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Late fall is the time many CEOs and Executive Directors bring together their teams to create plans and priorities for the coming year.  Team leaders, key employees, outside experts, investors and even key partners or customers may be invited to contribute.  Even if the people and
Podcast: General Characteristics of the Workplace The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, SCORE mentors chat with Tricia
How to Fix the Funk in Your Business Many small businesses chug along for years, growing a little at a time. Their owners get lulled into a kind of complacency. Then one day they start to realize that morale has soured, productivity has declined and the business just isn’t growing as fast as it seems it should.
Have you just been asked to lead a key project?  After years of creating RoadMaps for companies and projects big and small, here are my 10 steps to make sure the “big rocks” are considered: 1. Spend time clearly defining the end goal and WIIFM.  Most projects fizzle rather
Whether it's successfully signing a new customer, persuading a colleague or co-worker to buy-in to your vision, or motivating your team to complete a project on time and on budget, much of the success or failure of your business hinges on getting the most out of your interpersonal
We all accept that diversity is a good thing – to a point.  We assemble working teams of people from different disciplines (finance, marketing, manufacturing, etc.) and maybe even call in outside experts, knowing that diverse information is critical to good decision-making.  The
Are you braver than the average American? According to a new survey by insurance company Hiscox, the average small business owner is 17 percent more courageous than the general population. Even the fallout from the Great Recession hasn’t dampened entrepreneurs’ enthusiasm: Twice as
Google co-founder Larry Page recently announced a new parent company for many of its projects, named Alphabet. Google’s core online technology business, which includes tools like Gmail, Google Search, Android, and Maps will remain the focus of the Google brand, while its scientific research
Who Really Owns Your Company Culture? There are certain lists you never want to find yourself on, such as the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” the TSA’s “No-Fly List,” and the list of America’s worst companies to work for.
Running a nonprofit takes passion, dedication, and a big heart. Whether you’re working to save endangered animals, slow climate change, or help your neighborhood prosper, it’s easy to let your mission take center stage. After all, tirelessly serving that mission is key to your

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