How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Wondering how to deal with that difficult person at work? This article by Dr. Travis Bradberry at TalentSmart has some great advice: Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either […]

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How to Solve Problems at Work Before They Happen

It’s easy to have your head in the sand, and missing the beginning signs of trouble can cause huge problems later on. If you can identify potential problem areas in the workplace before they boil over, not only will work be a much more enjoyable place, but it will be a more productive one, too. […]

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Why Your Family Business Needs a Succession Plan

Succession is not the end. Many business owners love what they do and cannot imagine a life without their enterprise intricately involved in their day to day cadence. Family businesses comprise two-thirds of global businesses, account for 70-90% of GDP, 50-80% of jobs, and 85% of start-ups are funded by family enterprises according to the […]

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5 Habits Highly Organized People Don’t Have

Nix these habits and spring-clean your life. Part of the secret to success for a global business consultant is to be organized. Different countries, multiple time zones, and a myriad of clients and cultures mean it can be pretty easy to get mixed up and miss important appointments. And, admittedly, I did so once in […]

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10 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

Set yourself up for success by creating and sticking to your boundaries, minimizing distractions, and getting over the idea that you’re the only one who can do what must be done. If you only apply these three principles without adding in any of the tips listed below, you will see a definite increase in your […]

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6 Tax Season Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs

Ah, tax season. I think it is safe to say that most people do not look forward to this time of year. Hopefully, these tips specific to small business owners based in the U.S. will help you feel cool and confident about the upcoming deadlines. 1. Know Your Small Business Legal Structure Many self-employed individuals operate […]

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3 Legal Decisions Every Founder Must Face

Why a strong legal foundation can prove to be an indispensable asset from inception to exit. It really does seem impossible to make 500 million friends without making a few enemies. The adage, popularized by the film The Social Network, returned to relevance last week as Snap Inc. (Snapchat’s parent company) filed an S-1, revealing the […]

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