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 •  February 14

Strong sales? Check. Loyal customers wanting more? Check. Positive cash flow? Check. If this sounds like your business, it could be time to take the next step. “We had essentially been test-marketing our products on the retail end of things since 1994 when we opened our fitness wear boutique," Marshall says, "so we knew it was time to grow our...

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 •  February 14

"Serving our country has instilled within me a sense of pride, honor, and the desire to go out and earn what I want out of this life," says veteran Bennett Grove. Read how he and Christian Byler apply their military smarts to small business. November 08, 2013 When you walk off the base, or the battlefield, you come away with certain lessons forever...

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 •  February 14

Dover’s one crowning glory is its high school band program. Bossenberger and his wife, Josephine, have spent the last five years building up the program, and thanks to stellar performances in regional competitions against larger schools, several Stewart County High students head to college every year on music scholarships. But last school year...

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 •  February 14

individuals on Google+ and another 240 million people on Twitter, the media landscape is getting more crowded every day. If you want to understand the future of business, who should you be listening to? The following 10 leading business thinkers create content regularly, have an innovative perspective and show you new ways to look at the world....

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shows that, next to conversations at the water cooler and computer and software problems, meetings are the biggest culprit. They are an insidious productivity killer for small-business owners. Well-conducted meetings can lead to enhanced communication and greater buy-in and consensus. However, many meetings fail to achieve objectives because the...

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 •  February 14

It's easy to think these infographics are only really valuable for savvy social media companies or tech organizations with access to lots of data. But infographics may be more valuable for your small business than you realize. The basic premise and the value of an infographic is to take what is often complex information and simplify it in a visual...

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 •  February 14

Whether you're starting a business, or are knee deep in it, the following eight tips can help you put your best self forward, even when walking in three-inch heels. 1. Balance passion and skill. It's easy to end up in a career that reflects what we do best rather than what we love to do. The best is often to find a mix of both at the beginning, and...

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 •  February 14

If you get published in your field, you can cement your status as an expert, increase customer respect and, ultimately, grow your business. Here's how to turn this page. September 27, 2013 When his book on a groundbreaking way to look at ADD/HD was released in 2000, Dr. Kevin Ross Emery soon found himself with almost more business and media...

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Can't stomach one more email marketing campaign or promotional mailing? Try putting on one of these 10 events instead to attract more customer interest. The trick to planning and pulling off successful marketing events is to make sure they grow organically out of your business. You don't want to tack an event onto your brand without giving any...

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 •  February 14

Many businesses seem similar on the outside, but the thing that makes them unique is their story. Here are 3 approaches you can take to tell your story. , Leslie Dach, former chief of corporate communications at Walmart, tells the story of how the mega-corporation began to change the way it does business and how the switch in communications...