Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. — Mark Cuban

Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. — Mark Cuban

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. — Mark Cuban

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. — Mark Cuban

7 Tips For Going Green

Every year, millions of Americans take steps to reduce their carbon emissions, to save money, tackle climate change, and protect the planet for the future. Businesses can cut costs, enhance their efficiency and reap reputational rewards by doing their part. However, for a variety of reasons, many companies are lagging far behind.

The options available to reduce your business carbon emissions depend, like so many things do, on the size, nature, and budget of your organization. Here are our top 5 recommendations.

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I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. — Herbert Swope

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. — Herbert Swope

The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” ~ Oprah Winfrey

The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” ~ Oprah Winfrey

5 Bad Management Practices That Drive Good Employees Away

You know how hard it is to find the skilled, qualified, enthusiastic workers you need. So once you’ve found them, you want to hold on to them! That’s why it’s alarming to realize just how easy it is to lose valuable employees because of poor management.

Surveys have found that the work environment is more important to employees than pay level – so if your staff doesn’t feel happy, safe and valued at work, they may be tempted to leave even if they won’t find the same salary elsewhere.

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Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. — Debbi Fields

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. — Debbi Fields

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. — Roy Ash

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. — Roy Ash

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do. — Malcolm Forbes

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do. — Malcolm Forbes

5 tools to measure web presence

Every week, businesses are finding exciting new ways to use their websites and social media platforms to drive sales, engage customers and build their brand.

But as a busy business owner with so many new things to try – and finite time and resources – you need to be able to track the performance of your online campaigns, so that you can define progress, learn lessons, and focus on what works for you and for your customers. How many people are visiting your website? How did they find it? What do they do when they’re there? Do they come back? Do they engage with you on social media? Does any or all of this translate into sales?

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