Start ups

These Online Programs Will Make You Rethink How You Can Improve Your Business Skills

Amanda Bowman | August 7th, 2017

With time and attention scarce, it’s difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to upgrade or learn new skills. There are, of course, millions of published articles and blog posts about entrepreneurship, business, finance, and management. But many of these articles are noisy and few offer real, actionable insights that can help you make better […]

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Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing: How to Market to the Social Media Generation

Katie Lundin | August 3rd, 2017

  Imagine you’ve used the internet since your hand was large enough to hold a mouse. Imagine you can’t remember a time before MySpace or Facebook. Imagine you’re part of a generation that makes up a majority of the voting population and workforce. The social media generation doesn’t need to imagine these things. This is […]

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10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Amanda Bowman | July 31st, 2017

Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. Despite repeated efforts, only a few cities outside the Valley (New York and Boston) have historically had the critical mix of funding, network, and talent to fuel vibrant startup centers. But this is becoming less true today, as more and more entrepreneurs find their way across […]

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How Self Discipline Can Unlock Your Business Success

Katie Lundin | July 27th, 2017

Do you want to start your own successful small business? Or grow your existing business? Maybe you have no interest in owning and running a business, but want to be more productive at work? “I could do that,” you think to yourself. So, why haven’t you? To accomplish any of these things you’ll need self-discipline. […]

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7 Proven Ways to Improve Customer Service

Amanda Bowman | July 17th, 2017

In most situations, a customer’s only direct human contact with a company is through the company’s customer service team. Usually, the customer isn’t happy about something and needs help. As a result, whether you run a Fortune 100 company or a small business, it’s critical to have great customer service people on your team. With increasing […]

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5 Tips for Starting a Successful Clothing Brand

Katie Lundin | July 6th, 2017

Many people want to start a clothing brand. After all, how difficult could it be? The truth is that successful clothing brands become successful in part because they’re created by people who are passionate about clothing. But, a clothing brand needs more than just exquisite design to create a lasting business. It needs all the […]

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10 Best Apps For Small Business Owners

Amanda Bowman | July 3rd, 2017

Life would be easier if you could run your business from wherever you are. Running your entire business from your phone without compromising on features or ease of use seems like an impossibility. However, in an increasingly fast-paced business culture, few successful business owners can operate their businesses while tethered to their office desk. Many […]

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How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You a Better Leader

Katie Lundin | June 22nd, 2017

  A leader has a difficult but important job: leading a team of unique individuals to follow a single vision and to motivate them to work collaboratively toward a common goal. Not all leaders can do this effectively. Why do some leaders succeed while others fail? Although there are some exceptions, most great leaders succeed […]

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