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8 ways to work in an open office without losing your mind

We like to think being closer to our colleagues fosters collaboration, but mostly the nonstop chatter has people wishing they could get some peace and quiet.<p>As an introvert, I've had to develop several strategies over the years to fight for my productivity, not to mention my sanity.<p>May they bring …

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The New Customer Journey: 5 Stages That Transform Your Customer Experience

Mapping out the evolving relationship your prospects have with your organization in a way that makes sense to service, sales, HR, executives, and …

Keys to Writing Worth Stealing

Speech and language are a part of what makes humans different to any other living creature.<p>The words we use can inspire, inform or wound.<p>Leaders tap …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

How to perform at your peak every day as a small business owner

<b>As a small business owner, more often than not you may find yourself starting the day with a clear idea of what needs to be done, but by the</b> …

The one thing you should do every Sunday evening to guarantee a successful week

Most people spend Sunday nights watching TV, relaxing, and trying not to think about the challenging week ahead. After a calm weekend spent with my family or enjoying free time, I'm also ready to take it easy.<p>But, before I drop my head down on the pillow I practice one very critical habit to ensure …

Time-Management Tips from 8 Self-Made Billionaires | Inc.com

When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 entrepreneurs. The book was an easy read; it didn't disappoint.<p>What stood out to me in particular were these …

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How to Get Started with Social Media Marketing

Social media is changing everything. How we communicate, do business and read our news.<p>The biggest change to business is that it is democratizing …

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

How to Simplify Your Life with Systems

Life is vast, unpredictable, and complicated.Systems make it simpler. Systems thinking allows us to take control of a part of life, reduce it to a …

How to Use Social Media for Small Business

It’s not as simple as people think. Sure, after a decade of working on it, I have one heck of a nice following on social media. But small businesses …

How a WordPress Plugin Has Simplified Online Sales - Jeffbullas's Blog

Creating your own digital products and developing passive income streams is a common dream amongst most online entrepreneurs. But if you’re related …

4 Key Steps the Pros Use to Get Traffic from Search Engines - Jeffbullas's Blog

Creating great content for your blog is one thing. Getting traffic to your blog posts is another, and it’s something a lot of bloggers do not account …

Never Run out of Ideas for Blog Topics! 5 Simple Tips that Work

Developing new and exciting article topics, titles and inspiring headlines can be challenging for content marketers due to the overwhelming amount of …

6 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive | Inc.com

Do you rely on work from employees who spend some or all of their time working away from your office? If you're like most business owners or managers, the answer is almost certainly yes. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 63 million Americans will work remotely by 2016--more than a third of …

6 Interview Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Hire the Best People | Inc.com

There's no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase <i>interview questions</i> turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.<p>In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup cultures, I've come to realize that the vast majority of standard …

5 Unmissable Lessons From TED Talks on the Importance of Taking Time Off | Inc.com

In our work-obsessed culture, we tend to think of taking time off as a necessity--something we must do to recharge our batteries so we can go back to being productive. But leisure is valuable in its own right. It helps us expand our creativity and take our work to the next level. It also allows us …

5 Essential WordPress Plugins To Boost Your Search Rankings - Jeffbullas's Blog

Want more traffic to your site?<p>Then you have a few choices. Build a list of email subscribers, tweet, share on Facebook but don’t forget search …

The 1 Time-Management Trick That Actually Works | Inc.com

Everybody I know has tried some type of time management, yet most are still stressed out. Despite all the books and seminars on time management, none of the techniques seem to be working in real life.<p>That's not the case with other business skills. Sales training measurably increases revenue. …

Wordpress Search Engine Optimization - 10 Places to Make Sure You Have Keywords - Business Growth Solutions for Service-Based Entrepreneurs - Stephanie LH Calahan

<b>Site Title</b> (found in Settings >> General) – Keep it simple, Google will index first 70 characters<p><b>Title Tag for Site</b> (found in Settings >> General) – …

Spending to Save: A Paradox for First-time Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs start their business with the admirable goal of conserving cash through doing everything themselves. While not burning cash for no good reason is critical to pre-revenue businesses or those looking to bootstrap, it can also lead you to do things you may later regret. The sooner …

One in five American adults uses the internet only on smartphones

The idea that new internet users will come online on smartphones rather than computers is now well established. But it is often assumed that this population is composed entirely of people from the world’s poor countries. A new report from Pew punctures that assumption: It turns out that one in five …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Listen to These Podcasts

These shows are a great source of advice and inspiration for anyone in business.

Google Plans Ranking Algorithm Change For Doorway Pages

Google today announced that it’s making a change in the future to how it ranks ‘doorway pages’ and is encouraging users to stop utilizing them ahead of the changes.<p>Doorway pages are used to help rank a website for a particular keyword or phrase that is not heavily mentioned on the site itself. …

An update on doorway pages

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When a customer makes a mistake and a company has no obligation to help, it's a great chance for the company to get a customer for life--or to lose one. Let me explain how Priceline (PCLN) lost me as a customer and Apple (AAPL) got me to be customer for life.<p>I recently arrived at an airport for a …

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

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Moorea Seal

In 2009, Moorea Seal was an illustration grad, facing a bleak, post-economic collapse career landscape. To make things work, she juggled blogging, …

Will Pinterest Reach Its Potential in 2015?

What Pinterest lacks in size compared with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it makes up with marketing opportunities, according to a new report from …