Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] Social networking is a common enough concept that small business owners understand fully. However, a call to action is needed because entrepreneurs need to do better to be better. It’s not enough that you have a steady following, the reason that networking sites and events are increasing in number is that there’s never enough networking to do.

It goes without saying that the wider your network is, the higher likelihood of your business to be successful. Entrepreneurs need to be in constant motion, perfecting their skills. More

Building Better Business Relationships: Your Weapon for Success

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] Small business owners are trying hard to keep with the times and one of the trends is now becoming a necessity: going all in on social networks.

Unfortunately, there are still some newbies in the industry who think that just because they are a member of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or any other social networks, it’s already enough. No other steps to take, no other things to do. The reason why social media is all the rage is because it builds relationships. You, the small business owner, should connect with people before you could hope to win them over.

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Resilience in Small Business: A Must

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] You can ask any small business owner and they would all tell you that passion and determination are key to being successful. The world may be fraught with disasters and political and economic downturns but the one thing that small business owners should have is a good helmet for protection.

In a very insightful article from The Frugal Entrepreneur I’ve read recently about the Japan disaster, it strikes me that yes, there are no guarantees in anything that we do but that should not impede us from recovering from it. More

Bob Williamson: A Small Business Success Story

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] I have been racking my brain for a new topic I could write about for a good hour before I realized, I haven’t featured an entrepreneur for the longest time. So what did I do? Well, I looked for one, naturally and one post actually held my interest so much so that I decided to write about him today.

Bob Williamson, started out like a typical kid who ran from home, became a junkie, started a software company who now owns a $26 million software company, Horizon Software International. More

Leveraging Opportunities For Small Business Success

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] When opportunity knocks, make sure to open the door. This is especially true for small business. I have read The Great Un-Cracked Opportunity: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and the problems Ben Yoskovitz enumerated are so common that most small businesses unknowingly have them. A learning area for small business: know which opportunity to leverage to increase your chances for success.

If the problem is poor understanding of how SEO works, how social media can benefit your small business or even the convenience of mobile apps then you need to put the fire back in your entrepreneurial spirit and do some research. There are a lot of forums and how-to articles which would surely give you the 411 on areas you are not clear with, on the latest trends you understandably are not familiar with. More

The 10 Commandments in Small Business

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] Make a plan that’s specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

Give credit where credit is due. Once your employee feels that their work is appreciated, it helps build loyalty and that is you can retain the best employees that you have. More

How to be a Successful Entrepreneur

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] The motivation for most entrepreneurs nowadays is the success of others who went and conquered the business world. What are the qualities that successful entrepreneurs have? What is it that makes their businesses click amidst a difficult economy? It all boils down to character. Nobody is born successful, like everyone else, those entrepreneurs had to work hard to be where they are now. A person who wants to start a business needs to learn about some basic qualities successful entrepreneurs possess. More

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