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Multitasking Isn’t Always the Best Idea for Business Owners

Multitasking has become a buzz word in business these days. It means, of course, working on more than one thing at a time -- as when you perhaps read an incoming email while typing another and speaking to a client on the phone. Sound crazy? In entrepreneurship, it could mean trying to explore more than one opportunity at a time. And it may not be all it's cracked up to be.


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Clever Ways to Engage Employees and Shake Up Company Culture

In the short term, your biggest concerns for your business may be cash flow and profitability. But in the long term, there's also stagnation to worry about. The best solution is to create a company culture that engages employees. Here's how.


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Weekends Aren’t the Time to Do Nothing

If you think the weekend is the perfect time to do nothing ... think again. Yes, it's Monday but that doesn't mean you can't do these things at the end of this week.


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How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

If your company isn't focusing on career opportunities for employees, you may regret it down the road. That's according to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management. Here are more details you may want to consider.


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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?