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    Seven Ways to Speed Up Your Start Up

    “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker

    When you ask entrepreneurs what made them go out on their own, many would tell you that they were driven to do things their own way and were tired of following someone else’s mission. They might also say that they wanted more excitement …

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    Experienced Plus Innovative Equals True Meeting of the Minds

    Many are dismayed by hearing the news that older people in their mid-30’s are no longer desired in the workplace. For one, the definition of older citizen used to be those in their 60’s but somehow the number shrank. Secondly, why would an employer dismiss the valuable expertise including hard lessons previously learned?

    It’s no …

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    Why is Clutter Better than a Clean Desk?

    We all love sunny weather. And yet, at least here, in the Pacific Northwest, when the clouds part and the sun appears, people start squinting and reaching for sunglasses. We can obviously see clearer in cloudy weather.

    That got me thinking. I always aimed for a clean desk, organized papers, emptied Inbox, and scheduled appointments …

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    Harnessing the Power of Personal Brands in Your Business

    Small businesses don’t usually have huge amounts of capital to work with. They cannot afford to spend too much on advertising and the only way for them to succeed is to focus on providing great customer experiences. If a customer is happy with a certain product or service, then they are much likely to recommend …

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    How Can You Benefit From Multitasking?

    Where do you stand when it comes to multitasking? You may see multitasking as a way of life in today’s reality, or you may see multitasking as a myth: as something people believe they can do, but really can’t. Well, one way or another I agree with you.

    Writing a report while listening to my …

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    Improve Your Reputation at Work: Meet Your Deadlines!

    Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time. ~ Horace Mann

    Whether you’re a student seeking employment after college or an employee working for a corporation, meeting your deadlines and showing up on-time for meetings will affect your reputation …

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    How To Be Incredibly Productive Every Day (Part 2)

    Note: you can click here for Part 1 in this series.

    In one recent visit to the gym, I saw someone filling out a crossword puzzle while using a leg curl machine, I saw another person who took nearly 10 minutes to read the newspaper in between two sets of crunches, and I saw a …

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    Are YOU Time-Management ‘Challenged’?

    How well are you managing your valuable, irreplaceable time? Do you consistently manage time, or do you let time consistently manage you? If it’s the latter situation, you just might be time-management “challenged,” and that definitely has a negative impact on both your professional brand and your future career prospects. For example, if you are …

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    Push The Bottom Line With Employee Input

    Some people are labor. They want to come in and do certain set things. Whether it be fixing toilets or submitting annual reports, this employee is not looking to innovate, think critically or in general, create positive change. Businesses NEED people like this. Not everyone wants the added responsibility of creating the path, some just …

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    Why Employees Quit Their Jobs

    The expense of losing an employee is more than the cost of bringing one on board, yet companies continually let good workers slip through their hands. The reasons employees leave vary, but one thing is for sure, employers don’t hold all the cards, even in a tough job market.

    “Companies can’t look at employees as expendable commodities,” says …

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