Friday 5 for July 20th, 2018

Don’t Disown Your Failures By Fran Tarkenton In my experience, on the field, in the huddle, in the locker room, in the marketplace, in the venture capital meeting, and even at the cocktail party, almost no one is willing to talk about failure, its pain, its benefits… Read article Understand the Why Behind the What […]

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The Reasonable Person Principle

In any group of people, whether it is family members, close friends, or business colleagues, misunderstandings and disagreements are sure to occur. Handling these situations can be very delicate, balancing so many people in such tight quarters. A good solution that contributes toward an open corporate culture is the Reasonable Person Principle. What is the […]

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Don’t Disown Your Failures

In 18 seasons with the NFL, I won more than I lost. But, like everyone else who plays professional football, I lost a lot. In far more years as an entrepreneur, I’ve achieved plenty of successes. Behind every one of them was a failure. Often more than one. Some of the failures were altogether mine, […]

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How Diverse is Your Team?

A diverse workplace can yield some obvious benefits, like building your brand, reaching your community, and adding to your office culture. But there are many other very important benefits to having a diverse team. Diverse teams think more creatively, are more likely to overcome biases, and make better decisions. To learn more about why diversity […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Filing a Patent

Question: I’d like to file a patent. How do I perform a patent search and complete the process of filing a patent? Patent Basics A patent for a product or business process invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor. Patent protection prevents others from using a product or business process invention […]

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Understand the Why Behind the What

Are you focused on solving your customer’s problems? Doing so can actually be a bit more complex than you might initially think. It’s not enough to know what you sell. You have to understand the “why” behind the “what.” Why do customers want what you’re selling? Don’t just identify the surface, immediate issue; look for […]

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Friday 5 for July 13th, 2018

3 Leadership Lessons ‘Treps Can Learn from Watching the World Cup By Deborah Sweeney So many leadership lessons can be found in watching a single football (or soccer, as we know it in the United States) match in the FIFA World Cup. If you’re an entrepreneur who hasn’t made… Read article Are Your Customers at […]

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Pricing Strategy: Factors to Consider

How to price your product or service is a critical decision that your small business must make and will directly determine your ability to succeed in an uncertain economic environment. If you set a high price for your product, how much business will you lose? If you price a product too low, how much are […]

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Ways for Small Businesses to Outsource Functions

In a small business, there are all kinds of responsibilities and requirements. Sometimes, the best way to do things is to focus on what you do best, and outsource other functions to professionals who can handle them for you. That can help to improve efficiency, as you’re able to spend more time in places where […]

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Are Your Customers at Risk of Switching?

Customers want and expect better customer service than ever before—because we taught them to. Customers don’t just compare your business’s service to your direct competitors; they compare your service to the best service they’ve ever experienced, anywhere, from anyone. The bar is constantly moving higher, and when a business fails to clear that bar, customers […]

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