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Time To Get Creative: Great Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

[ad_1] Setting up a small business is no mean feat, and the trials and tribulations involved make it praiseworthy in itself. Now comes the hard part: standing out of the crowd. To put things in perspective, a report from Forbes in 2013 said that there are close to 28 million small businesses in the US, and that auto repair shops, beauty salons and dry cleaners were the fastest-growing sectors. You might have a great idea, but millions of others do too.But it’s not all doom and gloom. You may have a lot of rivals, unless what you do is particularly niche, but there are a whole lot of potential consumers out there who may be interested in your product or...

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Post-Election Reset: 5 Ways to Invite Positivity and Jumpstart Your New Year

[ad_1] This election season has taken a toll on our psyches, both individual and collective. Many are questioning what it means to be [fill in the blank] and I don’t blame them; I’m finding it difficult, too. Last month, I gave a QCommons (think TED for the Christian community) talk on Building Community as Lifework where I urged conference goers to get out of their comfort zones and echo chambers because that’s where change happens. Because outside of our comfort zones is where the good work is most needed. So it feels weird to be here now suggesting that maybe, just maybe, we all need to go back into our burrows for a moment so that we don’t sacrifice the...

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The 7 Best Blogs on Change

[ad_1] Change is the one thing you can count on. We hear this over and over again. It can be an unforeseen trauma which alters our lives forever, it can be an event we have known about for awhile, such as a move or a marriage or it can be something we aspire to achieve. We may simply feel the need to change a habit. This will also end up shifting our behavior on a whole, since they are all interconnected. Research suggests that habits form about 45% of our total behavior! It is important then to acknowledge that working with or toward change involves much more than a thought and an action, counter-intuitively it requires us to ease up...

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How to Run a Successful Small Business on a Shoestring Budget

[ad_1] In the world of business, you need money to make money. For some, money is the key to open any door that stands on their way to success. It can be used to buy tools, information, and the skills needed to forge an enterprise.However, you cannot solve all problems just by making more money. By developing sharp wits, creativity, and money management skills, successful business owners and entrepreneurs can accomplish substantial grow with a small budget. On the other hand, someone who lacks these qualities may end up getting nowhere, even if they have all the money in the world.In the growing entrepreneurial world, money is not always enough to get ahead. Without further ado, below are proven strategies...

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The 7 Ways To Empower Young Minds

[ad_1]   If you’re lucky enough to work with children, it’s probably pretty likely that you have wondered about how to empower your young charges so that they become the most productive and successful adults they can possibly be. Good for you! Working to uplift and inspire the younger generation is one of the best things you can do. But, what’s the best way to go about this? Here are the seven best ways to empower young minds! Encourage, Encourage, Encourage There’s an old adage that says you should praise children ten times as much as you criticize them, and this is definitely true! While working with kids, try to maintain endlessly positive. Plan For The Future Sometimes, even just...

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11 Easy Yoga Poses You Can Do Now For Immediate Stress Relief

[ad_1] If there was any word in the dictionary that would make you cower in fear… It would be the word: deadlines. Just the thought of an impending deadline can make you flustered, frustrated and stressed. The thing is… You’re already working your hardest to meet that deadline. Yet you have to continue to put in 14-hour work days just to get everything done. At this very moment, everything seems miserable. You feel your teeth clenching together. You feel like your head is about to explode. You feel like your entire body is tensed up, as if you were preparing for a punch to your stomach. You are ready to give up. But you can’t. You need some way to...

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30 Incredible Hand Letterings from Instagram Artists

[ad_1] There’s just something so appealing about things that seem to have been made by hand. Noticed the rise in DIY gurus, helping people out with their events and little home projects? Indeed, the hand is such a mighty weapon that gives us one surprise after another, when used the right way. And all this, of course, can be applied to design.Now please don’t think that we’re trying to discourage people from using regular fonts. They are actually quite awesome, especially when your font choice perfectly matches the message you are trying to send across. But you would have to admit that there are just some designs that will not make their statement highlighted enough if hand-lettered designs are not...

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