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Whether you're evolving into a leader or looking to improve your leadership skills, this section is full of tips and strategies on how to be an effective leader.

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How to Effectively Minimize Employees Wasting Time at Work
By business.com editorial staff | March 11, 2020

If you're not proactive, your team might spend more time on social media than their work.

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How Businesses Can Make the Most of Location-Based Technology
By business.com editorial staff | March 09, 2020

See smart and successful ways businesses are using location-based tech.

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Why and How to Build Cybersecurity Into Your Company Culture
By Rafael Lourenco | March 03, 2020

Data breaches are a growing problem for retailers. Learn how you can build cybersecurity awareness into your business's culture.

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3 Ways to Replace Yourself in Leadership Roles
By George Brooks | February 26, 2020

Letting go is never easy, but as a small business owner, you need to focus on high-level strategy while your team handles the day-to-day work. Use these three strategies to get started.

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Why a Quarter-Life Crisis Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Your Career
By Ashley Morris | February 05, 2020

Many people experience a "quarter-life crisis." Luckily, it can be motivation to make a positive switch to reinvigorate your career.

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Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders
By Marie Rosecrans | January 29, 2020

Society must continue empowering and supporting women to break gender barriers, bring services and products to market, receive equal pay, secure financing and see their visions come to life.

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Environmental Scanning: How CEOs Can Stay Ahead of the Curve and Beat the Competition
By Ken Gosnell | January 24, 2020

A leader’s biggest regret can be missing a clearly identifiable trend or failing to make a single change that would have been essential to making a key pivot or decision. The CEO has the...

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How to Design a Workspace That Improves Productivity
By Katharine Paljug | January 07, 2020

The design of your workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. These tips will help you improve the quality of work you do simply by rearranging your space.

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Why Starting an Online Business Changed My Life
By Anthony Delgado | January 06, 2020

I share the hardships I faced in the beginning stages of my business and how I overcame them.

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How to Pivot Your Business
By Russell Smith | December 13, 2019

Thinking about pivoting your business? Before you do, ask yourself these five questions.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Getting Wrapped Up in the Day-To-Day
By Krister Ungerböck | December 03, 2019

Learn how small business owners can transition from day-to-day duties to the CEO role.

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The Benefits of Mind Mapping for Busy Professionals
By Ryan Ayers | November 28, 2019

Entrepreneurs can accomplish and learn more – and do it faster – by learning how to construct mind maps.

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Why Do Engineers Make Good CEOs?
By Chris Porteous | November 26, 2019

Some of the nation’s greatest entrepreneurs and businessmen have hailed from engineering backgrounds.

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4 Ways Military Service Prepares You for Entrepreneurship
By Stephen Bollinger | November 25, 2019

Learn how the habits and practices of the U.S. military hold lessons for every business owner.

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Practical Tips to Evolve Employee Performance
By Moazzam Kamran | November 22, 2019

To grow your business, you must do more than monitor employee performance. Enable employees through coaching and skills-based expectations.

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How to Network for Business
By Ibrahim Hanif | November 21, 2019

This article tackles how you can take pressure and awkwardness out of business networking while building goodwill for mutually beneficial opportunities.

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7 Habits of Incredibly Successful Business Leaders
By Sesan Kareem | November 19, 2019

9lSuccessful business leaders have developed certain habits that distinguished them from the rest of the pack. These habits can be learned, developed and mastered. 2. Business is pretty risky but...

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How to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Business
By Bill Benjamin | November 18, 2019

Businesses are best served by employees who have high emotional intelligence.

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How Startups Can Stay Close to Home With the Help of Corporate Partners
By Patrick Riley | November 15, 2019

Keeping startups local could be the thing that revives the global economy one community at a time, and corporate partnerships help make that possible.

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5 Ways to Overcome Procrastination to Be More Influential
By Stacey Hanke | November 13, 2019

Learn how to stop procrastinating at work so you can earn trust and opportunities.

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Talking Shop: Business.com CEO Talks Change and Rebranding Focus
By Chad Brooks | October 23, 2019

Business.com CEO, Doug Llewellyn, discusses the new focus of the company.

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8 Keys to Upscaling Your Business
By Asim Rais Siddiqui | October 18, 2019

Risky decisions come with the territory of running and growing your business, but you can minimize the risks with a sustainable business growth strategy.

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6 Obstacles I Didn't Expect When My Team Grew so Quickly
By Malte Kramer | October 17, 2019

Accelerated growth can lead to some significant obstacles – learn how to get through them.

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What Your Business Can Learn From Peter Drucker
By Matt Alderton | October 11, 2019

Learn about Peter Drucker's management theory and how it can help your business.

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Experiences Shape Our Lives And Can Lift Your Business to New Heights
By Walter Kinzie | October 10, 2019

In an increasingly digital world, in-person exchanges can give brands the power to truly connect with consumers.

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How Do We Keep This Wave of Economic Confidence on Main Street Going
By Thomas Sullivan | October 10, 2019

Learn how small business owners can capitalize on future economic growth opportunities.

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8 Ways to Resolve Conflict Between Your Sales and Marketing Teams
By Nick Hollinger | October 09, 2019

Here's how you can resolve sales and marketing conflicts and encourage collaboration.