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4 Ways to Grow Your Business During an Economic Downturn

The economic future looks cloudy at best and at worst we’re already in a recession. Tough times winnow out the weak players and those who act too slowly. If you focus on the four strategic areas outlined in this primer to success in recessionary times, you can grow while your competitors are struggling to stay afloat.
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Use Key Performance Indicators to Run Your Business the Easy Way

In this article we walk you through the essentials, starting with business plan tips and then going into both the mechanics and implementation of KPIs that will drive your success.
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Management vs Leadership: Both Are Vital to Have Happy, Productive, and Committed Employees in Your Company, But Do You Understand their Distinctions and Impact on Profitability?

Your company needs managers; it needs leaders. However, they are not the same. If you aren’t intimately familiar with how they differ, not only will you fail to understand how your company is operating, but you will also not be able to properly harness the talent, energy, and aspirations of your team. Don’t fall into those traps, take the wisdom in this article to heart.
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Don’t be Afraid - 5 Strategies for Confidently Dealing with Conflict in Your Workplace Right Now

Workplace conflicts can hurt businesses on almost every level: productivity goes down, job satisfaction can plummet, and turnover may increase, just to list some of the problems caused by conflict. Good leaders don’t ignore conflict; they have a plan and work their plan. With the five strategies detailed here, you’ll be well on your way to successfully handling workplace conflict.
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Every Master Was Once a Disaster…

Would you like to know what your saboteurs are, those nagging, low-achieving voices we all have in our heads? If you do, you’ll want to take the free assessment featured in this article. And once you know what’s holding you back, we think you’ll want to also know how you can become a “master.”
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Learn How to Manage People Effectively…at any level!

The idea of a “natural born leader” works better in TV docudramas than it does in the workplace. We all need to learn and constantly brush up on the basic skills needed to effectively manage people. We give you both the “whys” and the “hows” in this concise essay. Print it out, keep it in your top drawer, and refer to it every couple of months to maintain your mastery of the fundamentals.
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Don't Be Boring: 9 Powerful Presentation Tips to Keep Your Audience Enthralled

With competition from memes, videos, gifs, and all the other forms of media that bombard us every day, it’s getting harder and harder to make a lasting impression…especially when you have to stand and deliver in front of a business audience. Whether you consider yourself a masterful talker or you suffer unbearable stage fright, the nine tips we share with you in this article will put you on the road to presentation rockstar.
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Don't Make the Fatal Mistake of Not Using Storytelling in Your Marketing or Your Audience Will Forget Your Message Almost Immediately

Just as a good story will create a best-selling book, a good story can create a top-selling product or service. Unlike dry, strictly informational pieces, stories can engage and spark the customer’s imagination while simultaneously relaying information about your product, service, or company. There are special ways to use and construct the stories that will breathe life (and sales) into your marketing. Make sure you take advantage of all of them described here.
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Make an Amazing Business Presentation: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked and Engaged

Being recognized as one of the top presenters in your industry is one of the best ways to move your career forward. But let’s face it, few of us are naturals. However, if you follow the five top tips explained in detail here, you will soon be counting yourself among the elite
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The Difficulty with Decision Making and How to Overcome It

In today’s hyper-competitive business world where conditions change quickly, the ability to make timely and smart decisions is at a premium. Yet there is much about our human nature that makes this difficult. The first step is to understand why we’re this way and the next step is to have strategies that empower you to overcome the difficulties. We lead you through both steps in this insightful article.