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Top 3 Success Strategies From A Thriving Small Business

Top 3 Success Strategies From A Thriving Small Business | Management | Scoop.it
A company culture in which everyone not only owns up to their mistakes, but also fixes them, is a great recipe for success.
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these are 3 steps that have found to help small business's do well. 1) Differentiate, then grow 2) Set the bar high, for yourself and your team, and 3)own it and fix it. It works well with what we are talking about in class!

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3 Tips for a Resolution You'll Keep: Your Personal Mission Statement

3 Tips for a Resolution You'll Keep: Your Personal Mission Statement | Management | Scoop.it
As entrepreneurs prepare for 2013, a top resolution should be the creation of a personal mission statement. This statement should outline goals for the coming year and how you'd like to achieve them.
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this takes a mission statement that most companies talk about, and applies it to individuals. These are 3 steps that every person should include in his or her personal mission statement!

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It Has To Be You: Why You Shouldn't Outsource Your Social Media

It Has To Be You: Why You Shouldn't Outsource Your Social Media | Management | Scoop.it
By Kelsey Meyer If someone asks you a question while you’re speaking at a conference, will you have an intern or “social media guru” on hand to answer the question? No. Then why would you have one of these people running your social media accounts?
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This article talks about how some companies outsource people for their social media. It also talks about how it is important to develop a personality in your social medias in order to be successful.

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Overcoming test anxiety

Techniques and strategies for dealing with test anxiety
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With the test coming up this coming week, its important to remember the ways to stay calm before an exam. As the great John Wooden once said, "failure to prepare is preparing to fail."

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8 Ways Leaders Can Motivate Employees Beyond Money

8 Ways Leaders Can Motivate Employees Beyond Money | Management | Scoop.it
Credit: Rice University Baker Institute Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that their primary motivation is to “change the world” and to build something lasting, not to make a lot of money.
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Something that wraps two of our topics into one article. This article talks about how leaders need to motivate their hard working employees for a better workplace.

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes | Management | Scoop.it
Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, and can even  give us the courage to pursue our life's dreams.
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Need to get motivated? Take a look at this list of top 100 inspirational quote and hit the ground running! 

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Answer 4 Questions to Get a Great Mission Statement

Answer 4 Questions to Get a Great Mission Statement | Management | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs must have an effective mission statement for their venture. The mission statement should answer four key questions and must be a clear, concise declaration about your business strategy.
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textbook mission statement here: 1)what do we do, 2)how do we do it, 3)whom do we do it for, 4)what values are we bringing. These 4 questions should be answered in every mission statement.

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Time for baseball's code of ethics to go away

Time for baseball's code of ethics to go away | Management | Scoop.it
Throughout sports, athletes are celebrating their wondrous deeds with shouts, elaborate gestures and dance routines.
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this article talks about the ethics of players, and their celebrations in baseball. Since the players are employees of the team, it goes over how the dodgers celebration are unethical and should not be done.

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5 Ways To Get Cheap Labor Without Outsourcing Overseas

5 Ways To Get Cheap Labor Without Outsourcing Overseas | Management | Scoop.it
Think you've got to outsource to the Philippines to get affordable help for your startup or small business? Here are five other ways to get your jobs done for cheap.
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list of 5 great alternatives to outsourcing for jobs overseas. my favorite of the 5 is HIRE STUDENTS! 

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Patagonia Fills Payroll With People Who Are Passionate

Patagonia Fills Payroll With People Who Are Passionate | Management | Scoop.it
Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.
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Patagonia looks to hire employees who are passionate about what they do. They want people to work for them who actually want to be there. Similar to google, you do what you want, and nobody cares what it is, as long as you get your work done.

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One billion dollars

feels different - twitter.com/ByronBernstein is me
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***Some Adult Language Included***

completely unrelated, but very interesting.

This is a video that shows the realistic value of money, for the super rich and how they may possibly think about spending their money. Very interesting. I watched this happen live, and when the video was put onto youtube, it exploded all over the internet. enjoy :)

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Nine Ways To Keep Your Company's Most Valuable Asset -- Its Employees

Nine Ways To Keep Your Company's Most Valuable Asset -- Its Employees | Management | Scoop.it
This article is by Rodger Dean Duncan, a leadership consultant and executive coach and bestselling author of Change-friendly Leadership: How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance.
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This article talks about how employees are some of the most important and valuable assets to a company. It covers what we talked about in class, as how managers and leaders act play a large roll in keeping the best people for the job.

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