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5 Trends Small Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore

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Back in the old days, businesses might have been able to survive solely thanks to a decent shop sign and local trade.

But now business behemoths and chain stores are cropping up everywhere and cutting out the little guys.

Even if the product or service you’re selling is absolutely incredible, it can be a challenge to get the recognition you deserve in order to sustain and grow your small business.

No matter what your trade is, small businesses must adopt these trends in order to survive. Click Here to Read Article …

Stop Relying on Rewards for Motivation

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It isn’t hard to find articles on motivation for a freelancer.

It’s only too easy to find five or 10 obvious steps to get goin’ on that approaching deadline (“picture the job already done” or “have a comfy work environment”).

But there’s a deeper philosophical issue at stake, and all too often these articles ignore it.

You don’t want to take just any advice on motivation techniques — some recommendations can hurt more than they can help.

From my experience, you really need to consider what type of motivation a particular strategy would speak to.

While some extrinsic motivators might work in a pinch, you don’t want to build up the habit of relying on them. Instead you need intrinsic motivation. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Mistakes Successful Startups Avoid

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In the fast-spinning and unpredictable business world, there are some common mistakes startups make.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of the small businesses fail within the first five years.

Your new business venture is more like a journey where you go along a rocky road filled with landmines — one wrong step and you’re out.

Beginning stages are exciting, but then the majority of these blunders are made in early days. Click Here to Read Article …

4 Tips to Successfully Juggle School and Full-Time Work

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Being able to devote your time solely to school was so twentieth century.

These days, with ever-rising tuition costs, more people are working to put themselves through school.

Also, it’s becoming increasingly common to continue one’s education to take careers to the next level.

Whatever takes you to higher learning, the idea isn’t just to get a degree but to learn as much as possible.

The demands of studying while working full time might tempt you to take shortcuts or concede that you’re only sort of doing college. Here are some tips to get the most out of earning a degree while still on the job. Click Here to Read Article …

8 Ways to Always Be on Time

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Are you always running late like the little white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland?

They say punctuality is a clear sign of professionalism, and I’m sure you’ve heard that many times before.

When you’re grown up enough to have your own alarm clock and you depend on it, being late is simply unacceptable.

It may be your own loss if you miss the first ten minutes of class or the dentist appointment or someone’s wedding vows at church.

However, when it comes to work, we’re talking serious business. Click Here to Read Article …

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7 Tips for Aspiring Startups

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When you finally get the nerve to start your business, you want to be sure everything will work out in the best way.

Only five percent of those who want to start a business are able to make their dream come true.

Do you give up right after launching if your product isn’t a complete success?

Do you bail out if you lose money from month to month or stick with it, hoping that your idea will bring you millions one day?

If you’re asking yourself these questions, it means that you’re at the beginning of the long road to success, right where I was a year ago.

If you’re aware of these seven things I learned after the beginning of my business launch, you can turn your startup dream into a reality and resist the urge to give up in few months in. Click Here to Read Article …

6 Tips to Uncover Your Best Writing

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Being a writer requires time, devotion, passion and skill.

For aspiring writers and those who have just started, becoming the writer you always wanted to be is a big challenge.

There are times when you would end up asking yourself if you can really do this or if you are good enough to write.

This is completely normal.

Even the most prolific writers experience problems like these, and you don’t establish your identity as a writer in one shot. Click Here to Read Article …

9 Tips to Do More Every Day

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Time is an illusion.

Time is the fourth dimension.

Time waits for no man.

These little philosophical quips may give us pause for thought, but in a hectic and demanding office environment, the only thought about time is, “Where did it go?”

All of a sudden, the day is over, and there are still files piled on your desk that you did not get to, phone messages not returned, and a meeting that had to be re-scheduled for tomorrow because you ran out of time today. Click Here to Read Article …

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3 Things All Great Bloggers Do

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There are two things that are concerning for an average blogger: obscurity and balance.

When an aspiring blogger enters the online world, he is a complete stranger in an immense crowd.

Getting a decent number of visitors and readers is already hard, but things get even more difficult when someone actually reads your posts — their underestimating comments may make you feel insignificant and inconspicuous.

If you are a blogger who got disappointed with the hard start, there is one thing you should always remember: everyone starts at the bottom! Click Here to Read Article …

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How to Rock Your Next Review

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I have worked at a number of different companies, both large and small. Today I run my own business.

The company I founded came into existence based on frustrations I experienced working in a corporate environment.

Between bureaucracy and my own lack of relevant training, I became disappointed and disenchanted with the employee review process.

Whether you’re new to the working world, or someone who’s been around the block a time or two, I bet we have something in common.

We’re not sure how to appropriately prepare for employee reviews, and further, we’re not certain we have the Jedi mind skills to chart the course of our professional destiny. Click Here to Read Article …

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8 Tips for Closing Gaps in Your Resume

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Have you ever had to create a resume for a new job but end up struggling to fill your employment gaps?

Filling employment gaps is considered to be one of the most difficult tasks for job seekers around the world.

They can feel the pressure of competition against those who have perfect employment history adorning their resumes.

Why is it essential to remove employment gaps in your resume? Employers perceive those gaps as an inconsistent employment record.

By working on your employment gaps, you’re taking some productive measures to change that perception of prospective recruiters. Here are a few ways to do just that: Click Here to Read Article …

7 Job Search Tips for Introverts

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The question that bothers many, if not all, introverts, is this:

How can you maximize your chances of lucrative employment with the hurdles caused by your personality?

While some may feel discouraged, many realize that instead of losing hope they can create success.

You are wrong if you think that you will be left behind in the race for success just because you are an introvert.

There are millions like you enjoying the job they’ve always dreamed of. Click Here to Read Article …