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6 Leaders Who Prove Taking Risks Trumps Playing It Safe

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 28, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –T.S. Eliot

A great quote, but easier said than done, right?

Taking risks comes more naturally to some than to others, and for many of us gambling seems more suited to the poker table than the conference room. When it comes to building a business, though, there’s no chance of massive success without a healthy dose of risk.

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Hiring For Long-Term Success

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 26, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

As a business owner, you can’t do it all alone. One of the most critical assets for scaling your business is your team—but how you do you make sure you’ve got the right one in place?

We always hear that it’s important to hire early, before your tasks begin to overflow into an uncontrollable avalanche. But it’s also important to make the right hires, as the wrong ones can cost you.

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Where NOT To Waste Cash When Starting a Business

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 22, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half of all small businesses will fold before seeing their fifth birthday. One of the biggest reasons for business failure? Mismanagement of funds.

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4 Entrepreneurs that Turned It Around

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 21, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

“Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

It’s such a simple concept, and yet it sums things up so perfectly. This quote by acclaimed businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki tells us everything we need to understand about failure as it pertains to business. Without failing along the way, we simply can’t achieve success.

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The Science of Goal-Setting (and How to Do It Effectively)

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 19, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

Most people at the time thought it was impossible—maybe even laughable—but on July 20, 1969, just a few months shy of the deadline, we all know what happened. Neil Armstrong stepped off the space shuttle and took his famous lunar walk.

Why is it that we were able to succeed in landing a man on the moon, but you and I can’t seem to keep small goals like our New Year’s Resolutions for more than a couple weeks?

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How To Fight Perfectionism in Your Business

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 15, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

The Beatles stink and all of their records are garbage.

Uh, say what?!

It’s crazy talk, right? But believe it or not, it’s the viewpoint held by perfectionist John Lennon, even after his band’s records reached massive success.

In a 1981 interview, Lennon famously said: “I'm dissatisfied with every record the Beatles ever [bleep]-ing made. There ain't one of them I wouldn't remake... including all the Beatles records and all my individual ones.”

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How To Deal With Angry People

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 14, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

No matter what your line of work, it’s something you’ll encounter sooner or later: an angry customer.

They happen for a number of reasons. Maybe they’re dissatisfied with their purchase or were incorrectly charged. Perhaps they had a bad experience while using your website or dealing with a sales rep.

Whatever the reason, there’s inevitably one common thread: they’re upset and want you to listen.

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How Many Hours Should You REALLY Be Working?

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 12, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Americans in general are known as workaholics, and the stereotype is about 100 times worse when you’re an entrepreneur. After all, the more hours you put in, the more you can get done and the more money you’ll make, right?

Not necessarily. In fact, the very opposite may be true.

So this week we’re asking the tough question: how many hours should you REALLY be working as an entrepreneur?

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The RIGHT Way To Raise Your Prices

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 08, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

It’s a growing pain every business owner experiences at some point: you realize that the value you’re providing customers is no longer in balance with the price they’re paying for your product or service.

It’s time to raise your prices.

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The Importance of Creating Systems in Your Business

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Sep 07, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Burger King has the greatest burgers in the world.

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