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The Management Magic of Business Planning

True story: As my software business began to grow, as we went from two employees to five, then 10, I discovered how hard real management is with startups and small business that grow organically. In a startup, those first few people who join feel like friends, not employees. What they taught in my MBA courses...

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Episode 7: Changing Plans, Niche Marketing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) | The Bcast

This week Peter and Jonathan debate whether your should stick to your plan or change it. Lara Galloway (@mombizcoach) joins the show to discuss niche marketing. Finally, is the “Internet of Things” the sign of progress, or pushing us toward a grim future? Subscribe: Stitcher | TuneIn | Pocket Casts | PlayerFM | Soundcloud Do...

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How to Recognize and Put a Stop to Employee Burnout

Many, if not all, companies deal with employee burnout. When employees feel burnt out and under-appreciated, then productivity and revenue of the company decreases. Are you worried an employee’s flame is sputtering? Here are the most common signs of a burnt out employee. Missing in action When an employee suddenly starts missing work more often...

By Micaiah Soward | Shares

10 Essentials Before Launch Branding Checklist [Free Download]

Think a brand is just for big businesses? Think again. Branding is critical for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Your brand is what the outside world thinks of you. That’s it. Although you can influence your brand through well-designed logos, hilarious ad campaigns, carefully crafted press releases, or super-friendly service, ultimately, your brand is...

By Angelique O'Rourke | Shares

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Should I Borrow Money, Seek Investment, or Bootstrap My Business?

Having a billion-dollar idea for a new company or a startup is great, but do you actually have a billion dollars to start it? You will most likely need a website, a technical team, a space to work from, and lastly enough money to pay your utilities while you embark on this new venture. All...

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Negotiation

In my experience, the mere mention of “negotiation” brings about one of two reactions in people. Some grin with glee, excited to leap into discussions and meet their competitor on the battlefield. Others grimace with anxiety, shaking their head as if to say “No. Not me. Please—not me.” No matter which camp you’re in, the...

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How to Find a Business Partner

Entrepreneurs have a reputation for trying to do it all singlehandedly. In the early days of starting your business, you may feel like you’re wearing several hats—too many, in fact. For this reason, you might consider working with a business partner. Not only does having a business partner distribute some of the work, it gives...

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Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast

This week, we talk to Cameron about our LivePlan YouTube ad. Who is Cameron? Well, he hates our YouTube ad. We also chat with our eCommerce expert, John Procopio, about what to do when you get negative customer feedback. Listen to Episode 6: Show notes: The Backstory (with John Procopio) – (:37) Watch our LivePlan YouTube...

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