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by Leanne Hoagland-Smith In reviewing your customers from the last 12 months, who buys what you sell? This may sound too simple and yet is critical to sustainable business growth. Recently, I had a conversation with Fred McMurray, of Media Vine Marketing and LinkedLocal Network. He asked me, “Who was my target market?” I quickly replied small businesses under 100 employees with up to $50 million in sales where either the C Suite...

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by Merit Gest Ten years ago I had the good fortune to connect with five amazing business women.  At the time, we gathered to support each other in our quest to grow each of our businesses.  We all provided the same services, but worked in different markets so it made good sense to share best practices and learn from each other since we would never compete with each other. Over the years, five of the six of us have moved on from that...

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Introducing new hires to other new employees is important because you need the camaraderie of a team to reach your aggressive goals.  If I like the people I work with, and know what’s important to them, I am more likely to help them out when they need an extra hand.  It’s always about people. By Merit Gest A high effort employee may outperform a low effort employee by 20%. A strongly engaged employee is 87% less likely to leave a...

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