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Advertising Considerations for Your Business

When you are ready to start advertising your business, here are some things you may want to remember in creating that award-winning advertising campaign, reports Reuters. Substantiation * There must be substantiation of any claims made in connection with your business and its products or services. In other words, each objective factual claim made in … Read More »

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3 Steps for Successful Salary Negotiations

Salary negotiations can be anxiety-filled on both sides — but they shouldn’t be, says Thomas Neubauer, a managing partner with The Gap Partnership, a firm that provides negotiation training and consulting services. It’s all a matter of communication, reports Entrepreneur. Listen to your employee’s case. A productive negotiation is based on mutual trust and respect, Neubauer says, so don’t think … Read More »

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17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Reach Success

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life, reports inc.com. But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom. Here are 17 things I’m asked about most often. This list is far from comprehensive. There’s more to come, but these basics … Read More »

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The Six Steps To Scaling A Business

Following Sherry Coutu’s fantastically influential Scale-Up Report two years ago, Barclays has joined a growing list of organizations making the case for supporting scale ups, reports Forbes. Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy is a cracking report – not just because Barclays has managed to bring together the universities of Cambridge and Oxford on the same report … Read More »

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The Truth About ‘Performance Improvement Plans’

Let’s be honest — when your boss gets mad at  you and puts you on a Performance Improvement Plan, the last thing on his or her mind is improving your performance. If your boss really wanted to improve your performance, he or she would sit down with you and talk to you like a friend … Read More »

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4 Signs You Have Room to Improve As a Leader

The majority of leadership articles tend to focus on the positive traits and attributes that contribute to highly-effective leaders. That’s great and all, but what about those ineffective leaders who don’t realize they’re lousy at leading. If you’ve spent any appreciable amount of time in a business setting you’ve seen or worked for one of … Read More »

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