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Defining Leadership in Today’s World

Leadership in today’s world requires new leadership values. No longer is a leader simply a person who can make a good and inspiring speech. Today, a leader faces challenges of huge political, economic and environmental proportions. A leader should have the ability to convince followers (and others) to change destructive habits, be good communicators and focus more on the participation of women in leadership roles. While in the past, civilizations

Ten Ways to Make Use of Online Communities in 2015

Building an online community, and participating in online communities, is an important way to market your business online that is going to really take off in 2015 and beyond. The technology has become so simple that anyone can start a community today. The trick is building one so that it is a productive and valuable extension of your business. Start Your Own Community If you start your own community focused

Incentivizing Word of Mouth Marketing Through a Referral Program

One of the most powerful strategies to spark word of mouth activity is using a referral program. The basic idea is rewarding customers for recommending the brand to their friends and family. Types of referral programs There are many different ways to implement a referral program, but the most common (at least online) is giving customers a special link they can share with friends. When one of these friends takes

Habits That Make Business Networking More Enjoyable

Business networking is an extremely important activity you need to undertake to help ensure your business succeeds. You’ve probably heard the saying that “it’s who you know, not what you know” that makes you a success. While it’s not entirely true, it’s most definitely helpful to know people and to promote your business as the go to business in your area for what you do. Whether you network with your

Want to Become a Professional Blogger

Becoming a professional blogger for profit is now a very real career choice that many people can be successful doing if you have a plan of action, follow through with it and include these ten key ingredients of an effective and profitable blog. Determine Your Niche To become a great blogger you first need to work out your niche, a niche is basically a sub-market within a larger market. By

Time Management – The Three Ps of Success

No matter who you are, there are just twenty four hours in any given day. It’s impossible to get more time in your day, no matter how hard you try, you have this set budget of time and it’s the exact same amount for everyone. Yet, some people seem to get so much more done than others with the same amount of time. How? Why? For everyone it all starts

Advantages to Creating an Editorial Calendar

Advantages to Creating an Editorial Calendar As you develop a content strategy, it’s important to start thinking of yourself as a publisher. Publishers have everything planned out in advance based on the yearly cycle as well as their product cycle. They know in advance exactly what type of content they need to create and produce for the month of February and why. If you think more like a publisher, you’re

Ten Tips for WAHMs

Being a Working At Home Mom (WAHM for short) can often turn into a balancing act. The duties of work and home begin to overlap, and often one can take over. Many moms decide to work at home to spend more time with their families, but end up dedicating even more time to work. Here are a few tips to help you juggle. 1. Get organized. Figure out what your

The Importance of Tracking Expenses

If you’re running your own small business, you’ve probably thought of just about everything – products, marketing, along with about a thousand other things. However, one thing a lot of small business owners can overlook is their expenses. If you want to be successful in business, you can’t just keep track of how much money you have in the bank, it’s important to also keep track of what you’re doing

Planning Pays off

When you’re working on a big project, it’s easy to get daunted. By planning the project, and breaking it up into smaller, easy to achieve “mini-goals” you make it seem much less daunting and more achievable. Plus, whenever you reach one of your smaller goals, you get that extra boost of confidence needed to keep you going. When you focus really hard on a project, it’s really easy to gain


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