Working for Yourself to Make Life Better for Others

I know that not every partnership I enter into and every business I start is destined for longevity, much less forever, but every one of them is important to me. I am tempted to regard my businesses as more than just “important.” To me, they are very special because, in them, I feel I have…

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Keep Your Employees by Making Work Meaningful

What can you do to keep your employees with your business longer? A growing number of workers are actively looking for new jobs, or at least open to a new offer, and often without a large pay increase. A big factor is meaningful work. If your employees don’t believe their work is meaningful, they’ll be…

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Don’t Lose Sight of Your Customers

One of my favorite restaurants was famous for having its maître d’ walk backwards up the stairs while conducting guests to their tables. For a long time, I assumed it was a fancy ritual, one of those things that is done in high society. Decades later, I found out the truth: it was all about…

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Consultant’s Corner: Do I Need Liability Insurance?

Question: How do I know if and what type of liability insurance I need for my business? Essentially, every business needs some amount of property, liability, and vehicle insurance depending upon the business activities and other factors. Business insurance is generally based on the business activities and risks and not whether, for example, it is…

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Friday 5 for November 2nd, 2018

Amazon Storefronts: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Platform By Deborah Sweeney One visit to the Amazon Storefronts homepage and shoppers can “discover products from innovators, artisans, entrepreneurs, and more.” This platform is dedicated solely to listing and selling products from… Read article What Do Your Customers Complain About Most? By Shep Hyken Is there…

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A Culture of Employee Recognition

When you recognize your employees for doing a great job, does it come across like a transaction, or is it a deeply engrained part of your culture? Recognition that has the greatest impact needs to come across as a genuine moment, not just another item to be crossed off the to-do list. Our blog team…

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A Winning Culture Starts at Home

For me, my parents’ example was a lifelong lesson in the most fundamental fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Dad pursued his two passion—religion and education—while always finding ways to keep us fed, clothed, and housed. He never put our welfare on the line. He might have been a preacher, but he never preached to us. He walked…

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What Do Your Customers Complain About Most?

Is there any one thing that people commonly complain about with your business? What’s the thing that you think to yourself, “People are always complaining about that”? If you hear people complaining about something—and not just once or twice, but over and over again—then you absolutely have to do something about it! Get rid of…

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Consultant’s Corner: LP vs. LLP

Q. Is an LP the same as an LLP? If not, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each entity? LP stands for Limited Partnership, while LLP stands for Limited Liability Partnership. The two structures are very different from purpose, governance, and legal liability perspectives: Limited Partnership (LP) LPs are commonly used for long-term real…

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