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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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ReTargeter Creator Aims to Replace CRM with New Immediately App

Arjun Arora, the man who sold ReTargeter earlier this year, is back working on a new app called Immediately. In an exclusive interview with Small Business Trends, he describes how Immediately integrates Salesforce and Gmail for salespeople.

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Are You Falling Into the Workplace Communication Gap?

If you think you already communicate effectively with your employees, think again. A recent survey suggests your employees would like more feedback and if you have Millennials on your team, this may be even more true.

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7 Ways to do Your Business More Harm Than Good

You want your business to be a success, but could it be that some of the practices you engage in every day are taking your company in the opposite direction? See if you recognize the bad practices on this list.