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10 Reasons Why Lag is an Advantage

Imagine that you’re driving a car and want to make a right-hand turn. You turn the steering wheel – but nothing happens. The car keeps on traveling straight ahead for another 100 yards or so before it slowly begins to veer off to the right. That doesn’t sound like a safe car, does it? And it would be a stressful experience, because we are used getting to an instant response to a change of direction. It’s the same whenever we start something new. We want immediate results when we start something new. But life isn’t like that. When we start something new, we bump up against the principle of lag. This means that there is a period of time between action and results. Lag can […]

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12 Ways To Build Your Business While Keeping Your Family First

Trying to raise a family the best way you know how is really hard work. It takes a lifetime of loving, understanding, forgiving, supporting, and caring; and there’s no real guarantee of anything. Building a business is also incredibly hard work. It takes hours and hours of planning, stressing, working, reevaluating, fear squashing, and focus; (once again) there’s no real guarantee of anything. So when you mix the two extremes into your life, there’s bound to be complications and a tendency to let one fall away while you nurture the other. Unfortunately, It’s usually the family that gets pushed aside (unintentionally). Here’s 12 ways to strengthen your family while growing your business. Plan your business around your familyThis little piece of advice was given to […]

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13 Government Resources for Small Businesses

The more I look around online the more I see that some areas of the government are trying to help people. Unfortunately, they just don’t do a good job of marketing it. The FCIC, otherwise known as the Federal Citizen Information Center, has been stockpiling good tutorials and tips for a while. Here are the resources that they list for Small Businesses. When possible, I’ve included the PDF link as well. I’ve haven’t read all of them yet, but it’s certainly on the agenda for the weekend. Americans with Disabilities Act: Guide for Small Businesses – Discusses basic requirements businesses must follow to ensure that facilities are accessible. Also includes toll-free sources for assistance. (PDF file)  Avoiding Office Supply Scams – Learn the most common […]

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5 Awesome Tips to Writing Emails That Won’t Be Ignored

I’ll confess before I begin – I still struggle a bit with keeping my emails short and sweet. Not that I don’t know the merits of getting to the point right away in your email, it’s just that I need to put in more conscious efforts to make them precise. The other day I was reading Leo’s post on disadvantages of long emails and that made me realize that I am not the only one who has this bad habit of (sometimes) writing long emails. In fact, it isn’t just about the length of the email. There are various other ways to improve your email writing skills, and make sure that it gets opened and read even when it reaches someone who gets hundreds of […]

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5 Reasons You May Want to Start a Side Business

Whether your “real” work is a full-time day job, an academic course, or taking care of kids, you might have a few hours to spare each week which you’d like to use productively. Have you ever thought about starting a side business? A few years ago, I thought that “business” was the realm of tough go-getters with a focus on profit and nothing else. Since then, I’ve met lots of individuals who run their own businesses from a couple who make rosettes for horse shows in their spare time, to people working as consultants with government organizations. These business owners come from all walks of life, and have built businesses based on very different skills, interests and areas of expertise. Here are five reasons for […]

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7 Free or Cheap Ways to Effectively Promote Your Business Online

As a business owner, sales person, or marketer, you should always be trying to find ways to drum up more business – especially with the current economic climate. Each dollar that you spend on marketing and advertising should show a return on your investment and produce results that can help increase your bottom line. Easy enough right? While recent times have made many businesses tighten their belts on their spending, it’s extremely important to the success of your company to keep marketing your business in order to gain new customers and continue to generate revenue. Luckily for marketers and business owners, there are several ways you can very affordably advertise your services and products online (many of which are free). Let’s go through a handful […]

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7 Free Things That Will Shove Success in Your Face

Here are seven things that will help you succeed, and they don’t cost a penny.You see, success is not the result of good luck, being born in the right family, or intellectual superiority. Success is neither the property of the elite nor the possession of the privileged; success belongs to the brave soul who is willing to chase it down. Given this, we know that we’re all capable of success! Zig Ziglar reminds us that, “The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.” So let’s talk about the price of success: 7 Things That Will Help You Succeed Passion “Without passion you don’t have energy; without energy you have nothing.”- Donald Trump Passion is power. Passion gives you the strength to […]

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7 Incredibly Simple Tips for Inspired and Meaningful Writing

As a writer, you know how hard it can be to get inspired and write something you’re happy with. You’re constantly running into mental blocks, and things keep popping up that break your flow. It’s hard, yes, but it can be made a lot easier with a few tweaks. Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve loved writing. I started with short stories and worked my way to longer ones. I even won a few t-shirts in children’s writing contests. I thought it was awesome. As I grew up, I realized that perhaps writing isn’t the best way to make a living, so I gave it up during my teen years. Luckily, I picked it back up a few years ago, and I am […]

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7 Must Read Success Lessons from Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was a famous lecturer and writer as well as the developer of very popular courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, interpersonal skills, and public speaking. Dale wrote the first book I ever read (that I wasn’t required to read). The book was titled “How to Win Friends & Influence People.” I read the book when I was about 11 years old; this book was an incredible bestseller, and an amazing read. Although born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, Dale Carnegie managed to become quite successful. Dale authored popular books such as “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,” and “Lincoln the Unknown,” as well as several other books. One of my favorite principles that he taught was that it’s possible to […]

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7 Must Read Success Lessons from Donald Trump

To many, Donald Trump is considered to be one of the most successful individuals of our generation. Trump is an American business entrepreneur, author, socialite and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, as well as a famous real-estate developer. Donald is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, a company which operates a multiplicity of casinos and hotels all around the world. Trump’s lavish lifestyle and witty personality has made him a celebrity, and his hit reality television show, The Apprentice, has solidified this status. Today I want to talk about seven things we can learn from the billionaire Donald Trump. Any person who could amass such success is bound to be an inspiration. 7 Success Lessons from Donald […]

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