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Small Biz Tip: Fighting Fear of Failure
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Small Biz Tip: Fighting Fear of Failure
17 April 2014

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work,” Thomas Edison once said.   Most entrepreneurs are saddled (or blessed, depending on your point of view) with an affinity for risk-taking. Read more…

    Women in Business Tip: What I Learned on Shark Tank
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    Women in Business Tip: What I Learned on Shark Tank
    10 April 2014

    When Lynnae Schneller, president and founder of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, wanted to grow her business nationwide, she had the rare opportunity to learn from the best: the successful entrepreneurs on ABC’s Shark Tank. As one of the featured businesses during the premiere season of the show, Schneller learned enough to expand to gourmet food stores and grocery stores around the nation. Know your business inside and out and be confident answering questions under pressure. Read more…

      Women in Business Tip: What You Can Learn From the Most Powerful Woman in Business
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      Women in Business Tip: What You Can Learn From the Most Powerful Woman in Business
      25 March 2014

      What you can learn from the most powerful woman in business?  If the woman is Mary Barra, the new General Motors CEO and the first woman CEO of a major automaker, the answer is “a lot. ” Barra received the “most powerful” honor from Fortune magazine for many reasons, two being the international scope of her business and her standing in the business community. Her appointment and honor will influence young women to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career path. Read more…

        Women in Business Tip: How to Surround Yourself With the Right People
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        Women in Business Tip: How to Surround Yourself With the Right People
        18 March 2014

        Sometimes, entrepreneurship can be a lonely job. Don’t surround yourself with “yes men. ” Many leaders like to hire a staff that agrees with everything they say and do, which creates a stale and unimaginative atmosphere. Read more…

          Get Inspired: 10 Quotes About Success
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          Get Inspired: 10 Quotes About Success
          9 October 2013

          Feeling discouraged? These leaders’ thoughts on success will get you feeling motivated again. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Read more…

            3 Ways to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day
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            3 Ways to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day
            5 October 2013

            Today is World Teachers’ Day and while we commonly think of teachers as associated with school, there are many ways you as a small business owner can teach and share your wisdom with others. Implement a cross-training program for your employees. Cross-training employees to do each other’s jobs is a great idea for any small business. Read more…

              Small Business Tip of the Day: Telecommuting, the Green-Eyed Monster
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              Small Business Tip of the Day: Telecommuting, the Green-Eyed Monster
              19 September 2013

              In most cases, employees would jump at the chance to work from home, but could that benefit ultimately breed bad blood in your business? According to a survey from Kona, 70 percent of workers say they would rather telecommute than work in the office, and if you survey those between the ages of 35 and 44, the numbers are even higher (81 percent). However, in offices that allow employees to work away from the office, the survey found 57 percent of respondents said that allowing remote work spurred jealousy among those who didn’t enjoy the privilege; for workers over the age of 65, the numbers jump to 65 percent. Get more business news and trends. Read more…

                Is a Lack of Capital Holding Your Business Back?
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                Is a Lack of Capital Holding Your Business Back?
                8 September 2013

                Small business owners are feeling positive about the future and are getting ready to grow their companies, a new report says. According to the latest  Main Street Pulse Report by OnDeck, a company that reports on the financial health of small and midsized businesses, nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of small business owners think that the economy is getting better. Acting on that confidence, one in five have added staff in the past six months, while two in five plan to do so over the next six months. Read more…

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