The Do’s and Don’ts of Start-up Hiring by Surbhi Bhatia of @The_Mom_Store

by Surbhi Bhatia One of the most important things for an entrepreneur is to find the right team. The right people can make a business, scale it more quickly and bring efficiency to ongoing operations. The right employee for a startup is a go-getter, one who is willing to go to lengths to get things […]

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Opportunity Amid Uncertainty: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start a Business by @ProfessorAlyce

by Alyce Herndon, MA, CEO Onyx Business Consulting As the coronavirus pandemic continues causing furloughs, layoffs, and uncertainty, the thought of launching a business may seem intimidating at best and ridiculous at worst. This year, many people have been forced to reevaluate their priorities when it comes to both their careers and their lives—and, surprising […]

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3 Predictions For the 2021 Workplace by @deborahsweeney

Video Call Facetime Chatting Communication Concept by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Nobody could have predicted at the start of 2020 that a “working-from-home economy” would be become part of the next normal by the end of the year. Employees able to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic did so as states announced stay at […]

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How to Develop a Strategic Plan for Business Development by @DONNAAMOS

by Donna Amos A sound strategic plan provides a business’ management the ideal roadmap to align its functional activities to reach the predetermined goals. With such a plan, it’s easy to guide the decision-making process when determining the budget requirements and increase operational efficiency. Crafting a formidable strategic plan is a colossal task that can […]

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Tips for Setting SMART Business Goals for 2021 by @XLConsultingGro

by Elaine Slatter With the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic firmly with us for at least 3-6 months, then setting SMART business goals for 2021 might be urgent for the survival of your business. S = SPECIFIC goals M = MEASURABLE goals A = ATTAINABLE goals R = RELEVANT goals T = TIME BASED […]

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Why You Need Killer Client Testimonials

by Laura Gatsos Young The numbers don’t lie. Ninety-two percent of customers read online reviews before buying. Seventy-two percent of consumers say positive client testimonials increase their trust in a business. What’s more? A whopping 88% of consumers trust online testimonials as much as recommendations from friends or family. Great client testimonials are powerful, especially […]

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Call Her Doctor: 3 Reasons Why Dr. Jill Biden Needs to Keep Her Title by @Colleen_Batch

by Dr. Colleen Batchelder There’s nothing worse than waking up to news of another story of sexism. But, it’s 2020. What else is new? Right? Haven’t we moved past misogyny and out-of-date ideology? As I perused this morning’s news with coffee in hand, I could barely hold the cup or the coffee, as my stomach […]

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Prepare for the rise of Grandma-preneurs by @StarrHall

by Starr Hall Now that I am becoming a grandma for the first time, I guess I am expected to spend my days scarfing One-A-Days and rocking gently in my backyard gazebo. Not happening. (Especially since I don’t own a backyard gazebo). I am an entrepreneur, and I have been most of my adult life. […]

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Do You Need to Pivot Your Business to Survive During This Pandemic? by @XLConsultingGro

by Elaine Slatter As we are firmly in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic all across the world, small businesses are suffering.  As a small business owner, during this pandemic do you need to pivot your business to survive?  For many bricks and mortar businesses there are often plenty of restrictions. Here are signs […]

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Leaders Can Struggle with Boundaries. Here is why it is important to say no. By @AngelaKambouris

by Angela Kambouris Boundaries are to trust like hot water is to a teabag. You cannot make tea if you do not have the fundamentals for it. Likewise, you cannot get a trustworthy relationship if you do not define your own necessities. Boundaries are critical to healthy relationships with partners, friends and even co-workers. So […]

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