Making the right decision is never easy. One of the things that makes it difficult is that we so often are fixing the wrong problem.  Once a business problem becomes obvious to us, it has been through various stages of development. If we try to solve only the problem that we see, we risk solving…

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How do you pick the operating name for your new business? A few considerations. Online learning is the best learning, check out my course pages: http://bit.ly/udemyRGB https://www.skillshare.com/user/rgbrizi

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Starting at a young age, we are led to believe that life is fairly linear.  You go to school, then you specialize your field of study, then you start working, then you get promoted, then you retire and start playing bridge.  At some point, we start to suspect this is not entirely true…  The way…

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Every Friday and Monday, I post new videos to the Freelance Translator Tips YouTube channel. (Fridays in English, Mondays in Italian). But what is this channel, who else posts on it, and what will you find? See our new intro video to find out:

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We are all sales people.  Not according to our job titles or our job descriptions. But the reality is: we all have to be finding and bringing new clients to our businesses.  Whether you are the business owner or sales person specifically, if you play any role in developing new business, these five truths apply…

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Each business will determine its own priorities, ingredients, and exact steps as it develops and grows. But within those variations, there remain four essential stages that a business leader must recognize and manage.  Much like in Italian cooking. There are many ways to make a tomato sauce, but you will have to use certain base…

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Many thanks to Mark Galvin of ePresence and the great team at Business RadioX Gwinnett for having me on this afternoon’s show. Mark’s show is about social media and online presence, so today we talked about the work that should happen first, to make your messaging successful online.  Build out your business profile and strategy: let that…

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After my recent series on internal business meetings, a reader asked me for advice on running a first, team-wide meeting.  This reader has a growing business and decided to start team-wide meetings from the new year, and his question is, quite simply: “Where do I start? How should I run my first and subsequent team…

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