A humble leader does not hesitate to admit momentary stupidity

A good leader is also a humble leader and is willing to admit when they've had a bad idea.
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Extending the “buy local” message: Let’s include B2B services as well

It’s high time the “buy local” message is extended well beyond farm stands, restaurants and retail businesses to include B2B services as well.
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Good small biz reads #10: Find your point of difference, raising dough, and doing a good job with your business writing

As we launch into May, it’s time for another edition of good small biz reads, in which I share three of the best articles I’ve found in the past month to help guide small business owners along the path to success.
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Continuous learning is essential for small business owners

Any small business owner who doesn’t embrace continuous learning runs the risk of having his/her business stagnate and fall behind the times. Fortunately, these days there are more inexpensive resources than ever before for learning new information that will help you grow your business.
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SWOT: Connect the dots to a better future for your small business

We see identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) as only the beginning. If you stop there, you haven’t connected the dots to day-to-day actions.
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More on messaging: Talk benefits vs. features

Here's a very common mistake small business owners make when they communicate about their products or services. That is talking about features instead of focusing on benefits.
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Opportunities and threats: What’s in store for your company?

Here are three fundamental challenges that many companies face when identifying and assessing opportunities and threats.
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Message guide: A tool every small business can use

Having a good elevator speech is important. Here's a tool that can help you figure yours out.
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Intrapreneurs: Create an atmosphere that allows them to thrive in your small business

Intrapreneurs can help a small business maintain its competitive edge. But too often they're labeled as troublemakers. Don't make that mistake.
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Good small biz reads #9: Sage advice on taxes, PR agencies, brainstorming and more

Here's a compendium of articles I've found lately that will interest small business owners.
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