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Is It Time to Embrace Emojis in Your Business Marketing?

Is It Time to Embrace Emojis in Your Business Marketing?

Emojis are wildly popular on social media and personal correspondence but should they be used in business emails and posts? The answer might surprise you.

 

Emojis are mini depictions of emotional responses, everything from smiley faces to high fives. 92% of online consumers admit to using them in some capacity, while 30% of Millennials admit not being able to go a day without them. Why the need for them? They communicate an emotion quickly, especially helpful in social media where ...

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Tips for Having the Best Business Year Ever

Tips for Having the Best Business Year Ever

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Before you dismiss this as just another end of year article on goal achievement, wait. Haven’t you been putting off your goals long enough? Haven’t you allowed “life” to just happen to your business? Meandering is fine for a walk in the park but if you have your eye set on definitive growth for your business, you need to adjust your focus and hold you and your business accountable. Here are some ideas on ...

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5 Surprising Things Your Employees Want

5 Surprising Things Your Employees Want

You’ve probably read all the articles that tell you employees want more money, more praise, and more opportunity. And these things are true but there are other things they wish they had too. These are things they probably haven’t told you and maybe haven’t even figured them out themselves.

 

Natural Light

Office buildings can be dingy, and most businesses operate solely under artificial lighting. During the late fall and early winter, employees hardly see the light of day. While depriving people of ...

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From Mortgage Caps To Tax Brackets, How The House Tax Bill Could Impact Your Taxes

From Mortgage Caps To Tax Brackets, How The House Tax Bill Could Impact Your Taxes

.An American flag flies at the U.S. Capitol before sunrise in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

 

 

Special Thanks goes to Kelly Phillips Erb, writer for Forbes, for producing this informative article.

(Author’s note: Updated after official release of the bill, link at the bottom.)

House Republican leaders have released their tax bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here’s how the new House tax bill, as currently proposed, is expected to impact your taxes:

 

What happens ...

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The Heart of a Business Leader!

The Heart of a Business Leader!

Many years ago I was given the book “Heart of a Leader.”  It’s a very small book, the kind of thing you can read quickly. I have used that book for the past 17 years, and as small as it is, I learn something every time I open it.  It’s a very good book for business owners and I wanted to share some things I’ve learned from the book. Each of the following quotes was taken from it.

“When ...

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“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice!

“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice!

I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top talent” within the company — and what’s more, the resignation came as a complete surprise. The team leader was feeling let down and annoyed.

“I guess the conclusion I have ...

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10 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business Blog

10 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business Blog

It’s probably no surprise that a business blog done well can be a lot of work. You need to post consistently about things your audience cares about. That means committing to it and it may even take research on some of your topics. A valuable blog is time-consuming.

But it takes more than time. If you’re considering a business blog, there are a few things you need to know before you get started.

Who Is Your Audience?

Most  business blogs make ...

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Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

A great leader is someone who makes their employees feel secure and draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility! In this video Simon Sinek takes us through his views on why establishing the feeling of security among your team is vital for the success of your business!

 

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How to Throw an Amazing Business Event

How to Throw an Amazing Business Event

 

1.      Use a Fun Theme

It’s easy to make the event all about you, especially since you’re the one footing the bill. But guess what? People only come to parties that are all about the host when they know the host well, like a birthday for instance. In a business situation, you want something that will appeal to them. If you’re having an anniversary party for your business, why not choose a theme from the decade your business was founded? This ...

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6 Things You Need to Start a Business

6 Things You Need to Start a Business

Starting a business seems to be on many people’s minds these days. Whether it’s a personal brand that you leverage into revenue-generating ideas like a sponsored YouTube channel or speaking engagements or it’s a traditional brick and mortar, many people say entrepreneurialism is one of their goals.

And for good reason.

With social media and digital marketing, getting the word out about your business has never been easier. But how do you get to that point? ...

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