Staying Organized: How YOU Can Make your Workdays More Productive

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Share Productivity is all about organization — staying organized will allow you to accomplish more in a given amount of time, and with much less unnecessary stress or effort. However, getting organized is a lot harder than it sounds. After all, you have so much to do, and there just aren’t enough hours in the workday. So where should you ...

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What One Question Does Every CEO Need to Answer?

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No CEO has a crystal ball, but all need some insight into how their companies are likely to perform in the short term. Without this visibility, CEOs are flying blind, with little information to determine if the company is on course or way off track. They cannot prepare adequately for what’s coming next, whether it is a setback requiring some ...

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5 Ways to Motivate Your Workforce

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At the heart of any successful business is a dedicated and productive team – and if you’re the head of that team, you’re responsible for keeping your employees motivated. You’ll have heard the phrase ‘be the change you want to see’ – and as a manager, you should be striving to put the best version of yourself forward and leading ...

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How to Avoid Your Start-up Failing

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Starting your own business is pretty much always an uphill struggle. To succeed, budding entrepreneurs need to remain healthy, pro-active, smart and enthusiastic, which is easier said than done. Here are some tips to avoid your start-up from failing. Plan Ahead Establishing a business plan is an absolute must for all new companies. Your business plan will keep your ideas ...

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Database or No Database? Making the Big Business Decision

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Databases have become an inescapable reality in the world today. Organizations have a large pool of information stored in millions of databases around the world. If you’re wondering whether or not you need a database for your business, keep reading. This article is meant for you. What will I use a database for? Databases have a wide range of uses, ...

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Top 8 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

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We have witnessed many businesses rise and fall. While a lot of factors go behind the success of any rising empire. That one cornerstone which marks out a successful venture from the rest is the mind behind it from the start to eternity of that organization. To emulate their success it’s essential to learn about their characteristics that sets them ...

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The War on (Email) SPAM

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Consumers today are in a perpetual state of battle with their email. For years, they have tried to prevent their inboxes from being overrun by an enemy that’s both ubiquitous and unavoidable – spam. Whether they are using their mobile devices, desktops or tablets, there’s no escape. Spam is everywhere. For many marketers, this poses an even bigger problem, as ...

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Great CEOs are Lazy!

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Great CEOs rarely enter into Player Mode. Rather, his or her first move is to find someone else to do the work. When most CEOs find their company getting into some kind of bind, they jump in to personally help resolve the issue. We call this going into “Player Mode.” “I’m just helping out for now,” these CEOs tell themselves, ...

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Questions You Need to Ask in Your Staff Survey Program

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Regardless of your company’s size, managers and CEOs should get more involved in order to retain employees. Employees who are not allowed to have an opinion lower productivity and influence their colleagues in a negative manner. Basically, they feel voiceless and they come to work with no enthusiasm at all. Have you ever thought of increasing engagement using staff surveys? ...

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5 Tips For Creating Your Pitch

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If you’re trying to start a new business, and want to accelerate growth either through raising capital or joining an incubator at some point in time your going to have to pitch your idea to investors. Startup Accelerators are great way to start turning your great idea into an actual business. They provide your startup with a workplace, early capital, ...

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