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5 Budget-Friendly Marketing Ideas For Small Business That You Can Do Yourself

Small-business owners are known for wearing multiple hats. Often, they’re all-in-one CEOs, HR departments, project managers, and marketers. And not only are they on busy schedules, but they’re also on tight budgets. Small businesses usually can’t allocate the same amount of money and time to marketing efforts as medium or large companies can. Luckily, you […]

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Need Leadership Inspiration? 10 Traits That Make a Small-Business Leader Successful

Leadership is a topic that gets a lot of airtime in the business world, and for a good reason. An effective leader is crucial to the success of any enterprise, and perhaps even more important to the success of small businesses, which have fewer people to offset any mistakes or weaknesses. Fortunately, America’s history is […]

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8 Tips to Become a Successful Young Leader

Millennials are breaking the mold for corporate leadership. They want their work to be accompanied by a sense of purpose, and aspire to be collaborative and transformational leaders. Unlike Gen X-ers and Boomers, the millennial generation isn’t after the money or power associated with leadership roles; they’d rather inspire others and make a difference. A […]

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Headlines With a Hacker

Gain Your Edge is a twice-monthly podcast on all things IT. This week’s guest is a bona fide hacker. Bill Gardner is an assistant professor at Marshall University where he teaches in the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance degree program. He is an information security author and speaker. During this episode, Bill mentioned several resources […]

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5 Things Businesses Do to Be More Efficient and Prepared

Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said, “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” He may as well have been talking to small-business owners because although owning a business is highly rewarding, it also takes planning — and there’s never a shortage of challenges and surprises. The good news is that taking […]

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Improve Business Operations Today by Planning for the Worst Tomorrow

Hope for the best, and plan for the worst. As a small-business owner, that’s one adage you can’t afford to ignore. Proper planning can be the difference between a business weathering the storm or succumbing to the elements. You already know the importance of a clear business vision — measurable goals, key indicators, and an […]

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Business VoIP Solutions That Save Money and Boost Flexibility

This week’s guest is Shana Mallin. Shana is Director of Customer Premise Equipment with Frontier Communications, and she has 24 years of experience in telecommunications technology. Shana and her team work with businesses of all types and sizes to help identify ways to increase revenue, decrease costs and improve customer service via technology. During this episode, […]

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Tips for Leading a Small Team Effectively

Leading a small team can be daunting in a big way. Every action counts and there is no room for slacking or flying under the radar. But there are advantages – small teams provide more of an opportunity for immediate impact and a better understanding of all of the issues impacting the team, things that […]

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4 Compelling Reasons for Hiring an Intern at Your Small Business

Many large corporations will hire interns this summer, and there’s nothing holding your small business back from doing the same. Internships provide career-minded students with valuable experience — but they can also benefit your small business in a variety of ways. Here are a few of the most compelling potential payoffs of hiring interns for […]

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Why Every Small-Business Owner Should Set Mid-Year Goals

We are almost halfway through 2016, which means it’s time to review the goals you set in January for your small business. This gives you the ability to make any necessary adjustments and outline your goals for the next six months. A mid-year checkup not only gives you useful insight into your organization, it can […]

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