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How to Use Gifts to Win Business and Snag Referrals

How to Use Gifts to Win Business and Snag Referrals

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gifts can be powerful. They can brighten someone’s day, communicate friendship, and keep romantic relationships fresh and exciting. When applied to the business world, giving gifts to prospects or clients can turn leads into clients and relationships into referrals. Dropbox recently saw great success with its two-sided incentive program. Any users who invited a friend […]

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Minimize Risk and Maximize Conversions With an Evolutionary Site Redesign

Minimize Risk and Maximize Conversions With an Evolutionary Site Redesign

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is your company primed for a website redesign in 2014? If you’re taking bids from design firms, you should reconsider. Revolutionary website redesigns are risky and often fail to deliver. And they’re no longer needed. Consider this: When you perform a complete website overhaul, you’re putting your business results in the hands of people who […]

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Five Reasons to Join a Startup

Five Reasons to Join a Startup

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Working at a startup is something pretty special. It may not provide the security of a corporate but risk-taking is all part of the attraction. So what are the perks? A small team, inspirational founders, a young, non-hierarchical set-up and an energizing spirit are what first come to mind. We’ve put together a list […]

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14 Reasons to Give Your Employees a Raise

14 Reasons to Give Your Employees a Raise

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

What was the determining factor that led to the last raise you gave to one of your employees? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that […]

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5 Pivotal Rules of Starting a Business

5 Pivotal Rules of Starting a Business

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Building a startup company is something that one can not understand until trying to do it.  It is painful, arduous and at times seems absolutely impossible.  Yet at the same time, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things one can ever take on in their life. As a serial entrepreneur, I […]

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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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Get Taken Seriously By Your Employees

Get Taken Seriously By Your Employees

| April 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

  If you want to be effective as a manager, you need your staff to take you seriously. This can be a challenge for new CEOs, starting entrepreneurs, and business owners who are not used to being in a leadership role. No matter how long you’ve been in management, you need the respect of your […]

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Team Building Tips for Founders

Team Building Tips for Founders

| April 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

  Founding a successful startup is a task that can easily overwhelm—unless the entrepreneur has built an excellent support team. Responsible Leadership Means Building a Solid Team If you think you can go-it-alone, you are sadly mistaken. The founder has more irons in the fire than cowboys at a round-up. Unless you have the support […]

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5 Life-Changing Tips We Learned From A Sport We’d Never Heard Of

5 Life-Changing Tips We Learned From A Sport We’d Never Heard Of

| April 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s like you’re tiptoeing a thin guardrail on the side of a bridge. You’ve been to this edge before, over and over again in your mind. Calculating the possibilities, pondering the rationality. The water is dark below. You can’t see the bottom, but you’re pretty sure it’s deep. There has never been anything that has […]

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How To Balance Ambitious Career Goals With Your Love Life

How To Balance Ambitious Career Goals With Your Love Life

| April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

Today, I wanted to write about something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but haven’t had a chance to discuss with anybody outside of my “inner circle.” I want to talk to you about how I’ve learned to balance the increasing demands of my career — writing, consulting, building products, flying places, […]

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