Posts tagged with: business

The manufacturing industry is hurting. For years the industry declined in the U.S. for a variety of reasons in the business environment. Now, the industry is facing a renaissance but can’t find enough people to bring a new manufacturing era...
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I found myself having read a fascinating article about CEO and author Stephan Aarstol and how he moved his company to a 5-hr work day. As I read, I thought, “Wait, these are the same benefits I extol about microlearning!” In...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Two people signing partnership agreements
Guest blogger: Dominique Navarro, JD, LL.M. Most are familiar with the couple who fall in love, get married, build a life, and invest in a house, automobiles, retirement, children, and Fido, the family dog.  Unfortunately, we are also familiar with the...
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  • Woman stepping off ledge
February 19th, 2016 marked my third year judging for Minnesota Collegiate DECA’s MN State Competition. As I was reflecting on what to write, I found the post [below] from two years ago. Back then, I was employed full time by...
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  • pile of business cards
Have you stared at that pile of business cards after a networking event and thought to yourself, “Now what?” If you have, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with follow-up after a networking event. The three reasons I address in...
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  • Vision compass
I am writing this blog post just after Martin Luther King Jr. day. As is my yearly tradition, I just finished reading Mr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This year, I was struck by how powerfully MLK communicated his...
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  • hands with devices sharing information
The majority of the participants in my networking training sessions have one thing in common — they hate networking. I intentionally used the strong word, “hate,” because that’s the word my trainees use. The source of their vehement reaction is...
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  • Are you listening?
I found loads of resources about what to do to engage clients, customers, and employees as I began my research for this third post in the three-part series that started with 3 Notes to Scale Up Your Sales. The one piece of...
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  • woman networking with business card
One of the major keys to winning at networking is to change your mindset. Instead of leaving all of the heavy lifting until after the event, do it up front. Turn the whole process on its head! Start to prepare...
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