December: A Month to Be Rememb...

December is upon us and it’s often the month where productivity drops a bit, unless, of course, you are in the retail business. It...

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Mixing Charity with Business –...

Have you ever hired someone because you wanted to give them a break? And when you did, did you also hold them responsible to produce...

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Wheel of Success Referrals-Bas...

Magnetic Business Solutions (MBS) is the name I’ve chosen for my company because all of us as entrepreneurs have to pay attention to...

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What to Do When an Employee Sc...

When it comes to employee behavior management, sometimes the lessons we learn from the neighborhood children are more valuable than...

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Work/Life Balance

This is your Wednesday version of my Tuesday Business Tips. It’s a simple message. Yesterday, I set aside my regular to-do list,...

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Ghosts and Goblins and Things ...

8 THINGS THAT KEEP BUSINESS OWNERS AWAKE AT NIGHT The End of the Month. Entrepreneurs have an intimate relationship with the end of...

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Maintaining Confidence: The En...

You’re an entrepreneur and people depend on you to be upbeat, to show leadership, to have your game face on always, but to be open,...

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Management Decision-Making: Th...

No question. Financial accounting is an integral part of any business. There’s a big difference, however, between the financial...

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Coaching Employees to Handle C...

This article by Dave Gutscher is so valuable that I wanted you to see it, even if you already saw it posted on my FaceBook page. Yes,...

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Expand Your Profit Margins Thr...

My son, Dave, is on a frugality mission. He has challenged himself to live on the income that a person at the official poverty level...

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Persistence Pays: Strategies ...

You love what you do. And for the most part, you make a living doing it in the business you’ve created. But sometimes external...

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Trade Shows and Speaking Engag...

Although it’s great to walk away from a speaking engagement or a trade show with a stack of business cards, the work to turn those...

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Competition: Breakfast of Cham...

As consumers, we love competition. All those great companies out there competing for our business by offering better quality, more...

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Client Feedback –Advice From T...

Clients are the bread and butter of any business, and pleasing them is the most important thing you can do on a day-to-day basis. But...

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Selling: The Soft Touch

Larger sales, more satisfied clients, repeat business and referrals are side benefits to a great client relationship. And you can...

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While the Cat’s Away

With my publishing business, I spent a lot of time on the road – speaking at conferences, running public and in-house workshops for...

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Need a Model for Goal Achievem...

I’ve been writing most of my adult life. In fact, I used to get detentions in school because I was always passing notes. But...

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Little Things Mean a Lot

Sometimes we pick up poor habits from others around us. Other times, we may not have gotten feedback that some things irritate others....

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