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5 Ways to Discover Your Talents: Master Your Mission

What are you meant to do? Simply stated, not simply answered. Recognizing, understanding, and mastering your mission is the cornerstone of your success. People talk about missions, passions, and callings like it’s innate. Your talents are innate, but your mission is learned. Using your talents to form connections that yield results is an equation worth […]

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Did You Follow These 5 Search Engines Optimization Steps?

With search engine optimization coming into prominence these past few years, the playing field has become more level and the Davids of the business world have a legitimate chance against the Goliaths – only if the content of their website is optimized for search engines. At the core of a good content piece tailored for […]

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SME Businesses and Data Mining – Who Cares?

SME businesses in our region are the biggest employers and biggest tax contributors (source: ABS) and are the backbone of our economy. Over 80% of SME businesses use computer systems in some form to manage their business operations from book-keeping through to automated business equipment (ABS, 2009). Related Posts Basic Contingency Planning Makes Sense 8 […]

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Action stations!

Knowledge doesn’t mean a thing unless you are prepared to act on it. It’s all very well knowing you can do whatever you set your heart on, but if you never do anything about it nothing will change, you’ll stand still and stagnate. Related Posts What an old guy told me that changed my life […]

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Global Business Leadership

Global leadership is all about effective communication. Three physiological processes involved in human communication are listening, speaking, and thinking. These essential functions allow us to receive, share, and process information, … Related Posts Passion – a Key Leadership Characteristic 7 years ago The word passion, as defined by the dictionary, is defined as any powerful […]

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Choosing a Good Business Advisor

Before I discuss this subject we need to look at why you need to arm yourself with questions before seeking an advisor. Before we look at that I need to give you my own background so you know this advice is creditable. Related Posts “Experts” & “Gurus” Won’t Help You Succeed 7 years ago The […]

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I went to Home Depot last week to return the toilet guts I had bought nine months earlier that had stopped working. Turns out they knew what they were selling didn’t work locally but that didn’t stop them. It’s really hard to be the best nationally and locally. As a local business owner, you’ve got an unfair advantage.

Be the Best in YOUR World by Making the Rules

I went to Home Depot last week to return the toilet guts I had bought nine months earlier that had stopped working. Turns out they knew what they were selling didn’t work locally but that didn’t stop them. It’s really hard to be the best nationally and locally. As a local business owner, you’ve got […]

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Technology transfer agreements: Key points

In this Article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, analyses the issues involved in an intellectual property rich technology transfer and discusses the various methods of innovation transfer. Related Posts Can Intellectual Property Survive an Outsourcing deal? 8 years ago The end of an outsourcing relationship, when the customer wishes to resume control of the […]

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New Year, New You? What are the legal challenges for 2011

While 2010 was an amazing year for innovation and the creation of new technology, it is anticipated that 2011 will bring consolidation and further growth to the IT industry and as a consequence more scrutiny and attention to the underlying intellectual property. Related Posts Can Intellectual Property Survive an Outsourcing deal? 8 years ago The […]

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Are These Social Media Trends of 2011 Part of Your Strategy?

So how well do you do it? It’s important to keep tabs on emerging social media technologies to make sure you are investing in the right areas even if some areas not relevant immediately. Related Posts What are the Worst Social Media Practices 8 years ago Some say failure with social media is a sort […]

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Stuck

There’s always so much to do it’s a wonder we ever get started on anything. Sometimes our workload appears so overwhelming we go a long way out of our way in order to avoid ever having to confront the stuff that actually needs to be done. Related Posts It Could Always Be Worse 8 years […]

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Business Tips from Red Bull

We Burn a Lot of Fuel On Takeoff

Business owners are always wondering how the next guy seems to get things off the ground so well and why they themselves are always struggling to just keep what they have afloat. It’s because we don’t understand momentum. Related Posts Making Money is not an Empowering Vision 8 years ago To build a business that […]

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Too Much Lemon

Like most immigrants who come to the U.S., I continue to foster my own culture in my family, especially by way of Chinese food. When I first came to the U.S. at age 21, I did not have much cooking experience. Over the 22 years of living here, I kind of made up my own […]

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Successful business owners respond quite differently

On the way from the Charleston airport to speak at a conference last Thursday evening. I engaged our cabbie in conversation, which of course always gets around to food. I asked what seafood he liked since he lived on the coast, and his first response was “I don’t eat shrimp.” Related Posts A Business Plan […]

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