Our Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

As small business owners, we all know it’s important to keep up to date with the industry’s ecosystem. Personally, we like to scour the Internet for the best blog posts each week. It’s our way of relieving the pressure a little; think of it as one less fire to fight.

Usually there are too many to count, so here are three to get you started.

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How to Succeed in Business: Tips From a Superstar Planned Giving Advisor

Tony Martignetti and I first met through a mutual colleague. Through his radio show, which he hosts in conjunction with his Planned Giving company, Tony publicizes valuable content that has routinely attracted me.

Tony’s business is very focused, and it’s a specificity that has allowed him to corner a market. I think it’s a lesson for all small business owners: the narrower your approach, the wider your appeal will be.

I’m excited to be bringing him to you today.

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We’ve Got Big News!

Thanks to you we’re expanding our blog in a big way!

When we started featuring interviews on our blog a few times a week, they quickly became our most popular posts. If there were any complaints, it was typically that 5 questions aren’t enough to give our fantastic guests the time and space they need to share everything they know.

That’s why we’ve decided to take things up a notch.

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How to Succeed in Business: Tips From a Superstar Executive Coach and Leadership Strategist

I first mane Jane Hyun while planning a series of events called Cross-Generational Conversation Day, founded by Phyllis Weiss Haserot. Jane is an internationally renowned consultant to Fortune 500 companies, but also a small business owner herself.

Her experiences are broad, which means she can speak intelligently about a number of challenges business leaders face. After more than a decade in corporate America, Jane brings a flair for consulting to her own company, Hyun & Associates.

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The One Trait the World’s Richest Business Owners All Share

How do people get wealthy?

It’s a question entrepreneurs who are new to the game are itching to answer. Maybe it’s a relentless bulldog approach, or possibly an irresistible charm. You hear the word “hustle” get thrown a lot, too. Suddenly, you find yourself neck-deep in advice that, really, all seems pretty good.

But the truth is that wealthy people are just as varied as your average business owner trying to scrape by. But they do have one trait in common.

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How to Succeed in Business: Tips From a Superstar Forensic Accountant

David Zweighaft is a forensic accountant, which means he brings a very specialized skill to companies as an external resource. His success depends on developing trust with his clients, a challenge I’m sure all business leaders face at one time or another.

David’s perspective on trust has broad implications for how to navigate the working world successfully. I hope you learn from him as much as I have.

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How to Succeed in Business: Tips From a Superstar Merchant Services Entrepreneur

President and CEO of Progressive Payment Solutions Jonathan Kramer is an expert business networker, and that is how we met.

Jonathan is a small business owner and service provider, which means he knows firsthand the importance of being a resource and smart decision maker. He knows how to see a market opportunity, create differentiated value for customers, and grow his business utilizing the talents of others.

He brings a lot of wisdom to the table, and I’m thrilled to bring you to him.

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How to Succeed in Business: Tips From a Superstar Career Guidance Specialist

Andrea Eisenberg and I first met many years ago when she provided outplacement services for one of my employees. As an expert in offering career guidance, at her business Preferred Transition Resources, Andrea knows human capital is a company’s most important asset.

Andrea shows us that people skills can be measured both qualitatively and quantitatively. Her firm works tirelessly to make sure the right people make the right fit at our company.

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