Aaron Santas

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Operational Excellence is the Real Difference Between Business Success and Failure

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>Did you ever wonder why some companies are able to build a track record of consistent, long-term growth, while others seem to …

Management

Unexpected Method Of How To Write Your Unique Brand Offering

Think you’re in a so-called oversaturated market? You and everyone else! Luckily, there are always ways to stand apart from the competition. You’re probably already distinct in your own mind, but the challenge is capturing that difference and getting it into your message. Being different from the …

Customer Service

Need a Business Plan Template? Here Is Apple's 1981 Plan for the Mac.

If you want to write a business plan, Apple's plans for the Macintosh can help.<p>7 min read<p>Business plans are often composed of four parts. There is typically an executive summary, a marketing plan, a management team description and a breakdown of company finances. When Apple's Joanna Hoffman created …

Driving the new-old Shelby Mustang GT350 Competition

Shelby American’s Original Venice Crew is putting the spurs to the reborn, back-in-business 1965 GT350 Competition. Read on for the full story

Employees Don’t Leave Jobs. They Leave Managers.

Many organizations underestimate the power of great leadership in increasing employee motivation, engagement and retention. Over the course of my …

The #1 Thing Employees Want Their Bosses to Improve Immediately

The team energetically tumbled into the room. Together they will detail out the next project and forge full steam ahead. The leader enters the room and holds a 15-minute conversation on the agenda for the upcoming Monday morning meeting and nothing more. He smiles, thanks everyone for coming, while …

Leadership

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

Migration and growth: The fastest growing (and shrinking) cities in the US

Though a single geographic and political entity, the United States is also a patchwork of varying state and local laws, spread across the third largest landmass of any country in the world. Indeed, Americans have options when deciding where to live. Variables such as topography, climate, tax code, …

6 email marketing tips for offering value to potential customers

It happens in a nanosecond, and you’d better deliver.If your subject line induces recipients to open your email, they expect a payoff—something of …

Best Places to Invest in Real Estate: An Analysis of 6 Cities

This chart reviews six U.S. cities for investor desirability: Atlanta, Cleveland, Memphis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis.View the full …

87 Ultimate Summer Party Appetizers

These summer appetizers are bringing the heat.<p>These easy summer appetizers and recipes are app-solutely perfect for all your warm-weather fetes. …

Food

How to Analyze Supply and Demand For Apartment Buildings

One of the most important ways to use all of the data gathered in a real estate market analysis is to examine the supply and demand factors for a …

I tried to upgrade my sleep experience with lucid dreaming—here’s what happened

You know that feeling when you’re in the midst of an amazing dream—like, you and Michael B. Jordan are relaxing on the beach and he tells you…? Wait! …

Physiology

The 6 Best Towns in Florida for LGBT Families

Despite the recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States, many Americans still harbor prejudice against individuals who identify with the …

Tampa Gay Friendly Neighborhoods<p>Tampa, Florida, was a fairly quiet town until the late 1800s when, thanks to the railroad industry, the city …

These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Tampa For 2018

This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.<p>Source: Public domain<p>Tampa’s neighborhoods conjure up too …

The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think

Do the math: The average millennial needs 28 years for a San Francisco down payment, compared to nine years in Minneapolis and less than three in …

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summery Caipirinha

Happy weekend, and welcome back to <i>3-Ingredient Happy Hour</i>, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re …

If You Need A Job, These Are the 25 Best Cities to Live In

Is there anything worse than job hunting? Editing your resume, sending out applications, and writing cover letters are grueling work. Then actually …

This 5-Minute Chicken Cucumber Pita Pocket is the Perfect Lunch

Always on-the-go? Meet your new go-to lunch.<p>April 08, 2014<p>As a college student, healthy and easy are two of my favorite words to hear (besides …

13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

13 meals in only four hours.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Jennifer Wilcox. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the week, because it makes my life easier. It allows me to sleep a …

5 Lead Magnet Ideas to Segment Your List Like a Pro

Many businesses still use the same old tactics they used back in the early 2000’s to get people to subscribe to their list. Imagine if

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

Public Speaking

15 Habits That May Make Someone Irritating Without Realizing It

Someones people may be irritating without realizing it. Whether it's being on their phone when other people are talking to them, or interrupting …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership