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Is Micromanaging Your Employees Hurting Your Business?

Many small business owners are guilty of micromanaging. It’s no secret that delegating tasks is often very hard for small business owners to do. After all, how many of you started your business thinking, “I can do it better than my boss can!” or something similar? When you’re the best at something, it’s tough to let …

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3 Ways to Jump-Start Your Sales Career

I recently moderated a fascinating panel discussion at a sales conference. The panelists were all successful business professionals. One set strategy and vision for a $2 billion IT company; two were serial entrepreneurs, one of whom just sold his company for millions; the last was a CIO at a multinational company. What they said will …

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10 Easy Ways to Shake Up—and Grow—Your Small Business

Has your business become . . . well . . . boring? I think most entrepreneurs share my passion for “shaking things up.” But if you need some prodding, here are 10 simple ways to make changes to your life and business that will grow your company, too. 1. Update the technology you use in …

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13 Simple Ways to Learn From Other Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends in your industry. There are many different ways to do this, from networking to following news articles to listening to podcasts. To find out the best approach, we asked a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council and YEC Next members the following question: …

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Entrepreneurs: You Can Positively Influence the World Around You

Recently I was reading Fortune magazine’s annual compilation of the World’s Greatest Leaders. As I went through the list, I looked to see what makes these leaders so good at what they do, and wondered if my own work could ever favorably compare to the leadership these people have demonstrated. The list, a who’s who …

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Trust Your Gut: How All Business Owners Can Harness the Power of Instinct

If you’ve read any of my articles, you know that I’m often inspired by my life in writing them. My current inspiration (if you can call it that) is dating. I just ended something because my instinct saw red flags. In the past, I’ve ignored these to my detriment, so I’m pretty proud to be …

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