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More Than Just a Title: Becoming a CEO

More Than Just a Title: Becoming a CEO

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

When I started my company, I became CEO by default. I had no idea what a CEO really did, but I was the one in charge, so the title fell to me. Needless to say, I wasn’t performing my duties well. Since then, I’ve learned that being the CEO doesn’t just mean signing checks and […]

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Tension: The Silent Epidemic That’s Killing Your Company

Tension: The Silent Epidemic That’s Killing Your Company

| April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Did you hear the one about the stressed-out business executive who walked into the doctor’s office complaining about terrible nightmares? “It’s awful,” the exec tells his doctor. “Some nights, I imagine I’m a teepee facing incredibly strong winds, rain, and snow. I’m all alone on the edge of a cliff.” The exec continues, “Other times, […]

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Dedication and Rewards: Why You Should Work for a Meritocracy

Dedication and Rewards: Why You Should Work for a Meritocracy

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s the main thing you’re looking for in your first job? A good salary? A big, established company to beef up your résumé? A relaxed work environment? Or are you willing to put in the hard work to get ahead as quickly as possible? If the latter fits you, then you should be looking for […]

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6 Tips for Communicating Your Company’s Community Service Online

6 Tips for Communicating Your Company’s Community Service Online

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to community service, many companies are reluctant to share their good deeds with the public for fear they will be viewed as disingenuous or self-righteous. In reality, when businesses proactively inform the public of their outreach efforts, it can help those companies establish a positive presence in the community, boost employee morale, […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

| March 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

How well do you really know your employees? Beyond the basics of their spouses’ names, the ages of their children, and what they prefer to eat for lunch, most leaders don’t know much about how their employees spend their free time. Perhaps you have a karaoke star or a water polo champ among your ranks, […]

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6 Necessary Steps for Hiring a PR Firm

6 Necessary Steps for Hiring a PR Firm

| February 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s no secret that PR has left entrepreneurs and brands wanting more in terms of execution and results over the years. However, whether you’re a budding young entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the idea of nabbing press coverage, online visibility, and a platform of influence is not only appealing but necessary […]

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7 Under-the-Radar Areas Entrepreneurs Should Consider

7 Under-the-Radar Areas Entrepreneurs Should Consider

| February 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

When most people think about the ideal place to launch their startup or expand their business, many instantly think of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York. However, those traditional entrepreneurship hubs aren’t the only areas offering opportunity, unique culture, and business advantages. Here are seven other areas you should consider for your […]

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Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a cash-strapped entrepreneur or a Fortune 500 leader with a bevy of resources, attracting and hiring employees to run important aspects of your business can be a headache. One wrong hire, and all that time and money you spent on recruitment and training go straight down the drain. However, with a little creative […]

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Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

| February 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

  Almost every business leader has a mental list of big, bold changes he wants to make. Unfortunately, more times than not, nothing seems to change. We get too caught up in everyone’s urgent requests and put off the ambitious decisions. We don’t have a manager to force us to take action, so that big […]

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So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

| January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Starting a small business is a very exciting endeavor – it involves having a dream and working hard to make that vision into a reality. However, along with the thrilling parts of starting a business, there is also a lot of not-so-thrilling red tape that needs to be dealt with. When you start a business, […]

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