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Dara Barwick
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Have you met B.T. in the Business Jungle?
In the business jungle lives a hulking, sleepy gorilla named Boring Traditionalist, and he's a heavy weight.  Let's take an honest look at this primate and how he affects businesses, maybe yours. For the purpose of holding your interest I'll call him B.T. B...

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Entrepreneurs Walk Tightropes
Every single day as a small business owner I think about "what's next" for my business. How do I want my business to grow or change? Do I add services, extend current services, or add products? I already know from experience it's more profitable to continue...

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Your Company's Secret Asset
You can't run your company without your assets ~ operating capital, equipment, buildings or machinery. You can't run your company without customers either. Actually, you won't have a company without customers. Have you considered that your most important as...

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What do you get when you survey turkeys?
Here's an excerpt from a recent conversation I had with a business owner (I'll call him Mark to protect the innocent) who expressed the need for a solution for a specific marketing challenge: Me:      "You've probably used surveys before, right?" Mark:   "Y...

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You Can Create an Engaging Workplace
Psychologist Daniel Pink writes that people are driven by "autonomy, mastery, and purpose."  One of the top factors affecting the workplace and certainly a concern among entrepreneurs is finding a way to engage and retain employees. Although everyone likes ...

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How Strong is Your Trademark Name?
I consider myself very lucky to get to collaborate and network with smart women business owners. We all help each other become sharper and able to solve problems for each other and our clients. One of my smart women friends is Angie Avard Turner, an attorne...

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10 Ways to Gain Trust
I don't know of any other single factor in life or business that is more important than trust. I recently had a conversation on this topic with my nephew. He is experiencing "feel good moments" due to interactions with people who trust him in business and p...

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Don't get sideswiped! Create your "AHA! Vision"
I consider October through February the "season for strategic planning" for every organization. We can't help but think of the current year's successes, failures, challenges and opportunities taken or missed. At the same time we begin focusing our attention...

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Fears are little white lies
What are you afraid of? Okay, I'll guess. Is it public speaking? Mountaintops? Death? I'll tell you my greatest fear: rats. Oh, go ahead. You may want to call them mice as if they are sweet little pets. To me they are rats, and they are nasty and deadly! Bu...

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Who wins at growth strategy? Hedgehog or Fox?
There is a science to taking a business from good to great, and that research spawned a best seller titled, well, Good to Great . Author Jim Collins helped us understand the "why" of businesses that became household names and were consistently profitable ov...
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