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Hip Hop Mogul Offers Tips to Small Business Owners

| July 28, 2011 | 4 Comments
Hip Hop Mogul Offers Tips to Small Business Owners

CNNMoney.com Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Recordings and the Phat Farm clothing empire says making money is easier than you think.  The business mogul has a net worth of $340 million.  How does his success relate to you as an Atlanta small business owner?  Well, Simmons says small business owners over think their […]

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The Uncommon Cure for Time Management Issues

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Uncommon Cure for Time Management Issues

American Express Open Forum | Rajesh Setty     People who have a lot to accomplish feel that they don't have time to accomplish everything so end up not accomplishing much. People who don't have a lot to accomplish don't have to worry much about time but won't accomplish much anyway.   If you are […]

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How to Prevent Ideas and Opportunities From Falling Through the Cracks

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Prevent Ideas and Opportunities From Falling Through the Cracks

SmartBlog Insights | Baron Hanson Today, important business news, potential relationships, great ideas and new opportunities fly at us –– or right by us –– at a considerable speed and volume. Be it a fresh news story or white paper, plum event invitation, potentially huge transaction, brilliant new hire or critical vendor negotiation, all ideas […]

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5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating

Inc. | Mike Hofman Every entrepreneur spends some time haggling, whether it is with customers, suppliers, investors, or would-be employees. Most business owners are street smart, and seem to naturally perform well in negotiations. You probably have a trick or two—some magic phrases to say, perhaps—that can help you gain the upperhand. But, often, the […]

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What To Do When Your Star Employees Quit

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
What To Do When Your Star Employees Quit

Fortune | Hank Gilman The day your best employee comes in with the news that they're moving on is the day you start recruiting them again. Here are a few things to keep in mind. While you might have a bigger paycheck and you might have a special feeling inside now that you have a […]

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5 Things Warren Buffett Wants You to Do in 2011

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
5 Things Warren Buffett Wants You to Do in 2011

In his 2011 annual letter to shareholders [pdf download], Warren Buffett offered a variety of insights for business owners. Here are five of my favorite pearls of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha:

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The 10 Immutable Laws of Customer Relationships

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
The 10 Immutable Laws of Customer Relationships

BNET | Geoffrey James Selling at the highest level means building strong customer relationships which create ongoing sales opportunities. There are ten fundamental laws that determine whether a customer will want to have a long-term relationship with you. Here they are: LAW #1: Your customer wants to feel important. LAW #2: Your customer craves being […]

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Imitation With Innovation Reduces Risk in Startups

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Imitation With Innovation Reduces Risk in Startups

Forbes | Martin Zwilling If you are an entrepreneur starting a business for the first time, I recommend that you find a product concept that is already accepted and improve on it, rather than tackling that ultimate disruptive technology. Notice that I’m not suggesting that you steal someone else’s idea, but simply limit your risk […]

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