This $20 Crash Course on Strategy Management Is the Extra Guidance You May Need

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Be a positive force for growth and change in your organization.


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Strong leadership doesn’t come naturally to every entrepreneur, but it will eventually be a necessity if you want your business to grow with you at the top. While you may be able to get your business off the ground by yourself, you’ll need help to scale,

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Why Someone Else’s Poor Planning Isn’t Your Emergency

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I recently had someone send me a document that they needed to have completed right now for an important deadline they had. Mind you, they could have sent the document they needed months earlier, but they waited until the last minute. Normally, I wouldn’t sweat it — I’d fill it out pretty quickly and get it back to them. However, on this occasion I was in Panama on business. I was headed home to Austin for less than 24 hours, then I was off to Charlotte

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The ABC’s of Documenting Standard Operating Procedures — and Why Your Business Can’t Afford Not To

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SOPs can reduce the need for owner involvement and increase a company’s valuation at the time of sale.


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Every business — large or small, online or offline — relies on processes. These can be simple or complex, but most businesses boast a mixture of both.

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In the early stages of a venture, the responsibility, and the requisite knowledge, for carrying out mission-critical processes (both straightforward and complicated) often lie with the founder or

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What Your E-mail Sign-Off is Really Saying

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Find out what business etiquette experts have to say about the expressions we use to end work-related emails.


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You’ve just finished composing an email to a potential client you’ve talked with a few times before. Now for the tricky part: your sign-off. Should you use “Sincerely,” “Kind regards” or “Cheers”? How do you sound friendly without coming across as unprofessional? And then there are the emails to your employees, business contacts and friendly acquaintances.

Unfortunately, there’s no “email bible” to guide you. That’s why we contacted

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