Lessons From the Frontlines with Brian Smith, UGG Australia Founder

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Guest Article I recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of a business legend Brian Smith, the founder and creator of UGG Australia, which is a billion dollar brand here in the US. I asked him to share what they don’t teach you in business school about running a small business. Here’s what Brian […]

Why Passion Alone Isn’t Enough to Succeed in Business

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Guest Article Passion may inspire your business, but planning will save it. Passion is an overused buzzword for small business owners: “I have a passion for coaching/financial planning/auto repair/marketing/real estate.” Is your passion enough to build a thriving business? No, you need to make sure your business has a profit center and a plan for […]

5 Leadership Traits That Do More Harm Than Good

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Guest Article Smart companies know that the x-factor to success starts with great leadership. Systems, products, services and branding count, but when there’s no one to drive the massive vehicle of business properly, a crash is soon to come. Oddly enough, leadership has been under fire, especially in America. Last year, Forbes’ Steve Denning openly […]

How Google My Business Works for Your Small Business

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Guest Article Google recently rolled out an upgrade to the Google+ dashboard called Google My Business.  Active Google+ users may have noticed this upgrade in the top right hand corner of their Google+ page next to the +Name and before the notifications bell.  The icon appears as a small set of nine squares and when […]

Five Reasons You Could be Paying Your Web Team Too Much

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Guest Article Expensive websites don’t always mean quality websites. Here are five things that should make you squint a little harder when reading the fine print of your website contract: 1) Your web coder is also your host provider A good number of web developers like to clump their services together. They will offer to […]

Make More Than A Hi-Tech Worker

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Guest Article Here’s A Business That Requires No Education and Training, You Can Make More Than A Hi-Tech Worker and Get A Discount On A New Car The internet changed the jobs picture in America and created new money making opportunities along with it.  People drive taxi cabs today and put up with the low […]

5 Tips for Turning Great Ideas into Products

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Guest Article It’s no secret that discovering that one great product idea is an arduous journey in itself. Many people spend months and years hunting for that great idea and for many, it seems like the most difficult part of the invention process. Unfortunately, conceiving that great idea is only the beginning of a very […]

Smart Ideas for a Home Office for Stay-at-Home Parents

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Guest Article Home offices are now more popular than ever – many jobs don’t require a full-time presence in the office and an increasing number of stay-at-home parents decide to run their own businesses. Depending on your profession, home offices can take a number of different shapes. Here are some smart ideas for all those […]

How to Attract and Keep Customers for a Small Business

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Guest Article In this article, we’ll focus on some of the effective ways to tap new customers and never lose them. Here are my six best tips to attract and keep customers for a small business. Make time for Networking Let people in your community know that your business has a face. Don’t just spend […]

6 Hiring Tips for Your Startup

5 Hiring Tips for Your Startup

Guest Article If you recently launched a startup, congratulations – it’s a bold decision that deserves to be praised. While it’s true that an entrepreneurial venture can survive in any economic environment, today’s rocky landscape is going to put yours to the test. Apart from a solid business plan, the one thing that’s absolutely essential to […]