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Intuitive Idea Generator

By Lynn Robinson

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." Linus Pauling, winner of Nobel Prizes in both peace and chemistry.What do you do when you need an idea and you need it quick? Hire a consultant? Delegate? Panic? No to all of those! You have within you a creative genius ready to help you at a moments notice. You just need a few suggestions to help prime the

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7 Smart Tips Every New Manager MUST Know To SUCCEED!

By Sandy Cerami

PICTURE THISYOURE A NEW MANAGER WITH YEARS OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN LEADING A PARTY OF ONEYOU! Youve spent your career exceeding your own expectations of what was possible, as well as those to whom you have reported, and suddenly, one day, your success catches up with you. You are asked to take a step forward and lead a group of people based on the success youve achieved and r

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Lead, Follow, AND Get Out of the Way!

By Brad Raney

Title: Lead, Follow, AND Get Out of the Way! How to Build a Great Sales Team!2009 was a trying and difficult year for businesses of any size. Regardless of the industry, product sales suffered greatly last year. This left many companies in the catch 22 of having to downsize even in the sales department just to survive the economic landslide of 09. Organizations were

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What Might Be Drawn Out, Not What More Can We Stuff In

By Dan S. Kennedy

Thereis an old joke about the Farm Bureau agent trying to convince the grizzledfarmer to attend the upcoming educational conference being put on by theBureau. The resistant farmer says: Aw, no need. I aint usin half of what Ialready know.That,of course, is not the point.Theacademic clich is: knowledge is power. This is a falsehood concocted by

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Using Promotional Products to Boost Your Business

By Julie Austin

Promotional products are things like water bottles, pens, mugs,T-shirts and basically anything else that you can put a logo on. Look around your home or office and you will probably see many different promotional products from corporations. This is one reason why promotional products are better than advertising... people actually keep them. These are the kinds of products you need anyway.A tra

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ALL OF US ARE SMARTER THAN ANY OF US... and together everyone achieves more!

By Tom Zimmermann

Of course, that's why we join associations, have committees, form boards, and create a variety of work groups. A team makes possible, what would be impossible, if we acted all alone.Team building is an endless task and, done well, it only makes our jobs and our organization better, easier, and more effective. Done poorly...well, we have all had lots or learning experiences with that.When c

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Creating New Business Ideas

By Julie Austin

Its been shown that people who like what they do tend to come up with more ideas.  Nobel prize winner, Linus Pauling says The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.We all have the ability to create ideas, but most people dont know how to tap into them.  Creativity is based on cognitive processes we all share.Creativity is usually equated with poetry, painting,

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5 Excuses for Not Starting a Business & How to Overcome Them

By Julie Austin

Not everyone could or should be a business owner, but dont let the fear of the unknown stop you from becoming an entrepreneur when it can be avoided. Most people have a list of excuses that stop them from ever taking the first step. Here are a few of them.Its Too RiskyYes, it can be risky to start a business. Risk comes with the job of being an entrepreneur, but so does reward. And the m

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6 Points for Meeting Planners That Can Promise a Picture-Perfect Event

By Patricia Fripp

You are planning your company's next meeting and you want everything to be just right. You've got a location, theme and date. The only thing left is to hire the speaker. Where do you turn? And how do you know what kind of speaker is best for your meeting? Follow these six simple steps to make your next event picture-perfect.1. Do your homework. Many organizations and associations keep a database o

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Release Your Mystical Powers to Get Rich in "Un-Rich" Times

By Dan S. Kennedy

Creatinga million dollar business model is really all about the basics. Doing the rightthing coupled with In the Renegade Millionaire System, I dispense this advice:#1: BE the Wizard.#2: BEWARE the Wizard.Wizards are very powerful, so its better to be one than to be influenced byone.Everybody welcomes the convincing Mystic. People so desperately wish to believethat

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