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Skill #3 Communication Management.

Skill #3 Communication Management.

Did you know how you manage your communications can affect your mental health?   Once long ago, in a land far, far, away, people lived in a simpler world.  There were only 3 TV networks, one or two daily newspapers in your city, and there was only one telephone on a little table in the entrance hall to your home. News broadcasts were two or three times a day, only lasting about 30 minutes including weather, sports, and financial markets. …

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Countdown: Negotiation – The 9th Crucial Skill

Countdown: Negotiation – The 9th Crucial Skill

In the first blog in this series (http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm), I discussed the upheaval in the world job market.  Many jobs will be lost, but many will be gained.  Projections are that by 2020, a mere three years from now, 50% of the labor force will consist of Freelancers. Today in this countdown series I am discussing the number 9 skill Freelancers will need to fill these yet to be created jobs.  Negotiation!   Exactly What is Negotiation?   When we think of…

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5 Dangers of Fast Growth.

5 Dangers of Fast Growth.

As Small Business Owners we know growth is the name of the game.  But, did you know you can grow too fast?  Here’s a great post warning you about what can happen. 5 Dangers of Overly Fast Small Business Growth Strategies By Suzanne Kearns Posted in: Small Business   Comments1 When you start your own small businesses, you immediately start thinking about growth. Maybe you just dream of eventually opening a second store, or you might envision becoming a huge conglomerate or…

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Why You Need a Business Plan

Why You Need a Business Plan

If you are a small business owner, I’m sure you’ve been told you need a business plan.  You may have even looked into it and decided you didn’t have time to fill out a 50 page template with charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.    Make no mistake, you definitely need a plan.  But, you can start out simple (think one page) and then build on it.  Here’s a post that can get you started.  Why You Need a Business Plan (And…

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Why You Need an Operations Manual (Even if There’s Just You)

Why You Need an Operations Manual (Even if There’s Just You)

So you’ve gone into business for yourself.  Congratulations!  I’m assuming you’ve written a business plan.  Everyone says you need one.  Here’s a different question, have you written your operations manual?    “Huh?” you ask.  “What’s that?” Read this excellent post explaining what an operations manual is, and why you really do need one.  (Hint…it’s not as intimidating as it sounds) How To Create An Operations Manual For Your Business Gary October 11, 2011 Operations, Startup Having a written plan is important to…

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