Juan Manuel Montoya Cruz

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12 Steps to Help Manage Your Work-Life Balance on the Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are like most information workers, you can now get work done wherever you are -- from the local coffee shop to your child’s piano recital. Most of us initially welcome this flexibility, but it isn’t long before this "freedom" …

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3 Things Incredibly Productive People Do

It's tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. Here's how.<p>We live in an era of swooshes, calendar reminder beeps, vibrating incoming emails, and rings every waking moment of the working day. It’s tough to stay 100 percent productive as an owner at times. We have ADD (attention …

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The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure

Letting fear of failure stop you from asking for what you want ensures you won't get it.<p>I once sat on the board of a company that was trying to reconfigure the financial relationship that it had with its customers. The CEO was trying to transition from a work-for-hire model to one in which his …

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Easiest Way to Actually Like Being Productive

Manage your desires instead of your time, suggests hedge fund manager Brooke Allen.<p>If you’re looking to get through more tasks per day, there is no shortage of schemes, systems, and tools out there to help you. From to-do list apps to productivity hacks, there are a million gurus selling a million …

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4 Personal Habits That Will Improve Your Business

How deep breaths, hot yoga, and no gluten can make you a more effective leader.<p>This year, I decided that I'm going to share my lessons. Lessons are some of the only things that we can both learn and teach. As I expand my new social enterprise, I feel it is important to share as I go. So, here are …

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7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

People who can't get things done efficiently often commit the same common productivity errors. Don't let these blunders slow you down.<p>The modern worker has a quiver full of productivity tools. You can choose from umpteen task list apps like Remember the Milk or Wunderlist. You can talk to your …

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How to Become a Thought Leader in a Month or Less

Thought leaders make more money, but getting there can be a real slog. Try this simple trick to become known as an expert in a fraction of the time."¨<p>Here’s how the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> defines <i>thought leader:</i> “One whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential.” It’s no …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?<p>What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of …

10 Easy Ways to Enjoy Work More

To be happier at work do more of what's already making you happy. Here are a few ideas.<p>A recent study of U.S. workplaces revealed that 70 percent of people at work are either bored or miserable. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Here are 10 things you can do, today and every day, to extract …

10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity

A little planning, a little discipline...and a lot more gets done.<p>No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That's why how you use your time makes all the difference...whether you're bootstrapping a startup or running a …

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8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>If you're like most Americans, you probably didn't make a new year's resolution to get started with long-term financial planning.<p>A staggering 84 percent of respondents to a New Year's Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance said that financial planning …

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Just Added<p>Crowdfunding<p>How to Raise a Million Dollars on Kickstarter<p>Two entrepreneurs share how they raised more than a million dollars online.<p>Starting a Business<p>How to Actually Make Money as a Travel Blogger or Lifestyle Brand<p>Natalie Sisson, 'The Suitcase Entrepreneur,' discusses her take on …

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Just Added<p>Communication Strategies<p>The More You Talk, the Less They Listen<p>To stand out, say less.<p>Infographics<p>12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You (Infographic)<p>Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies.<p>Selling Online<p>How Online Marketplaces Are Changing the Face of …

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Just Added<p>Infographics<p>12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You (Infographic)<p>Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies.<p>Selling Online<p>How Online Marketplaces Are Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship<p>It's easier than ever to reach billions of potential customers -- but …

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Just Added<p>Ready for Anything<p>The Importance of Respecting Your Priorities<p>Priorities help you identify what's truly needed in your life, versus what someone else feels is important.<p>Infographics<p>Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Success (Infographic)<p>Having a high EQ is just as important as a …

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Just Added<p>Interview Questions<p>Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.<p>Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Customer Service<p>How to Make Your Customers Feel Valued<p>When your customers feel valued, they stay loyal to your business.<p>Communication …

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Just Added<p>social justice<p>5 Reasons Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Essential in the Cannabis Industry Business<p>Inclusion is not just a catch phrase, it's a managing philosophy.<p>Technology<p>Cross-Pollinating Technologies Is the Way of the Future<p>As technological waves grow and mature, smart …

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Just Added<p>Events<p>How to Get People Through the Door at Your First Event<p>Try to find a way to set your particular event apart.<p>SBA loans<p>Buying Out a Partner? New Small Business Administration Lending Rules Can Help.<p>A technical change in SBA policy makes it easier to buy out a partner<p>Managing …

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10 Things to Do Every Workday

This list will help you get stuff done in and out of the office.<p>Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether …

How to Make an Amazing Mobile App

One expert explains what it really takes to create an app that stands out.<p>Try searching for an app for either an Android or iOS device and you'll quickly find yourself wading through an absolute glut of apps. It's tough to stand out these days if you're app maker.<p>Some, of course, make their app …

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7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs

Skip the crazy resolutions. Instead, focus on changing a few core habits that will make you healthier in 2014.<p>Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained …

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action

Here is a seven-step technique for developing ideas you can actually use to solve business problems.<p>Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new …

This Year's 5 Best Inspirational Videos

Need a little boost? These five short videos will remind you what's important in life and work as you head into the New Year.<p>At the end of each year, I like to share the best inspirational videos from that year, the videos that not only caught my eye and informed my mind, but tugged at my heart, …

3 Important Ways to Prepare for 2014

Are you ready to start the New Year? Here are three critical acts you should do this week to prepare.<p>New Year's Day is nearly here and offers the promise of great things to come.<p>Since it falls on a Wednesday the business week won't likely get started until next Monday, which gives you a few days …

14 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Fourteen quotes to not just stick on the wall... but to inspire actions that lead to greater success in 2014.<p>I used to hate inspirational quotes, maybe because my wrestling coach used to say, "If you're not puking or passing out... you're not trying hard enough." (Go ahead: bask in the warm glow of …

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Just Added<p>Events<p>How to Get People Through the Door at Your First Event<p>Try to find a way to set your particular event apart.<p>SBA loans<p>Buying Out a Partner? New Small Business Administration Lending Rules Can Help.<p>A technical change in SBA policy makes it easier to buy out a partner<p>Managing …

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