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I spent a great deal of 2014 writing and talking about best practices for entrepreneurs, marketing and startup creation. We explored the cult like following of Game of Thrones, asked how companies can leverage intrepreneurs, compared your entrepreneurial mindset to Jay Z and Benjamin Franklin, and debated the topic of entrepreneurship education in a 3 part series for Forbes and TweakYourBiz.com. We also discussed motivational factors for entrepreneurial, best practices for crowed sourcing and…

For small business owners with a loyal fan base, a small advertising budget and a yen to boost online reputation scores, review sites like Yelp are absolute treasures. By asking loyal customers to write reviews, these businesses can get the exposure they’re looking for without spending a whole lot of time or money. But if you’re a social worker, therapist or counselor, review sites can’t help your reputation. That’s because the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and…

We’ve just gone through a month of NFL playoff football and we’ve seen some teams that were heavily favored by the “experts” tank while other teams posted unexpected wins. There’s a lesson for those of us in business – it doesn’t matter what the commentators say; what matters is the quality of the people you have in the game and those who do the coaching and planning. That puts a premium on getting the best talent on your team. That’s obvious. However, some of the strategies to…

Have you ever glanced at the clock and thought, “where did the time go?” There are only so many hours in each day. If your to-do list looks overwhelmingly impossible, you might be guilty of spending too much of your day on time wasting tasks. Here are the top 10 time wasters for any small business owner. #1. Meetings Meetings are a necessary evil. You need to keep your team on the same page. You need regular updates on what’s happening in each of your projects. But too often, meetings…

These days, many firms hire business consultants. This is understandable because these consultants offer many services that can help your business learn better ways to develop its assets and expand your employees’ skills. Check out these top tips from Scott Gelbard, that can help you choose business consultants intelligently. #1. Compare their Educational Backgrounds: Most reputable business consultants have completed college-level coursework in Consumer Science, Economics and other…

If you have an advanced degree in Business Administration, you have probably realized that there are more business opportunities and career paths available that you hadn’t been aware of in the past. One of these such paths is Supply Chain Management (SCM). SCM explained simply is the management of the flow of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. It may sound simple enough, but there are many tasks and processes involved with SCM. Allocation of production, inventory,…

There’s so much more to your company than what it sells. The feeling you get when you walk through the office doors is what really defines your brand, attracts top talent, and builds loyal customers. Unfortunately, as your budding venture grows, it’s easy to lose sight of those feelings. Just look at Starbucks. The coffee powerhouse is a classic example of a company that lost its culture through growth. Its hyper-expansion — which even prompted The Onion to joke that the company was…

Investment in a good driver helps businesses achieve maximum value of their fleets, including efficient fuel consumption, increased road safety and protection of the company image and reputation. Employers need to think long and hard about the type of driver that they want to attract and how they are going to attract them to their business. Good hiring decisions will mean that you are more likely to have the best drivers operating your vehicles and representing your business, and it goes…

The thing about hiring is that it’s a continual process. You’ll keep needing to hire people as long as you’re in business. And when someone quits your company abruptly, you’ve got to move quickly to find a replacement so that business can continue without interruption. But our traditional method of finding employees — typically job boards — often fail employers. When you list a position on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Craigslist, you’re typically inundated with a flood of resumes…

The weather outside is cold and dreary, as we all suffer from lack of sleep and too much caffeine intake, dryathlons and new found diets are taking their toll; it appears the working class have a minor case of the blues. Even the last-season sales don’t seem to be helping, okay maybe they do a little, but they’re serving as a distraction from the workload which is amassing. With a new year comes new beginnings. But getting into the swing of things is often easier said than done.…