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8 Fun Customer Contest Ideas

A great way to build brand loyalty is through customer contests. Here are eight ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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7 Signs You Need a Website Makeover

Your website: it’s the face of your business. For some, it’s an accompaniment to a brick-and-mortar store, and for others, it IS the store, albeit a virtual one. You’ll be hard pressed to find many successful businesses, large or small, … Continue reading

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The 411 on Working with Millennials

Millennials are entering the workforce in droves. This new generation is quite different from Generation X and Baby Boomers. Here’s what you need to know about working with Millennials.

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Employee Management: Dealing with the Office “Chatty Kathy”

We’ve probably all encountered the office “chatty Kathy” before at some point in our careers—you know, that person who talks seemingly nonstop or who gossips, distracts, and disrupts our workday. What can you do if you have someone like this … Continue reading

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How to Attract Readers to Your Blog: 10 Important Tips

You’ve created a blog editorial calendar that rocks. You write compelling blog posts, and you write them regularly. You’re poised to answer comments and engage with readers. Except there’s one problem. The only sound you’re hearing? Crickets. So what gives? … Continue reading

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Small Business Startup Checklist: Tips from Those Who’ve Been There

Anyone who has successfully started their own business likely remembers the perils and pitfalls encountered in those early years, as well as the joys and victories. It can be equal parts exciting and stressful, rewarding and exhausting. That said, it’s … Continue reading

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How to Engage Employees: 11 Tips for Making Your Office Fun Again

Let’s face it: it was a brutal winter just about everywhere in the US. Coming out of the winter doldrums, especially at the office, is not always easy. But with these 11 tips, you can turn things around and make … Continue reading

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