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4 Ways to Make an Immediate Impact On Your Business

Posted by: Doug Barra Are you looking for ways to jump start your business? It is quite easy for a company to slip into a rut. Doing business the same way every day with the same products/services and customers feels comfortable. Yet, it can be detrimental for the long-term development of your company. Finding ways

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What Business Personality Are You?

Posted by: Doug Barra What business personality do you bring to work with you everyday? It is the personality you show to anyone you come into contact with during the day. Understanding what kind of business personality you have allows you to put the best business development strategies in place for your company. These strategies

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Building the Best Team: How to Make a Smart Hire

Posted by: Doug Barra Your business is only as good as your leadership and the team you have working for you. Building a vibrant, effective team is a business growth strategy that every entrepreneur needs to always keep in mind. Making the right hire is part of that strategy. Here are some strategies for making

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How to Begin Your Year-End Planning in January: What a Plan For Success Really Looks Like

Posted by: Doug Barra You are closing up the books for December and opening them for January. Now is the time to get your business planning for 2015 under way. Determine where you are at Assess your 2014 performance. You should have copies of all your financial records through at least November. Sit down and

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3 Reasons to Get Out of the Office Today

Posted by: Doug Barra If you are like most entrepreneurs, you spend a lot of time in your office. There are always reports to review, plans to make, and calls to take. You might step out of your office for a meeting or to talk to one of your team members, but you may not

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5 Business Resolutions You Should Make This Year

Posted by: Doug Barra It is hard to believe that 2015 is already here. It is the perfect time to reflect on how well your business has done in 2014 and to start putting new business development strategies in place for next year. Setting your 2015 resolutions should be a top priority as the New

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Elements of a Successful Business Model

Posted by: Doug Barra Is your current business model working for you? If you are like many business owners, the business model you started with is not the one you have currently. The one you have may have just happened. More than likely, you do not have a formal business plan in any form. Yet,

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Summertime Motivation

Published by Doug Barra on Friday, May 23, 2014 10:00 am Motivating employees in the summer is always a difficult task. Inherently we associate the summer season with fresh air, sunshine and most importantly time off- our sense of childhood does not leave us as adults. Because of this productivity drops 20% during the summer

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National Small Business Week

Published by Doug Barra on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 This week is National Small Business Week, which marks a time to acknowledge and celebrate the difference-makers in our economy, which are small businesses. It’s a week to encourage consumers to give a local business a try – or to order online from a small, Internet-based

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Last Minute Tax Return Advice

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00 pm Tax season is upon us again- how quickly it seems to come every year. Individual tax returns are due in one week and if you haven’t filed yet, you might be feeling stressed and anxious, waking up in cold sweats in the middle of the night. But

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