June 30, 2015


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What Type of Leader Are You?

The former Soviet Red Army hockey team was a feared group of men. And they were, for a long time, very successful. They were led by a man who ruled with the proverbial iron fist. There can be a lot said for that style of leadership but surely there are other ways to lead.

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6 Helpful Tips for Training Small Business Employees

Another training session? A lot of small business employees can find them a drag. And a lot of small businesses find them a waste of money. But that's not true. In fact, properly and regularly trained employees can prove to be just the opposite for them and the business.

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Use Cloud Technology to Save Time

Technology has been a benefit to one side throughout history. Today, small businesses can use cloud technology to stay current and give them the ability to compete with any business. Here are ways cloud technology can save small businesses time.

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How to Perform a Personal SWOT Analysis

A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is used often in business is used for evaluating a new product, getting the sense of a particular industry or market and more. But is there a way you can use a SWOT analysis to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses -- and come out the better for it in the end?

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Follow These 7 Tips to be a Good Manager

Whether you're a business owner or someone who rises through the ranks at a small to medium-sized business, management may be in your future. Here are some ways you can train for this eventuality.

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JotForm Now Offers Adobe eSign Service

You've heard of eSigh technology. The trend is an exciting one with plenty of implications for improving small business productivity. And now users of JotForm can have access to that technology too. Here are more details.

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Your Gut is the Best Decision Making Tool for Your Small Business

If you think cold, hard data will always lead to the best business decisions, think again. Clate Mask knows a few things about making such decisions, as co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft. Here he suggests another source of decision making you may find surprising.


Are You a Good Delegator?

How are you at delegating tasks related to your small business? A recent Gallup poll found out just how good or bad businesses are at delegating important responsibilities.

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