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It's hard to run a business and stay on top of the latest industry news and trends. That's OK -- we do it for you! Here's our collection of articles, videos and tools to help you stay on top of what's going on.

How to turn online connections into real world sales

make sales

If you've been following along with our blog posts, or if you listen to our podcast you know that we are big fans of social media and online marketing. There has never been a better time to be prospecting for new client leads--they are all right out there! You can search for them, reach out to them,

How to respond to random LinkedIn requests

responding to linkedin requests

If you are active on LinkedIn, your chances of "getting found" increase. You will get more inbound contacts from prospects, job seekers, potential partners and (unfortunately) random connection requests from people you don't know. While some of these requests can be kind of puzzling, ("Why would the

How to build a company culture that invests in Millennials

investing into millenial employees

In Part II, Devan offered further advice on how to create a magnetic company culture. A significant part of building a strong, positive company culture is letting each worker know that they’re seen as not just a company employee, but first and foremost as a person. As Millennials cement their role

5 Sales Prospecting Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs

5 sales prospecting tools

When you're working hard to build new relationships and network for your business, you're ultimately working to increase your sales pipeline. You're connecting with new people and getting your brand in front of new faces. Part of this happens in the form of in-person meetings, but other

Part II: How to build a magnetic company culture

company culture examples

In Part I, I addressed the values of Transparency and Purpose. I hope you’ve taken some time to think about at least one of those values–what it means to you, and how it might be expressed, or not, in your company’s culture. This time I'm talking about enduring values. Values that, when they are

The Top 5 hottest small business articles February 2015

small business articles

We really focused on company culture this month at EnMast. Why? Because it's the boss's job. Building a company culture does a lot more than make you a 'cool company'; it makes your team self-governing. What do I mean by self-governing? Well, company culture is rooted in core values. If everyone

How to build a really awesome organizational culture

organizational culture

We wanted to put a spotlight on a business that understands what it means to have great organizational culture, so we started searching for some shining examples. That's when we noticed Grasshopper. A company that helps business owners run their operation using cell phones, they offer services

7 Tips for Empowering Employees with Remote Work

work remotely

You’ve read plenty of articles and heard all about telecommuting, remote work, working from home, flexible work hours… the list goes on. You’ve heard it makes employees happier, that it’s ‘good for business’, yada yada. So you offer the option to your employees. Now what? You have always

Stop leaving voicemails. Voicemail is dead. Here’s why.

voicemail

When was the last time you said, "Wow, I'm so glad I got that voicemail!"...? Tell me. Do you get a thrill when you see that the VM icon on your phone is lit up? Didn't think so. Maybe it's time we faced the fact that voicemail is a technology whose time has come -- and gone. Once upon a

Hottest small business articles | January 2015

hiring employees

For small business owners, the new year often means a lot of new stuff: new budgets, new goals, and new employees. So we focussed on hiring in January. We wanted you to be enlightened and equipped to navigate the murky waters of hiring.  We even gave away one of our most powerful tools, The Business

Top 10 hottest small business articles of 2014

Top 10 small business articles of 2014

Woo-wee! 2015 is here! Though it’s great to look forward to the new year, it’s also really important to look back and see what you accomplished the previous year. So our team here at EnMast looked back and found our top 10 most popular small business articles read by you — business owners. We

Small Business Trends: Top 5 predictions for 2015 [and how to prepare]

small business trends 2015

This article was originally published on Anchor Advisors. Based on the broad economic indicators 2015 is shaping up to be a terrific year for the US economy. The question is, for most business owners, "What will that mean for my business?" A robust economy generally means that our customers have