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Why Being Different Can Make You Millions (or at Least Thousands)

When it comes to being different, we’re all the same. We’ve all felt like we don’t fit in. In college, I went from being too traditional in art school to too artsy in business school. I ended up befriending a group of students from up the road, aspiring chefs who were the perfect mix of […]

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How to Copyright Your Website’s Content

Your website’s content is valuable, especially if it’s tied to your income. Therefore, protecting it from people who might want to copy and redistribute it without your permission is vital. This will help you maintain your site’s and business’ integrity, and avoid missing out on revenue. In this article, we’ll explain the importance of acquiring […]

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How Writing a Mission Statement Can Keep Your Freelance Business on Track

“Mission statement” is sort of a buzzword, isn’t it? Pithy sentences that convey what the CEO wants customers to believe, even if it’s not an accurate reflection of how they’re treated. My favorite example of this is Planet Fitness. Their mission statement starts out with, “At Planet Fitness, we’re here to provide a unique environment […]

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Leaning into the Illusion of Control to Smash Business Goals

A few years ago, I spilled an extra large cup of way-too-hot tea directly on my skin. I had second- and third-degree burns, plus lasting pain even after my skin had healed. Ghost pain, apparently. My doctor recommended the same medicine amputees are prescribed for phantom limb pain. I turned it down, went on with […]

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25 Best Productivity Apps for Busy Professionals in 2019

As a smart and busy business or site owner, you’re likely always looking to improve your efficiency to get more done. This way, you’ll have more time to focus on other things you care about besides work. This is where productivity apps come to the rescue. The term “productivity app” is pretty broad. It can […]

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How to Turn Customer Complaints into Positive Opportunities

Three hours. That’s how long I sat in the empty waiting area at Firestone for an oil change I had scheduled in advance. The guy who had checked me in was right there the whole time, so I knew he saw me. I could not imagine that they forgot about my car. Until another guy […]

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The Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents (And How They Affect Your Business)

You and your team have probably poured a lot of creative energy into your business, so protecting your content, brand, and inventions from being stolen is important. However, understanding how to do this with copyrights, trademarks, and patents can get confusing. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between these three types of intellectual property […]

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7 Best Company Communication Apps

Whether you work for a small business with just a few people, or a large corporation with branches in multiple cities, communication is important. Without strong communication between team members, it can be hard to stay focused on a common goal and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. Fortunately, there are several apps that […]

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Conversation Starters and Ice Breakers for Business Meetings, Conferences and More

When I worked at The Culinary Institute of America, we had a Dale Carnegie-inspired seminar on how to talk people. The speaker had us close our eyes and envision this: You’re walking down a neighborhood street and you stop in front of a house. There’s a gate with the homeowner’s name on it. You push […]

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