Wondering what’s the latest in the small business world? We’ve got you covered, with the top news stories about small business this past week! Check out these links for news, trends, features, and advice that are all about and for small businesses like yours Retail Workers Are Being Pulled into the Latest Culture War: Getting…

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When times of crisis come—like we’re in right now—organizations have to find ways to change and adapt. This is a difficult process, and one of the best assets you can have to help along the way is a diversity of perspectives. You need people who look at things differently in order to be able to…

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Many states have already begun or are preparing to reopen after lengthy shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. No matter what your business is, you have been affected. New safety guidelines, remote working, employee furloughs, even complete temporary shutdowns. But what do you have to do to get back up and running again? That’s the…

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I have a pet phrase that I use often, “There are no silver bullets.” In other words, there are no shortcuts to success. To this day, I’m still amazed at how often my phone rings, or an email comes in that says, “Come join me, I have the greatest product in the world! If you’ll…

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Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. We all have strengths and weaknesses. There are things I am good at, and things I’m not good at. The biggest disasters come when we don’t recognize our weaknesses and act as if they were strengths—or even when we do recognize something is a weakness but…

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I’m a naturally optimistic person, and a lot of that goes to some early experiences in my life. It’s led me to believe that we’re going to be stronger than ever after the current crisis ends. But that will require having the right attitude and approach, working on ways to improve and grow. Lots of…

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on small businesses across the United States. The federal government has already passed multiple pieces of legislation attempting to help, and businesses have all kinds of new concerns with health, safety, technology, compliance, and more. So what does your business need to do to survive the crisis?…

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Are you a “Batteries Included” type of person? And what does that mean? It’s not about being the biggest extrovert, or having the most gregarious personality. Instead, it’s about having the right type of energy—the energy of a contributor, adding to everything going on around you rather than detracting. What kind of person are you,…

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The things I did to become a better quarterback in the NFL have also had a major impact on my life in business. The principles from one directly applied to the other. As a quarterback, I was known as a scrambler. When a play starts to break down, there’s nobody open and the defense is…

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