Friday 5 for the Week of December 8, 2014


Better be careful, this week’s Friday 5 will knock your elf right off the shelf.

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Business Mentoring Series — Why Leadership Is Not Motivational Speaking

with Fran Tarkenton and Mark Murphy

Leadership is more than just giving a big speech to fire up the team. It’s about reaching out to find out what’s really going on, and working together to find a solution. Not only does it help to solve the particular problem you’re going through, but it also helps everyone on the team feel valued and respected… Watch episode

5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Killer Website

by: Harry Kierbow

According to a recent study, 88% of consumers leave a website and don’t return after a bad experience. Compounding this, more than a third of them told someone else about it. The impact of your website, good or bad, can make or break your business… Read article

10 Steps to Create a Customer-Focused Culture

by: Shep Hyken

You have to remember that there is only one boss, the customer. If you aren’t creating products or providing services with this one essential truth in mind, you’ll soon find yourself out of business. Here are 10 steps to help you create a culture that puts the customer first… Read article

[Video] Business Planning: The Market Analysis

by: Edwin Bevens

Before you’re given any money, investors or lenders will want to know the size of your market. Market size is an important factor in the long-term success of a business. This is your chance to give investors an idea of how big your idea could become. See how to do it right in this 1 minute video… Watch video

5 Key Hiring Tips to Build a Winning Team

by: Fran Tarkenton

The fantasy football draft is an entrepreneur’s dream. Who wouldn’t want to hand-select their all-star team every season? But no one has perfected every trait you need, so adopting the fantasy sports mindset isn’t a sustainable approach to building your business. That takes a more long-term approach… Read article

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