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7 Strategies of Highly Successful Managers

The business climate is changing dramatically and only those who understand how to manage wisely in the new era we are entering will lead their organizations to profitability and success in their industries. A recent series of interviews with some of the world’s most successful

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How to Deal with Low Price Competitors

Although it may seem like good business sense to lower your prices as a result of competition, this will often hurt your business. In addition to hurting your margin in the short term, the price slashing will actually make it difficult to raise your prices

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10 Tips to Boost Your Sales Now

Every business falls into a sales slump. But that doesn’t mean that you have to wait it out. Here are ten proven methods for boosting your sales and shaking off that slump. 1) Focus on Your Customers Start by getting in touch with your customers and

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Great Tips on Getting More Referrals

It’s no secret that referred customers make better customers. They cost less to acquire because they are already pre-sold on your services. They are less price resistant because someone they trust referred them. They tend to be more understanding and easy to please. And since

How to Effectively Manage Your Meetings

Ready for 40% more sales, 40% more output and 40% more free time? There is a quick fix for dramatically boosting your company’s productivity and revenues in an extremely short amount of time. One that will also free up your time to focus on growing

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7 Essential Qualities of Great Small Business Employees

Making the wrong hire today can deliver a crushing blow to your organization. Hiring the wrong employees can not only mean a lot of wasted time and resources but can drag down your business by losing critical time advantages, missing valuable opportunities, dragging out your cash

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The Top Three Retirement Plans for Small Business

Are you a small business owner? Here is a brief overview of three main types of tax-deferred retirement plans to consider, which are suitable for self-employed individuals, independent contractors, 1099 earned income recipients, LLCs, incorporations, partnerships, and sole proprietors. Individual 401k Also known as a

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5 Creative Non-Financial Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Because of the economy, many companies have had to cut back on their financial-incentive programs, and many are finding other ways of inspiring talent. Numerous studies have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, other motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term

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How to Make a Difference with Cause Marketing

It used to be that if you wanted to make a difference, you had to join a nonprofit organization. But if you wanted to make money, you launched a business instead. These days most nonprofits are being run like start-ups, traditional companies are built around