023

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps businesses drive quality by recording and storing real-time business performance data. Learn ERP trends to watch.

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Massages and Pets and Beer, Oh My! Creative Perks for Improved Morale
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Add these creative benefits to your employee benefits package to attract and retain staff, reduce stress and burnout, and improve company morale.

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Welcome to America: What Non-Residents Need to Consider When Forming a Company in the U.S.
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Non-U.S. residents can form a business in the United States, but there are a few things they need to consider. Learn what with this guide.

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Operating Without Insurance? 9 Types of Business Insurance You Need to Know About Right Now
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

Your business will always face risks. Find out which risks insurance can mitigate and the primary insurance types your business needs.

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Visualizing Success: How To Set Up Effective Quarterly Goals
By Shirley Tan | January 23, 2023

Effective strategy to plan quarterly goals that can be achieved by your company and team members.

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Learn By Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-commerce Websites
By Genia Stevens | January 23, 2023

When Google introduced changes to its mobile search algorithm, a TechCrunch survey found that 44 percent of Fortune 500 websites failed.

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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 23, 2023

See how specific industries have taken advantage of the subscription model. Learn subscription model benefits and tips for using it in your business.

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The Art of Words: How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Your mission statement should show your company's vision and describe how customers see your business. Here's how to create a mission statement that distinguishes you from competitors.

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Meet the Angels: Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors
By John Rampton | January 23, 2023

Silicon Valley’s top 14, well-known Investors.

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Why Are So Many Companies Moving to Florida?
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Many established companies of all sizes have decided to make Florida their home. Learn why companies are moving to Florida and how to make the move.

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Ahead of the Pack: 4 Ways to Keep Your Business Competitive
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Follow these four strategies to beat your competitors in today's cutthroat business world.

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7 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs a Branded Email Address
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Don't use personal or generic email addresses for your startup. Learn why you need a branded email address for your business communications.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Organization’s Performance
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

In our sluggish economy, a multitude of mergers and acquisitions not withstanding, the capacity for a business to grow rests in the hands of its people.

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Things to Consider Before Presenting Your Idea to Investors
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Here is how to prepare before pitching an invention idea to an investor.

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Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

When it comes to business, your decisions matter. But it's important to recognize whether your choices are based on intuition or emotions.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits. Here are five benefits of partnering with another company.