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10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

As a small business, you may think it’s impossible to get the word out about what you do. That’s no excuse. And you don’t need fads or gimmick... »

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

With a mind-blowing background in technology for someone so young — he worked with Fisker Automotive, the X Prize Foundation, and the Naval Research Labor... »

7 Tips for Emailing Extraordinarily Busy People

7 Tips for Emailing Extraordinarily Busy People

We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails, we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound... »

7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas

7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas

What makes the difference between a good idea and a great idea? Good ideas come along all the time and help people solve minor problems in work and daily life. ... »

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

As we argued in one of our previous columns, coaching has become an essential component of leadership in the work place. Pragmatic leaders–those intereste... »

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

This vicious curse can take you down if you let it. Here’s how to beat it. Anyone who has started and ran a business knows the entrepreneur’s curse.... »

15 Simple Truths About Selling

15 Simple Truths About Selling

Simple wisdom about selling from some surprising (and not so surprising) sources. Over the years, I’ve kept a notebook of memorable sayings and remarks ab... »

9 Key Things to Mention When Pitching Your Software Startup

9 Key Things to Mention When Pitching Your Software Startup

When it comes to pitching investors on something like software, the presentation is often more pivotal than the product itself. It’s not something that can sit ... »

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps

My self-funded company was named one of the fastest-growing in the San Francisco Bay Area. And bootstrapping is even easier now. Sixteen years ago, I bootstrapp... »

Just Be Real: 8 Tips to Sell More Effectively

Just Be Real: 8 Tips to Sell More Effectively

You’re not in an infomercial, so stop acting that way on sales calls. Here’s a better approach. When was the last time someone shouted “buy, b... »

Why Some Videos Go Viral: 6 Reasons

Why Some Videos Go Viral: 6 Reasons

The basic elements of highly successful online videos are really just fundamental principles of human interaction. The basic elements of highly successful onlin... »

3 Simple (and Free) SEO Tips

3 Simple (and Free) SEO Tips

  A friend recently asked me to write about the difficulties that start-up owners go through to optimize their website and get found. Without optimization,... »

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

  Now’s the time to revisit the basics of your business, tune up operations, improve customer relations, and clear out any cobwebs. When e-commerce c... »

Create Your Personal Brand: 8 Steps

Create Your Personal Brand: 8 Steps

  Take control of your online presence to create a memorable personal brand. Personal branding has evolved since management guru Tom Peters defined the ter... »

Trading Stocks? TipRanks Grades Analysts’ Past Accuracy as You Read Their Tips

Trading Stocks? TipRanks Grades Analysts’ Past Accuracy as You Read Their Tips

  Finance is an industry that gives a lot of advice. If it’s on the Web and their title is analyst, they have to know what their doing right? Well, it’s no... »

Perfect PR and SEO Relationship: 3 tips

Perfect PR and SEO Relationship: 3 tips

  Collaboration between PR and SEO teams can lead to new content, better publicity, and even new business. Here’s how to make it work. Does your PR t... »

5 Tips for Training New Salespeople

5 Tips for Training New Salespeople

  When you hire a new sales rep, the last thing you want is to end up having to fire the person after a few weeks or months. That hurts the whole company. ... »

9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring

9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring

  I’ve hired hundreds of people, and fired a few too. Here are the best recruiting insights I’ve gleaned the hard way. When you’re hiring... »

Top US Design Programs & Tips for Choosing One

Top US Design Programs & Tips for Choosing One

  A question I often get asked via email is “Which graphic design school / university should I attend?”. To be honest it’s a very hard question to answer a... »

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

  When do you need a lawyer? Although the answer depends on your business and your particular circumstances, it’s generally worthwhile to consult one... »

Look Before You Leap: advice for professionals considering a startup

Look Before You Leap: advice for professionals considering a startup

  I spent the first 25 years of my career in large multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporations. I managed thousands of people in dozens of countries ... »

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