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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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Does this growth strategy apply to my business? 10 questions to ask yourself
March 24, 2021

From seminars to books to online gurus, there’s no shortage of advice out there on growing your business. However, it’s important…

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10 critical factors you can’t overlook in a shareholder or partnership agreement
March 19, 2021

The devil is often in the details when it comes to business arrangements, especially when you’re crafting a shareholder or partnership…

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12 effective ways for even the busiest leaders to build their personal brand
January 13, 2021

Every business owner knows they need to build a unique brand to represent their company. However, in today’s marketplace, a strong…

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Find the opportunity in your failures with these 15 practical steps
December 14, 2020

Failure is part of life and comes with the territory in any professional journey. However, it can have farther-reaching impacts for…

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15 social media marketing myths you shouldn’t believe
October 18, 2020

With the abundance of available information about social media marketing, it can seem easy to research and master everything you need…

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Business growing fast? Don’t neglect these 16 important factors
October 18, 2020

Rapid growth is exciting for any business leader. However, as you scale up your investments in people and processes, important new…

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Social Impact Investors: How Aviva Ajmera of SoLVE KC Is Helping To Empower Female Entrepreneurs
October 18, 2020

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Get to know job candidates with these 16 insightful questions
September 15, 2020

There’s more to every job candidate than just their résumé. While a list of skills provides useful insight into how well…

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14 strategies for finding out why your employees are leaving
September 14, 2020

One of your employees turns in their two-week notice. Shortly after, another employee does the same — and then another. Even…

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Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust/ Biz women
June 28, 2020

Kansas City, Missouri, has been working hard to put itself on the map as an entrepreneurial city. As one of the…

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