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Email Marketing Delivers Returns

Social media marketing may be sexy but email marketing is likely to get you more bang for your... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Definitely a helpful article.
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Get clear on your business journey

Your business is a journey. And it should be an enjoyable one. Too many people create businesses... read more

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Paul FarinaOwner at Fresh Eye Solutions
As a coach I see a lot of value in these steps - thanks Sandy!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
This definitely helped fill my inspiration and motivation tank. Thank you.
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Performance Improvement: Managing Organisational Politics.

  Organisational politics is the elephant in the room for many companies. But rather than fuelling... read more

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Hiring Before Firing

Understanding the challenges in creating a workplace of choice and a business that customers will... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very well written piece with a wealth of information. It is definitely worth the upfront effort to think about how a new person will fit in long term (and not grabbing the first person even if they are qualified). I also believe the opposite is true (as I've gone through this myself). Don't drag out the hiring process to the point where you are losing interested and qualified potential hires. You can't expect a gifted candidate to pass on other opportunities as you continue to spin your wheels. Be honest and transparent about estimated time for the process. Also something to keep in mind is look to hire people that are willing to work their way out of the current position. Meaning, someone that will grow into a new position and help you fill their existing role with the next qualified person. Passion and leadership are both things that feed off of themselves and grow from being around other individuals with those tendencies. Notice that I specifically call out "tendencies". When you first bring someone on, it may not be a leadership role, but they should still have opportunities to explore their interest but as career development or just mentoring or cross-training other employees with their knowledge base.
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Does 2016 need to be the same as 2015? 3 tips on how to focus on future growth potential

As 2015 comes to a close and many of our clients start to wind down to a well earned break, it is... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Great article. Always focus on adapting. I try to review my list of ideas monthly, quarterly and annually at the minimum. Not missing out on breakthrough ideas can only be done through action.
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My Story: Almost Losing My Life, Starting a Business, and Finding Myself Along The Way

I literally was a girl waking up from a coma trying to find her place in a big world. I didn't... read more

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Phil SealyOwner at Pro Leaders Academy
Great story and it is an inspiration to others that hope and the mind are amazing things that can make all the difference in a persons life. Thank you for sharing and inspiring others with the talents you have.
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My Story: Learning to Get Over Myself and Wake Up to The Opportunities Ahead

I never really thought of myself as a business woman. It didn't really occur to me that I was... read more

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Hi Jef, Well thank you kindly! You've made my sleep deprived day brighter :D
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very inspiring, keep pressing forward!
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7 Steps to Managing a Work-Free Weekend

What are your weekends like? Are they filled with fluffy clouds, pool splashing friends and family... read more

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Yes, I find that by 8pm most nights I am done and dusted on anything intellectual, so I tend to keep most evenings free for unplanned activities. I figure if I work my butt off during the day when I have the energy and motivation to do it, I'll eventually achieve the goals! And spouse time - oh my goodness, so very important! I think the best part about working for myself is that I can chose how much or how little to get through each day and this helps especially since my other half works for himself as well. Without the flexibility we would probably struggle a lot more!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Because of my multiple venture approach, I also try to take one week night each week (not always the same night) and work on nothing work related or even work related to my side projects. I just watch some tv or movies, enjoy a good meal, maybe play video games for a short bit or do some reading. I also use it to give my spouse some undivided attention.
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Stop Making Excuses

I'm full of them...excuses, that is. I have medals for procrastination lining my virtual walls... read more

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Keeping Your Business: Reinvigorate Your Passion

With the change of seasons and the recent Super Moon overhead, are you as passionate about your... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
So nice to read this - can't forget how vital passion is no matter what your business (or job) happens to be! Great tips on how to get back on track if you feel you're losing that excitement for what you do, I especially like the idea of getting engaged with the community, it's all too easy to become too focused on yourself when you're trying to get inspired.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I really enjoyed this article. There are many great points to consider for further thought and action.
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What's the Difference Between My Goals, My Objectives, My Strategies and My Tactics?

In working with business owners and start ups, I have experienced that we need to differentiate... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
You are correct that keeping the hierarchy in mind is important for clear communication. Also rightly communicated, each role or team member may handle or see things from a different perspective. The best way to keep alignment is clear and ongoing communication with your entire team. As a status check, make time to allow team members to ask questions for clarification.
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5 Revenue Streams You Can Add to Your Business Today

One problem experienced by many service based businesses is that they only have a single revenue... read more

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Jenny TseOwner at Licence to Bill™
@Jef Lippiatt - Great to hear Jef. Good work takes time. Best of luck.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
@Jenny Tse - I still have a handful of chapters to write, and then the editing process will begin. I know that editing will take some time, because I plan on rewriting a few of the chapters I've already written. My project is about educating others on how to take small steps toward full entrepreneurship while working a full-time job. I think (and hope) that others will find it interesting and helpful when all said and done.
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Drive Your Business To Olympic Gold

I went to an event with ICMI recently and saw Alisa Camplin speak. She blew me away with her... read more

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Business Lessons From the Festive Season

Business might be the furthest thing from your mind at this time of year, but as we all gather... read more

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Lisa OrmenyessyOwner at Straight Talk Group
Thanks for the feedback everyone, its great to see people are reading :-) Merry Christmas!
Hitesh MohanlalDirector at WOW! Advisors & Business Accountants
Excellent article. Thank you
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5 Ways to Know If Burnout Is Creeping Up on You

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