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    Big Challenges for Small Business Owners

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    Small business owners wear many hats and make many decisions each day. Most of these decisions are small and they have minor impacts. Some, however, are common to most small businesses and can have major impacts. That’s what this post is all about.

    The first big challenge facing most small business owners is finances. As the …

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    If it didn’t happen by 19… that’s OK

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    What did you come up with when you were 19 years old?

    Did it change the world?

    In case you missed it Microsoft just turned 40.

    Bill Gates was just 19 when he and Paul Allen founded the company. Whether you are a fan of Microsoft or not the vision and execution of their vision …

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    Critique pinpoints where you need to next head

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    Hearing criticism of your proud moment is the worst critique of all, and it is also embarrassing to be reprimanded for an error in front of an entire group. But, with a positive mindset, it is wise to reflect upon those very remarks to truly hear what is being said.

    Sometimes it is the most …

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    David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

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    Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Over the course of this interview we will get insight into moving up the ranks of South Beach nightlife, relationship management, …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Corporate Branding, eBrand, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, events, Interview, management, Marketing, Media Branding, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning, PR, Success Story, Success Strategies

    15 Reasons Your Employees Should (or Shouldn’t) Rep Your Brand on Social Media

    shutterstock_132430859 Do you expect employees to help support your company brand on social media? Why or why not?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of …

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    13 Effective Brand Taglines (And What Makes Them Powerful)

    shutterstock_238526047 What is one example of a brilliant tagline that perfectly captures a brand‘s essence? Explain why it works well.

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps …

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    Does Your Small Business Need a Coach?

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    Small business owners face many challenges. They wear multiple hats every day because they lack a complete, professional management team. They juggle long lists of action items that are important for the success of the business. They monitor their cash flow closely because most small businesses are underfunded and lack a proper line of credit …

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    How to Recognize You are on The Right Path

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    Beginning a new business is one of the most intimidating adventures of a lifetime, particularly when you suddenly realize that you are solely dependent upon yourself. Fear enters the picture, and promptly invites panic to join in.

    But it doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, the experience can and should be highly rewarding …

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    Why Do You Do What You Do?

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    Simon Sinek proposed in his 2009 TED Talk titled How Great Leaders Inspire Action that Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, and other inspirational leaders communicate starting with “Why?” His talk is posted on YouTube and has garnered over 15 million views to date. It also led to a best selling book titled Start with Why.…

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    Adapt Sales Strategy to Your Style to Improve Results

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    The luckier salespeople are provided with decent sales training, but there is always room for improvement. Many trainers insist on memorizing scripts and practicing role-play. The problem with this is that the salespeople who excel are anything but average, but this type of training is for the average person. So it only serves to frustrate …

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