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    4 Areas You Need to Assess to Improve Customer Relationships

    Anytime we’re dealing with people, life is going to be messy. This truth is clear to anyone who has worked in customer service. People can be downright nasty sometimes. But most of us have also experienced terrible customer service reps who have made us never want to return to a particular business again. Fiascos such […]

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    Is Your Partner Being Too Generous with Contractors? 4 Questions to Ask

    When a contractor does great work for you, it’s natural to want to compensate them generously. Being generous with others isn’t just a selfless act; it makes you feel good, too. In fact, researchers at the University of Michigan proved that being generous improves your mental and physical health, and promotes longevity. Is Your Business Partner Being Too […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether. The Role of Risk in Entrepreneurship and Business When most people think […]

  • PODCASTS
    Why Podcasts Are Popular (And 4 Content Lessons To Learn From Them)

    In case you weren’t aware, podcasts are seeing an enormous surge in popularity. At least 112 million Americans have listened to podcasts, a figure up 11 percent from last year, with 67 million listening to podcasts at least monthly. Content producers and advertisers both are clamoring for more visibility (or listenability) in the space, and there’s […]

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    Podcasts to Listen To: 4 music podcasts worth noting

      Learn about the stories behind bands and songs with “Song Exploder,” “Switched on Pop,” “Juan Epstein” and “Whiskey Riff Raff.” Whether you’re a fan of rock, rap, pop or country — or a mix of everything — there’s more to music than what meets the ears. Behind the beats are all kinds of interesting […]

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    4 Podcasts That Offer Great Advertising ROI for Entrepreneurs

    We’re bombarded with marketing messages every day, so if you’re an entrepreneur with a lot of money to spend and you want to advertise your business’s product, service or message for maximum ROI, where do you go? One route that is dramatically picking up steam is buying advertising time on popular podcasts. This medium has exploded […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Businesses That Use Social Media for Growth

    Social media remains a critical method of spreading the word about your business, no matter what kind of business it may be. In fact, an infograghic compiled by Udemy shows how marketers use social media to get potential customers talking about their products and services. The most popular social channels for marketers in the U.S. […]

  • STARTUPS
    UNR Business: 4 alternative ways to finance your startup

    (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) 19CONNECTTWEET 26LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Every startup business incurs costs, and sometimes these costs make it almost impossible for a business to get off the ground. At the Nevada Small Business Development Center, we counsel business owners and help them realize their vision, sometimes by encouraging them to seek nontraditional financing. Bootstrap financing According to […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Powerful Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

    There’s so many ways to develop a brand, and so much advice on how to do it. It can be hard to distill the enormous amount of information available to small businesses who need help letting people know why their company is so important. Here are my four best tips for growing your business and […]