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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Communication?

As leaders, we all understand the undeniable power of communication. While it’s important to build a culture of communication within your business, it’s equally important to understand its limitations, and when it can actually start to work against us. This is what it means to be an effective communicator.

Looking to Expand to Another Country? Check Your Finance Translations First

There are many barriers to entering into a completely unfamiliar market in another country, but the benefits that it carries are huge. One of these barriers can be language.

5 Things That Are Keeping Your Business from Being More Efficient

Are your profits falling? Are your employees disengaged, unproductive or unhappy? Sometimes it is tough to pinpoint exactly what is draining time or resources for your company.

Stop Competing: Start Winning by Innovating II

In your business or your life, are you a competer or an innovator? No, “competers” is not a misprint. It’s an original term for those who reflexively compete rather than seek to gain a strategic advantage through innovation.

Tell a Story to Build Your Brand

Gone are the days when brands could just broadcast their message and reach their audience. They now need a good story to break through the noise.

Stop Competing: Start Winning by Innovating

Contrary to popular belief, competing with other individuals or companies is counterproductive. A better idea is to seek advantage.

5 Marketing Tactics Every Business Can Learn From

If you have a broad plan that implements several different marketing tactics in unique ways, you can reach an expansive market and earn a sizable return on your marketing investment by turning prospects into sales, and sales into loyal customers.

10 Things You Should Know About Shep Hyken…

Shep Hyken is a contributing writer for, a customer experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. Shep works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. For more articles on customer service and business go to

10 Things You Should Know About Marty Zwilling…

Marty Zwilling is a contributing writer for and the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners. Marty has been published on Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Gust, and Young Entrepreneur. He writes a daily blog for entrepreneurs, and dispenses advice on the subject of startups to a large online audience of over 225,000 Twitter followers. He is an Advisory Board Member for multiple startups; ATIF Angels Selection Committee; and Entrepreneur in Residence at ASU and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

A Typical Day at 9 Round

Each day is filled with important activities for a small business owner. C.J. Pascuzzo of 9 Round Kickbox Fitness in Decatur, Georgia, shared with us how he organizes his day and manages his time to keep the business running smoothly.