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It’s Just Business — Don’t Take it Personally

Elon Musk Should Teach a Class on the Downsides of Personal Involvement I’m impressed by Elon Musk; he is a great example of how to take a creative no-holds-barred approach … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management / Uncategorized
Project Management Triangle

Understanding the Project Management Triangle

How to Satisfy Customers When You Can’t Do it All Have you ever lost business because your small company simply doesn’t have the resources to accomplish everything that the customer … Continue Reading

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The End of Net Neutrality: A Nightmare for Entrepreneurs and Small Biz?

The Federal Communication Commission’s plan to end net neutrality has turned the tech community activist, transformed the front page of Reddit, and caused the unsexy hashtag #netneutrality to trend on … Continue Reading

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CFO

Have You Considered a Virtual CFO for Your Small Business?

If you read my advice about being your business’ own CFO, then you might have already decided that you’re not the right person for the job. Sure, you’re a brilliant … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create a Business Budget / Management / Uncategorized

Grasshopper “Fireside Chat” on Creating the Modern Business Plan

Every entrepreneur or small business owner knows he/she needs a business plan, but it’s no one’s favorite part of finally pursuing your dream. As a result, most small business owners … Continue Reading

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Vs. iPad Pro and MacBook Air

Microsoft recently released a few new products that have definitely been turning heads. The Surface Pro 4 and the Microsoft Surface Book have been compared – by reviewers and by … Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Google Domains

In just the last few weeks, Google has taken the Internet by storm with its newly unveiled logo. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the update—even the New Yorker. … Continue Reading

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5 Collaboration Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Tired of endless email threads and playing phone tag with coworkers? As it turns out, simplifying your modes of communication is one of the easiest ways to make teamwork less … Continue Reading

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Tips To Get News Media Coverage For Your Small Business

You’ve worked hard to build your small business and seen some great successes, and now you want to share your knowledge and story with the world. Getting news media coverage … Continue Reading

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Startup Visionary Alan Blake on Achieving Long-Term Business Success

Sometimes I talk to businesspeople who tell me they’ve experienced a level of success or failure that they never could have imagined. Alan Blake is not one of those people. … Continue Reading

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Build a Business (Not a Job) Using Processes

As the first full-time employee of Zilker Ventures, April Coburn has seen the company grow from a handful of people to a now well-oiled machine. To what does she attribute … Continue Reading

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Use Desktop Time Tracking to Accurately Log Your Hours

We’ve already discussed How to Choose the Right Project Management Tool in a previous blog, but merely selecting a project management tool isn’t going to make your employees log their … Continue Reading

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7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Raising Startup Capital

“You can ruin your company within the first few days of forming it,” says Jay Jacobs, and he would know.  With a wealth of experience, ranging from being a vice … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create a Business Budget / Uncategorized

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

Nearly everyone can get started with affiliate marketing, no matter what type of business you own. As long as you’re online, you can earn income (i.e. commissions) for referring business … Continue Reading

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buy local

How to Leverage ‘Local’ to Compete with the Big Guys

We’re living in the age of “local.” For a number of reasons, people are now choosing to support local companies instead of large, national chains that have, until now, dominated … Continue Reading

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No More Teachers? How to Go Back to School While Maintaining a Career—and Your Sanity

Alice Cooper said it best: “school’s out forever!” Wait a second; not so fast there. If you’re in a career that you love—or want to try a different field—heading back … Continue Reading

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How to Manage Your To-Do List More Efficiently

We’ve all got ‘em: the dreaded to-do lists. Whether you keep yours on your phone, taped to your fridge, or locked firmly in your head, you can always be more … Continue Reading

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Top SEO Add-ons for Firefox

ChooseWhat.com’s resident SEO expert Koby Wong strikes again.  Today he shares all the trade secrets behind his expert SEO analysis of top-performing websites (like this one).  It’s no secret that … Continue Reading

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Make Your Meetings More Productive in 8 Steps

We’ve all been in them–meetings that seem to drag on forever and end less productive than when they began. As a business owner, you don’t want your employees to dread … Continue Reading

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From Pipe Dream to Profit: Tips for Creative Startups and Business Owners

Whether it’s taking photographs or decorating cakes, you’re good at something.  More importantly you love doing it. And every now and then you stop and think, “Hey, I could do … Continue Reading

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