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Brainstorming is a great way to get outside your comfort zone and find creative solutions to problems that might otherwise stump you. Brainstorming works for creatives in a vari...

Feb 27, 2020

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Human communication involves more than the things we choose to vocalize. Whether you know it or not, you’re constantly communicating via body language and nonverbal signals that...

Feb 27, 2020

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Evaluating the profit potential of a business requires you to analyze a variety of factors including your supply chain, buyer power, and the relative competitiveness of your ind...

Feb 27, 2020

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A successful negotiation is one in which you, either as buyer or seller, achieve an outcome that feels equitable. Not everyone is born with innate negotiation skills. Fortunatel...

Feb 27, 2020

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Broadly speaking, our society has traditionally operated under the assumption that with a bit of regulation, the human drive to act in our own self-interest will lead to healthy...

Feb 27, 2020

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Principled negotiation doesn’t mean doggedly arguing for things you see as being in your self-interest. On the contrary, the art of negotiation rests on finding common ground wi...

Feb 26, 2020

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In 1911 Frederick Winslow Taylor published his monograph “The Principles of Scientific Management.” Taylor argued that flaws in a given work process could be scientifically solv...

Feb 26, 2020

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One of the biggest challenges of building a successful small business is simply finding the money to get started. The vast majority of new business ventures fail, and lack of ca...

Feb 25, 2020

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In order for a business to prosper, it can’t become stagnant—but you also have to ensure that new growth strategies are not disruptive to your business environment. This tension...

Feb 25, 2020

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