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[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Five Tips To Help You Manage Employee Rivalry

By Barbara Jaurequi Child Psychiatrist David Levy introduced the term “sibling rivalry” in 1941. Self-explanatory in its terminology, the concept of sibling rivalry is easy to grasp. The mechanism of employee rivalry works essentially the same way, with the employees in a competitive relationship, striving for greater approval from their employer or manager. Many managers, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Six Small Business Tech Trends To Watch This Year

  By Terry Connell, SVP, Comcast Business According to a recent report by Bank of America, small businesses are bullish on 2014 and expect to hire new employees to keep up with increases in sales. Coming in the face of uncertainty and challenges tied to the Affordable Care Act, this is great news for our […]

[ 1 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Five Points To Consider About Electronic Bill Paying

By Bill Price, CFO, MineralTree Are you still paying bills the old fashioned way by writing checks and sifting through mounds of paperwork?  Do you realize this method actually increases your financial vulnerability to fraud, cyber-attacks and identity theft? Did you know, unlike individual bank accounts, your business bank account is not protected by FDIC […]

[ 1 ] Jan. 6, 2014

7 Surefire Tips For Women Inventors

Women inventors need help and direction on their ideas. According to the National Women Business Council, women are slowly increasing their patent applications. Since 1990, the number of patents from women have doubled but there are thousands of prototypes on the shelves at home and ideas stuck, scribbled on napkins because women don’t know where […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Does Your Business Need A Retirement Plan?

By William H. Black, Jr. The question I’m frequently asked is “Do I really need to consider a retirement plan for my business?” The answer is typically “Yes”. The question arises, generally, because the owner of the business or professional practice does not want to add unnecessary overhead or increase costly unnecessary and unappreciated benefits. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Top Business Communications Trends For 2014 From Easy Office Phone

Now that companies are well into their planning for the new year, Easy Office Phone, the leading provider of cloud-based business phone services, has announced a list of the top trends in business communications that will shape the year ahead. “The intersection of mobility, cloud and increasingly fast network speeds will continue to shape communications in […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 16, 2013

How To Get Your Business “Sales Ready” For 2014

By Thomas Freese, author of Secrets of Question Based Selling You might have been the best salesperson in your entire industry for years, but as the old saying goes, “What have you done for me lately?” Like it or not, sales is a forward looking discipline. Companies need to budget expenses for the coming year, […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 16, 2013

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Must Network

By Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession Nurture your network; maintain your relationships.  It is the innate power of a good founder’s network that will turn napkins into products and products into successful businesses. Recently, I was honored to attend StartUp Health’s Healthcare Transformer Summit, co-located with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit. Thirty startups from around […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 16, 2013

Six Startup Tips For Entrepreneurs

By Adam Simpson, CEO of Easy Office Phone As an entrepreneur, it’s important to think about the big picture. But often times, it’s the small things that can throw a curve ball to growing a business. There are obvious factors that entrepreneurs need to consider, including goals, competitors, sales, etc. However, it’s more than just […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Making Inertia Your Enemy–Or How To Be A Catalyst For Forward Movement

By Vinay Nadig Nancy was frustrated. She felt she was in meetings all day that never “went anywhere.” Most of the discussions, or chatter, really focused on the unreasonable demands being made by senior management. When she started meetings with agendas for upcoming work, attendees frequently got lost in how the existing politics were just […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Five Steps To “Off The Grid” Sales Success

By Lance Cooper Many entrepreneurs and high-activity salespeople get stuck in survival mode. They don’t organize activities to establish a better, more stable way of living. They end up doing sales activities to provide for survival needs, such as mortgage payments, food and minimum debt payments. This earns them a high-tension, on-the-edge financial existence. Salespeople […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

How-To Turn Leads Into Sales: Try Effective Nurturing

Before they become your customers, visitors to your company’s website are potential customers.   To convert them from prospects to customers requires an effective lead nurturing strategy.   Even if you already have such a strategy, you may want to revisit and refine it, because lead nurturing continues to evolve. The objective of effective lead nurturing campaigns […]

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