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Why Treating All Employees as Leaders Can Benefit Your Company

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Why Treating All Employees as Leaders Can Benefit Your Company Empowering all employees can lead to a culture of innovation and creativity. Leaders at all levels of the organization can drive performance and results. Recognizing and rewarding leadership behavior can promote accountability and achievement. Empowered employees are more engaged and committed, leading to higher retention…

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Think “Chamber”.

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Think “Chamber”. Ever thought “Wouldn’t it be great to have a listing of local businesses?” The Chamber has it. Ever thought, “Is there anything happening in our area this weekend?” The Chamber has it. Looking for a list of references for starting, developing, or growing your business? The Chamber has it. Needing to give your…

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15 Tech Tools to Elevate Your Work-Life Balance

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15 Tech Tools to Elevate Your Work-Life Balance Mastering time management and prioritization through technology enables focusing on vision, innovation, and growing the business. Tools like Trello, Asana, and Slack help create clear schedules and facilitate team collaboration. Doist and Evernote help prioritize and categorize tasks efficiently, while LastPass securely stores passwords and sensitive data.…

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Red Flag Series: Job Scams

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Red Flag Series: Job Scams By now, we all know about scams trying to sell you non-existent things, pretending to be a government agency, or trying to contact you via email about an incredible inheritance from a relative you didn’t know about. Did you know that there are also job scams? Job scams seek to…

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Turning Gift Returns and Exchanges into Business Opportunities

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Turning Gift Returns and Exchanges into Business Opportunities You hate to see it coming—a customer with your bag in hand. You know where that’s headed. No matter how helpful you were or how great your products are, the holiday season isn’t a holiday without a wave of gift returns and exchanges. While it’s easy to…

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Ignite and Empower Your Team with Verbal Feedback

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Ignite and Empower Your Team with Verbal Feedback Verbal feedback empowers and encourages employees, creating an atmosphere where they feel valued. Praise achievements to show appreciation and highlight the effort and outcome of a job well done. Be specific in your words. Appreciate the individual beyond their performance. Focus on their traits, talents, and leadership…

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Small Business Season – Part One

Small Business Season – Part One It’s Small Business Season- not to be confused with National Small Business Week. It generally lasts from November 1- December 31. Now is when we take time to be deliberate about our purchases and choose to support our Local Economy by shopping locally. Simple enough. Article’s done, continue your…

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16 Questions to Use to Prepare for Small Business Season Success

16 Questions to Use to Prepare for Small Business Season Success Do you find yourself wondering how you’re going to compete with larger, national stores with big marketing budgets and attractive loss leaders that bring in a crowd? How will you capture the attention of local shoppers, dinner, or service users? Well, we’re here to…

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Meeting Customer Needs: Inexpensive Sensory-Friendly Ideas for the Holiday Season

Meeting Customer Needs: Inexpensive Sensory-Friendly Ideas for the Holiday Season The holiday season can be overwhelming with the twinkling lights, music, and crowds under the best of circumstances. For about 16.5% of the US population, overstimulation can be torturous. Over the last decade, sensory-sensitivity condition diagnoses, such as autism, have increased. Inclusion is now a mainstream…

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7 Things to Put Your Small Business on the Nice List

7 Things to Put Your Small Business on the Nice List As of this writing, there are about three weeks left in the largest retail spending season of the year. If you own a small business and you want to ensure you bring in the most revenue possible in the next several weeks, there are…

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