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3 Common Causes Of Business Failure And How To Avoid Them

Failure is not something that many business owners like to think about, let alone discuss. That said, it’s something that all business owners should take seriously. Simple awareness and mental preparation for such an event clarify the importance and value of keeping your business above water. Avoidance only pushes planning and preparation away. These "just in case" plans might just be the very things that save a struggling business. Studies have shown that 50 percent of all new businesses fail within the first year - that’s a high statistic, isn’t it? With that in mind, as a business owner, it’s important to be aware of the most common causes of business failure and how to avoid them

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4 Savvy Business Tips To Hire The Most Talented People

Small businesses only become big businesses when they have the best employees. Okay, so there is more to it than that, but good employees make a massive difference. Think about it for a second. They are the people who do most of the work, so the company plows forward without a hitch. You might be the boss, but you need quality performers if you want to succeed. For that reason, you only want the best. However, there is a lot of competition, plus finding the right ‘fit’ isn’t always easy. Here are 4 savvy business tips for getting the most talented people on your team!

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3 Major Ways Your Health Can Hurt Your Career

Building a highly reputable and successful career is hard work. It demands years of study, dedication, and consistent effort. However, even with all of this preparation and focused effort, you could lose everything, or close to it, with just one serious health issue. I know this because it happened to me. I lost a well-paying job in a field I loved because I was sick.

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6 Must Haves For The Aspiring Entreprenuer

Entrepreneurship can be one of the most exciting and rewarding career moves a woman can make. However, it can also be one of the most challenging things to pull off successfully. There are some savvy things you must get under your belt if you want to make a name for yourself in business. Having the right tools, resources, and contacts is a must.

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7 Musts To Cultivate Your Best Professional Image And Reputation

Professionalism isn't only about your image but how people view you as a person and businesswoman. You want your colleagues, clients, boss, co-workers and followers to know that you're honest, reliable, hardworking, and trustworthy. While it's easier to cultivate a new image with a fresh set of onlookers, it's a little trickier to start over with people you know. However, it's not impossible. Check out my top 8 musts to cultivate your best professional image and reputation.

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4 Fun Ways To Make Your Blog A Successful Business

Today, more and more bloggers are turning their passion for writing into profitable businesses. It's easier now than ever to start a blog and even create a stream of income while sharing your niche or passion. But it also means there are more blogs out there with which to compete. And, unfortunately, it's not as easy to rise to the top and get noticed, let alone, sell your goods. So, if you’re serious about making money, learn how to build a successful career around your blog.

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Is A Career In Medicine For You?

Have you always wanted to help people or dreamed about being a doctor or nurse? If so, you are not alone. It’s a popular aspiration, particularly in light of the high salaries and status that some medical professionals enjoy. But how do you really know if this type of work is right for you? I have to admit, that even at 50, I've considered getting into functional medicine because of my passion for health. Although the rewards could be great, it takes years of hard work and a lot of money to achieve these goals. It's definitely something to consider carefully by weighing all of the pros and cons.

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5 Fulfilling Career Paths That Give Back To Society

Finding the perfect job is not always easy. Many women, especially young adults, struggle for years to enter careers that use their unique skills and fulfill their spirits. Many are forced to take positions that are convenient and simply pay the bills. Still, that small voice speaks frequently about wanting more than just a job. Fortunately, this could be a reality by looking in the right places. I've compiled a list of 5 popular fulfilling career paths that give back to society.

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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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