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Negotiation Techniques You Can Start Using Today

Negotiation is a fundamental business skill, but many small business owners struggle with it. Lots of small business owners have to negotiate prices with vendors, negotiate fees with clients, negotiate lease terms with landlords and figure out how to get the most out of every transaction or interaction. Many people are uncomfortable with negotiations because… Read more

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How to Increase Confidence as a Leader

Confidence is an essential part of leadership. In everything business owners face, from winning new business to speaking at a large conference, accomplishment requires both determination and a belief in your own abilities. Yet, there’s no guarantee that you’re confident in your ability to manage everything simply because you’re the CEO or you’ve launched a… Read more

Productivity

How to be More Productive at Work

In today’s digital world, we are all bombarded by information and little tasks and notifications all day long – from social media, email, text messages and more. Small business owners often have to struggle to adapt to this nonstop deluge of information and stimuli. It can often be a struggle to avoid distractions – whether… Read more

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How to Combat Fatigue and Make Better Decisions

Small business owners are some of the hardest-working people in the world, and they’re always looking for the latest productivity tips to help achieve bigger results from every workday. But instead of just trying to plow through a long to-do list every day, it’s important to remember that human beings are not machines – our… Read more

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Why Charismatic Leaders are Fast Thinkers

Many small business owners tend to be charismatic people – they’re charming, they’re magnetic, they’re inspiring and they tend to know how to “make friends and influence people,” as the classic self-help book said. Small business owners are often great, charismatics leaders because of their interpersonal skills – they know how to make people feel comfortable… Read more

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The Best Small Business Resources: Productivity and Time Management Tools

In this series about the best small business resources, we will share how the great tools of today make it easier to grow your business and stay productive, organized and efficient. Check out this list of 6 productivity and time management tools for small businesses. Resources that Improve Productivity Evernote What it does: Evernote is… Read more

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How to Think Positively

Having the freedom to be your own boss and the accomplishment of owning a business is deeply fulfilling for many people. Yet the reality is that for many business owners, the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial life can lead to a negative state of mind and even depression. Could asking yourself the right questions… Read more

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How to Improve Time Management

Poor time management skills drain your profits, inhibit your productivity and create unnecessary stress in the day-to-day running of your business. Yet while rigid time management systems can provide structure to your day, they may not be flexible enough to accommodate the realities of running a business. As Craig Jarrow notes on the site Time… Read more

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9 Ways to Improve Productivity

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.” – President Theodore Roosevelt Business owners need to stay motivated through a range of circumstances, whether during large… Read more

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How to Handle Stress at Work

Many people would argue that stress – at least sometimes – is an unavoidable part of running a business. Whether you’re delivering client projects on a tight timeline or chasing down overdue payments, life as a business owner has its ups and downs. Yet your attitude and the ways you know how to handle stress… Read more