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5 Principles That Elevate Your Business

No matter what kind of business you own, first, make sure you always have a high standard in quality, service, and integrity. Second, I recommend checking yourself and your business for these important five principles that elevate your business. If you settle for less, you won't attract the best clients or achieve the financial results you desire. Don't worry if you lack in any of them, just set a new course.

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4 Highly Effective Ways To Boost Your Career

Are you sick of being given the same old jobs and tasks at work? Maybe it’s time to get serious about taking on more responsibility. It's going to take more than just dreaming about it, though. There is likely many other people in your company who desire higher pay, a distinguished title, and better benefits. First, consider your motivation for wanting a promotion, and then weigh that against the actual opportunity. Do they match? Is this company a place where you can thrive and build your career? If you are certain that you can, give it a shot! Here are 4 highly effective ways to get noticed and boost your career!

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Make The Best First Impression For Your Business

First impressions are everything in business, just as they are in our personal lives. As a branding coach, I understand how important the first 5 seconds of exposure are to getting the attention you need from potential clients and customers. Presenting quality and a memorable experience, whether it is via the Internet or in person, is one of the first steps to building a successful business. If you present a dated, boring, or inappropriate image to potential customers, clients or business partners, it could be difficult to ever change their minds about you. Fortunately, there are some tricks to making the best first impression for your business. Here are my top 7 things you can do to knock 'em dead from the get go!

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3 Smart Ways To Bring Out The Best In Your Employees

Naturally, some employees work harder than others. That is just human nature. And, everyone can't work full steam ahead all the time without burning out. Instead, finding a balanced workflow is key to financial consistency and continued success. You do have a right to expect your workers to do their best for your business, but that doesn't always happen. In my experience, these tips wi

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Are You Prepared To Start A Business? 3 Things You Need To Know

So, you want to start a business? Great! First, there are some things you should know. Going freelance or being an entrepreneur are both career moves that require some guts and fortitude. You will have to deal with some challenging people and technical issues on a regular basis. And, though, this is a common occurrence in business, it doesn't mean that everyone is prepared for it just because they flip the open sign. I believe preparation and training are the best ways to be ready for a business venture. It's not unlike training for a marathon or athletic sport. It takes consistency, willingness to push yourself to the limit, and an undying passion to reach goals. Here are 3 musts for readying yourself for entrepreneurship.

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8 Success Tips To Survive Your First Year In Buisness

In order to survive your first year in business, there are many varying factors to consider. And, ongoing success...well, that all depends on what you consider successful and how willing you are to play the game consistently. In this article, we are going to look at eight things that you can do to massively improve your chances of taking your business past the first year. Some of these might be more obvious than others, but they are all worthwhile and play a role in creating a solid business that will last.

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3 Musts For Being “Boss” At Effective Leadership

Effective leadership requires a delicate balance between being approachable and kind and assertive and tough. When you’re in charge, there are so many things to deal with, people to consider. This means that you will have many different situations to handle. Being a boss or a leader isn't always fun, and it isn't always easy. You need to be the best you can be, as well as have the ability to acquire the best employees and resources. Here are 3 musts for being "boss" at effective Leadership.

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3 Freelance Career Moves To Get You Hired

If you've been thinking about a freelance career, you are not alone. Career trends have recently shown more women pushing traditional job choices out the window in exchange for working from home. Though freelance careers are all the rage, breaking into them can be a little tricky. I've been a freelance writer and done many other services within the frame of my own businesses, so I know that it takes discipline and the ability to push through rejection and slow times. The first thing to remember is that you are unique and anything you do will be one of a kind. Consider these 3 tips as you plan for your freelance venture.

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6 Careers For Sports Lovers

Both men and women love sports, as in watching, playing, and encouraging their children to play. However, most of us are not equipped to play sports at a professional level. Fortunately, there are opportunities to make money in sports even if you can't step a foot on a field or court. The world of sports is growing every year and so is the demand for administrators, reporters, coaches, medical practitioners, and even writers. Depending on your unique talents, you may just fit nicely into a sports-related career. Here are six to consider.

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Working From Home: Winning The Life/Work Balancing Game

Setting up a home business has pros and cons as any new business venture would. However, working from home has some specific challenges that could wreak havoc on your life if left unchecked. I've experienced the "crossing of boundaries" that has thrown my whole life equilibrium off balance. The problem is that you may not see it happening until you are well into the muddy quicksand. Hindsight is great, but prevention is best. Here are some quick tips on how to win the life/work balancing game.

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5 Reasons To Consider A Home Party Direct Sales Business

When it comes to starting a home business, there are many models to choose from. So many successful entrepreneurs have started on a road to success with a home-based direct sales plan; such as that offered by companies like Mary Kay, Tupperware, Jamberry, Arbonne, and Park Lane Jewelry. These types of home party businesses remain some of the most successful out there.

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7 Must Have Qualities If You Want To Be A School Nurse

If you want to work as a school nurse, there are a few must-have qualities you need. Working as a nurse in a school means working with children of all ages. With the following 7 qualities, you could take your nursing career to any school from elementary to an upper-level educational organization.

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5 Ways To Impress A Potential Employer

It’s both nerve-wrenching and exciting to attend an interview, especially when it’s a job you really want. You must find a way to compose these extreme emotions and get across that you are the woman for the job. Easier said than done...right? I understand. I've been on many interviews in the past and have had to calm my nerves in order to bring out my best. Here are my top five ways to impress your potential employer and land that dream job.

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Why A Travel Industry Job Or Business Might Be Right For You

There have never been better conditions for travel agency professionals than there are right now. Simply stated, good travel professionals are in demand, as the industry has seen a decline in those who enter this particular field. This could be because of the recent recession or that many young professionals are swayed to pursue other businesses as a career by professors and parents. Nevertheless, people are still traveling and are searching for quality, service-oriented pros to help them see the world with efficiency and on a budget.

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6 Get Ahead Action Steps To Sky Rocket Your Career

After you have scored that stellar new job, you need to show them what you've got in the position so you can stand out. To get ahead, you must have a drive of excellence, competence, and flexibility. Your boss is watching, and, likely, his or her boss is watching. Before anything we talk about here, be proactive at finding out exactly what is expected of you and do those things to the best of your ability. If you want to excel quickly, here are 6 get ahead action steps to sky rocket your career!

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