6 Crowdfunding Mistakes to Avoid

The modern systems that are in place to support crowdfunding can make it seem effortless. However, it would help if you never lost sight of the fact that, whenever people are vying for money, there’s likely to be very steep competition. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that asking

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How to Become Influential

Influence is the ability to impact the characteristics, advancement, or performance of someone or something.  Decision making is an intricate process that is directly impacted by internal and external influences. Do you know what influences affect how you arrive at final decisions? It is common for people to consider their

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Leveraging a Recession to Create a Profitable Business

Intuitively, a recession might seem an awful time to think about starting up your own business. However, this isn’t true. Many highly successful companies had their start in some of the worst recessions because they recognized the opportunities such economic situations offer. We’re going to look through a few ideas

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Creative Strategies for Establishing Profitable Sidelines

Many challenges are facing every one of us in the current economic situation, and many people are finding that their regular job simply isn’t offering enough income to keep their heads above water. You may be feeling that the problems seem insurmountable, but there is a solution. Rather than just

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Seven Strategies to Increase Cash Flow in Your Small Business

Small businesses throughout the world struggle to maintain a consistent cash flow that gives them access to the funds they need to grow and manage their business on an ongoing basis. Even businesses that are benefiting from strong sales and rising profits can suddenly find themselves in trouble if cash

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The Great Balancing Act: Managing a Job and a Business

How often have you wondered “where did the day go?” Good time management skills are always beneficial but when you are attempting to hold down full-time employment and run a business as well as, ideally, having some kind of personal life, they are essential. Improving your ability to manage your

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How to Succeed at Networking Online

The business world is increasingly moving online and so is networking. However, successful online networking is not about followers and “likes” but about connecting in a meaningful way. There are several rules for succeeding at online networking. Before embarking on any networking activities, clarify in your mind why you are

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Don’t think you need a business plan? Think again…

Many entrepreneurs and business owners fail to write a business plan because they think it won’t add value and/or don’t believe it is a good use of their time. Even if you have already secured the funds you need to support your business, you will find it hugely advantageous to

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