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Five ways to tell if a growth strategy is good for a specific business
April 1, 2022

Every business needs a strategy for growth, but what works for one business may not work for another. Businesses are like…

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Eight signs of burnout (and how to combat it)
April 1, 2022

While working professionals are beginning to leave behind the mentality that the longer and harder you work, the better you are…

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Banking on KC PODCAST
February 22, 2022

Banking on KC – Presented by Country Club Bank features interviews and conversations conducted by KC’s champion of entrepreneurs, Kelly Scanlon….

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Six ways to ensure a future-proof marketing strategy
February 22, 2022

Marketing is a necessity for every business. It’s what tells your brand’s story, attracts new customers and engages old ones. Every…

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Business Journals Leadership Trust: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
February 22, 2022

For Aviva Ajmera, Business Journals Leadership Trust is a Community of Intellectually Stimulating Peers Aviva Ajmera honed her entrepreneurial skills at…

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8 essential steps for creating a successful shareholder or partnership agreement
February 11, 2022

When someone decides to become a shareholder or partner in your business, they are placing a high level of confidence and…

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13 leaders share lasting lessons they have learned from failure
December 17, 2021

Failure can be a tough, but effective, teacher. One thing is certain: All of us will face failure at some point…

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16 essential factors to cover when managing rapid growth
December 10, 2021

When the leaders of a business realize the organization is flourishing — bringing in lots of new business and seeing revenues…

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16 signs a client relationship has become toxic enough to terminate
December 8, 2021

There are several ways in which a client can be “toxic.” Whether they’re making unreasonable demands, constantly questioning your expertise or…

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12 actionable ways to hone your storytelling skills
December 7, 2021

Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to market a product or service in any industry today. Since most brands…

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9 ways to prepare for and prosper during an economic downturn
September 29, 2021

As the pandemic showed, market downturns can be unpredictable, but they’re inevitable. The reach, impact and length of downturns can vary,…

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7 ways small-market businesses can attract potential customers in larger urban areas
September 29, 2021

The rise of the remote workforce isn’t the only business development that may be emerging from the pandemic. With the rapid…

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New to a leadership role? 9 ways to delegate and avoid micromanaging your team
August 31, 2021

Overseeing your first project as a newly minted team leader can be an exciting step in your professional journey. However, those…

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12 essential tips for building and maintaining a strong network in the ‘relationship economy’
August 31, 2021

Adaptability and agility have been widely credited with helping businesses that have endured over the past year and a half, but…

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11 unmistakable signs a client isn’t a fit for your business
August 24, 2021

The main goal for every business is to establish mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with a steady group of clients. However, as…

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New to a leadership role? 9 ways to delegate and avoid micromanaging your team
August 23, 2021

Overseeing your first project as a newly minted team leader can be an exciting step in your professional journey. However, those…

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14 essential elements of excellent service every business should adopt
August 19, 2021

Developing the best possible customer service is an essential step for every business to take, and being specific about how you…

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11 leading indicators that provide valuable insight into your company’s direction
August 18, 2021

Many metrics companies use to track and analyze their performance are like looking in a rearview mirror: They’re focused on past…

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16 leaders share valuable lessons they’ve learned by keeping an eye on the competition
August 16, 2021

There are good reasons to keep an eye on the competition — as well as on other successful organizations both inside…

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Got ‘analysis paralysis’? 16 important considerations for making your final decision
June 1, 2021

Business leaders must often make important decisions for their companies — decisions that don’t always have simple solutions. Even after weighing…

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12 high-level metrics your business needs to track during a pivot
May 27, 2021

Every business reaches a point where leaders have to make a critical pivot toward a new strategy or offering that will…

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14 mistakes to avoid when leveraging LinkedIn to promote your business
May 24, 2021

LinkedIn has become a networking staple for professionals. In the business world, the site has also risen to play a leading…

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15 persuasive ways to communicate the value of your company’s services
April 9, 2021

Most companies are good at talking about what they do and why they do it. It’s harder, however, to convey the…

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11 effective strategies for identifying and alleviating employee burnout
March 26, 2021

Some of the stress and disruptions of 2020 have followed us into 2021. New work arrangements, a blurring of the boundaries…

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