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Monthly archive July, 2013
Are marketers the cab drivers of the business world?

Are marketers the cab drivers of the business world?

A guest post by Drew Williams, managing partner at nuRevenue Partners. What entrepreneurs can do so the marketing wool isn’t pulled over their eyes Marketing has a bit of an image problem. Many people don’t believe it works. The truth is, marketing has gone to some length to earn that reputation over the years. The...  LearnMore
So you want to start your own business . . .

So you want to start your own business . . .

You’ve decided to start your own business because corporate life just isn’t for you. Or you’re a stay-at-home parent and want to turn your hobby into a thriving business. Did you know that at any given point there are about half a billion active entrepreneurs in the world?  Did you know that only 5% of...  LearnMore
Check out these Smart Beach Reads

Check out these Smart Beach Reads

Summer can be hectic, but it is also a great time to catch up on some of that reading you’ve been meaning to get too.  Here is a list of a few of our favorite summer business reads: Wooden on Leadership by Coach John Wooden John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed;...  LearnMore
How to Consume Big Data

How to Consume Big Data

Kaiser Fung, author or Numbersense offers readers a way to understand and use data in everyday life. When you hear about Big Data, you almost always hear about the supply side: Behold the data in un-pronounceable units of bytes! Admire the new science inspired by all the data! Missing from this narrative is the consumption...  LearnMore
Conducting the Performance Review and Making the Session Go Smoothly

Conducting the Performance Review and Making the Session Go Smoothly

Undertaking formal performance appraisals is not an activity most managers relish, but it’s an important part of the job of a manager. You have an opportunity, by reviewing performance effectively, to directly and positively affect the future productivity of your employees. In the below excerpt from Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, second edition by Douglas...  LearnMore