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Take a Walk: Steps to Successful Walking Meetings

This guest post is courtesy of Kelly Gregorio —- It seems like we’re all striving for work-life balance.  In addition to unplugging when you get home and scheduling time for hobbies, there are also combined activities that can cater to both sides of your life.  One being: the walking meeting; where everything that normally takes place in the conference room ...

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Information from an International Businessman

Guest post courtesy of Lam Woon Cherk —- A Little About My Business I run a small Malaysia-based web design firm which creates website for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Although based in Malaysia, more than 90% of my clients are international clients coming from countries such as United States, Australia, Norway, United Kingdom, Turkey, Nigeria and etc. The current ...

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How to Successfully Recruit and Hire New Employees When You Don’t Have an H.R. Department

Guest post courtesy of Leslye Schumacher —- All new businesses, at some point, will be faced with the challenge of needing to hire additional employees.  But, if you don’t have an H.R. department, how can you set up a process that will be streamlined and cost effective?  I’ve outlined below the process I use to recruit, interview, and hire new ...

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Preparing for the Key Employee Departure: Best Practices for Protecting your Critical Information and Relationships

None of us like to plan for unpleasant events in the future. That human tendency is evident in the number of individuals who are totally unprepared for the loss of a loved one, a natural disaster or the end of a marriage. From a business perspective, this comes up frequently with respect to departing employees. Employers sometimes delude themselves into ...

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Getting Your Teen Started with Entrepreneurship

Today’s rockstars are the entrepreneurs. Teens look up to the Mark Zuckerbergs, Steve Jobs and Richard Bransons of the world because its entrepreneurs are shaping the world of the future. In this volatile economy, entrepreneurship is a huge asset for your teen. I started my first company in high school at age 15. The company sold a coupon subscription to ...

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Creating a Culture of Succession Readiness

Over the next 18 years, 8,000 people will turn 65 every day in the United States. Astonishing to consider the exit of collective wisdom and skill from the workplace embodied in that number. AARP estimates that only about 37 percent of companies have considered what this brain drain means to them in the coming five to 10 years. Yet, of ...

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Entrepreneurs Help Us Stay Ahead of the Wave By Predicting the Next Big Thing in Social Media

First we had MySpace. It was the one social media platform to rule all the rest. School kids found ways to get past their school’s security settings just to take a peek at their MySpace page. Then there was Facebook and still the Book holds supreme in the landscape of social media. Adding to the mix have been sites like ...

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3 Steps to Clever Networking on a Plane

Relationships happen in amazing places don’t they? You could be in an elevator, siting by the pool, in a gym, just about anywhere…right? So what happens when you’re on one of the most common forms of transport today – a domestic or international flight? Often in today’s competitive travel market the domestic airfare wars have produced fairs cheaper than driving ...

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10 Most Commonly Asked Questions Every Service Based Business Must Know

It’s been said that running a small business is one of the toughest endeavors you will likely do in your life. For some the task is even greater than you may think. Through years of dealing with business owners all over the country I have noticed that some are much more “savvy” than others. By savvy I mean they are ...

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Three Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Despite what most small business owners commonly think, money is not most employees’ number one incentive. Of course, everybody works because they need to earn money to live, but it does not mean that they will work efficiently because of their paycheck. Many studies have shown countless ways of raising employee motivation to work more efficiently without spending lots of ...

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