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Senior Business Columnist — USA Today
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Senior @USATODAY small biz columnist & spokesperson. Check out my new book, Planet Entrepreneur. More at http://theselfemployed.com & http://goo.gl/KGWaZi

Technology: Small Business Community

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — The role of technology in your small business cannot be overstated. Get information on how small business owners are utilizing the latest ecommerce and technology trends. Whether it's figuring out the best office computer systems to use or establishing an effective cyber security policy to protect crucial data, the information here will help any small business owner become more tech-savvy.

How to Do Mobile Right

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — By Heather R. Johnson. On busy sidewalks, in the grocery store, even at the gym, more and more people have their gaze fixed on a tiny, multifunctional screen. According to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' 2013 Internet trends report, people look at their phones up to 150 times a day.

Word of Mouth: 4 tips to harnessing the power of customers in the digital age

blogs.microsoft.com — By Steve Strauss, senior USA TODAY Small Business Columnist My dad always called himself "the world's greatest salesman." Was he? No, probably not. But what I can say is that he was one of the great marketers.

Radio's Bell is sound example for entrepreneurs

usatoday.com — Q: "Hey Art Bell! This is Stan from San Dimas. First time caller, long time listener. Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the time when I was driving home from work and was abducted by aliens . . . . " A: No, I am not Art Bell, and yes, I made that up.

How to Retain Top Performers at Your Small Business

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — by Iris Dorbian. No business ever wants to lose its star performers. But with the overall economy improving and an uptick in hiring, your top employees have more options these days. Often an increase in pay from a competitor is the reason for someone leaving.

Five Essential Elements for Every Business Plan

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — By Iris Dorbian. Providing a clear outline of goals-and how to reach them, a business plan is a critical tool for every entrepreneur. It's what separates a business that has yet to formally launch from a mere idea, lending it substance and tangibility.

Authors : Touchpoint : Small Business Community

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — A highly functioning, collaborative team can be an effective asset for the growth and harmony of a small business. Instead of relying on the abilities and skills of an individual employee, well-run teams can leverage the strengths of many talented workers to create an engine that is more powerful than the sum of its parts.

Advice for College Grads

smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com — by Iris Dorbian. It's that time of year again when millions of young men and women prepare to embark on an unknown and untested future as they graduate from college. To help them ease their transition from academia to the workforce, several small business owners share their sage and hard-earned advice.

Top 7 Reasons Why Organizational Change Fails

tinyhr.com — Let's say that you want to make a change in your organization. It could be anything really - maybe you want the sales team to embrace a new strategy or you want the entire office to implement a new HR policy. Whatever the case, one thing is for certain: it won't be easy.

Entrepreneurs, be a better boss to yourself

usatoday.com — Q: Hi, Steve. One thing I never expected when I started my own business is that I would have to work so darned much. Sure, I thought that at the beginning -- when I was in the startup phase -- that it would require a lot of time, and it did, but who knew that I would be working 50 hours a week ten years later?
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