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Use These Strategies to Maximize Productivity — Without Inventing an Extra Weekday

Let’s be honest — there aren’t enough hours in the week for most entrepreneurs. Days run together and soon you are begging for an eighth day of the week to catch up. We call this imaginary day “Smursday.” When you’re working this hard, it’s difficult to distinguish when your week starts and ends. It can … Read More »

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Why This Business Owner Only Hires People Smarter Than Him

When Travis Greenwood was nineteen, he learned a meaningful leadership lesson he still applies today as a small business owner. Travis was a sophomore in college, working as an intern at an association management firm. Each day, after work, he’d catch a bus to get back to his college campus, reports Forbes. On one particular … Read More »

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13 Mental Habits Leaders With Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

Every leader, boss, or manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn’t arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of thinking (i.e., self-awareness) that will inform great decisions, reports Inc. If you’re serious about your own leadership growth, a good first lesson should always … Read More »

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3 Hard Moves Entrepreneurs Must Make

There’s a lot of pressure for small-business owners to be masters of every aspect of their business. This is especially true when you’re first starting out and are often a one-person shop. A recent survey by The UPS Store found that one of the biggest barriers to starting a small business in 2018 was fear of failure, behind concerns … Read More »

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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes, reports Entrepreneur. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major ecommerce company out of her dorm room. He might be the next salt-and-pepper-haired, barefoot Steve … Read More »

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New Job? 9 Ways To Advance From Day One

Congratulations, you have a new job. Now, it’s time to start thinking about the next one. No, you’re not looking to jump to a new job right away, reports Forbes. But the best way to get your next position is by distinguishing yourself in your brand-new job. For one thing, it’s always better to have … Read More »

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