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Emotional Intelligence

Unless you are cloistered away on a remote island, it is pretty much a guarantee that someone, someday, will rub you the wrong way in some way. Every interaction between two people is really a series of three conversations:  1) The conversation you are having with each other, 2) The conversations you are having with yourself in your head, and 3) The subconscious memory conversations that trigger your emotions along the way.  Being able to monitor conversations #1 and #2, along with your ability to understand your triggers for conversation #3 is a skill known as “emotional intelligence.”

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A 10-Point Checklist for Global Business Expansion

Transforming your business into a global venture can be a lucrative and appealing endeavor. Plenty of entrepreneurs would risk taking this chance; however, it is vital to understand that taking your business global may prove to be a treacherous and frustratingly daunting experience if you are not prepared and careful.

There’s a lot to do – researching a new client base, learning and adhering to new standards, laws and regulations, searching for reliable and trustworthy global partners, and familiarizing yourself with the local traditions and culture just to name a few.

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Attracting New Customers: How Entrepreneurs Can Draw in Business and Keep it

Attracting new customers when you’re in e-commerce — especially when you’re new to the field — can take a lot of time and patience; something you may be short of when trying to build a company from the ground up. The key to finding success doesn’t lie with any one practice. It takes several parts moving together to make a business that works, which means you’ll need to think five steps ahead at all times. Not only do you need to find new customers who are looking for what you’re selling, you also need to find a way to keep customers coming back.

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Detecting Integrity in Others

The best way to detect lack of integrity in others

Integrity is one of my most important core values. So much so that I refuse to make even a small promise if I am not 100% sure I can keep it based on everything over which I have control. And when things spin out of my control, I still do my best to find innovative solutions to maintain that promise if I can.

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Debt Consolidation with Smart Financial Planning

A timely decision of debt consolidation can save your business from prematurely breaking down. An entrepreneur constructs and erects a business with so many dreams, so many visions, so much planning and careful steps. That is why an entrepreneur dares to get indebted, too. The business capital is funded from direct business loans or lines of credit, credit cards, etc. All these forms of debt taken for the business are invested to grow the business; not to break it. But when the business does not generate enough revenue to pay back the loan on time, then comes the real problem. The business can break under this financial pressure. The scariest end result is when the entrepreneur may have to declare bankruptcy, stop the business, sell all assets and liquidate them to collect cash to pay the loan, or just let the creditors auction the collateral.

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How Steve Jobs’ Product Management Took Apple to World’s Most Valuable Company

How Steve Jobs’ Product Management in the 90s took Apple from Nearly Bankrupt to World’s Most Valuable Company

A business is ultimately defined by its products and services. As such, product management is one of the crucial skills every business leader should master.  A perfect example of this is Steve Job’s brilliant product management that rewrote Apple’s fate.

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3 Tempting Ideas that are Potentially Disastrous for Your New Product

Giving birth to a new product idea, developing it, designing it and launching it can envelope a dizzying and daunting array of steps. The amount of time you invest in each step relies on which one you give more preference to – rapidly manufacturing the product or taking your time ensuring top quality. However, it is also a truism that in a majority of cases, you may have to pick either. And this compromise can either make or break your product launch.

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