December 17, 2014

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Management

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20 Suggestions to Boost Your Personal Productivity

It's not just the idea but the execution that leads to success. So productivity is a major part of the equation. But what happens when you hit that wall? How do productive people work through creative blocks and energy crashes to get so much work done? Here are 20 suggestions to boost your …




Marketing and Social

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LinkedIn Launches Streamlined Page Including Analytics

LinkedIn has updated the look of its profile pages by making analytics and insight front-and-center. On the new LinkedIn page, users will find two important stats right at the top. First, they'll see how many people have been visiting their profiles on the professional social network. Just …




Technology

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Why Open-Source Software is Changing the Face of the Information Age

Few advancements in modern technology have taken the world by storm as much as open-source software (OSS). Once the domain of geeks, idealists, computer scientists and activists, OSS has become a mainstream fact of life and given rise to a plethora of operating systems, technologies and …




Finance

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Small Business Loans Bounce Back in November

Big bank lending to small businesses rebounded in November and resumed a positive trend that has lasted much of the year. This latest data from Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index should be good news to any small business owner seeking more capital to expand or diversify their …




Advice

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The Pros and Cons of Bootstrapping Your Business

Starting a company takes money -- something you might not have much of when you're just starting up. But there are both pros and cons to seeking outside capital before you've demonstrated traction or the potential for real success. So we asked nine entrepreneurs the following: “What are …





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