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Best Management Practices: the Platinum Rule

June 28, 2016

The Golden Rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has its roots in most ancient cultures, including Egyptian, Middle...

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Best Management Practices: The Progress Principle

June 14, 2016

We’ve all heard the iconic phrase, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” The much-loved expression implies that stress drives...

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Best Management Practices: The Pygmalion Effect

June 7, 2016

The Pygmalion Effect may be one of the oldest management principles—nearly as old as the golden rule—but, because of its significant impact on...

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3 Fun Facebook Contests

May 31, 2016

The average American now spends up to 40 minutes a day on Facebook, driving many small business operators to grab as many of those eyeballs as...

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3 Money Traps to Avoid

3 Money Traps to Avoid

May 24, 2016

No one is immune from making mistakes, and as business owners and operators, you are mostly likely going to make mistakes with dollar signs attached....

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How to Win a Best Workplace Award

How to Win a Best Workplace Award

May 11, 2016

“Best Place to Work” awards are handed out by local papers and business organizations and on a national level through publications such as...

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Hardware Show

8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Hardware Show

April 27, 2016

It’s almost time for the 2016 National Hardware Show® and the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) All-Industry Conference, which...

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One Word for a Successful Succession Strategy: Planning

One Word for a Successful Succession Strategy: Planning

April 13, 2016

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses make up the vast majority of employer firms in the United States. And, a...

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Can Happiness Affect the Bottom Line?

Can Happiness Affect the Bottom Line?

April 6, 2016

Business owners and operators understand key components like setting challenging sales goals and devoting time to employee training can increase...

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3 Leadership Mistakes

3 Leadership Mistakes

March 30, 2016

There are many road maps guiding leaders in a positive direction, but sometimes you learn more from the detours. Mistakes, preferably those made...

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