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Customer-Centric Business

How to Grow Your Sales By Being More Customer-Centric

Companies with a customer-centric approach are 60% more profitable. Implement these strategies to retain customers and grow sales.

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Small Business for Military Spouses

What is a Vetrepreneur? How Small Businesses Can Change the Game for Vets and Military Spouses

Veteran-owned businesses can improve the lives of military families and boost an economy in recession. Here’s how to start (or support) one.

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International Startups Attract VC Investors

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International startups are attracting more venture capital each year, suggesting an opportunity for U.S. venture capitalists to invest abroad.

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Overcome leadership doubt by wandering

Those Who Wander are Not Lost: Combating Leadership Doubt with New Perspective

Your leadership journey doesn’t have to be a lonely one. CEOs can conquer leadership doubt by “wandering,” or visiting their team members on the front lines.

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Is College Worth It

Maybe It’s Time for a Gap Year: Will Traditional College Be Worth the Cost in a Post-COVID World?

COVID-19 has thrusted universities online, but full tuition has students asking, “Is college worth it?” Investing in college may take on a digital meaning.

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the numeral seven on an orange background, representing the seven elements of good employee handbook design

7 Key Elements of Employee Handbook Design

The employee handbook. Most businesses have them, but is yours effective? Read this guide to the 7 must-have elements of an employee handbook.

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Shut Up and Listen: How to Practice Effective Listening for Leaders

The key to active listening in leadership is to “shut up” and count to 10. This simple exercise discourages interruptions and boosts effective listening.

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How Startup Accelerators Work to Grow Early-Stage Businesses

There are many avenues for fundraising, but accelerator programs come with unique resources. Find out how startup accelerators work to provide expertise and investments.

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two men sit at monitors, representing four types of private equity investments

Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Their Effects on 4 Types of Equity Offerings

Four types of equity offerings issued by LLCs & corporations have benefits & drawbacks for investors. Learn about stock, LLC units and convertible debt.

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woman laughs with delight looking at her business plan, representing following your dreams

Time, Money, Happiness: The Risks and Rewards of Following Your Dreams

Following your dreams can be risky—and scary. Follow these three steps for evaluating your passion project and calculating the opportunity costs of your decisions.

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