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Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

It may sound like a cliché, but nothing is truer for business owners: You’re only as good as your employees.

And because nothing’s ever easy, few challenges are more delicate than keeping valuable employees happy and motivated.

To read more, see my post over at @inc at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/10-things-you-should-do-to-keep-your-employees-happy-every-day.html

January 13th, 2017

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My latest @Inc piece is available, this time on areas to be cognizant of before you jump into new markets or projects outside your core focus in small businesses. Hope you enjoy:

Business history is filled with examples of companies successfully entering new marketsand becoming leaders.

Apple and smartphones. Netflix expanding from mailing DVDs to video streaming. LinkedIn becoming a dominant player in online recruiting. Tesla’s decision to leap into the market for battery–based power systems for homes, businesses and utilities.

To read more, visit: http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-questions-you-need-to-ask-yourself-before-acting-on-that-great-new-idea.html

December 22nd, 2016

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You work for weeks, months, or years to build a business that is killing it. Then you get a huge new customer. You feel like you’ve been put on the map. But then the reality sets in. Maybe you won the business because you’re innovative, less expensive, faster, etc. But now you start getting completely destroyed by the overhead of making those sweet, sweet dollars from that new customer. Wouldn’t it have been great to have known about a few things to ask about? My response includes a few tips on how to work with them, that just might save you some serious margin!. Check it out at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/how-to-work-with-big-companies-without-getting-caught-in-red-tape.html.

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November 18th, 2016

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