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What’s Your Style? The Science, Art, and Zen Approaches to Business

What’s Your Style? The Science, Art, and Zen Approaches to Business

| January 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Professor. The Poet. The Prophet. Which management style will inspire your employees and fulfill your long-term goals as your venture grows? While it might be an oversimplification to consider only three management styles, many leaders gravitate toward these stereotypes, and their organizational models follow suit. Each approach has benefits that can develop an effective, […]

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A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good […]

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How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

How to Identify (and Fix) Your Company’s Vibe

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consider walking into a real-life version of “The Office.” The inappropriate and morally questionable behavior of the staff would make you reconsider your decision to work with — or for — the company. On the other hand, a stale, corporate environment where workers seem to endlessly stare at their monitors is even less appealing. This […]

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At What Age Should You Start Contributing To Your 401K?

At What Age Should You Start Contributing To Your 401K?

| December 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

No matter which country you live in, planning for retirement is essential. When you live in the US, that means making plans for your 401k. However, the following guidelines are helpful no matter where you live (with a few adjustments, of course). So, when should you start making contributions to your retirement fund? How much […]

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Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

| December 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Since the implementation of Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, international business has been forever changed. Governments, banks, and businesses must comply with tightened security measures to combat money laundering, identity theft, and possible terrorist funding. Navigating different nations’ specific requirements can be tricky, but doing so will enable your business to expand. Here are five […]

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Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

| December 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s almost a scientific fact that any human being, no matter how depressed or cynical, will laugh to the point of tears while watching an episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The skits are unexpected and irreverent, and the comedians can barely keep it together most of the time. The secret’s in the teamwork. […]

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Street Food Entrepreneurs that are Packing a Punch with Lunch

Street Food Entrepreneurs that are Packing a Punch with Lunch

| December 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

How often do we do lunch at the desk or the Laptop without thinking twice that we do it near enough every day.  Of course we’re all busy, it’s the way it is when you are fueled up on entrepreneurship. But it’s our choice of food that we should think about changing. If you are […]

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4 Reasons to Consider Short-Term Client Contracts

4 Reasons to Consider Short-Term Client Contracts

| December 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many CEOs of small- or mid-sized businesses view long-term contracts as a sort of arrival. If your young company can acquire a big, long-term client, you’ve “made it.” You can relax a little, resting easy now that you have an ongoing source of revenue. But while longer contracts may give you a (sometimes false) sense […]

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What Cycling Taught Me About Business

What Cycling Taught Me About Business

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the last several years, I have rediscovered a part of my life that I once loved: riding my road bike. While racking up the miles and hours, I discovered that some of the things that made me fall back in love with cycling were the same as those that drive my work as an […]

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The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Maybe you’re still immersed in the dating scene. Perhaps you haven’t ventured into that realm for more than 20 years. Either way, if you’re getting ready to pitch investors on your company, you need to practice your wooing skills. Linking up with investors requires you to impress, and there isn’t much difference between a bad […]

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