Posts Tagged ‘smallbiz’

The Science of Bad Decisions and How You Can Avoid Making Them

Arielle | April 6th, 2016

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgement. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Know That Failure Is Rarely Permanent

Ross | April 5th, 2016

If you do something that carries more risk, you are more likely to fail. That’s one reason so many people fear failure. But if you risk nothing, you risk everything. The most successful entrepreneurs take calculated risks and are always willing to fail. The question isn’t whether you will fail – everyone fails at something. […]

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How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

Arielle | March 30th, 2016

The business world changes frequently and quickly, making it difficult for small businesses and entrepreneurs to keep up with new trends. But if small business owners and entrepreneurs fail to keep up with these trends, they will be left behind in the dust as the technology, organization, and marketing techniques in their industries change. A […]

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4 Fears Leaders Must Overcome To Help Their Businesses Succeed

Arielle | March 23rd, 2016

Fear is one of the most common, innate emotions we feel as human beings. From a psychological point of view, fear is a reaction from your Lizard Brain – the part of your brain that is very primitive. Fear is a survival tactic – it warns and protects us against dangers. It can also paralyze […]

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5 Strategies To Increase Productivity In Open Offices

Ross | March 21st, 2016

More and more companies, especially startups, are adopting open office floor plans. Today, nearly 70% of all offices have open floor plans. Companies of all sizes see open offices as an opportunity to reduce real estate footprint and costs – you can put more people into an open layout. In fact, as more companies embrace […]

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4 Toxic Behaviors All Successful Leaders Avoid

Arielle | March 15th, 2016

The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners are good leaders. Notice I didn’t say good managers or bosses – good leaders. This is because good leaders are often good bosses. Good leaders know what has to be done and who should do it. They work to put their team in the best position to succeed. […]

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Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Arielle | February 17th, 2016

There are many myths about what it takes to start a business. Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. […]

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The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

Arielle | February 10th, 2016

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. I’m not alone to think so – according to a study updated in September 2015, the number of people working remotely risen 103% in the past year. Still, even as the number […]

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Your Small Business Will Not Succeed Unless You Build a Strong Brand

Ross | February 8th, 2016

A brand is the sum total of the experiences your customers and potential customers have with your company. Your brand lives in everyday interactions with customers and prospective customers, the images you share, your company website, the content of your marketing materials, and in your posts on social networks. Today, no company can control all […]

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How to Avoid Failure: Two Common Small Business Mistakes

Arielle | February 3rd, 2016

We all experience failure at some point in our lives. As business owners, failure is common to us- not every idea can be a winner. As entrepreneurs, the looming fear of failure is all too real. According to Forbes, nine out of ten startups will fail within their first few years of operation. This means […]

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