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Always great to know your talents and use them to your advantage.

At Startupfest 2017, Party on Demand CEO Willie Green had to make a 3-minute pitch. He nailed it.
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Good read. So many clients and entrepreneurs I've worked with, we have had the discussion about "not every client being a good client." It's a rite of passage for leaders and organizations to realize this.

4 Ways to Let Go and Move on to Greener Pastures When I wrote recently about firing monster clients who eat up disproportionate time and resources, one reader replied, “Great idea. Do you have a guide for how exactly we should do that?” It was a good question. A guide like that would have been usefu...
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Definitely worth the read, some good bits of wisdom in there. It is often great to have the market already validated for you so you do not have to blaze the path and educate the consumer (a very expensive, and potentially lengthy, undertaking). Provided your target market is large enough, competitive validation is great. Beware however, if going the investment route, not all investors think this way.

A novel business idea can quickly attract competition, but there are many ways to turn this into an advantage
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What's your "big idea?" It might not be as crazy as you think. Don't dismiss any idea without noodling it around, modifying, noodling some more...to see what sticks. It might or might not be solid, but you never know unless you fully noodle it.

Meet the guy behind a bootstrapped company with almost no overhead and a giant following in New York City.
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This is an interesting read and some great points made.

Everyone can learn how to be better at work from introverts.
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Spot on, as always!

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can
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Don't be a "late bloomer."

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.
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1000% true!

Over the years I've met hundreds, if not thousands, of salespeople. Some who have produced millions of dollars in revenue, and some who earn minimum
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A good read and very true. Knowing one's limitations, strengths & weaknesses, and being confident and skilled enough to have flexibility in leadership style are critical to growing a startup past early revenue stages. Shifting to vision and more strategic endeavors, surrounding yourself with complementary expertise, and letting go of aspects of the business in order to lead and execute that vision are imperative.

Ensure your startup beats the transition period and becomes a successful enterprise
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Best advice I could ever give, always know when you need help. Honestly assess your strengths and weaknesses. Surround yourself with those who complement your skills and each others' expertise. And preferably sooner rather than later...

Some dream names for the job include former Disney COO Tom Staggs and CVS’ Helena Foulkes.
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Words to live by

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I love this orange peel. It sounds so simple and logical, yet so many organizations have a tough time reconciling this within their environments.
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Small business owners have a lot on their plates, so it's not surprising that a 401(k) for their employees is often put on the back burner. There are several reasons why you should make it a top priority early on, and we explain them here!:

If small business owners knew the incredible tax benefits they could get from offering 401k retirement plans to their employees, they'd offer them immed...
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Will be interesting to see what happens with this. Kofax on the market again. Where will they land? I hope a great fit for them this time!

Lexmark Software Unit rebranded Kofax and is for sale Lexmark International, Inc. today announced the successful completion of...
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