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Help, My Business is Making Money, But I’m Not!

You’ve probably seen the stats: One-third (or less) of businesses will fail within a year Over half of those businesses that do survive won’t make it to the 5-year mark If you work in

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The Introverted Business Person’s Guide to Surviving Networking Events

Why Does Almost Everyone Hate Networking? Unless you are a dedicated extrovert, the word “networking” is something that fills you with dread. Just thinking of the word can bring to mind images

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What to Read Next: “Beached Whale” by Dr. Darien Martin

“Pursuing incremental improvement while rivals reinvent the industry is like fiddling while Rome burns.” – Quote from “Beached Whale: Learning to Swim in the New Ocean” by

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Reigniting the Flame: Learn How to Get Your Old Customers Back

Losing customers hurts. Figuring out how to get your old customers back hurts even more. Because it takes so much effort, many business owners don’t even see the point of building bridges. That

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Here’s Why Jason Fried Says You Need to “Rework” Your Business

Book Snapshot Authors: Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson Published: March 2010 Pages: 288 Formats: Kindle, Print, Audiobook Quick Summary: Rework invites readers to challenge their basic assumptions

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Breaking Boring: 7 Hacks for Producing Better Meetings

 The True Cost of Boring Meetings There are three guarantees in the world of work: taxes, office politics, and boring meetings. Of those three options, meetings are the one thing workers will face on

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5 Awesome Reads for a (Nearly) Distraction-Free Workday

Let’s face it, the workplace is stressful. No matter what time management tool or “hack” you try, time management always seems like a game whack-a-mole. The moment you try to get more work done,

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Content Inflation Can Destroy Your Small Biz (This is How You Fix It)

The Elephant in the Marketing Room: Does the World Have Too Much Content? Over the past few years, business owners and marketers felt the pressure to produce more content. In response, a dizzying array

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5 Quick Reasons Your Business Should Love Online Quizzes

Try Interact’s co-founder Josh Haynam (@jhaynam), served as a guest host for a recent #bizapaloozachat with DIY Marketers on the topic of quizzes and marketing. For the replay, click here. Haynam

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Rebranding Your Awesome: 5 Pro Tips From Personal Branding Expert Leonard Kim

You, whether you know it or not, have a personal brand.   We live in a world where a large party of our identity is lived out online. We post our job history on LinkedIn, communicate with friends

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