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Test Your New Business Concept: 8 Questions

HERDING GAZELLES | Karl Stark and Bill Stewart Before spending a cent on a new investment, answer these eight questions to help you focus your idea and ensure that it can be successful. Whether you are a CEO of a successful, established … Continue reading

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Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2012

Why work around the clock to build an a company in a declining industry when you could have a much easier ride in one that’s booming? Or, to paraphrase the great investor Warren Buffett, if you put a brilliant manager … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Jobs Rated 2012

By Victoria Brienza The world is going digital, and Software Engineers who can help with that transformation are reaping the benefits. Their pay is great, hiring demand for their skills is through the roof, and working conditions have never been … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Maximize Sales With LinkedIn

By Marla Tabaka We have all experienced that attracting new customers can be expensive and time-consuming. According to the Customer Service Institute, 65% of a company’s business comes from existing customers, and attracting a new customer costs five times more than … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Getting Paid More And Promoted Faster

BY BRIAN TRACY There are methods and techniques used by the highest-paid and most successful people in our society to get paid more money for what they do and get promoted faster to higher levels of authority and responsibility. When … Continue reading

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Launch a Business on the Cheap: 3 Tips

By Selena Cuffe|http://www.inc.com/selena-cuffe/how-to-launch-a-bootstrapping-business.html Thinking of starting a business, but not sure where you’ll find the cash? Here are a few tips on how to launch a business with little to no money out of pocket. Just like meeting Mr. or Mrs. “Right,” or … Continue reading

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Is an MBA Worth the Cost?

By Geoffrey James|http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/is-an-mba-worth-the-cost.html An MBA can end up costing as much as $100,000 in tuition–and that’s not including the time lost that might be spent building your career outside of the classroom. Is they really worth that kind of investment? In … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Business Book Of The Last 30 Years

By MIKE HOBAN|http://www.fastcompany.com/1813817/in-search-of-excellence-best-business-book-in-30-years In the 30 years since In Search of Excellence was published, critics have found flaws in its methodology, its content, and even its writing style. But the case can be made that it is the most influential management book not … Continue reading

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Why You Won’t Quit Your Job

by Daniel Gulati|http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/why_you_wont_quit_your_job.html When I began writing Passion & Purpose in 2009, I met Susan, a young woman on the brink of quitting her investment banking job to pursue her lifelong passion of starting a nonprofit. A year later, when I asked how … Continue reading

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The 5-Video Work Week: How To Build Your Brand On YouTube

BY AMBER MAC|http://www.fastcompany.com/1813406/the-5-video-work-week-how-to-build-your-brand-on-youtube In a one-minute video on YouTube, well-known life-hacker Timothy Ferriss describes how to get the shell off a hard-boiled egg without all that annoying peeling. More than 3 million people have watched the famous author describe how adding baking soda to … Continue reading

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