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Small Business Library: Ideas for Starting a Business

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nullI know the Internet is a go-to place to search for all kinds of info to start and run a small business, but sometimes you just want to have a book you can sit down and read. You want a permanent reference, something that has been vetted and edited and used by plenty […]

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Eat a Live Frog Every Morning?

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There is common sense to the notion that the tasks  you most dread doing are the ones you should probably be doing first.  We don’t want to do the jobs that are hard and no fun. Nobody likes the jobs they aren’t good at or that scare them, so we avoid them and put them […]

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What’s The Mission of a Mission Statement?

A mission statement is a handy thing to have for any type of small, home or micro business. Its job simply is to state what you are trying to do with your business. It looks at the here and now. It doesn’t get all dreamy eyed about hopes and aspirations, like a vision statement can. […]

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Stay Focused for Success

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If you don’t pay attention when driving, you can end up in the hospital or worse. All it takes is a moment to answer your phone or play with the radio and BAM!!! you’ve hit a cow. Why should it be any different running your business or your life?
What’s Your Brain Doing Right Now?
It’s probably […]

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Do You Know the Beast’s Five Secrets for Success?

I went  to hear composer Philip Glass speak collaboration and creativity expecting to learn about how he composes music for film. Instead I learned about some some important secrets for success in business. Here’s what is even wackier, the lessons come from the French surrealist Jean Cocteau’s  movie La Belle et le Bete , better as the Disney version Beauty […]

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