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5 Ways to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Business : Social Media Examiner

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Business : Social Media Examiner | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to promote your business to a professional audience? Discover five ways LinkedIn Publisher can help you grow your business.
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Killing the Sales Pipeline, One Call at a Time

Killing the Sales Pipeline, One Call at a Time | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Companies invest significant time and money to create demand and identify leads. So…why are inside sales teams populated by low-cost, inexperienced and under-trained reps?
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Old Ways of Doing Business No Longer Work

Old Ways of Doing Business No Longer Work | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
As business changes, so do the traits needed to survive, let alone excel. All these transitions put increased value on emotional intelligence.
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Facebook Shares Fly High Then Fizzle in Public Debut

Facebook Shares Fly High Then Fizzle in Public Debut | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
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5/18/12: Weekend Imagination Igniters: Learning

5/18/12: Weekend Imagination Igniters: Learning | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
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The Real Reasons You’re Not Getting the Sales You Want

The Real Reasons You’re Not Getting the Sales You Want | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Most people aren’t happy with the sales their business is getting. If they’re not getting sales, they’re obviously uncomfortable with it, but even if they are getting decent sales, most people still aren’t happy with it because they want more.
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Engaging Your Macro Metric As a True Measure of Success

Business owners and marketers are told to measure and quantify everything. The problem is this practice alone can lead to false assumptions and a fixation on things that simply don’t matter that much.
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Boss's Tip of the Day: Stand up!

Boss's Tip of the Day: Stand up! | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
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Millennials Are Keeping The Economy Afloat, One Splurge At A Time

Millennials Are Keeping The Economy Afloat, One Splurge At A Time | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
John T. Rogers, age 26, grew up in rural West Texas, raised by a single mother who often worked three jobs to make ends meet.
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This Is The Real Difference Between 'Shoppers' And 'Consumers'

This Is The Real Difference Between 'Shoppers' And 'Consumers' | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Marketers and retailers don't really see people as individuals — they see them as two things.
Consumer vs. Shopper.
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Overcoming Barriers at a Woman-Owned Construction Firm

Overcoming Barriers at a Woman-Owned Construction Firm | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
From Linda Doell: Evelyn Kuzilla is no stranger to scaling walls–or building them. Kuzilla is the owner of Jance & Co., a Mentor, Ohio, construction company founded by her brother, Paul A. Jance, in 1970.
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Client Tony Joe of... | Facebook

Client Tony Joe of... | Facebook | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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The story of money is not a straight line

The story of money is not a straight line | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Everyone tells themself a different story about money, but there's no doubt at all that the story we tell ourselves changes our behavior.
Consider this curve of how people react in situations that cost money.
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The Real Reason GM Left Facebook

The Real Reason GM Left Facebook | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
GM left Facebook because they forgot the one cardinal rule - always please the client.
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Here Are The Exact Steps Retailers Need To Take To Stand Out From The Crowds

Here Are The Exact Steps Retailers Need To Take To Stand Out From The Crowds | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Since the presentation, "The end of the retail world as we know it, and what to do about it", made a few readers ask for more hands on advice on how to develop a better competitive strategy, I decided to repost a few earlier articles on...
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Role-Playing: Making Your Formal Sales Training Programs More Effective

Role-Playing: Making Your Formal Sales Training Programs More Effective | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
If your sales training partner offers role-playing as part of their approach, you’re probably in good shape. Avail yourself of what they have. If not, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands.
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Meet The 10 Billionaires Of The Facebook IPO

Meet The 10 Billionaires Of The Facebook IPO | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Facebook made a lot of people millionaires but it made 10 people billionaires.
The stock opened today at $38 per share.
Using that price, Bloomberg calculated the net worth of Facebook's richest employees and investors.
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Harry Tucker - Observations and Musings: Success and the Proper Order of Things

Harry Tucker - Observations and Musings: Success and the Proper Order of Things | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Success and the Proper Order of Things http://t.co/8SClWBu0 via @HarryTucker...
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What moms really want on the job

What moms really want on the job | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Commentary: Instead of flowers, find out what working moms really want...
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How Unpaid Internships Are Bad For Students, Bad For Workers And Bad For Society

How Unpaid Internships Are Bad For Students, Bad For Workers And Bad For Society | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Update: Read the rebuttal, In Defense of Unpaid Internships
The economics of unpaid internships are obvious. Employers are desperate for cheap work, and "free" is pretty cheap.
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Great Company Culture Starts With a Clean Office

Great Company Culture Starts With a Clean Office | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
From Cameron Herold: A truly great workplace culture is composed of many different facets, from the way you hire to the coffee you serve in the lunchroom—but the most important aspect is the workplace itself.
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How Do I Stop Procrastinating When I’m Surrounded By Procrastinators?

How Do I Stop Procrastinating When I’m Surrounded By Procrastinators? | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
I was meeting the new lady I’m dating at our local federal tax center before going out to dinner with her. This is because when it comes to filing her income tax returns, she’s a chronic procrastinator.
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Why Small Business Have A Huge Advantage Over Brands In Social Media — socialmouths

Why Small Business Have A Huge Advantage Over Brands In Social Media — socialmouths | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
How small business can perform better than brands in social media by focusing on simple goals, being human, ensuring satisfaction and measuring ROI (Why Small Business Have A Huge Advantage Over Brands In Social Media — @socialmouths http://t.co/sMjcRIth...)...
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Top ten effective habits of a highly successful networker

Top ten effective habits of a highly successful networker | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
With a tightening and highly competitive market across many service-based industries numerous business owners have increased their networking endeavours with the hope of sourcing their next potential (Unable to leverage your network relationships ...
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Introverts: Network in Your Own Way

Introverts: Network in Your Own Way | Small Business Foundations | Scoop.it
Networking is essential to thriving in business. But if you're an introvert with a natural aversion to groups and talking with strangers, what can you do? Try these things:
Focus on individuals. Group interactions can drain introverts.
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