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October 30, 2014

How to Fake Being Smart

how to look smartAn article in The Atlantic recently suggested that there are certain habits and appearances that can make someone appear intelligent without having to speak a word.

Here is a list of their slightly ridiculous strategies for appearing more intelligent:

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October 28, 2014

#297 Rosalinda Randall, Lindsey Pollak, Tracy Carlson, Richard Milam

Rosalinda Randall has been successfully improving workplace environments and relationships by spreading civility and sharing enthusiastic and insightful advice for more than 14 years. She is also the author of a new book called Don't Burp in the Boardroom. Rosalinda talks about the dangers of a casual workplace and gives recommendations for appropriate workplace manners and attire. Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant and one of the country's leading experts on the Millennial Generation. She currently serves as an official Ambassador for LinkedIn and her new book is called BECOMING THE BOSS: News Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders. Lindsey sheds light on understanding the millennial mindset and how companies can better harness the power of millennials as employees. Tracy Carlson is a seasoned marketing strategist, speaker and advisor who helps companies develop brands that people care about and that inspire loyalty. She is the author of the book What Great Brands Know: Unleash Your Right-Brain Genius to Stand Out and Make Customers Care. Tracy discusses how knowing and appealing to both the left brain and right brain functions of consumers can lead to successful products and brands. Richard Milam is Founder and CEO of EnableSoft Incorporated, which is engaged in offering game changing software products and services to the financial services industry, healthcare and a dozen other markets. Richard shares how Foxtrot software can streamline data management and increase worker productivity. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.
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October 22, 2014

How to Set Your Price For Maximum Profit

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This post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity

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October 16, 2014

Algorithm to Solve Bad Roommate Pairings

roommate conflictNightmare roommates are feared by college students everywhere.

Surely everyone has heard a story about roommates who are so incompatible that they can’t stand to be around each other–a major problem because they must live in a 10×10 foot space …

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October 14, 2014

#295 Sue Ershler, David Meerman Scott, Dawn Fotopulos, Susan Barancini-Moe

Susan Ershler is an international speaker, business executive, and along with her husband, became the first couple to climb the Seven Summits. She is the author of the new book Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales - From Everest to Every Business. Susan shares the lessons she learned from mountain climbing that can translate into success at the workplace. David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing strategist whose books and blog are must-reads for professionals seeking to generate attention in ways that grow their business. He is the author of the books New Rules of Marketing and PR, and most recently, The New Rules of Sales & Service. David discusses how the buying process has changed and what small businesses can do to sell effectively. Dawn Fotopulos is an experienced entrepreneur and smallbusiness turnaround expert that has rescued hundreds of small business from financial disaster. She is the author of Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners. Dawn shares the most common mistake small business owners make on the financial side of their business and gives tips for where to start when reading financial statements.  Susan Baroncini-Moe is an executive coach, a digital marketing strategist, and author of the bestselling book, Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style. Susan tells how to get rid of brain junk - baggage small business owners carry with them every day that hurt their businesses. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.
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October 09, 2014

Do You Provide Excellent Customer Service?

customer service wowA worldwide survey completed by ZenDesk has determined the top 10 countries with the best customer service.

Where is the United States on this list?

Well, it isn’t. The United State ranks in at #15 with 82% overall customer satisfaction.…

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October 07, 2014

#294 Genevieve Thiers, Jody Thompson, Gary Shinner, Matt Wilson, Carmen Sognovi

Genevieve Thiers is the founder of Sittercity.com and a co-founder of Contactkarma.com and OperaModa.com. Genevieve and her companies have won over 15 awards. She talks about why women businesses are growing rapidly and what small businesses can do to take advantage of the trend. Jody Thompson, along with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). She is the author of two books on managing work and work-life balance. Jody explains why most people don't enjoy work and what can be done to fix it. Gary Shinner and Jill Portman are the founders of Mighty Leaf Tea. Gary and Jill discuss how they started and grew their tea business, which is now partnering with Peet's Coffee. They give advice for choosing the right partner and getting your first big break. Matt Wilson is co-founder of Under30CEO and Adventurer in Residence at Under30Experiences. Matt provides insight into how to gain entrepreneurial experiences before leaving college, and how he has been able to live and work wherever and whenever while growing his company. Carmen Sognonvi is owner and general manager of Urban Martial Arts, a martial arts school in Brooklyn, New York. Carmen’s views on local business and local marketing have been featured in numerous media outlets, including Inc and Entrepreneur. Carmen discusses how small businesses can use offline, old-school marketing techniques to grow their business. Sponsored by Sage One and Nextiva.
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October 02, 2014

The 5 Essential Financial Skills for Small Business Owners

maxifyThis post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity

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October 01, 2014

My Review of The iPhone 6

iphone-6-0-2-not-really I admit it- I suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome.

So when there is a new Apple phone, I order it on the first day. There were very high expectations for this new smartphone. With 10m sold the first weekend, did …

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September 30, 2014

#293 Brian Shapland, Matt Ingleby, Judd Hollas, Jordan Edelson,

Judd Hollas shows small business owners how to protect their patents. Brian Shapland reveals new research on how office environment effects your team (and what changes to make). Mat Ingleby shows how to build a fan base on a budget. Jordan Edelson takes us through how to build an mobile app. Sponsored by Sage One and Nextiva.  
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