1. RECENT Small Business News

    1. 5 Quick Steps That Will Help You Find Your Focus

      5 Quick Steps That Will Help You Find Your Focus

      There is a quote by Stephen Covey that I love: "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. " Essentially what he's saying is that we, as entrepreneurs, need focus. In order to get where you want, in order to be who you want to be, in order to live the kind of life you want to live and lead the way you want to lead, you need to be strategic and find that focus that will make it all possible.

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      Mentions: New York California
    2. 5 Things Top Executives Will Never Do

      5 Things Top Executives Will Never Do

      Every executive has his or her own style of leadership, and every executive has learned lessons about what works best for a company. But some behaviors will never result in success, no matter how many times you repeat them. Here are five things you should never do if you want to be an effective executive today. 1. Don't react impulsively. We've all shaken our heads at CEOs who fail to confront a problem and stick their heads in the sand.

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    3. Millennials in the Workforce: They're Different Than You Think

      Millennials in the Workforce: They're Different Than You Think

      Full disclosure: I received a pre-release copy of the book 2 Billion Under 20 mentioned in this article. When it comes to the future of business in this country--generally speaking--few topics are as polarizing as millennials in the workforce. Love them, hate them...they're making a splash in a big way. Baby boomers and Generation X-ers sometimes call them lazy, entitled, or narcissistic, but the truth is millennials are simply different.

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    4. 10 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 10

      10 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 10

      Quick, name some big tech news from this week. If you think it's how Apple is dominating the smartphone market (again), think twice. Or, maybe…ten times. That's right, Microsoft Windows 10 has hit the Internets (intentional misspelling, natch) and that means you should immediately go ahead and download it onto your laptop, right?

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    5. 10 Ways You Build (Or Damage) Your Reputation Online

      10 Ways You Build (Or Damage) Your Reputation Online

      When starting your company, you know that what Google says about you is more important that what you say about yourself (see related article, "Google Is Your Home Page"). Especially as a start-up, your reputation is highly fragile and having no name is a big disadvantage especially when taking on established players.

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      Mentions: Google
    6. Do You Know The 3 Assumptions That Will Derail Your Company?

      Do You Know The 3 Assumptions That Will Derail Your Company?

      Every company has a set of business assumptions that if found to be untrue will prevent your company from moving forward. As the founder or CEO, you best have a process or tool that you can utilize to uncover then measure these truths. These can be product or customer assumptions. I have personally captained at least 25 business ideas in my career. That is not including the hundreds of startups I have advised and counseled.

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    7. 8 Website Design Improvements That Will Attract New Customers

      8 Website Design Improvements That Will Attract New Customers

      Let's face it: your company isn’t going anywhere these days without a website. And with so many competitors online, a website is no longer just a calling card, it is the first point of contact for a potential client. The way to beat your competitors is not necessarily through SEO, social referrals, or even having the best product (of course, all three help). It's also about being able to communicate your vision to the people you want to engage with clearly, uniquely, and personally.

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    8. 5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

      5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

      It's the one asset that we are all given each and every day. Yet many of us find it slips away so easily. What can you really do to make better use of your time? The solution may be easier than you think. We tend to have the mindset that we have to do more to get more, but that's not always the case. There are many different ways you can manage yourself and your time in order to approach tasks with more efficiency.

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    9. The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make when Implementing Business Controls

      The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make when Implementing Business Controls

      When you build a business versus a job, you want your team to have the authority to get tasks done without running everything past you. At the same time, the business needs to make sure that the right things are getting done, at the right time, to produce the right results. It has to ensure that resources are focused on what matters most, and that simple mistakes that should easily be avoided don't come back to bite the business. The tool to do this is called a "control".

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    10. Does It Really Take Money to Make Money?

      Does It Really Take Money to Make Money?

      It's a saying older than our grandparents. And as an entrepreneur, you've likely heard it over and over and over again. But is it really true that it takes money to make money? In a word: Yes. I believe it does take some money to launch any business venture. Most of the time, though, the upfront costs of starting a business aren't as high as entrepreneurs would expect.

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  5. About the Editor

    Richard Turcott
    Richard Turcott

    Richard Turcott is a small business advocate, career tech start-up CEO/CMO, customer experience enthusiast, 14x marathon runner, 2x ultra-marathon runner and 20+ year marketer.

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