Freedom to Start (Saturday Decks)

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In the spirit of freedoms of choice and achievement, we present these motivators and influencers. 12 Qualities and Mindsets of a Successful Entrepreneur 12 Qualities and Mindsets of the Successful Entrepreneur from Steve Scott Why More Play Makes You More Productive Why more play makes you more productive from Hugh Culver 21 Rules to Help You Rock Your … [Read more...]

4 Key Logistics for Small Business Success

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Guest Post from SocialMonsters In preparation for its initial public offering, Asian eCommerce giant Alibaba invested $249 million in logistics, expanding its capability to make 24-hour deliveries throughout Asia. This move borrows from the playbook of Alibaba's American counterparts Amazon and eBay, which thrive on their ability to provide quick, reliable order … [Read more...]

Helping Grandma Prepare for a Holiday Weekend

Angela Sansone and Grandma

This year's 4th of July weekend will see family from all corners of United States gather in South Dakota to celebrate life and independence. Preparations began early, with Grandma in the lead role. Part of the celebration is her 92nd anniversary of life, but she has lots of energy and intelligence. "Do things small so they don't seem so big," she says. With big meals, … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Tools for Small and Mid Level Companies

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Written by Sharon Thomson Managing a business is quite hard and it becomes even more harder in case of small and mid level companies. Limited budget, increased costs, stiff competition from competitors, unstable business environment, strict government regulations and various other internal and external factors can drastically affect their growth and profitability. But for … [Read more...]

Ways to Enjoy or Engage with #SBTDshow Daily Podcast

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With each episode of SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcast, I'm convinced and thankful for the decision to do a short, daily podcast. At first, I was hesitant - but I'm realizing it fits best with busy times and the theme around SmallBiz Tracks (small steps leading to big results). Four ways to enjoy the podcast: Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe with Stitcher Subscribe via RSS … [Read more...]

If a Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody is Around …

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If a tree falls in the forest ... Someone will come across the tree eventually. Some may see it as an interruption, others as a bridge or resting place. If your blog post is written and nobody reads it (or comments on it or shares it) ... Someone will come across it eventually. Especially if you keep posting. Every time you post on your blog or update your status or … [Read more...]

Finding Your Gold Nuggets with SCAMPER

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If you could skim through a book or a blog and find one gold nugget, it could be a treasure worth the time it took to find. - A Single Gold Nugget is Worth It So many people are focused on a "you're doing it all wrong" mentality, they miss out on the nuggets and seeds that could grow into remarkable ideas - or at least usable ones. Two techniques I suggest often are … [Read more...]

Week in Review June 22-28: Posts and Podcasts

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Week in Review June 22-28: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: June 28, … [Read more...]

Cultivating Your Inner Fire Works (Thoughtography)

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Stuck in your cubicle? Mired in the muck of stuck? Cultivating Your Inner Fire Works. "The only real fire to cultivate is the fire inside of you. Nothing external will cultivate it. The greater your internal fire is, the more people will want it." From Choose Yourself by James Altucher Photo on Pixabay by nguyentuanhung   … [Read more...]