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Personally, I think there are few things harder to do than delegate responsibilities that you are used to handling on your own, to someone else. As the founder of your business, you probably know best what needs to be done and you're likely used to doing it, yourself. Recognizing that... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar “Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals” says Wikipedia. Some people are highly internally motivated –- almost unstoppable. Some not so much. But everyone can take steps to increase motivation and improve performance. A few thoughts: Make a list of everything you want... Read more →

By Guest Blogger, Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk The $1,000 Share the Experience Getaway is a recent sweepstakes that I helped launch for the team at Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square. Since it's the middle of summer, and some of you may still be contemplating places to visit on vacation, I... Read more →

By Guest Blogger Sybil F. Stershic Most companies seem to understand the impact their employees have on customers. And while they may talk a good game (“employees are our most valuable asset”), some companies don’t quite know how to their put their words into action. Taking care of employees so... Read more →

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From the Editor's Desk: This information came across our desk and we thought our entrepreneurial minded readers might be interested. This came to us from Mind My Business. While we have no insider information, and can't speak to the contest itself, we wanted to pass along the information for you... Read more →

So, the current NBC commercial on TV showing Alec Baldwin purports to support recycling newspapers in an effort to save trees. I can't find the commercial online (strangely) but I remember it well enough. "Recycle newspapers," Alec says, as he displays a newspaper to help us understand his point. Some... Read more →

By Guest Blogger, Mary Schmidt, Marketing Troubleshooter A bit of inspiration for your Friday. NYT: Swimming from Cuba to Key West ...103 miles...without leaving the water...with 61. "She is up against the most outlandish, outrageous, unbelievable physical endurance activity of, certainly, my lifetime,” said Steven Munatones, a champion open-water... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar Picking just one topic today was tough as there’s so much going on in the world (like always). Here are a few recent reads that really got me jazzed: Interesting Health & Science article “Women’s Work. How biological factors impact job performance” (Time magazine, July 25 issue)... Read more →