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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Developer

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Giving birth to a business is a lot like giving birth to a baby. You dream about the idea long before it ever happens, you protect and grow it for a long time (probably longer than 9 months), and then you show it to the world.

Once your baby is born, you definitely don’t just hand he/she over to anyone without asking A LOT of questions first. So, why would you do that with your business?

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Web Designer or Web Developer? What’s the Difference?

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When you need a website, two words get used interchangeably: web designer and web developer. Same thing, right? Nope.

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5 Ways Gratitude Makes You A Better Leader

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Expressing gratitude can be a game-changer – at the office, and in your life in general.

Showing gratitude with a simple “Thank You” is something most people learn as children.

But now that you’re an adult, how often do you take the time to show gratitude? To your significant other? To your friends? What about professional contacts and colleagues?

There’s a growing body of research to indicate that gratitude is more than a “positive emotion” – it improves your health, and possibly the health of others.

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How to Take the Lead & Protect Your Business Information

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If your business uses the Internet, here are some simple steps you can take to protect your sensitive online business information.

Small, Medium and Large Businesses Face the Same Online Data Security Risks – Take the Lead and Protect Your Business

Most small businesses depend on the Internet.

Whether it’s email, client logins, taking payments, or a website, then your business data is out there, which means it’s at risk of falling into the wrong hands.

As a small- to medium-sized business owner, it’s important to take a leadership role in protecting your business information.

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6 Ways to Know if a Leader is Listening

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Listening might be the most powerful leadership trait to add to your toolkit. As a leader it’s equally important to listen – and recognize whether you’re being heard.

Listening might be the most powerful leadership tr. Successful leadership requires effective communication, and having the ability to listen to everyone – regardless of their position – is a valuable skill leaders must possess.

A true leader listens actively to others and develops positive relationships so people feel comfortable speaking openly. If people know that they can confide in you, then you’re well on your way to becoming a respected leader.

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3 Tools to Help You Organize (& Track!) Email

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In early August, I wrote about 3 Ways to Organize Your Inbox. The post was mostly about re-thinking what lands in your inbox and ways you can reduce email-related stress through organization.

This post is about using technology to make email easy to manage and track the email that’s most important to your business.

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Planting A Leadership Garden​​​​​​​

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How Leading a 5-Day Leadership Workshop Changed My Business

My journey from an ill-fitting job and a side gig, to a life-changing experience leading a workshop in the pines of Idaho.

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