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The most successful companies are those that value soft skills in their leaders. But what is it about soft skills that brings about success? And what, exactly, are soft skills anyway?
How to Start a Teaching or Tutorial Website   Looking to start a website, but constantly putting it off due to the fact that you have no clue where to start or what niche you would even...
Blue ocean ideas are prolific and there are more just waiting to be discovered. But finding them is often like a trying to find a specific shell on a huge beach. Commercially compelling blue ocean ideas are surrounded by cool but unprofitable ideas, red ocean ideas and some truly awful ones. There are six methods that can be used to sift viable blue ocean ideas from the random tangle of possibilities.[1] Business owners should be prepared to begin with the end in mind when building-out business strategies.
(Infographic) The Life Cycle of Dollar Bills All currency is part of an intricate cycle that involves federal agencies, banks, consumers, and us, businesses. Bills can pass hands an astonishing 55 times each year and travel...
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If you own a business, it is important to protect employees from accidents, injuries, and work-related illnesses. Here are some tips that can help you keep your employees safe at work
The following is a guest post. When businesses need to organize meetings, they sometimes simply make use of whatever meeting room is available, regardless of the way it is set up. While any seating configuration should...
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SOURCE: PelamisWave.com Sea Snake Inventor - Richard Yemm - Gets Awarded The Pelamis absorbs the energy of ocean waves and converts it into clean, green electricity. The Pelamis is an offshore wave energy converter that uses the motion...
Marketing is a powerful tool which can make or break your business prospects. It is essential that marketing techniques are well thought out and constructed, so that you have a strategy that will reach your customers. Here I would like to discuss mixed media marketing, using a combination of offline and online techniques to market your business.
A field that has been progressing for quite some time is laser engraving. In fact, manufacturers of laser machines have seen increased interest and year over year sales growth in their machines and say the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. What Is Laser Engraving? Laser engraving is cutting and/or etching into different product types including rubber, wood, metal, glass and mirror. Different engraving types require different types of equipment so it is important to do a bit of homework before you rush out and buy a machine. With the sophisticated engraving equipment offered for sale today, your business is only limited by your imagination.
The following is a guest post. Attending trade shows can significantly increase exposure for a company, no matter how large or small, but first you need to attract attention. If no one sees your exhibition, it...
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This is a wonderful article sent to us by Colour Graphics whereby they explain a lot about the power of color. I used to have a clothing store so I know first hand how important color is. Women and men both were always drawn to certain colors - and often those colors would change season to season. So if you are in business, or thinking about being in business, it's a good idea to learn a touch about color and set up your company and promotional materials just right! CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE
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If you enjoy a quick game of online Bingo after a day spent running your business, you will probably be interested in the following news about the acquisition 888 Group is negotiating with the Jackpot Joy Group.
The following is a guest post by Dan Simons. As the New Year begins, so does the business of planning for the upcoming year for most restaurants in the nation. According to the National Restaurant Association, 2012...
For those of you looking to begin investing in the stock market, here is an interesting article. Should you take the leap, you should know there are a few things to consider before you begin investing. The following article offers some tips and tricks to help you get started  on the right foot:
We are all aware that online gaming is massive, but it isn’t always clear why. One of the biggest draws of online gaming is the fact you are introduced to like-minded people. You get the...
photo credit: mcclouds The following is a guest post from Bizymoms. If you love to meet new people and enjoy playing the host in your community, the Welcome Service business makes an idyllic choice of business...
5 Profitable Businesses you Never Thought of How are you going about making money? What if you could make money with some of your craziest ideas? Here are a few wall ideas for very profitable businesses: Game...
If you are still using punch cards to track your employee time and attendance, then you are missing out on the benefits of using the current timesheet software. If you are already using technology to manage employee timesheets, it is possible your system might not be working as well as you had expected.
Hopefully, if you have launched a new business, you are planning to host a launch event to get your brand name out there. It’s a great way to meet new customers and to celebrate the start of your new enterprise. However, getting one of these events right does take a little planning. It will be fun but there can also be a lot involved so you will need to stay organized. Keep in mind that you will not only be planning your event, but promoting it too. You will want to make a list to ensure you have not forgotten anything.
The following is a guest post by Dave Ashley. Ask any Fortune 500 executive and they’ll tell you that running a small business isn’t all kittens and rainbows. There’s a long, hard road to walk between...