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How Can You Let a Talented Employee Go to Pursue a New Career?

It is tough to lose your best employees wanting to advance their careers. Sometimes you can be the coach, helping them even if it means losing them. And, as in today’s story, sometimes it can mean the beginning of an amazing journey leading to a story for the ages… We’d all like to retain our […] The post How Can You Let a Talented Employee Go to Pursue a New Career? appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Business Ethics: When It’s OK to Burn Bridges

If you’re like me, you’ve heard this saying fairly consistently while growing up, through your first jobs, University, and into the business world: “Don’t burn bridges.” If you haven’t heard this saying before, then let me break it down for you a little. Burning bridges basically means you’re ending a work relationship, or even personal […] The post Business Ethics: When It’s OK to Burn Bridges appeared first on SmallBizClub.

How Size Matters in Brand Partnerships

Brand partnerships can be a great growth strategy for businesses as small as the health club on the corner or as large as Coca-Cola. But as with dating apps, you need to be extremely careful who you hook up with. One of the most important elements to consider is size. But don’t merely look at […] The post How Size Matters in Brand Partnerships appeared first on SmallBizClub.

8 Of The Most Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

Last week the hubs and I had our very first vacay without the kids. It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure quiet! It was just the twof of us, the cows, fire flies and hummingbirds. We didn’t take off to anywhere exoctic. We rented a cabin in the hill country here in Texas. […] The post 8 Of The Most Exotic Honeymoon Destinations appeared first on .

A Bird in the Hand

Short of your employees, there is no one more important to your business than your current customers. We give this incredible lip service but our actions suggest we don’t actually believe it. Think you’re different – check your marketing budget. What percentage of it is spent on your own bird in the hand – your […] The post A Bird in the Hand appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Are You Building a Community?

Last year, I spent a weekend with my daughter and her boyfriend at a Supernatural Convention in Chicago. If you’re not familiar with the TV show Supernatural it’s in its 13th season, largely due to the huge fan base that it has built and how vocal they are about the show and its very existence. […] The post Are You Building a Community? appeared first on SmallBizClub.

The One Word That Will Change Your Life

I was annoyed. Seething. Here I was talking with a client that was demanding the impossible. It wasn’t the first time I had these types of conversations. I asked “When do you want delivery?” “Next week” was the reply. My short answer. “Yes…..we can do that”. I was traveling that week and had to pull all-nighters […] The post The One Word That Will Change Your Life appeared first on SmallBizClub.

It’s Harder to Sell Within Our Own Companies

Tibor Shanto posed an interesting situation in a LinkedIn discussion: Got an interesting question or scenario for people who work with sales managers, presented by an experienced sales manager and her new company. She was invited to join the company because of her track record in the industry. They wanted her to establish a similar […] The post It’s Harder to Sell Within Our Own Companies appeared first on SmallBizClub.

7 Guidelines to Assure 2-Way Customer Communication

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Real two-way conversations with real customers, including the all-important body language, are unheard-of these days. Being connected to the Internet […] The post 7 Guidelines to Assure 2-Way Customer Communication appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Combine Online with Personal Interaction for the Most Effective Networking

Networking has been an important skill for job seekers for years, but today’s business professionals are using networking for more than just getting a job. From scientist in need of funding and contractors looking for a new project, to artists and musicians developing a fan base, networking is an important strategy for the success of […] The post Combine Online with Personal Interaction for the Most Effective Networking appeared first on SmallBizClub.

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