Archive | September, 2012

9 Keys to Adding Street Smarts to Your Book Smarts

Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Some people are good at it and some are not – independent of their IQ or their book smarts (there may even be an inverse relationship here). Yet I’m convinced that problem solving is a learnable trait, rather than just a birthright. Entrepreneurs […]

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Staying Healthy Helps Build Small Business Success

http://www.susansolovic.com/2012/09/staying-healthy-helps-build-small-business-success/ Okay — I admit it — I’m back on my fitness and healthy living kick. I’m tired of not feeling strong and on top of my game. But getting in shape isn’t just about looking and feeling better, it’s actually smart business. Unhealthy lifestyle habits increase your risk of illness. And when you aren’t […]

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How to Realize ROI Impact from Reputation Management

For many marketers and business owners, the maturation of the Internet—and particularly the advent of social media—has brought with it something of a catch-22. Most of us know, or at the very least strongly suspect, that the Internet can be leveraged to yield amazing results in branding and sales growth. At the same time, actually […]

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The Temptation of Data

There is nothing investors like more than data. We love it. It gives us something to grab onto. It gives us something to compare. It gives us the sense that we are bringing a scientific approach to an otherwise amorphous evaluation process. We look at data when assessing investments. And we look at data to […]

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Talking Politics at Work: Bad For Small Business? ABC News

http://www.susansolovic.com/2012/09/talking-politics-at-work-bad-for-small-business-abc-news/ ABC News — Talking Politics at WorkIs talking politics at work bad business? Susan Solovic, small busienss expert, says “yes”. There’s a time and place for everything and it’s best to leave partisan politics out of the office. Watch her appearance on ABC News Money Matters. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/video/talking-politics-workplace-17050577 Read Original Post

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